Headroom & accommodation
Main Saloon – Generally, 5’4″ to 5’6″ ( 1.62m) but 6’2″ (1.88m), full standing headroom only at the aft end of the saloon, by the companionway steps. This is a Victorian Yawl, after all.
If you think this is low, consider that her deck was raised by 8″ (0.20m) in her major rebuild. The Victorians were purists for sea-keeping qualities, and didn’t build floating caravans, as a rule.
- Twin settee berths, cross-berth over engine .
- Taylors 030 pressurised Paraffin stove.
- Pressurised Paraffin cabin heater.
- CD/USB/iPod/VHF stereo.
- Portable bluetooth soundbar.
- Sink with pumped cold water.
- Cold storage/fridge locker.
- Dedicated wine/Champagne cooler.
- Drinks Cabinet.
Focs’l, separate Head compartment and passageway – 4’6″ (1.37m). Crouching walk only, I’m afraid. Cozy.
- Toilet – seawater, hand pumped.
- Washbasin, cold freshwater, hand pumped.
- Twin V berth.
- 1 x 6l AFFF foam
- 2 x 2kg dry powder extinguishers
- 2 x Fire blankets
- 6 person SOLAS liferaft
- 8 x 275N automatic inflation lifejackets plus lifelines and safety jackstays
- 2 x small child’s solid Crewsaver lifejackets
- Full SOLAS flares pack, and life saving equipment to MCA Category 3.
- Plotter with passive AIS.
- VHF Radios, 1 fixed, 1 handheld, with DSC capability.
- 20hp Beta marine diesel
- Extensive 12v battery capacity
- 2 x inflatable deck bag loungers plus numerous cushions
- Sun awnings
- 10′ rowed/sailed sailing dinghy (optional)
Victorian yachts almost always towed a small dinghy behind them.