Lochmarin’s deep protected stern cockpit is followed by a bridge deck to the companionway and pilot house.
Once down the companionway to the pilot house the chart table, navigation system and radios are on the port side with a pilot berth to starboard. The companion way has an optional canvas door with a vinyl window in it for sailing in rain when the wind is behind. The lower board of the companionway can be replaced with a metal grill (complete with mosquito screen) so you can still have air flow when locked up. The large windows give an excellent view and the forward ones have optional perspex storm covers and boards should one encounter very heavy weather! The large middle forward window opens for air flow.
At the bottom of the companionway turn to port and then back on yourself to access the stern owner’s en-suite cabin. Three side ports and three more on to the cockpit provide excellent light and ventilation. We have mosquito screens for all opening ports and hatches and a wind scoop to fit on the port to the cockpit that’s above the bunk. A water tight collision bulkhead separates this cabin from the cockpit and further aft.
On the port side are the heads and beyond these a shower area, beyond that there’s a utility area where the washing machine and diesel day tank are situated. In the shower area there is access to the port side of the engine room. Both the heads and shower have a port, providing even more air flow. There’s a ventilator to the heads/shower.
Going forwards from the pilot house takes you down two steps into the saloon and galley. Two large deck hatches, one above the saloon table and the other above the galley peninsular, combined with a port on each side provide plenty of light. The hatch above the peninsular is fitted with burglar bars, the other left clear as an escape hatch. Wind scoops can be fitted to both hatches. A dorade leads into one of the galley cupboards keeping it ventilated.
Moving forwards from the saloon the heads are on the starboard side followed by a twin bunk cabin, with a double cabin on the port side. Each cabin has a deck hatch and a port. Accessed from both of the cabins is a shower room, with hatch and port. Beyond that a water tight collision bulkhead separates the fo’c’s’le from the rest of the boat. Dorades lead into the heads, shower and double cabin.