Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Narragansett Bay
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There are two pilothouse options with the "Traditional" Nauticat 33 models, one pilothouse door, or two. One door allows for a large U-shaped lounge along the port side, surrounding a teak "dinette" table. The helm is not on the centerline, but far over to starboard. This arrangement is nice because of it's large "single" seating area. But, if on a port tack, one can only access the pilothouse on the low side of the vessel - kinda scary if heeling sharply.
On the two door design (True Blue's), the helm is centered, but a removable cushion over a slide-out teak base, converts the port side steps into an extended L-shaped lounge. There is a teak dinette table and a separate seat "split" from the dinette, to starboard, flanking the companionway door down to the aft cabin. The pilothouse is quite large but can only comfortably seat 5 people at the dinette, but 6-7 if moveable stools/chairs are used.
The dinette in the forward salon/galley below seats 6. Therefore the cabin area seats 12, although split in two spaces. 7 people can sleep comfortably - but who wants to do that in a 33 foot boat?
True Blue . . .
sold the Nauticat