The 330hp John Deere engine is centered in the spacious and simple engine room.
The radar mast is a towering, beefy structure.
It is hinged at the base and is raised and lowered
hydraulically, a necessity for the owners, who store
the boat in a covered moorage.
LOWER DECK TOUR
Eight steps from the saloon lead down to a landing.
The office where no one sleeps is on the port side, a
head and guest stateroom are forward, and the laundry
center is to starboard, with space for storage and for
folding clothes. The master stateroom and head are aft
and down two steps from the landing.
Both staterooms are spacious, thanks to the
Haywoods’ decision to have only two sleeping areas and
a small office. Guest quarters are in the bow and include
a standard double bed with six storage drawers beneath
and hanging locker space, all of which are cedar lined.
The office looks perfect for managing boat business
and for occasional work-related use by David, a Lansing,
Michigan, attorney. An office door leads to the head,
which also opens into the guest stateroom through
The cabinetmaking skills of Park Isle Marine are
displayed vividly in the master stateroom. The port
side is filled with a bank of 15 drawers, all flawlessly
finished in mahogany. The wall space above is solid
mahogany paneling, and the portlights are obscured
with mahogany-trimmed shoji screens that provide
light and privacy. All doors on hanging lockers
(“closet” is a better term) also are mahogany, with
nautical rounded tops.
The master cabin adjoins the forward engine room
bulkhead. That wall is insulated, but to provide even
better sound reduction, the Haywoods had a row of
hanging lockers and cabinetry installed. Double-wall
construction and rows of hanging clothing significantly
cut machinery noise, David said. “It really is soundproof.”
The master head is to starboard. The portlight can be
opened, with a sliding shoji providing privacy. Pull on
another slider, and a mirror covers the portlight. “That
was Linda’s idea,” David said.
The area beneath any stairway is difficult to use
because of its awkward shape and often simply is
enclosed and forgotten. The Haywoods, however,
called for a short door (about 4 feet high) in the
stateroom wall to open into that space for storage
of items needed only occasionally.
The Haywood-Marshall design of the lower
spaces should make cruising with guests an enjoyable
experience. The office separates sleeping spaces and the
guest/day head from the master stateroom and upper
deck activity, assuring privacy.