Everyone knows you cannot have too much storage on a boat. With Mahalo being a large boat, both length and volume, of course we are fortunate with storage. But hey, more is more!
This is a cavernous space underneath the VIP bed. Yes it has some ducting and AC equipment, but there's a big space too. One of the other owners gave me the idea of adding storage there. I wanted to have them build kind of a grid thing which would just sit on some tabs. It would be easy to lift out to service the equip. But I wasn't really able to get that across.
So they built a large box and screwed it in place. If (when?) we need to service that equipment, removing seven screws allows us to take the box out. I don't have a measurement for you, but that's a queen sized bed so you get the idea.
In the third stateroom, there are two twins. One of them can slide over to the other to make it like a double. This is the sliding bed, with the two drawers. Our Hampton rep Scott Hauck noticed that we could utilize the storage space there, even with the bed sliding, if they added some bases.
At the factory, say it and it is done. I didn't know how they make these beautiful shiny pieces. They start off as marine plywood. And then get seven coats of poly urethane paint.
Visiting the paint shop for these parts. When they are done they look more like a block of Corian than how they started as wood. Perfectly smooth and shiny.
BTW, a lot of people assume one reason to build boats in China is that they can just pollute the environment and use a bunch of toxic materials. China is in the business of shutting down all polluting industries. Tens of thousands that can't meet new EPA (that's what they call it) regulations are being leveled.
HYG has invested huge sums in scrubbers and all manner of VOC containing equipment. I really believe in 10 years Shanghai will be nearly pollution free.
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