The aft deck of the FPB 78 is a study in flexibility.
From a stored on-deck mode used in port, to a clear aft deck when at anchor, is easily accomplished in a couple of minutes.
Looking aft here from the galley, the engine room air vent serves as a BBQ center, with food prep area and sink integrated. This has quickly become a favorite chef’s spot, and will become the main cooking and washing up center in the tropics.
One of the great advantages here is the ample storage for specialty and oversize galley equipment, usually relegated on other boats to hard-to-reach, inconvenient areas. There is also additional room within for fishing gear, and a host of other items.
On the starboard side, at anchor, the 16’ AB inflatable sits out of the water on hinged support arms. Launching and retrieval from this position is quickly achieved by one person.
The swim step is commodious, with a large flammable stores locker on the starboard side. The port side locker on FPB 78-1 Cochise is being used primarily to store spare propellers, stern anchoring gear, hoses, shore power cords, and eventually garbage.
Have we got your appetite whetted? If so, contact Sue.Grant@Berthon.co.uk.