Dincer, Baris, Yiğit and myself are in Cannes all this past week and now weekend looking after the Naval Yachts booth at the Cannes Boat Show and soaking up what’s new and interesting in the boats and companies here at the show.  However the rest of Team Möbius are hard at work back in Antalya and thanks to the photography talents of my beautiful and talented Captain Christine I am able to bring you this somewhat abbreviated weekly update of all the progress on XPM78-01 Möbius.  Let’s jump right in and see what’s been happening this past week ……

IMG_1682We will start off the boat over in Naval’s Cabinetry workshop where we find Ömer busy building the desk to go into Christine’s Office in the Aft Guest Cabin.
Office desk across couchTo refresh your memory here is an early rendering of the Guest Cabin looking aft to show Christine’s desk on the aft right side.  We have since removed the door to the right of the desk and made other changes to the interior but this is the same layout.
Christine Desk & CouchConveniently deleting the walls between the Guest Head/Bathroom and Shower enables this view looking directly Starboard to better show both the desk, printer cubby, Pullman berth folded into the upper wall with the couch below that folds out into a Queen bed and upper bookcases on both sides.
Guest Cabin deskHere is a slightly different perspective and colour of materials looking forward and Starboard/right side of the boat.  The wall between the right side of the desk and the Guest Shower has been removed here to show more of the full Guest Cabin.
IMG_1669Zipping back to reality aboard Möbius Ömer has the desk with its drawers and printer shelf set in place for final fitting.
IMG_1678Back to the Cabinet shop to catch Ömer and Selim busy putting on the solid rosewood edging onto the panels which go above and below the glass walls in the Master Shower.
IMG_1676They have also been busy prepping these plywood pieces from the Master Bathroom and Shower to receive the fiberglass panels what will soon be laminated on top.  Rather than build a mold for a one piece bath/shower room enclosure they are going to do this fiberglass work inside the boat by laying up sheets of fiberglass over the plywood and glassing in all the corners.  This will end up creating a seamless interior of walls, floors and ceiling that will be completely waterproof and easy to clean.
IMG_1670Back on board and down in the Basement, Christine was able to find more evidence of Cihan’s handiwork putting in more and more plumbing.  In this case the two upper black EPDM insulated PPR white PVC pipes carry the Air Conditioner chilled water to each of the Air Handlers in each cabin.  The two pipes running up through the ceiling lead to one of two Air Handlers in the SuperSalon.

The bottom EPDM insulated pipe is the hot water loop that circles the boat to provide immediate hot water to every tap.
IMG_1667Christine also managed to catch Hakan our resident 2D cabinetry drawing Master and Yesim our talented Interior Designer, conferring in the Guest Cabin, working out some details for this stepped transition on this side of the forward wall of the Guest Cabin and…….
IMG_1666…… this Galley side view where their discussion with Christine continued.
IMG_1672Not to be outdone, while they did get called away to work on another boat in the yard this week, Uğur and Nihat were able to knock off a few new jobs such as this section of the handrail on the Starboard/Right side stairs leading up from the Swim Platform onto the Aft Deck.
IMG_1674They also quickly completed the fold up ladder off the aft end of the Swim Platform.  This will make it very easy and safe to get in and out of the water when swimming, snorkeling and diving.
IMG_1673As we try to do with many features on Möbius the swim ladder will serve multiple purposes so it is made to be easily removed by using two fast pins as hinges which allow the ladder to be quickly removed and moved to a matching pair of hinge plates at the side deck gate for times when we are docked to the side of a low dock and need to climb up/down the side of the hull.
IMG_1675Here is a fish eyed perspective looking up at the ladder to show how the U tube brace holds the ladder vertical and away from the end of the transom plate.
IMG_1662This is what you might see when swimming up to the aft end of the boat looking for a handhold to help you climb out.  We have sized the ladder such that the bottom rung is an easy first step to get your foot up onto when in the water.

There will also be an additional pair of vertical rails running up parallel to the outer pipes here to provide an uninterrupted hand hold when you are climbing in and out of the water.
That’s it for this week.  The boat show ends on Sunday and I’ll be back in Antalya on Monday evening and back in the shipyard Tuesday morning as we all continue to make good progress towards the end of the year launch date.

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