There was a small hole, 21in by 12in as the only way into the forepeak
, but the firemen couldn't get through because of their oxygen bottles.
Inside the cabin are four berths, the forepeak
and two bunks.
The deck's thickness in the area of the forepeak
had literally rusted to the thickness of a razor blade," reports Donald Brodie, then AMSAs technical adviser on marine pollution and coordinator of Australia's federal effort to stabilize the ship.
Accommodations include four double cabins with en suite heads and showers and an additional berth in each forepeak
(one with a head).
Our review boat had the owner's forepeak
with island queen-sized double and a separate shower/head but an offset bed is a useful option here that creates a lounge bench area.
In his letter he says: "We have 12ft of water in the forepeak
and are not yet out of harbour.
After a late night chat at our table over raki with one of the owners, Yuksel Yorulmaz, I was allowed to spend a magical night nearby in a tiny, windowless, thatched Turkish-carpeted cabin on stilts a few feet out into the water - a welcome change from my cramped berth in Zynobia's forepeak
Handily, a double can split in two; plus there's a forepeak
cabin for crew or visiting teenagers.
The layout has the head forward, behind the forepeak
double berth while two doubles maximise the beam at the stern and are open plan, a good weight saving idea on this very interesting model.
has two bunks, while the aft port quarter has full-sized double berth.
Up in the forepeak
there's a spinnaker pit and hatch.
Yet more crew bunks if needed are in the forepeak
with ablutions, which means the layout is very much of a superyacht style, yet in a manageable 76-foot hull.