Ergonomy, seaworthiness and comfort
The pilothouse, which includes a navigation station with chart table and inside steering, extends forward over a comfortable raised saloon, and a U shape galley opposite, to form a spacious atrium. Light and airy, without wide open spaces for bodies to fly across, in addition to numerous secure handholds.
The most forward and central owner's cabin aft of the 3m long forepeak has its bed offset and at the mast foot. As a matter of fact fore-cabins too close to the bow aren’t a lot of use at sea (boat motions and difficult ventilation), and when on passage these cabins usually become a stowage area, so with already enough berths on board we elected to have a vast walk-in forepeak with a workbench instead.
In addition to the small midship cabin with a single berth on port side, a dedicated seaberth close to the companionway on starboard prevents having crew sleeping and seizing the saloon during rough navigations; so it can still be used even with strong weather conditions outside for eating, relaxing, reading or watching movies.
The two steps down into the pilothouse and two more steps down to the cabins yield an arrangement much more convenient than standard companionways with steep stairs.
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Deck hatches and portholes
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