A few things I can recall from seeing Unicorn "in the flesh", so to speak:
- The cockpit seemed HUGE, but not terribly deep. If you look closely at those pics, the forward part of the cockpit forms a sort of big bridge-deck. That makes room for lounging and kicking back, leaving the aft part of the cockpit for sail-handling, et cetera. The seats in the aft part of the cockpit could easily accommodate 6 or 8 people, as I recall. I imagine that one could daysail with 10 or 12 people without it seeming overly crowded.
- I don't recall the dodger being there when I saw her. But, I do seem to recall there being a bimini over at least part of the cockpit.
- I saw Unicorn before a lot of the upgrades mentioned in the add had been done, so she did seem a little "dated". However, everything seemed first rate and very well planned out. I can't really tell from the pics, but I hope they didn't modernize her too much. The over-all "package" was very nice the way it was when I saw her.
- The interior layout was very nice. The "Master" stateroom is just aft of the companionway, with what looked to be a queen-size berth to starboard. This is tucked in under that raised part of the cockpit, with full-height headroom just on the port side of the stateroom (under the extension of the coach roof to port and aft of the companionway, if you look at the pics). That might seem a tad claustrophobic to some, but the way it was done looked pretty slick to be.
- The rest of the interior seemed very well planned (as I would expect from Bruce King). The galley might be a bit small in comparison to some modern production boats, but the layout seemed very sensible.
- I'm surprised Unicorn has been on the market for so long. I don't know it she was purchased after I saw her, and is now being resold, or what. But, she seems to have been on the market more or less continuously for at least five or six years.
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