The interior decor of the yacht is striking. Rather than the fiberglass interiors of conventional sailboats, we have chosen to use an abundance of highly varnish, rich, warm mahogany. Luxurious carpeting is used throughout the boat, and high quality fabrics are used on walls, bulkheads and ceilings to quiet the boat and soften the decor.
MAIN SALON: This is a large, comfortable area for relaxing and entertaining. It also serves as a sleeping compartment for 2. . Opening side windows and a deck hatch provide this area with a lot of light and ventilation. We used a lot of heavy valour drapes in place of doors, which tend to rattle and are heavy. The drapes provide a lot better soundproofing than the door, and make going to and fro in the cabin a lot easier. The picture is a bit confusing. Those are mirrors on both sides of the cabin, in line with the drapes. For our own enjoyment, we have loaded up the boat with some really beautiful art work.
NSIDE STEERING STATION: An unusual feature of the interior is an inside navigation and steering station. It has excellent visibility, a chart table with storage, and a comfortable, forward facing sofa type helmsman's seat for three. All electronics, including a full Brookes and Gatehouse navigation and autopilot system, Furuno radar and chart plotter, and a second set of autopilot helm controls are be mounted within easy reach. The autopilot then serves as a backup steering system. We see no need for the helmsman and friends to have to be exposed to cold or rainy weather conditions. With the quiet engine or under sail, it is really nice to sit inside in complete comfort. Another major advantage of this navigation-steering station is that the navigator or skipper can see what is going on outside the yacht. This is much better than navigating blind from the depths of the boat. This area can also serve as an informal dinette with a great view.
Here's some inlay work that you might like.
GALLEY: The galley countertop is a full 8' long, with a deep double sink. There is a 4 burner CNG stove and oven, and a huge amount of locker and drawer space. It is located in the raised area of the cabin, near the inside navigation station. Most large yachts have the galley tucked away deep in the interior, where ventilation and visibility is poor, and where the cook is totally isolated. A great deal of time is spent in and around the galley, cooking, making coffee and looking for cookies. When the skipper ducks below for making coffee, he can still see out to watch were the boat is going.
We have placed the galley where it has a great view in all directions and lots of fresh air. Its location also gives easy access to the dinette, cockpit and navigation station. The icebox has 9.3 cubic feet capacity, one of the largest that you will find in any comparable boat. It is extremely easy to reach from the galley. The ice chest runs on an engine driven refrigeration system.
MASTER STATEROOM: This area offers a queen-sized bed, sofa, a large double hanging locker, under berth storage, drawers, vanity and a place for a TV set. The master and forward staterooms, both equally large and comfortable, have their own private bathrooms with showers.
There is a watertight bulkhead directly behind this stateroom. (there is another watertight bulkhead forward of the stern)
FORWARD STATEROOM: This
area has a very large V berth, 2 seats, a sofa, a double hanging locker and
private head. A large opening hatch
is located directly over the V berth. There
is room for a washer-dryer.
The watertight bulkhead can be seen at the forward end of the V berth. Ahead of this bulkhead is a large anchor locker that will hold an amazing amount of equipment.
This is the sleeping compartment directly behind the forward V berth.
This is the large hanging locker across from the berth shown in the above picture.
This is the head. It has shower, and an aircraft type high quality vacumn toilet, and a completly odor free holding tank.
We went a bit crazy with exotic woodwork. This is the sink in the bathroom area.
Behind the cockpit and the aft watertight engine room bulkhead, there is a third, completely private sleeping area. This is a perfect area for a charter crew, or for the kids. This area also makes a great workroom or garage for storing all of the stuff that you may not want in the main cabin (rafts, oars, fenders, sail covers, etc.) There is also room for a diesel AC 50 or 60 hertz generator to power appliances and air conditioning.