Forward of the saloon and accessed via two large hatches from the deck is the water locker containing fresh and black water tanks and associated pump and plumbing. There is ample storage space available here and also access to the inside of the hull.
A 1000 litre (approx) fresh water tank and 250 litre (approx) black water tank are stored in the forward lockers. Fresh water is supplied to the forward family bathroom, galley and stern cabin bathroom via plastic pipe and fittings, and pressurized by a 230V Grunfoss pump and accumulator. Hot water is provided via the Kabola diesel boiler (see later) and stored in a double skinned hot water tank with integral 1 Kw immersion heater as and when required. The black water tank is linked to the forward family bathroom (shower, washbasin and macerator toilet) whilst the stern cabin bathroom (macerator toilet, washbasin and bath) and galley waste water vents directly overboard. The black water tank can be emptied overboard via a lockable ball valve (per ES-TRIN regulations) or pumped out using standard pump out sanitary facilities.
The forepeak cabin is accessed via the forward deck via a lifting hatch and steps down. This hold is unlined and used as a storage area for paints and tools etc. Again, access to the inside of the hull is available here. A waterproof (IP66) power socket (230v) is available on the front deck above the forepeak hatch
A Duco 20PK (14.5KW) DC bowthruster was fitted in May 2016 as part of ongoing improvements. This unit is easily accessible in the fo’c’sle and has its own dedicated battery bank and charger.
The vessel carries a traditional iron anchor of approximately 175 kg mass, along with approximately 55 m of chain. This is deployed by manual winch which has the facility for another anchoring chain to be added through an unused hawse pipe. The vessel also carries three kedge anchors for stern mooring which are deployed via rope and chain. A full complement of warps and lines of varying lengths is held on board along with appropriate fenders.
Two life rings are carried, complete with SOLAS reflective strips, plus a horseshoe buoy with strobe. A boarding ladder is carried along with a Man Overboard rescue sling and 30m of recovery line.