The Boat

The Boat

“Gromit” is a 47′ Olympic Adventure built in 1974 in Greece.  She is hull number 1.  One of the reasons we picked this boat because of it’s sturdy build (overbuilt in many areas, but that’s just fine with us).  Having just completed a circumnavigation with her previous owners in 2015, it was fitted out nicely when we found it, this was one of the things we were looking for in a boat.

Gromit side pic, taken near Soloman's Island, MD
Gromit side, taken near Soloman’s Island, MD

In 2008 it underwent a complete refit of the electrical, plumbing and most of the mechanical systems.  In addition, the previous owner being an engineer took meticulous care of the boat and systems over the 7 years they sailed it.

General Information:

Length: 47′
Beam: 14’4″
Draft: 5’11”
Displacement: 32000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 62′
Cabins: 3
Water: 330 gallons (2 165 gallon tanks starboard and port)
Fuel: 175 gallons
Engine: 70HP Westerbeke

Take a tour:

A lot of these pics I stole from the listing, but I don’t have pictures of the aft cabin or topsides yet.

I know there is probably a boat term for this, but here is the floorplan.

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Looking aft toward the galley and nav area.  On the right is a passageway to the aft cabin.  On the left is the mid-ship cabin, which shares a head with the aft cabin.

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The starboard settee converts to a table.

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Navigation station has ample room, tons of storage underneath and a “spirits” locker.

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One of the things we really liked about this boat was the custom table, it folds up against the book case leaving the entire salon floor open for the kids to play.  It also unfolds across so the settee on the other side can use the table as well.

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Mast steps.

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Hull thickness.

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The galley

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Here is the wet locker next to the companionway; we are thinking about converting this to a pantry.

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The forward head, wood needs some work, but plenty of room!

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Forward cabin.   There is a board we can insert (removed in the picture) that makes the bed larger.  The two older girls share this room and there is plenty of storage space!  Not pictured 4 drawers on the port side of the room.

Forward cabin

You can see on the left side of this photo there is a window – there is one like this on the port side too, so each girl gets their own personal window!

Forward cabin storage locker

Port side passageway from the galley to the aft cabin contains the workbench (pictured right), and the electrical panel and engine room doors (left).

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Look at that engine room!  Easy access to mechanical systems.

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More to come soon…