our boat.

We just purchased a 1983 36' Union Cutter named Interlude. She's a beauty who has seen the eastern Caribbean with her previous owner and is well suited for our plans of long-term cruising. We'll make some upgrades and before setting sail on her in the summer of 2014.

Specs taken from the yachtworld.com listing for Interlude.

LOA: 42 ft 0 in
Beam: 11 ft 4 in
Length on Deck: 35 ft 7 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 8 in
Displacement: 22000 lbs

Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2012

Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (140 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (100 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 (50 Gallons)

Varnished high quality teak joinery throughout the interior.  Fully forward is the chain locker.  Just aft is the owners' cabin with cabinets and a generously sized V-berth with additional storage below.  Privacy doors separate the owners' cabin from the head/shower compartment to port.  A large hanging locker (room to stow a roll-up 8 ft. inflatable dinghy) is to starboard.  The door to the head serves as a privacy door to the salon when the head/shower is in use. 

The salon has a dinette to port with a drop table providing a double berth (with filler cushion).  Opposite to starboard is a settee which provides a single berth.  There are cabinets and book shelves over both berths and additional storage below.  Port and starboard berths are fitted with lee cloths and provide comfortable sea berths. 

Next aft on the port side is a U-shaped galley with lots of storage.  Opposite to starboard is a large cabinet and a closet for foul weather gear.  The nav station is just aft with communications equipment above and storage below.  The chart table is large enough for most charts.  The radar is mounted on a swing-out bracket and can be viewed from the cockpit.  The quarter berth (aft of the chart table) is wide enough for an adult or two children and provides a third sea berth.  Storage cabinets are located above and battery storage and electrical equipment are below the quarter berth. 

Ventilation is provided through eight screened opening port lights, a large screened forward hatch and a screened butterfly hatch in the salon.  There is a mushroom vent above the galley and four overhead Dorade vents.  There is a permanently installed fan at the foot of the V-berth and there are three removable fans in the salon.

Exiting the cabin through the companionway there is an oval-shaped teak enclosed cockpit.  The cockpit teak, as with all exterior bright work, is finished in low-maintenance Cetol.  High coamings provide ample protection from boarding waves.  Cockpit drainage is excellent.  Custom vinyl-coated foam cushions and backrests provide comfortable seating for 4-6 people.  The helmsman sits atop the cabinet housing the worm gear steering, providing excellent visibility. Engine controls are conveniently mounted on the starboard side of the steering gear cabinet.  A traditional teak yacht wheel is fitted to the steering post.  The custom stainless binnacle guard provides support for a lighted Ritchie compass, a GPS/chartplotter mount and a teak cockpit table.  The engine instrument panel and speed/depth/log displays are mounted to the forward in the cockpit well.

A sunbrella dodger, bimini and vinyl panels provide a full cockpit enclosure and protection from the elements.  Roll-up panels provide access to the deck, primary winches and the traveler.  The screen panels can be inserted when necessary.

The stern pulpit has a teak grated deck and provides a backyard patio/fishing platform.  On the stern rail there is man-overboard gear, an outboard motor mount, a fishing rod holder and a propane grill for mahi mahi caught while crossing the Gulf Stream.