The interior accommodations aboard MORNING STAR will meet the needs of the modern sailor as well as the exacting standards of the discriminating yachtsman. The open plan, carefully varnished teak surfaces, new Corian style countertops and newly upholstered settees are warm and inviting. The varnished cabin sole and teak ceilings are nicely offset by the new white tongue and groove cabin top. The main salon table is the focal point of the interior with plenty of room for friends, family and crew. Sleeping quarters make sense with two quarter berths, one pilot berth and a forward cabin with two berths. Storage is plentiful in drawers, lockers with teak basket weave door fronts and under berths and settees. Ventilation is excellent with five opening hatches, two dorade vents and two mushroom vents with ten fixed ports adding additional light to the interior. Alpenglow LED overhead and reading lights and LED foot lights provide good illumination. When the seas kick up, there are plenty of handholds to keep crew in place as they navigate below deck.
Starting forward is the Master Stateroom with cozy double berth to port and single berth to starboard. Access to the foc’s’le which houses the separate windlass battery, anchor rode and chain, and line locker is through the bulkhead at the head of the berths. There is storage under the berths as well as in 12 drawers under the port berth. Three cubbies to port and starboard are above and outboard the berths. Aft of the starboard berth is a bureau with locker above and one drawer and shelved locker below. A large hanging locker with three cubbies outboard is immediately aft. Ventilation is provided from two Hella fans and a large opening hatch with two fixed ports in the coach top sides. Two Alpine LED reading lights and an overhead LED light add to the natural light.
The Head is aft of the port berth across from the hanging locker and is fitted with electric head, sink with hot and cold pressure water and shower wand. Storage is available under the sink cabinet, and outboard the head and counter. A mirror is on the forward bulkhead and teak towel racks on the bulkhead. A varnished teak grate covers the shower pan. Ventilation from the mushroom vent and opening port is good.
The Main Salon is immediately aft of the forward cabin. The space can clearly hold a crowd but at the same time has great spots for reading the local cruising guide or taking a nap. All upholstery was redone in 2014 with a warm blue print fabric with all foam replaced at the same time. The large C-shaped settee to port surrounds a beautiful inlaid teak table with varnished shelf outboard. The cabinetry was completely re-worked in 2012 with curved large window cabinets. water tankage is below the settee seat. To starboard is a straight settee with pilot berth above and outboard and storage lockers behind the seat back and below the seat cushion. The Dickinson propane heater mounted on the forward bulkhead provides both ambience and warmth. Immediately aft of the straight settee is the large wet locker with a huge upholstered seat for use when pulling on the foul weather boots or curling up with that good book.
Next aft is the forward facing Navigation Station. The large top opening chart table has a compass flush mounted into the table top and plenty of room for charts. Instruments are mounted on the forward dash along with the DC electronics panel. the storage locker was re-done in 2012 with a curved windowed cabinet. Outboard the chart table is additional storage along with the Skydock for the IPOD, book shelf and small inverter. The Chelsea clock and barometer are mounted above the instrument dash. There is a large locker under the seat. The Aquasignal LED chart light and overhead DR. LED light are both red/white lights.
Across from the Nav station and is the U-shaped Galley, perfect for the cook in a seaway but with plenty of room for help from the crew along the periphery. The large double sink is inboard with refrigeration/freezer compartments forward. The three burner Force Ten stove/oven is outboard and ample space for stores is located along the entire outboard portion of the galley as well as below the counters. Aft of the stove is additional counter space with storage above and outboard.
Two quarter berths are located to port and starboard, nicely positioned for the off watch crew and/or great quarters for the kids or guests. Each berth has a small counter inboard with locker below, alpenglow LED reading light, and Hella fan. The locker above the counter to starboard houses the new battery bank with Magnum inverter below. The electrical panel is above the port side counter. Stainless steel fuel tanks are under the berths.The companionway is between the two quarter berths with the engine located behind the companionway stairs.