Descending the companionway steps you enter the salon. The four steps are handcrafted of solid teak, curved for safety in a seaway with non-skid in the varnish. There is a large round table slightly to port and a removable settee table to starboard. Both tables have custom covers to protect the finish while not on board or during ocean passages.
To starboard is a 6’-6” bench seat that easily pulls out for a comfortable sea berth with a lee cloth. The rounded seating at the main table to port accommodates six for dining or entertaining. The tables are solid teak, again shaped by hand, and feature a smart yet subtle starburst pattern expanding from the center to the slightly fiddled edges. The dining table has several drawers and a uniquely-engineered Frigoboat wine locker at the bottom with room for a dozen of your favorite bottles. Under the aft area of the settee to port is another customized drawer into which your best china fits snugly. This drawer is also engineered to secure the items from breakage. Behind the port seating is a flat screen TV monitor, which hides in a cabinet and rises into view via an electric motor. The Sea Recovery watermaker, recently upgraded to 860 gallons per day, is located under the forward area of the port settee.
Forward in the salon, on both port and starboard, are teak cabinets with beveled glass doors. The port cabinet has a starburst deck prism in the ceiling, which illuminates the crystal wine glasses and champagne flutes that can be housed in the cabinet. Beneath this cabinet is the entertainment locker with the AV system. A drawer beneath can be used for additional CDs and DVDs. There are individual volume controls for the sound system in the salon, the three cabins, and the cockpit. There are two solid teak handrails in the salon ceiling.
The companionway entry has three separate sliders: a main cover of heavy safety glass framed in solid teak, a teak-framed screen cover and a canvas cover with teak framing. A rare and nice touch in the salon is the curved teak panel covering the keel-stepped mast and Tambour drop-down shades for all fixed hull ports. Excellent ventilation and natural light come from nine overhead hatches, all with integrated sliding screens, twelve opening port lights with removable screens, three deck prisms, seven fixed hull ports and six stainless steel dorades in solid teak deck boxes. The hull ports can be covered for privacy with custom teak sliders incorporated into the teak hull panels.
There is central air conditioning with reverse-cycle heating independently controlled in all three cabins and the salon. Additionally, there are seven 12V fans and an independent Espar heating system.
Forward Living Area
Moving towards the forward cabin is a private head with a solid teak sliding door. This head is to starboard and has a green marble counter top, a manual marine toilet, wash-basin, medicine cabinet, a cedar-lined linen locker and three other lockers, providing plenty of storage for the yacht’s towels, linens and supplies. The head also features a separate teak-trimmed shower stall with a solid teak floor grate, an automatic sump pump and a hanging wet locker. There is an overhead hatch with a built-in screen and a 12V blower for additional ventilation.
Opposite the head, on the port side, is the crew/guest/kids cabin with another solid teak sliding door. This cabin features two single bunks, a red cedar-lined hanging locker, a bureau with a green marble desktop and several lockers above and below the berths. Each berth has a lee cloth and the upper bunk has a solid teak handrail above it to assist in getting in and out of bed. Each bunk has a reading light and a 12V fan. There is an opening overhead hatch and a port light, both with removable screens.
Above the hanging locker are two other lockers; the smaller one with a sliding Tambour teak door can hide a TV, which is wired to the main entertainment center in the main salon. Moving all the way forward is the guest cabin with a very large queen berth, two cedar-lined hanging lockers and several other lockers, drawers, cabinets and shelves. Storage abounds here and there is plenty of room for your guests’ personal effects, extra crew rations (for extended voyages) and the yacht’s spares and supplies.
The galley is located to starboard and slightly aft of the main companionway and is a small step down, ensuring excellent headroom throughout. It is a secure place for the cook, configured in a U-shape with two deep stainless steel sinks near the centerline of the yacht, with counter space on both sides and storage underneath and above to the left. The galley counters are Corian. Moving in a counter-clockwise direction aft is the huge refrigerator with top and side doors, wire storage shelves and a dedicated drinks locker. There are four lockers and a large shelf above this area for food, condiments, books and other items. Two huge food lockers are located in the starboard aft corner of the galley and moving a little forward, behind the stove, are more food lockers.
The propane stove is a 4-burner Force 10, new 2018, with two high BTU burner elements with an oven and broiler. There is a microwave oven above the stove and a pots and pans locker below it. Next forward is more counter space with a series of drawers below and a dedicated trash locker next to that. Above this counter space is an appliance locker with space for a toaster, coffee grinder and coffee maker, all of which can be attached to a sliding teak shelf that can be fixed in either the open or closed position, so it may be out of sight while not in use. Above this locker is another large locker for holding your everyday bowls, dishes and glassware.
There is a 12V blower, a 12V fan and opening port light providing superb ventilation in the galley.
Moving aft from the navigation station is a companionway with a deep freezer with top and side doors. There is a bar with a Corian counter and lockers above, with room for bottles and glassware. The ice machine is located to the right of the deep freeze. Both the deep freeze and the refrigerator can be cooled by either the main engine, the generator or by 110V shore-power. Opposite the bar (above and aft of the engine room) is a huge tool locker with three shelves for all your tools and more spares.
Next aft is GALADRIEL’s owner’s cabin with a palatial queen centerline berth – rarely seen in Little Harbors. The bed has a custom mattress and separate lee cloths for comfort in a seaway. There are seats on each side of the bed and tons of locker space, shelving and drawers. There is also an additional B&G Hydra 2000 repeater for the owner to monitor. There are two 12V fans, two overhead hatches with built-in screens and privacy shields, and two opening port lights, with screens, and two dorades.
The private en-suite head is on the starboard forward side of the aft cabin. It also has countertops of marble and features a rather large vanity with medicine cabinet, plenty of storage and a separate shower stall with a thermostatic shower valve (so the water is just the right temperature) and an outboard locker hiding the washer/dryer. There is also an opening hatch and port light with screens and a 12V blower to help moisture escape.The solid teak cabin sole throughout the yacht is built of separate removable floorboards for access to tank tops, sea-cocks, machinery and Racor filters. Each section of floor is locked in place with flush-mounted swivel handles. Construction is of solid 3/8” alternating teak and holly, laid over a lighter weight core material. A combination safe is hidden in a locker for your valuables while in port.