Facelift II

The long awaited pictures are finally a reality. Last July we took our boat in for the first part of her facelift. Then in December we took her back again for part two of her facelift. In June we’ll take her in for the last piece of work while we’re traveling to Oregon.

I’ve gone back to the last post to let you see the difference. Click on any photograph to biggify.
We went from the colorless tan canvas to the beautiful black canvas. What a difference it has made.
We now have wraparound seating along with a permanent table insert that added even more color. I love the way the canvas looks inside too.
The helm seating is far brighter and more inviting. Redoing the seating brightened up the boat a lot. It’s also far more comfortable.
The big black hole where the analog television resided for years made the perfect wine rack and storage for paper plates, napkins, cocktail napkins and serving bowls. Love, love this space.
And here is why I waited so long to show you the facelift. The blinds. What a different these make in the overall look.
Now we have a new flat screen smart television, and we get 27 channels.

Last but not least it our wine rack/storage space where the old television used to reside. They fixed it to match the rest of the boat.
This addition seems to be the most praised on the boat. Why? I don’t know, but many want one on their boat.

We are happy with how our boat turned out so far and we have one more facelift before we move on to something else. She has been a wonderful boat and we’re just making sure she’s taken care of the very best way that we can…by loving her.

Sea Ray Image Credit: Logotypes 101

  55 comments for “Facelift II

  1. February 23, 2016 at 3:12 am

    *wolf whistle*

    She's a beauty! Truly!!

    And as you know, a wine rack would be an absolute essential for me. 😉 I'll bring my own plastic stemware and wine key… You know the one, the green one from our Blogger's Cruise.

    big hugs xoxo

    • February 23, 2016 at 8:34 am

      I know it would be essential for you. I thought of you when I came up with this idea. We much have our wine. 🙂

  2. February 23, 2016 at 5:08 am

    Sandee I am so happy for you. The boat is simply stunning. I know you will enjoy many more happy times on it. It is just beautiful

    • February 23, 2016 at 8:34 am

      We do love it so. We loved her before the makeover and we love her after. 🙂

  3. February 23, 2016 at 5:10 am

    Love, love all the improvements and changes! When ya have limited space, you have to make it all work for your needs. This is all spot on great. She has gone from lovely to beautiful. For sure. She's a keeper and will give y'all years of plush enjoyment! Sail on.

    Big hugs from blustery WPB, honey…

    • February 23, 2016 at 8:35 am

      We can stay on here for days and days and be just fine. 🙂

  4. February 23, 2016 at 5:18 am

    It's like getting a brand new ship. WOW! When am I going to be invited to go on cruise? Oh I forgot, I live in Canada. Well, just seeing the photos are great enough. Thanks for the photos.

    Have a tremendous Tuesday Sandee & Zane. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

    • February 23, 2016 at 8:35 am

      Not a ship, a boat Paul. We are way too small. You're always welcome to come for a ride. 🙂

  5. February 23, 2016 at 5:32 am

    Wowser, the boat is just gorgeous and looks so nice and comfy. You two can stay on the boat for very long times.Good stuff. Sandee, you and Zane have a most wonderful day.

    • February 23, 2016 at 8:36 am

      It is nice an comfy. Has air and heat too. Very comfy. 🙂

  6. February 23, 2016 at 6:01 am

    Wow! that's impressive it looks so modern fresh & bright I want one heheh!

    Have a floattastic day y-) :-h

    • February 23, 2016 at 8:36 am

      It is modern looking now. The boat was built in 2000 so it was time for a facelift. 🙂

  7. February 23, 2016 at 7:08 am

    Good that you got your boat back, good as new.

    • February 23, 2016 at 8:37 am

      I think it looks better now than when it was built. 🙂

  8. February 23, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Absolutely beautiful! Looks like a brand new boat.

    • February 23, 2016 at 8:37 am

      It's very easy to keep clean now. We just need to remember to pick up after ourselves often. Clutter in a small space it not a good thing. 🙂

  9. February 23, 2016 at 7:37 am

    How do you get 27 channels? You must have a really long cable 🙂 or satellite TV where the receiver must point south to a specific point and you can't use the boat to go anywhere.

    • February 23, 2016 at 8:33 am

      It's very simple, there is an antenna on the top of our boat that is shaped like a plate, it receives signals from ground based TV stations through the air in digital form. The smart TV translates it into a signal. Since the antenna is a flat plate the signal is received regardless of which way the boat is facing. It's old school reception. 🙂

  10. February 23, 2016 at 7:43 am

    I am so impressed! She looks gorgeous! Looking forward to more pics of you and Zane enjoying your rewards!

    • February 23, 2016 at 8:38 am

      Thanks Kathe. We do enjoy our recreation on our vessel. Scritches to Miss Lucy. 🙂

  11. February 23, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Looks gorgeous! Love seeing the before and after pics and, yes, I am a tad jealous of your wine glass storage 🙂

    • February 23, 2016 at 8:52 am

      You live on a boat full time so I bow to your knowing the ins and outs of boating. I do enjoy coming home and having lots of room. Thanks Ellen. 🙂

  12. February 23, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Looks great!!

    • February 23, 2016 at 11:12 am

      Thanks Joe and it's so easy to keep clean now. That wasn't the case before the facelifts. 🙂

  13. February 23, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Oh gosh, she is a beauty. I'LL be right over 😉

    • February 23, 2016 at 2:04 pm

      Come on over. You're always welcome. 🙂

  14. Ann
    February 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    it looks great.

    • February 23, 2016 at 2:05 pm

      It does Ann. We are very happy how it turned out. Thank you. 🙂

  15. February 23, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Bravo! So nicely done!

    • February 23, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      Thanks, it's sure a lot less expensive to do a facelift than it is to buy a new boat. 🙂

  16. February 23, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    oh wow!!! beautiful boat! I'm sure you'll have more fun time with her 🙂 enjoy my dear!

    • February 23, 2016 at 4:48 pm

      Thanks Raquel. We do love her so and she's most fun to be on. 🙂

  17. February 23, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Your boat is beautiful! I love the changes you made! I know you'll be enjoying it for many years to come!

    Our favorite treats are Kittles. Any flavor but especially the pink bag. They are kitty crack. Just sayin. 🙂 ~Angel & Isabella

    • February 24, 2016 at 7:03 am

      We are enjoying her very much. Thanks Sharla.

      Also thank the kitties for letting you know what they want. 🙂

  18. February 23, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Lots of thoughts and creativity from your side has fructified into the beautification. Super shots!

    • February 24, 2016 at 7:03 am

      Thanks my friend. It's been fun to do the makeover. 🙂

  19. February 23, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    It's gorgeous! Enjoy. Well that's a given! Lol


    • February 24, 2016 at 7:04 am

      Thanks honey, it's so good to see you here. I've missed you. 🙂

  20. February 23, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Ohhhh it is GORGEOUS!!! Soooooo well-deserved!! Wishing you hours and hours of smooth boating and glorious memories!! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

    • February 24, 2016 at 7:05 am

      Thanks Caren. It is turning out way better than we imagined. One more facelift and the boat will be transformed completely. 🙂

  21. February 23, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Oh wow! Love it! Yes… Storage is extra-good! Great way to use that space! Applause! Bravo!!!!

    • February 24, 2016 at 7:05 am

      We too love that part the very best. It was such a hard thing to put glasses away properly. 🙂

  22. February 24, 2016 at 6:08 am

    Quite the makeover! You've made lots of fun and useful renovations. Thanks for sharing. A friend of mine often posts about the redesigning of their home and the transformation is an interesting one. Enjoy your revamped boat!

    • February 24, 2016 at 7:06 am

      Thanks Allison. It's coming along nicely. Way cheaper than buying a new boat too. 🙂

  23. February 24, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    That looks beautiful. She's a mighty fine boat! It looks very comfortable and inviting.

    • February 24, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      Thanks Binky. It's very comfortable and inviting. Almost everyone gravitates to our boat in the evenings. 🙂

  24. February 25, 2016 at 3:04 am

    Looking good! you must be so excited. What a fun next season you will have.

    • February 25, 2016 at 12:17 pm

      We are enjoying the beginning of our season very nicely. 🙂

  25. February 26, 2016 at 2:09 am

    Hurrah~ I'm happy to see the pictures. The black is surely pretty. The other one was nice but this one is vavoom! I like! Congrats on the awesome makeover.

    • February 26, 2016 at 7:29 am

      Going from tan to black did wonders. We just love her new look. 🙂

  26. February 28, 2016 at 10:44 am

    the changes look great!

    • February 29, 2016 at 7:41 am

      Thanks Mike, we think so too. 🙂

  27. April 4, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    can hardly wait until the next boat trip looks great

    • April 5, 2016 at 6:28 am

      And you're driven this boat too Phil. You did a great job as her pilot. 🙂

  28. July 6, 2018 at 5:28 am

    Oh my goodness Sandee, this is sooooo beautiful, now I know there is a little cubby hole somewhere in there I could fit into just for a day, lol! Really though this is a dream come true, and I am so happy for you both.
    BUNCHES of love and hugs ♥ ♥

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