Marilyn has a two cabin two head layout. Including the pilot berths in the salon, she comfortably sleeps up to 8 people in two double and four single bunks. Entrance from the companionway is down 4 easy steps. Headroom is 6' 4" in the salon. Her interior is a bright and airy Herreschoff style, white bulkheads with wood trim. Teak wood slats are mounted on the side ceiling in both salon and cabins. The sole is a traditional teak and holly. All the cabinets have teak louvered doors. There is an abundance of natural light from large overhead hatches and through a combination of side deck windows and opening port lights. The overall feel is bright, open and comfortable.
Vessel interior walk through starting forward and working aft.
The Forward Cabin is considered the master (though the aft Q-berth does give it a run for her money). The water tight bow section is sealed with a hatch and extends far enough aft to make the v-berth a very generous size. The v-berth is split with a removable insert. The bunk itself is 7’ long and a good 7’ wide at the aft end. With the insert removed there is a bench seat separating the bunk. There is abundant storage under berth. Port and starboard shelves run the length of the bunk. Teak slats line the inner hull on either side of the bunk. Overhead is a large Lewmar hatch with integrated Ocean Air style screen and shade. Continuing aft in this spacious cabin there is room to move and stand! Just aft of the bunk to starboard is a large shelf with two drawers, and two cabinets under. Above is a large shelved cabinet which houses the Jensen CD/stereo receiver. Moving further aft is a large hanging locker with shelf above. On the interior side of the cabin door is a full height mirror. Aft of the v-berth to port is access to the forward head. This spacious cabin works well and is comfortable with excellent light and ventilation.
The Forward Head can be accessed either from the forward cabin or through the main salon. This space includes a separate stand up shower stall. The Raritan manual head is located in the forward half of the head space. There is a molded sink with a movable shower style faucet that pulls out. Under the sink gives access to the through hull for the sink drain, the head overboard and raw water draw. Above and outboard is a large cabinet with mirrored sliders with a shelf above. Aft is the separate shower stall. The stall has a door giving entrance to the salon with a shower curtain to partition off the shower from the head itself. This stand up stall also has a large teak bench seat. The mast is located in this space. The shower itself is on a hose and be used by hand or hung like a traditional shower.
Aft of the forward cabin and head is the Main Salon. This is a no nonsense space with port and starboard 6’ 6” long settees and pilot berth located above and outboard of the settees. The salon table is the proven J-boat drop leaf table, with a removable cup holder section that has additional storage under. The salon table easily seats 6 (more if you’re friendly!) Behind the settee seat backs is ample storage. Under the settees are the water tanks. Overhead can be found hand rails to port, starboard and on centerline. A large opening hatch provides light and ventilation. Overhead dome lights and 4 reading lights provide artificial illumination.
The Navigator’s Table is located to starboard just aft of the main salon. This a large nav table. Like most navigation tables there is storage under the table and drawers under opening inboard. Outboard is a large storage nook. The electrical breakers, Garmin plotter, Standard Horizon VHF, B&G MFD display and ships barometer are located at the navigators table.
Across from the Navigator’s table on the port side is the J-shaped galley. This is a great seagoing galley, with plenty of counter space and storage. The deep stainless double sink is located on center. Under the sink is a large cabinet space and integrated trash bin. The three burner Force 10 stove is located outboard with the deep top loading fridge/freezer just forward of the stove. Three drawers are located forward. Outboard a large cabinet runs the length of the galley. This is a no-compromise galley space.
The Aft Quarter Cabin is to starboard just aft of the navigators table. This guest cabin is a close second to the forward cabin when it comes to comfort and space. The cabin sports a large double bunk with a bench seat just forward. There is storage under the bench seat. There is a modest hanging locker forward. Similar to the forward cabin, a shelf has two large drawers under with a cabinet located above. There are 4 opening port lights and a small overhead opening hatch providing excellent ventilation for this space. a removable panel gives access to the starboard side of the engine with a large drawer for additional storage located above. Under the bunk is the diesel tank. A removable panel in the aft portion of the cabin provides easy access to the autopilot ram and steering quadrant.
Moving to the port side of the boat, just aft of the galley, is the Aft Head. The aft head is compact, efficient and serves as a pass through to the “Garage” lazarette. The toilet is a Raritan manual unit. The integrated sink has a faucet that also serves as a second shower. The area serves as a wet locker with a dedicated space outboard with hangers for such.
Aft of the head is the J-boat signature Lazarette storage space often termed as the Garage. The garage is a very large storage space that has access through the port cockpit seat or, as previously mentioned, through the aft head. This space easily serves as a sail locker and provides access to mechanical systems such as the PYI dripless shaft seal, water heater etc.
Marilyn’s interior, though not new, shows extremely well, and like her exterior is clean, devoid of smell and is clean behind the scenes. This boat has benefited from excellent ownership and it shows.
2-cabin, 2-head layout
Louvered Cabinet doors
Teak and Holly Sole
(2) fans, one in forward and aft cabins
Separate enclosed showers stall in forward head
Reading lights in all cabins
Hydravent matts under forward and aft cabin cushions
Drop leaf table with cup holders (seats 6)
Screens for hatches and port lights