- Cooya Accommodation -
Linton Hope designed Cooya with greater beam than was customary in her
day, giving her increased stability. An additional benefit is that the
accommodation is particularly spacious. The original drawings show the
following layout, in which the companionway was amidships.
However the internal layout has
been modified on two occasions, firstly in the 1950s and then in the 1970s, so
that little of the original accommodation remains. In her current layout which
maximises the available space and makes for a very comfortable live-abaord
environment, the companion way leads over the engine on the port side, where
there are lockers for tools, spare parts, lifejackets etc.
The main saloon has seating for five around a
table, and two bunks: one converts to a double by lowering the table. The
forward part of the saloon includes diesel powered cabin
heater CD player/radio, stowage, drinks cabinet, refrigerator and storage
on the port side, with the galley on the starboard side, with large sink,
gimbaled cooker with separate grill and oven, and food storage.
The full size chart
table is on the starboard side with modern navigation, radio and
computer equipment and a shelf for navigation books etc. It is easily visible
from the cockpit and is protected from spray by a large Perspex screen.
Forward, the heads and a large hanging storage locker
are to port, with two bunks to starboard in the middle cabin, while the forepeak has further stowage space and
four more bunks (two of which are for children).