Cockpit voilier

Cockpit

Safety and comfort at sea or at anchor


Rational layout and cockpit ergonomics

The pilothouse door being offset to starboard for an entrance in line with the interior fittings, the cockpit table is offset to port to facilitate passage. The benches are long enough to lie on comfortably and the backrests high enough for restful sitting positions.
The two steering wheels pedestals are attached to the rear of the watertight bulkhead separating the aft cabins from the lazarette, leaving room for the steering and lifting mechanisms of the two rudders and the various lockers in the aft part of the cockpit.
Controls and winches are grouped together in this central and safe part of the cockpit. The winches positioned near the helm stations are high enough for an optimal position in manual use.

Details contributing to comfort, safety and optimal ergonomics

Cockpit ergonomics details
  1. Coachroof cuddy raised in the center
  2. Aluminum tube/handrail around the perimeter of the cuddy
  3. Deck hatches on the coamings for lighting and ventilation of the aft cabins
  4. Deep cockpit seats without awkward cubbies in the backrests
  5. Cubbies against the pilothouse bulkhead (invisible rear head ventilation porthole)
  6. Round portholes to see outside when sheltered under the coachroof cuddy
  7. Cockpit benches 2m20 long and with variable width allowing relaxing positions
  8. Sturdy teak table with crossbar between the aluminum pedestals as foot rest when the boat is heeling and/or secure harness lanyards
  9. Numerous lockers and cubbies
  10. Jefa steering wheels diameter 1000 mm, pedestals with compass, engine, pilot, bow-thruster and windlass controls, but without chart plotters/screens exposed to bad weather, Ipad use in waterproof box and wifi communication with main navigation station
  11. Concave-shaped teak slatted helm seats comfortable when heeling, foot rests, possible "sit-stand" position
  12. Andersen winches including a 72ST 24V in the centre, optimized positions (e.g. column at the end of the coamings) to facilitate manual use
  13. Lines remaining visible for ease of replacement and weight saving at deck level (no tubes) all along the deck coachroof, except at the crossing point towards the gangways, Antal V-Grip Plus cleats
  14. Lines stowages with horizontal aluminum bars and sailcloth closures
  15. Large, very safe aft pulpit, steps to access the gangways
  16. Gantry with pivoting solar panels, wind generators, antennas and lifting arch for the dinghy
  17. Hinged bathing platform above the sugar-scoop step
  18. Locker with mooring line furler on port side integrated into the transom, roller and cleat for aft anchor, hydrogenerator support
  19. Telescopic diving ladder and wet locker integrated into the transom for diving cylinders and gear
  20. Aluminum left unpainted in the cockpit to facilitate maintenance, synthetic teak on the bottom and cockpit benches
Metalwork cockpit Aft cockpit
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