heads compartment from the saloon.
You can choose between one or two aft double cabins. This boat has the latter layout and, although cockpit stowage suffers as a result, it does offer three decent sized double berths on board. Like the rest of the boat the veneer grain matched and there were some neat touched like fabric-covered shelves by the head of the bed and spring-dampened magnetic door catches that took the ferocity out of the magnetic attraction. The lid of the 7cm (3in) deep, forwardfacing chart table is hinged inboard. It slides forward and aft, but only friction stops it moving. If you have anything small and narrow on the chart table when you open it, it’s going to end up either down the gap made by the hinges, or behind the sliding mechanism. Outboard, the lockers conceal the instruments, so when you’re not using the chart table it can be slid aft and you can have the lockers lids down making it all very neat. There is an infill for the space under the table, so by shuffling of cushions you gain an extra saloon seat and sea berth. It’s worth noting that, with the saloon table raised, the chart table has to be slid aft to allow access to the port seating.
If I was it was a little taller than 1.78m (5ft 10in) I might worry about hitting my head on the extruded aluminium handle on the edge of the raised locker lid. The locker forward is deep enough to hold pilot books, and all the lockers have high lips so their contents will stay there.
Under the chart table seat is another draw although I felt this one wasted space and was less useful.
Without the headrest questions covering the roll-top lockers it’s possible to appreciate the grain and see out of the hull windows
The under-seat drawers are excellent: what they lose in stowage, they gain in convenience