Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I don't like the huge, protruding, fixed portlights
in the topsides. Apart from the appearance (and apparent lack of ventilation), they seem as if they would be quite vulnerable to damage if tied up along a wall/mooring post during large tidal swings.
Furthermore, I note that there are no opening hatches installed in the forward end of the coachouse and, that all but two of the opening portlights
are installed in the transoms - a location where they are least likely to provide ventilation and most likely to draw in exhaust
fumes when under power. This apparent compromise to effective ventilation is complicated by the fact that there is no effort at providing sun-shading on the coach windows.
concern is that the only side step to the top of the coachouse leads one directly over the path of the lines led aft from the mast
to the cockpit
. Adding to the already significant potential for injury here, I note that they have not included any handholds on the coachroof; simply put, you wouldn't catch me
climbing up there when underway.
Even recognizing that this boat was designed with a bias towards dockside accomodation (and air conditioning
?) rather than sailing performance, these seem to be unacceptable flaws/oversights.