Upon entering the interior of the boat,
the immediate impression is one of space, air and light, which is
achieved by having no furniture or fixtures above waist level. The
interior sides of the hull contain multiple fixed windows. Ventilation
is outstanding, thanks to three enormous overhead hatches, a few
choicely placed opening ports, and 10 Dorade vents. These features,
along with the ease of mobility in the working end of the accommodation,
made the Sundeer's interior exceptionally livable when cruising.
interior living space is entirely separated from mechanical systems and
from areas where gear is stowed which eliminates unpleasant odors in the
living spaces. The boat is divided into three sections separated by
watertight bulkheads. The forward compartment is a very large
forepeak, accessible by ladder through a large deck hatch, in which
sails, lines, fenders, and other equipment is stowed.
The aft compartment is a large lazarette/engine
compartment, accessible through both the starboard cockpit seat and an
after-deck hatch, where all the boat systems, including the engine, are
located. There is plenty of space for stowing gear and tools. Both these
compartments are large enough for one or more persons to enter and work
in with ease.
The midsection of the boat is devoted to an open, comfortable living
space. Forward, there is a large owner's stateroom with a queen berth,
abundant amounts of personal storage space, and a private head and
shower. Midships is the saloon, with a dinette to port and long,
straight settees on either side. Aft of the saloon is the galley to
port, with the navigation-station across from the galley. Continuing aft
on the starboard side is a second head, shower and washing machine, and
with a small guest or owners sea cabin to port.
Sea-berths: The premise behind the layout is that the forward cabin is
to be occupied when the boat is in port or at anchor. While under
way the crew can live in the mid and aft sections of the boat where the
motion is most comfortable. Consistent with the design philosophy of
comfortable cruising, there are two good sea-berths located in the
cabin aft, with two settees in the saloon midships.
The aft cabin, which can also be thought of as the "sea cabin"
can be occupied by a couple at sea together, each with their personal
secure sea-berth. Also, the long cockpit seats sheltered by the fixed doghouse
make good berths and are handy in situations where the off-watch crew
can remain on immediate call.
Galley: The galley is quite large, laid out in an open C-shape facing
aft which works well at sea with good support on either side. The
counter-tops are high, with deep fiddles and plenty of horizontal space
to work on. A large pantry provides lots of storage space that is
safely accessible while standing in the galley area. The fridge and
freezer boxes each have six inches of polyurethane foam insulation
respectively. The top-loading freezer door has double gaskets, and the
fridge has an additional side-loading door. The double sinks are on the center
line, provides drainage on either tack.
Nav-station: Comfortable to use, it is easy to brace into the seat with
a leg out to port against the galley peninsula when the boat heels on
starboard tack. The well-equipped Nav-station consists of a chart table
with storage underneath for charts and other supplies.
Conveniently located under the seat are the emergency pyrotechniques. Within easy reach are the master auto-pilot control, a single
side-band radio, satellite navigation display, the electronic
switchboard, a master panel for wind, depth and speed indicators, an
electronic barometer, and electrical systems panel.
•Radar (48 mile)
•High efficiency radar reflector