seat, small hand basin and large hanging locker. The water tank is under the seat and aft end of the berth, but there is stowage forward under the bunk and deep shelves above. The large hatch is an essential exit in the event of a galley fire. Three opening portlights provide good air circulation to this cabin.
All the space at the after end has to be paid for somewhere – the forecabin. The compact forecabin contains a 1.83m x 1.86m (6ft x 6ft 1in) vee-berth, that narrows to just 0.18m (7in) at the foot. There is stowage under and a small hanging locker with shoe bin, as well as deep shelves. A hatch and two portlights provide ample ventilation and natural light, although an all-weather mushroom vent would be nice. The aft-facing chart table is to starboard, immediately by the companionway steps. It’s a good size with a dedicated seat, under which is a large stowage bin containing the batteries. There is a useful shelf alongside for pilot books and plenty of room on the bulkhead for mounting instruments. The original switch panel is quite good and features two LED battery meters and thermal circuit breakers.
There is an abundance of wood in the cosy saloon
The L-shaped linear galley is to port, in the corridor that leads to the vast aft cabin