The author's views on creating a sense of light and space below. Written about motorsailers, with reference to the author's designs.
A cruiser who once lived with his family for 14 months without spending a night ashore talks about the saloon, its physical arrangement, dÃ©cor, settee and cushions.
Thoughts on evaluating and preparing your boat for offshore passages, including stowage, sea berths, the ability to move easily when the boat is heeled and bouncing, and other matters.
Some features of a boat are attractive for one type of cruising but limiting or even dangerous for others: interior arrangements, cockpits, sail plans, and hull shapes are discussed briefly.