You board Life’s TraVails onto a spacious teak decked sundeck. The flybridge is up a few steps to the upper helm in an enclosed bimini. The dinghy deck is aft over the sundeck. The main salon is entered from the sundeck down a short flight of stairs where you will find the master stateroom and head aft down an additional short flight of steps. The fully equipped galley port aft in the main salon with the lower helm forward. Two side access doors provide ventilation and access to the side decks side decks from the main salon. The guest stateroom and head are forward down a short flight of steps with access to the full-height engine room through a door in the guest stateroom.
The large salon offers comfortable a large L-shaped settee and a large inlaid teak table that comfortably dines six, and for the lower helm. To starboard are two under-counter refrigerators with counter space above and additional storage underneath, and a director chair at the lower helm. To port is a computer desk, a HD 37″ flatscreen TV mounted on the wall, the settee (storage underneath), two ottoman-type seats. The sole is teak parquet.
The galley is located to port on the aft end of the salon. With laminate countertops and a dual stainless steel sink. Two drop down windows add plenty of light and accommodate a nice breeze. Galley is equipped with a 3-burner electric cooktop and oven, microwave, under-cabinet lighting, and a full height pantry
The full beam master stateroom is located aft for maximum privacy and has a queen size centerline berth, 6 opening portlights and two large transom hatches, all screened, for lots of light and ventilation. Reading lights and fans for each side of the berth, together with overhead lights offer plenty of light and air. The master stateroom has teak parquet floors and plenty of hanging lockers and drawer space. A vanity to port with storable stool and sliding mirrored doors providesa comfortable space for makeup and personal grooming. The entire stateroom is finished in Burmese golden teak.
The en suite master head is forward and port of the master stateroom. A walk-in shower is to starboard and a Raritan Crown head is to port. Waste is processed with a Raritan Electro San Type 1 MSD. (Processed waste can be diverted overboard or to the holding tank.) An opening port with screen and fan provide additional ventilation.
To starboard in the master stateroom is a separate walk-in closet laundry room with Splendide combo washer/dryer, storage for cleaning supplies and vacuum cleaner.
Escapade Guest Stateroom
The guest stateroom is forward and down a short flight of steps, with an en suite head to starboard. The
guest stateroom offers a v-berth, 4 opening port lights with screens and an overhead deck hatch with screen, for plenty of natural light and ventilation. Reading lights and fans for each berth offer reading light and further ventilation. The floor is teak parquet and walls are golden Burmese teak. A hanging locker and several drawers, as well as side storage over each berth, provide plenty of stowage space.
The en suite guest head offers an overhead rain-type shower, Raritan Crown head, opening port light with screen and teak medicine cabinet. Additional storage space is found over and under the sink. Waste is processed by a Raritan Electro Scan Type 1 MSD and may be diverted overboard or sent to the 40 gallon holding tank, which is monitored with a Fireboy Holding Tank Monitoring System.
Escapade Aft Sundeck
The full-beam aft sundeck is floored with teak and contains a 4-person round foldable teak table and 4 foldable teak chairs, with cushions. In addition, 2 lounge chairs with cushions and a side table round out the accommodations. A U-Line ice maker and Magma Newport gas grill are also found on the sundeck. Roll down sun screens provide shade on from the late afternoon sun. Access to the teak swim platform is by way of an aft gate and ladder from the sundeck.
The swim platform provides folding stainless cleats for the dingy and a recessed transom shower system. Side gates from the sundeck provide side access to the dock. A boarding ladder may be mounted either starboard or port.
The flybridge is accessed by a teak ladder from the sundeck and is, to say the least, spacious with a dockbox for storage, and storage under the built in seating. A small fold up inlaid teak table provides a handy place for drinks and snacks. Bench seats forward starboard and port provide guest seating with a great view all around. A full length Bimini and Strataglass provide protection from the sun and rain. A full helm forward has a complete electronics package, communications, and engine controls. A Pompanette helm seat provides a comfortable seat for the captain with full visibility in all directions. Outdoor speakers mounted on the radar arch provide music from the entertainment system in the salon. Two deck chairs with cushions provide additional seating. The flybridge also houses the freezer and trash compactor.
Escapade’s engine room is accessed through a sound proof door in the forward stateroom. The engine room has 5′ 4″ height and accommodates the two Ford Lehman SP 135 HP diesel engines easily with plenty of room for maintenance. A 6 drawers tool box, work surface, and a vise provide both storage space and work space. The sea chest, a hallmark of Defever yachts, accommodates all through hull intakes. Two Westerbeke gensets (12.5 KW 8 KW) provide AC power at anchor or underway, as does the Freedom 2500 watt inverter/charger. Each engine has a separate starter batter as does each generator. The house bank is outboard of each engine in fully enclosed battery boxes, with four Trojan T-125 6 volt deep cycle batteries per side, totaling 960 amp hrs. The house bank is controlled with remote cut off switches in salon. Additional equipment includes ESI Fuel polishing system, dual Reverso 3 valve oil change system, Halon fire suppression system with engine shutdown, dual Racor 500 fuel filters for each engine and Racor 500 fuel filters for each genset.