The aft Owner’s Stateroom uses the full width of the yacht, and benefits from an abundance of natural light. Headroom is approximately 78”. Overhead are two hatches, the port one of which doubles as an emergency escape route and is fitted with sockets to receive a stainless-steel ladder which is housed in the outboard wardrobe at the port forward corner of the stateroom. Each of these hatches has a sliding insect screen and an opaque sliding screen. Stylishly arranged on the deckhead around the hatch openings is a stout teak handrail. The deckhead consists of solid removable flat panels with eggshell finish. The deckhead has six recessed lights and two ventilators each with insect screens. Additionally, there are two sound speakers, and in each cockpit coaming there are two fixed windows each fitted with a spring loaded white roller blind. Covering the windows are curtains with upper and lower curtain rails all running behind integral teak pelmets. In the topsides port and starboard, beneath the coaming windows, is a pair of stainless steel opening hull windows with curtains fitted to upper and lower rails, again running within integral teak pelmets.
The main feature in this cabin is the double berth which is 77” in length, 64” in width fitted with a padded headboard, which was re-covered in cream suede in 2011. The inner sprung mattress (new 2017) is laid on transverse wood slat springs, in two separate sets, one for each side of the berth. At the foot of the berth on the port side is a very large storage drawer. There is another very long drawer beneath the berth on the starboard side. Just ahead of the berth is a teak veneer covered compression strut beneath the mizzen mast and a tension rod connected to the main mast standing backstay. The tension rod has been cleverly adapted to serve as an extremely useful handrail, beautifully made and a styling feature. There are three LED lights in the deckhead above the head of the berth, and also its foot. Also in the deckhead are stainless steel loops to receive the lanyards of lee cloths to the side and centre of the double berth which can be used in a seaway. Either side of the head of the berth is a reading light.
To port of the head of the double berth is a large sideboard. Outboard are two bookshelves, each with integral retainers. A CD player is fitted to the forward end of the sideboard above two useful drawers. Beneath the forward of the two book cases are double cupboards. Next forward is a glass fronted bookcase and beneath it is a dressing table which includes a storage recess at its outboard side, and in its centre a lift-up lid with securing stay which accesses a storage compartment. The dressing table has a conventional kneehole at its centre and a circular stool on a stainless-steel strut. The pedestals of the dressing table contain a locker aft and forward, three drawers with two halogen lights on the forward bulkhead. Adjacent, are double doors which access on the outboard side and a wardrobe with stainless steel escape ladder stored at the back. Full length mirror on the door, which is fitted with a lockable stay. The inboard door, again fitted with a lockable stay, has on its inner side an illustration of the yacht’s layout features.
On the starboard side of the cabin running from the aft bulkhead to the head/shower compartment is a long and very comfortable settee. At the fore end of the settee is a power socket and air conditioning control. The settee can serve as a very useful extra berth and is fitted with a good lee cloth, the lanyards of which are secured to stainless steel rings in the deck head above. The cabin sole here, and in all other cabins, is teak and holly, some parts being fixed but with lift-up sole traps. At the fore end of the owner’s stateroom there are three such traps and in the dry compartments beneath them is good space for storage. At the sole perimeters, where the sole meets up-stands of other furniture, what would otherwise be a 90-degree sharp corner is beautifully radiused for easy cleaning.
At the fore end of the stateroom are two steps down to a lobby, the sole of which is at the same level as the aft passageway to the saloon. There is a useful handrail to port. The central step lifts to reveal a stowage compartment beneath and the entire sole of the lobby lifts to access piping etc. To port in the lobby is a very useful large linen cupboard.
The head compartment is off the starboard forward corner of the cabin and on its partition within the stateroom is a clock. The entrance door is fitted with two pegs for bathrobes or towels and with a lanyard arrangement to secure robes. The head compartment has a generous 80” headroom and is finished with off white eggshell paint. The compartment has a fixed coaming window with a white net curtain on rails and a long mirror on the coaming.
At the outboard side are three cupboards, each fitted with a mirrored door. The vanitory is a mottled green granite effect Corian and is fitted with a Fowler vitreous china wash hand basin with single lever controlled faucet. Adjacent are two storage brackets and a soap dish bracket. At the fore end of the vanitory is an opening trap which covers a bin for soiled linen. There is one drawer in the vanitory and beneath it four good lockers. The electric head is by Mobiflush. Above the head is a tower rail with a further towel rail adjacent. The shower stall is a vertical cylinder with a useful handrail at its door opening and with a revolving stainless steel clear acrylic curved door. Shower head by Hans Grohe.