The interior of Michele is sheathed and finished in satin varnished American Cherry. Elegant raised cherry panels are found throughout her interior on bulkheads, doors and cabinets. Like many high-caliber, Maine-built boats, her cabin sole is also constructed of solid teak and has a classy satin finish as well. New blue fabrics cover both interior and exterior cushions (2017) and her (8) opening port lights provide a bright and cheery interior.
Forward is a generous private stateroom with a 7′ long over-sized berth (with filler cushion), hanging locker, and bureau. The mattresses are custom fitted Tempur-pedic for the utmost comfort. Two opening ports and large opening overhead hatch (all with screens) provide excellent light and ventilation. Michele is also fully air conditioned.
The main salon has very comfortable 7′ long settees with “pilot berths” above and outboard on port and stbd sides. The current owners have removed the cushions from this area (pilot berths) as they use the Cherry surface for other purposes. The dining table has a generous leaf that folds down and is built of solid cherry. Overhead is a large hatch and several opening port lights providing additional light and ventilation. Moving aft a large galley to starboard & convenient to companionway, includes a 4-burner Force -10 stove with oven and broiler, Sharp Microwave Oven, Dual stainless steel sinks and lots of space outboard of stove behind cherry sliding doors holds all plates, glasses etc. The refrigerator and freezer (Grunert cold-plate) are aft of the stove and to starboard of the companionway. The head is located to port of the galley and includes a separate stall shower with teak seat, full vanity/sink and electric toilet.
Walk up three steps and arrive at the bridge deck with helm station and navigator’s seat & desk. To starboard is a custom mahogany helm seat built by Crown mfg. There are two custom L-shaped bridge deck settees to port and starboard with a large beautifully finished mahogany cockpit salon drop leaf table that easily accommodates up to 8 people. The bridgedeck salon seats are long enough to use as kids’ berths. The soft top is a traditional “toast” Sunbrella color over a permanent stainless steel frame. The aft cockpit has an athwartship wood bench with storage beneath and a transom door to starboard for easy access to the teak swim platform.
Overall, the entire living areas of Michele are traditionally elegant and there is more than enough storage for the committed and active cruiser as well as plenty of space for a large group day outing.
The Able “Wolf” series was the leader in the ongoing popular trend of traditionally styled Downeast express cruisers and Michele is, without a doubt, the most stunning example ever built by Able Custom Yachts.