Entering "SHEHERAZADE" from the starboard amidships boarding gate, through the cabin door into a large marble soled foyer with an elegant staircase going up to the VIP suite/bridge deck or down to the four lower guest staterooms. There is also a marble-soled elevator available in the foyer accessing the interior decks. The master suite is forward on this main deck.
Going aft of the starboard foyer, you enter the formal dining area with seating for eight (or ten with extra chairs), with buffets port, starboard and forward. The woodwork is a combination of satin finish and high-gloss on the molding and trim. The décor is a more contemporary design theme with neutral color palate. The center buffet console found in the standard 50m Westport salon layout has been removed, allowing this area a much more spacious and open feeling. The lower salon has tailor upholstered sofas port and starboard with marble elliptical cocktail tables in front of each one promoting a very open and comfortable casual conversation area. The large salon windows are treated with electric operating blinds (I-pad controlled).
The aft deck is accessed through double electric doors; a large wood elongated table with seating for eight (or ten) is placed in the middle of a large aft deck with natural teak chairs and blue base cushions. A large walk-behind bar with off-white stone top and 4 fixed bar stools is located to port with a daylight view TV, plus there is surround sound distributed throughout the aft deck. Further aft are two molded-in fore and aft oriented settees with two crescent shaped ottomans and end tables. The aft wall is cambered down with clear panel below the stainless railing. This is a convenient and casual conversation area. From the aft deck area there are two curved stairways down to the aft swim platform deck. From the starboard side is an articulating passerelle available. Forward to starboard is a stainless and teak stairway to the aft bridge deck and forward to either side are the walk-around side decks.
Forward of the dining area port side through an electric door you enter the galley and pantry-service area. The galley features a full complement of commercial equipment, with dumbwaiter for bridge deck or sundeck. Forward of the galley on port is a walk-in freezer and refrigerator with pantry and commercial icemaker.
Going forward from the starboard foyer, there is a marble accented day head to port, forward is the Owner’s foyer. Upon entering the master suite, you are in the owner’s office/lounge, and then further forward, you enter into a full beam master stateroom with large sea glass windows port and starboard, which offer panoramic views. The master head features a his/hers arrangement with a shower aft, tub forward and skylights on port and starboard to offer natural light.
Back to the starboard foyer amidship which opens up with a large staircase, if you go up, this leads you to the VIP suite/bridge deck. Going further up leads to the sun deck level where there is an electric opening enclosure over the stairway entrance.
Down from the foyer takes you to four more guest staterooms. The port and starboard aft guest staterooms are mirror image of each other and offering king size beds and an ensuite head and large showers. The port and starboard forward guest staterooms are also a mirror image of each other, but offer two twin berths and an ensuite head although on this vessel the starboard is utilized as a gym and has only one twin berth plus a nice Pullman berth. This stateroom also has a hidden pass-way door to the crew quarters, allowing for more efficient service. In the stateroom companionway there are two refrigerator drawers in the cabinetry for evening refreshments.
Entering the bridge deck from the mid staircase, the VIP suite on the bridge deck is to starboard with a king size berth and private head, again, with excellent views; it also features a private balcony. The skylounge is aft of the VIP with a walk-behind bar and two bar stools to port forward. There is also a portside balcony entrance just aft of the bar. To starboard is a full-length upholstered sofa with two cocktail tables which stand over two large ottoman / loungers. Across to the portside is a large cabinet containing a giant flat panel TV on an electric lift and a surround sound system is built into this area. Forward of this cabinet is a designer red leather lounge chair and aft of the cabinet a white marble top circular card table with four custom leather chairs. Large windows surround the room and are treated with electric control blinds. Out the electric opening door on the skylounge aft deck there is a large round varnished teak wood table that seats eight and offers excellent views from the full-beam upper aft deck. To the portside of the table is a large wood cabinet housing a pop-up large flat panel TV. Custom to this 50m Westport, this deck has been extended aft to give extra lounging area and additionally provide cover for the rear of the lower aft deck. Utilizing this extra deck space aft of the table are two comfortable settees with pillow cushions and two crescent shaped ottomans between them. All the way aft are two contoured swivel chairs plush pillow cushioned with two individual cocktail tables. The aft bulwarks are curved down with clear panels below the stainless railing to allow for the view. Outboard and just forward of the settees are two stone topped consoles, one having a warming grill / hot plate. Surrounding this entire deck aft of the overhang there are removable stainless masts which safely support overlapping canvas sail shades. These masts and shades are on the sundeck above from the front and back of the hardtop as well as at the Portuguese bridge area forward of the pilothouse. There is a door at the foyer entrance to the skylounge that can be closed off allowing the potential for this entire area to be used as a private deck suite.
The sun deck can be accessed from here by a stainless and teak staircase just forward to port. This area has a large davit and securing points for tenders / jet bikes, but on this vessel is used only for relaxation space. Some sistership WP 50m have used this are as a touch-n-go helipad and this vessel has that capability with a hardtop that can be folded up to permit more blade clearance. The aft end of this deck has 4 removable stainless hoop railings with clear panels beneath them.Aft there are two pillow cushioned settees with circular cocktail tables and three stackable chaise lounge chairs. Forward to the back end of the hardtop there is a canvas privacy mesh shade and behind that is a large sun lounge console easily accommodating four persons with outside armrest cushions and pillows. Just forward and under the hardtop are two L-shaped settee loungers with pillow cushions arranged as a U-shape with two circular cocktail tables and an end table between. At the forward end of the U is a rectangular bar with three stools and a TV that swings down behind the bar from the overhead. The bar top and back bar console is stone with a stainless sink in the back as well as a clear wind-break panel. There are multi-section wind-break door panels to either side of the bar for when the weather is not ideal. There is also a day-head on the starboard side. Just forward of the wind break is the GRP enclosure for the stairwell and further another stone bar counter with 4 bar stools with footrests. To either side there are three steps up to an extra-large circular Jacuzzi and comfy, pillowed, semi-circle sun lounge area which is partially protected with a raised glass windscreen beneath the safety railing. By the portside steps up is a console where the dumbwaiter can be raised. The hardtop has five tinted glass overhead panels in the front and three on aft side. Stereo speakers are throughout and this is a very popular area to congregate. Back down the stairway to the upper aft deck, then through the skylounge to the portside of the upper foyer there is a door to a stew service area where the dumbwaiter lands, also a refrigerator, sink, and espresso machine. Further forward is the radio station / crew desk area and adjoining is the communications / network / and entertainment component rack. This is also the entry doorway to the Captain’s quarter which has a double berth with another desk and ensuite head and shower.Moving forward from the radio station you enter the pilothouse / bridge, immediately inboard is a crew stairway down to the service companionway near the galley on the main deck and stairway further down to the crew lounge, laundry, and crew quarters. There are pilothouse doors on either side of the bridge leading out to wing docking stations. Moving forward there is another sun lounge outside of the pilothouse windows. This lounge can be converted to a cozy settee with a pop-up table in the center. Canvas shades can be raised for this area on the stainless masts at dockside. Clear panel windscreens are installed below the raised safety railings just forward plus there are stereo speakers here too. Stairs to either side outboard lead down to the foredeck / tender / anchor area.
Back to the pilothouse, there are two comfortable helm chairs and a full console of navigation and systems operations equipment. Centerline is a wood helm console with magnetic compass and Autopilot panel mounted and a large inlayed wood destroyer-style wheel. Behind the helm seats is a raised platform with table and black leather settee. Behind the settee are the ships system library book racks and to starboard are the flag locker and first aid locker.
Down to the crew quarters there is a large lounge area with full galley. There is a complete laundry room with three sets of Miele professional washers and dryers. Moving forward up the companionway there are 5 staterooms all with ensuite heads. The vessel is capable of accommodating up to 11 crew.
The aft control and pump rooms can be accessed via watertight doors from the swim platform in fair weather or via the Fiddly door entry ladder from behind the aft deck bar. The ladder comes down in the portside control room where the Engineers desk is located and the Westport main electrical switchboard is located. Also here are two ASEA shore power conditioner / frequency converters and a Northern Lights load bank system. There is a head compartment here as well. Moving forward is the engine room with the two main MTU 16v4000 engines. Also located here are two 99kW Northern Lights generators and a nighttime 65kW generator, all in sound enclosures. The engine room, control room, and pump room are air conditioned. The starboard side pump room moving aft houses two recently new watermakers, a new spot zero reverse osmosis unit, Headhunter Tidal Wave MSD, Dive Tank Compressor, and a custom Matthews Marine A/C, state of the art, chiller plant. In between there is a large hydraulic lifting door to the toy garage with gantry crane for movement of watersports vehicles. There are also a full set of underwater lights.