Shyla has a simple yet inviting interior accommodation. One steps from the companionway bridgedeck onto the engine box/step and then to the salon cabin sole. The steel hull is insulated with spray foam in way of the living spaces and then trimmed over with wood. The overhead is varnished fir and cabin sole is varnished teak and ebony on top of marine plywood. Cabinet doors and trim are varnished wood hinged and secured closed with toggles. Furniture comprising salon and galley is painted in contrasting colors. Overhead grab rails are fitted to port and starboard inboard of the cabin side/deck edge junction. The accommodation layout comprises a “V” berth forward, head compartment to port, salon with long settee to starboard, short settee to port and forward, linear galley aft to port, navigation station aft to starboard, starboard quarter berth, and port storage area of to port.
The forward cabin has a “V” berth with removable infill. A chain locker is forward below the “V” berth with a large, reinforced rubber hose connecting the windlass to the chain locker. An opening overhead hatch is above the berth and two overhead dome lights provide light at night. A bookshelf runs along the hull sides and forward bulkhead, below the deck edge. A storage cabinet with three open shelves is aft to starboard. Additional storage is found below the berth.
The head with privacy door is just forward of the main bulkhead and to port. This space is finished in white painted wood. The reliable and simple Lavac marine head faces forward and is mounted aft in this space. A deck prism and overhead dome light provide illumination. A solar mushroom vent helps move air into this compartment.
Opposite the head a Sigmar diesel cabin heater is mounted on the starboard bulkhead. This extremely reliable cabin heater will efficiently keep SHYLA warm and dry when sailing in cold/wet weather. A 6’ 1” long settee is to starboard in the salon. Storage bins are below the seat and outboard of the seat back. Cushions are covered with green yacht acrylic. Shelves are outboard and above the settee. A varnished wood fold down table with hinged leaf is mounted on the main bulkhead. To port, a 2’ 4” long settee is just aft of the main bulkhead. Storage bins are outboard and below the settee. Headroom measures 5’ 8” in the salon/galley area.
The navigation station is to starboard and has a 3’ 6” long by 2’ 8” wide decorative wood chart table with drawer below. A large storage cabinet is below this chart drawer. Navigation and communications electronics are mounted in a cabinet above the chart table. The electrical distribution panel is also mounted above the chart table. One red/white overhead dome light and one white overhead dome light illuminate the salon at night.
The galley is to port of the companionway. The countertop is stainless steel and surrounded by varnished wood fiddles. A gimbaled, two burner Broadwater propane stove and grill is mounted in a stainless steel lined cavity in the counter. Two 10” wide by 10” deep by 14” long stainless steel sinks are forward. Salt water and fresh water foot pumps supply water to this sink. Five storage cabinets are outboard above the counter; three with doors and two with open bins. Additional storage is below the sink and stove. Three overhead dome lights (one with red/white bulbs) illuminate the galley at night.
Aft to starboard is a quarter berth measuring 6’ 8” long. Storage bins are beneath the berth. An overhead dome light is above the berth. To port and aft of the companionway is a long storage area fitted with a storage bins forward and a canvas organizer bag. The engine compartment is forward beneath the companionway. Batteries and fuel tanks are on centerline, beneath the cockpit sole and accessible from the port side storage area.