AFTER THE PARTY
Perhaps not surprisingly, given that my test yacht was built for an Australian owner, its galley was aft. A standard placement in his part of the world, the location gives the chef good access to the cockpit. (Australians aren’t known for staying indoors, especially while on the water.) An aft-facing electric window, one of three on the 60’s main deck (the others are to port and starboard), opens to let in cool breezes and keep the cook engaged in cockpit conversations. For owners who prefer a different layout, Grand Banks has a forward galley option with slightly more space for indoor entertaining.