Our interior uses space better than any other I know of. The consensus being that there is much more interior space than
the exterior would indicate.
Despite Madison Avenue's obsession that boating is about teak trim and screaming engines, we disagree. Boating is about
safe, comfortable operation in an environment where your boat can quickly become your survival tool. We try to use every
cubic inch of space from the steel shoe on up without compromising our "safety through seaworthiness" endeavor. We think we
have achieved efficiencies well beyond anyone elses. For instance our counter space is at least equal to the average of larger
cruisers, and when the seats are lifted, have more. Note that our dinette loads so as not to tilt the boat and that it
functions beautifully as a chart table underway. (You will note that pilots needn't stand at either helm of this boat)
Under the passenger seat is an approximately 2 cubic feet insulated box that can be iced or mechanically refrigerated.
The convenience of our galley combined with the easy handling boat make single handed cooking underway completely practical.
The location of our standup head is very optimal in that odors exit the head beyond the smell zone and the additional
functions of this space as wet locker, shower, bilge pump station, hand laundry, etc., are enhanced.
Even though our engines are good for at least 10,000 hours we have planned for eventual exchange without tearing the
boat apart. (Engine passes through doorway.) The significant engine components are all accessible from the boats interior
and you will find servicing or repairs more convenient than in other configurations.
A seagoing necessity is charting for general navigation and provision for such is a glaring omission on almost everything
I see. The electronic subtitutes have too many bugs to talk about. Our particular system, using the dinette table, in which
the charts layout in the direction the boat travels, helps immensely. Our overhead skylight helps with the fine detail. When
the dinette leaf is dropped, access forward is provided through the doorway and half the table is still usable. Our access
forward to escape hatch (anchoring) is easy and this also opens up hanging locker and storage space under the V berth. Our
dinette makes into an athwartship double and despite poor experience with this arrangement in chined hulls it is very satisfactory
in this easy motion hull. Almost every inboard diesel, with any hours, stinks of raw diesel so we developed an automatic ventilation
system to circumvent same. Following describes: the natural air movement over the cabin top pulls air up through dry exhaust
ducting. We feed air into the system via channeling air forward to the front bulkhead and then down under the deck and then
into the engine compartment. These boats always smell clean and fresh. Our interiors stay dry in pretty negative conditions
so provisioning for longer trips is no hurculean hurdle of special packaging, etc. One of the inboard engine keel cooled long
suites is the hot water that we use for cabin heat. There is no heat available from outboards and inboard-outboards aren't