Ain't Life Grand, refit and updates on a Sabre 38

"Ain't Life Grand" a Sabre 38 came to our yard in the fall of 2016.  The boat had been sold and the new owner brought her to us to update her systems with some modern technology.  The refit which ensued was quite extensive. We removed the old Raymarine electronics and computer system and replaced it with a Garmin electronics package which we created while working closely with the owner.  In order to accommodate all the new equipment at the helm we installed a NavGuard and NavPod system.  The Garmin electronics package included:

-Garmin GPSMAP7610 XSV chartplotter

-Garmin Fantom 18 Radar

-Garmin GNX wired sail pack including a display and AWI

-Garmin Autopilot with a class A drive unit

-Garmin GXM 53 Sirius weather/radio antenna

-Garmin AIS600

-Airmar DST800 tri-ducer

As part of the package we also included a Standard Horizon GX2200 VHF radio with CMP31 Command Mic and a Fusion AV750 stereo system. The entire system is connected via NMEA2000 allowing for full control, from the helm of the boat via the GPSMAP 7610.

In addition to the electronics upgrades we updated the interior lighting with Dr. LED dome lights throughout along with matching brass bulkhead lights.  The exterior lighting was updated to high quality LED spreader, steaming, masthead, and anchor lights. We installed a PURwater water filter system on each sink and  we designed and fabricated a custom shower seat  to cover the toilet when using the shower. A Parker Double Racor was added to the engine's fuel system. We completed the standard commissioning, inspections and launching of the boat and also repaired an impact mark on the port side of the hull. Ain’t Life Grand is back at our yard for storage and service and we will continue to make upgrades to her this winter which we will post as work is completed.


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