Thanks, I have always had a soft spot for a good conversion project. Conversions of older commercial vessels are fairly common in the Pacific Northwest. The size and type of boats used in that area seem to lend themselves to recreational (or commercial pleasure if I can use that description) activities. They are generally small sturdy boats with a large internal volume, good range and are powered by rock solid and easily maintained propulsion machinery. I believe that a successful conversion has to be on a human scale. In my personal opinion, converting a cruise ship to a yacht only yields an unwieldy and expensive vessel that offers none of the best of either but only multiplies the problems that come with operating and maintaining any boat. I will dig through my boxes of old pictures and find some other examples. The one I really need to post is a conversion of a "power scow." That is a flat bottomed barge type hull with twin screws in tunnels that allow grounding to discharge cargo on the Alaskan mud flats. They have an aft house, literally a house, it's a square two story timber building that looks like it was built to support a freeway overpass while they poured concrete into it. Some of them had steel bows bolted on to give them a pointy end. They were designed in the 1930s to supply fishing operations but when the military buildup began in Alaska in the 1940s many were built for the US Army. There are still a large number of them working as fish and freight haulers in Alaska and several still run between Seattle and Alaska as far north as the Aleutians and what pass for ports in the Bering Sea.