The Forward Cabin's traditional 'V'-berth has been converted to provide an offset double
berth to the port side, thereby freeing up the generous cabin volume to the starboard side for a deep stowage cave (almost half-height hanging in which case it needs a rail, or is begging for an internal, fiddled shelf for folded clothes), with fiddled shelf over.
The original hand basin, with hand-pumped cold water was retained inboard of a
commodious and deep hanging locker outboard to port with a shelved locker beneath. A further hanging locker is fitted to starboard, immediately inside the cabin's door.
Light values are good and welcoming, with opening portlights to the sides of the coach roof, replacement deck hatch by Lewmar above and four fixed hull ports capturing those dancing light reflections from the surrounding water's surface.
Sensibly, in modifying the berth, the original access to the under-berth closed lockers was retained and the deeply-fiddled hull side shelves incorporate closed lockers too. In short; there is a lot of storage.
A bespoke, 'Airflow' mattress by the Natural Mat Company is fitted for the double berth and shaped bedding to suit is included.
The Main Saloon's upholstery (both the foam and fabric) has been replaced in the current ownership. A deep U-shaped dinette to port may be converted to provide another double berth if required. The starboard side's settee/berth has been nicely sculpted and was
shortened to accommodate a diesel-fired traditional looking 'Taylors' stove that is mounted on the forward bulkhead; a very efficient means of maintaining a warm and dry welcome to the accommodation.
Good light levels are ensured by large, sliding windows to either side of the coach roof. Abaft the starboard settee, a deep hanging locker was fitted immediately
ahead of the heads' compartment and may be considered useful for oilskins, although there is further provision within the heads' compartment too. A CD player with stereo speakers is fitted outboard of the table. A TV antenna, with 'Glomex' attenuator is fitted.
The Galley is located to the port aft end of the main saloon, divided from the dinette by a
half-height bulkhead that imparts a good sense of security to the cook at sea, while not
impeding any interaction with others in the saloon itself. A 'Corian-style', moulded sink and drainer unit has been fitted within a large work surface, with a commodious crockery and locker unit (it could almost be considered to be a bulkhead-hung 'dresser') above.
A topaccess locker is provided within the angle between this work surface and the cooker's aperture, but is not intended as a cool box: a front-opening 'fridge is fitted beneath the sink's drainer. A new 'Nelson' Spinflow two burner gas cooker with oven & grill was fitted in 2015 and the removable work surface over has a dedicated stowage space alongside the steps down from the wheelhouse. There is provision for a microwave (not included) outboard of the work surface, with another deep under-deck locker alongside.
A Heads' Compartment, located to starboard and immediately at the foot of the steps down from the wheelhouse the heads offers good headroom, light and ventilation, with what would have been provision for 'Oilies' to be stowed beyond the WC. The bottom of this space has been utilised by the fitting a [74 litre capacity] rigid holding tank, but plenty of space above remains available. A stainless steel hand basin is fitted with individual hot and cold water taps, whilst an independent mixer tap for the shower is fitted to the aft bulkhead.
Wheelhouse: unsurprisingly, a steering wheel is fitted here - to port of the companionway down to the rest of the accommodation, but as importantly, comfortable and generously sized L-shaped seating occupies the starboard side and aft bulkhead around a pedestal mounted (removable) table for far reaching views from within the protection afforded by the wheelhouse. The helm is provided with a squat seat and abaft this, a chart table is fitted above a 'pilot' berth. This latter, being fitted at the same height as the wheelhouse's sole, naturally this berth would not be the first choice for occasional visitors, consequently this valuable space has been used primarily for storage of bulky items such as the life raft, inflatable dinghy and other bulky items.