we meet in monohulls are sharing a room. Even in large boats with three or four berths, it's common for a room to be used for storage
and the kids to sleep together.
Everyone in multihulls seems to have their own room. Plus Mom's sewing room, plus the kids TV lounge, plus the cats own bathroom. And etc. I don't know if this is a sampling error, but we more often see teenagers in multihulls. Maybe that's why?
My daughters, 8 and 11, started out sharing the v-berth with a cloth and mesh divider strung down the center. This would have worked fine for other people, but not for our own uniquely weird life. My older daughter is special needs and eventually figured out how to reach through the cloth divider and steal her sisters toys. Well, one in particular -- she partially ate her sisters ipad
, crunching glass in her mouth, and we had a whole day of drama. That day she moved out of the v-berth, to sleep on the couch.
Until we got to St Marten, where fantastic carpenters made her a room. They chopped the top half off of a closet that was just aft of the v-berth, cut a big hole in the wall to the v-berth, and then added plywood
to divide the v-berth in two. This made a new pullman berth, and turned the v into a single
. This was quick and inexpensive since our boat is not finished to a high standard -- more Ikea than Grandma's sitting room. It took two weeks, much of that waiting for paint
to dry, and less than $2k, I think. The photo
is halfway through the construction process.
We could have never done that in our previous boat, which seemed to have been carved from a solid block of teak
by eunuch monks in the Forbidden City. It felt taboo to screw a picture frame into a bulkhead, if we ever dared to violate that fine wood a noxious gas would pour out of the hole, Indiana-Jones style.
Good luck with you adventure.