Crown Jewel 36 - Interior
|The interior of a true ocean roaming live aboard family voyaging yacht|
From forward we see first a double chain locker with a partition down the middle to keep the rodes apart. We recommend keeping both the best bower and the second best bower rigged and ready at all times. We have them of equal size. In addition we would carry an anchor suited for rock bottoms and a small anchor on light line for kedging.
Next aft is the forward head. We keep these pretty simple. I would build this with sponge bathing in mind but you could also rig a shower if you wish. People used to shore living tend to maximize head space. However the longer one lives afloat the less appealing a large head is. This is especially true at sea where you don't want to get thrown around.
Next aft is the galley which has deep double sinks with a salt water pump as well as fresh water supply for easy dish washing. There is cupboard space behind the sinks and under them. Just forward of the sink you may have an ice box, a Peltier effect refrigerator or just bins. The stove is on the starboard side and is in an insulated cupboard with an oven glass door. If you want the stove to heat the boat you can leave the door open. If you are in a hot climate you can close the door much of the time and the heat vents to the deck, along with cooking smells to drive the watch crazy. A diesel range with oven is shown. Other arrangements are possible.
The main saloon is next aft. As drawn this has two pilot berths and two settees and will thus sleep four. However on either side or both one could easily substitute lockers or bookshelves if one wished. The table is normally half size with very high fidrails for use at sea. When in port the top hinges over to leave a full width flat topped table. It is common in the saloon for people to ask for very wide cabin soles. You don't want this because it gives too far to fall in a seaway.
The below decks control station is next aft. To port is an enormous office and navigation area with plenty of room for anything in the navigation equipment and electronics line. The below decks steering station is on a raised platform under which the engine resides. To starboard is the navigator's berth.
Finally, in the stern of the vessel is a master stateroom with an in port double berth and another small head.
Are other arrangements possible? Certainly. The flush deck form is very flexible in possible interior arrangements. This one was chosen to maximize berths and have two heads. by eliminating a head and reducing the number of berths you could have an enormously luxurious vessel for two with two guests.
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