Shades of Blue shows extremely well benefitting from the care of her full-time captain and experienced owners and boasts a spacious, rare-for-class 5-stateroom layout.
Boarding from the hydraulic swim platform or side boarding doors allows access to the aft deck with varnished teak dining table and seating for 8. A wet bar to port with sink, refrigerator, icemaker, and TV above makes for a great entertaining space, particularly when the sliding glass doors are opened to the salon. To starboard, a docking station with throttles and bow thruster control is found.
The salon features pecan wood paneling with modern decor and abundant seating. A 40” TV is mounted to starboard aft, while a wine cooler is concealed in a cabinet to starboard forward. Forward of the salon, the dining area showcases a glass top table with seating for 6, with glass paneled cabinetry for flatware and stemware. The dining area can be closed off from the galley by a door.
Forward of the dining area the country-kitchen style galley and pilothouse feature a central island with sink to allow unimpeded movement for the chef. Marble flooring and black granite countertops serve as a reminder that form and function aren’t mutually exclusive in this space. The dinette allows seating for 4 and a view of the TV mounted behind the helm seat, with an additional bench seat for 2 at the lower helm. To starboard, there’s an internal stairway to the flybridge, with the day head just forward. A door to starboard allows the captain access to the full walk-around decks. The bow features a sun lounge.
Moving forward from the galley and pilothouse leads to a stairway to the two forward staterooms below. At the bottom of the stairs is a small mobile office area with desk and chair with a separate washer/dryer concealed in a closet. Both of the forward guest staterooms have ensuite heads, with the port stateroom offering a double bed and the forward stateroom offering twin bunks.
The marble-floored foyer to the two VIP staterooms and master stateroom is entered via staircase from the salon and features a linen closet and separate washer/dryer cabinet. The two VIP staterooms, both with ensuite heads, are located forward, while the master stateroom aft takes full advantage of the beam. The head with granite vanity top with two sinks and custom walk-in shower with glass enclosure is to port, while a walk-in, cedar-lined closet is to starboard.
Going back upstairs allows access to the flybridge from either the internal staircase forward or the external staircase from the aft deck. The flybridge not only features a full second station with newer EZ2CY enclosure but also abundant seating and a hot tub to starboard. The custom hardtop sets Shades of Blue apart from other 84’s and offers plenty of shade with an attractive side profile. The davit with room for dinghy storage is located aft.
Returning to the swim platform, a transom door enters the crew quarters with a shared head and captain’s cabin complete with a full-size berth and second cabin with single berth. Forward of the crew quarters is the stand-up engine room with excellent access to the engines and mechanical equipment.