Circe boasts a classic satin-varnished teak interior. Her bulkheads are teak veneered Meranti marine plywood abutting solid teak rails, stiles, corner posts and fiddles. The overhead throughout the boat is made with custom fiberglass white V-groove panels supported by custom varnished teak battens.
Main Salon/Nav area
The center cockpit companionway steps lead into the main salon, amid-ship. The steps are teak and finished in crushed walnut shells and varnish for excellent non-skid control. The top and bottom steps are hinged and provide storage. The navigation table with cushioned seat and vessel AC/DC breaker panel and some electronics are to starboard of the stairs. Slightly forward of the Nav desk and outboard are two custom seats separated by a built-in teak table with drawers for storage. Additional storage alcoves and lockers/drawers with cane or solid teak panel doors provide plenty of space for owner gear. Two hull ports surrounded by bright white sheathing provide natural light in this navigation/reading area. The “knockdown” secure cabin sole throughout the boat is satin-varnished teak and maple planking with maple perimeter border. The main salon’s teak table, with folding leaf, is supported by custom polished stainless steel bases. When not dining, the port side settee can be transformed into additional berth by extending the settee’s port side leg inboard 6″. The centerline settee backrest houses a 23″ flat screen TV that raises and lowers electrically and rotates 180 degrees for optimal viewing. Storage is provided below the centerline seat.
A liquor/wine bar storage cabinet and locker provide ample space for bottles and glasses and are convenient to the main salon table. Additional lockers/cabinets (high and low) with cane paneled doors and flat paneled teak doors are located on the inboard leg of the dinette, adjacent to the main mast.
The galley is aft and port of the main salon and runs fore and aft. Access to the aft master cabin is through the galley. A satin-varnished teak stile and rail door with arched top and flat teak panels separates the master cabin from the fore/aft galley area. A second watertight door aft and inboard of the galley refrigeration provides excellent access for monitoring the engine room while underway. A generous galley Corian countertop on both sides provide excellent space for food preparation. The inboard counter includes two single stainless steel sinks with storage above the countertop in two cabinets as well as more space below. The force 10 (3)-burner stove with SS hood is also mounted on the inboard side of the galley. A generous number of cabinets and drawers provide more than enough space for a very well equipped galley. An 800 watt Microwave in the galley as well.
Two large custom refrigeration/freezer units are installed aft and outboard of the galley and include separate Seafrost DC controls and interior temperature gauges. Custom spice and knife racks and excellent ventilation with opening ports make this the perfect offshore galley layout.
Circe has a Force 10 three-burner propane stove with a thermostatically controlled oven/broiler. The unit is gimbaled to allow it to swing freely when the boat is underway. The stove includes a custom stainless steel stove hood and exhaust fan.
The aft cabin has a centerline king berth flanked by two custom dressing seats to port and starboard. Four drawers are located at the foot of the berth and additional storage is found under the seat cushions. Lots of additional storage; hinged lift up locker tops, two large hanging lockers lined with aromatic cedar; 3 storage shelves behind cane cabinet door panels, as well as a drop-front storage lockers. Just forward of the king-sized berth is a teak bureau with mirror above and five satin varnished teak drawers. Six additional cane paneled lockers are found throughout the cabin. Great storage!
The cabin is well-ventilated by opening ports in the trunk cabin sides; dorade vents in the overhead; two opening deck hatches and Hella electric fans. Excellent lighting is provided by overhead domes, reading and courtesy lights. The teak and maple cabin sole runs throughout the cabin and into the private head with separate stall shower. A watertight door opens in the forward shower bulkhead to access the walk-in engine room.
The master head has Corian counter and sink, teak-framed mirror, electric head and ventilation (with auto lighting) via an exhaust fan. Dome lighting as well as lights at each mirror and near cabin sole at the vanity lockers.
Forward Guest Stateroom
This guest cabin is fitted with a generous sized vberth, built of satin varnished teak surfaces and the solid teak corner posts, rails and stiles found throughout the boat. The berth incorporates a dressing seat with storage beneath the cushion. The aft end of the berth includes four teak drawers for storage. Additional storage areas with cane panels provide more than enough space for guest clothes, bunk linens and blankets. There is one aromatic cedar lined hanging locker in the cabin. Both reverse cycle air conditioning and heat are provided to both guest and master cabins as well as dedicated Espar heat. The cabin sides are sheathed in white wood strips. The reflective custom fiberglass v grove overhead panels trimmed with varnished teak battens keep the space bright and cheery. Ventilation is provided by opening port lights in the trunk cabin sides, an overhead hatch and by two Hella fans. Three overhead dome lights and two bulkhead mounted reading lights are included as well as courtesy lighting in the aft face of the seat and near the cabin sole.
The engine room is a watertight space accessed from the galley or aft cabin shower. Both doors are aluminum A30 rated watertight doors by Pacific Coast Marine. This engine room was meticulously designed by the yacht’s captain and owner and includes the forethought of “soft patches” in the engine room overhead, making genset or engine removal via the cockpit sole possible. The room is insulated with materials by Novitechniek. Ease of maintenance, access and safety has determined the layout of all equipment in the engine room. Removable insulated panels are located as needed. A removable aluminum grate floor system provides great strength and visibility throughout and the engine room is even fitted with a work bench!