Ocean Magazine : 9 September October 2006
identifies the shape of each particular piece and treats it accordingly. Woodwork is sprayed and re-sprayed seven times, and the finish achieved is really outstanding. The galley is described as U-shaped, but it is really an L with a kind of V-lip on the saloon side, giving a semi-enclosed effect. Wide Staron benchtops provide plenty of workspace, and overhead cupboards for storage are supported by a three-burner cooktop, convection microwave oven, two fridges and a freezer. The dinette has a sliding top table with stowage for glasses etc. Below forward, there are staterooms with walk-around queen double beds and en suites immediately to starboard and in the bow, so the owner can choose which one is preferred. The amidships stateroom has the new oval port, and is clearly intended as the master, but the forward one has a dinky little corridor leading into it from a private door. Both have 19 inch LCD TV and DVD players, as well as plenty of cedar-lined hanging wardrobe space. More gas struts hinging the bed bases make access to storage space below the beds very easy. The other guest cabin, also boasting an oval port, has two singles, one fore-aft and the other cross-beam, and beside this cabin is the third day head, but here the shower cubicle of the master-VIP staterooms is taken up with a washer and dryer. All accommodation and bathrooms are air- conditioned, and the latter have semi-recessed porcelain basins and Vacuflush toilets. The flybridge looks destined to become a principal "gathering place", not only because here are the Pompanette adjustable helm and 92 | ocean ABOVE: Newly-designed galley window seen from the cockpit. Sense of space is considerably enhanced. BELOW: Enclosed flybridge looks set for anything from relaxed sightseeing to serious partying.
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