Saloon looking forward
The saloon is forward of the bridge cabin and galley, and includes a teak drop-leaf dining table and two facing setees. Six people can be seated comfortably at dinner, and guests can relax by the wood-burning fireplace located on the forward bulkhead. Cabinets opposite the fireplace and beneath the setees provide ample storage. At night the setee seats serve as comfortable sleeping berths, and the setee backs rotate upward to create two additional bunks. The layout and furniture are original except for the fireplace, which was added in the 1980s.
Forward of the saloon, beyond the mirrored door, there was originally a head. Sometime in the past the toilet and sink were removed and the space was converted to a shower. In the future we plan to return the area to it's original use.
Saloon looking aft toward galley
Attention to detail and the use of fine materials are evident throughout boats built by Stephens Bros. In COMPADRE'S saloon, for example, we see that the overhead deck beams are all capped with teak. Teak also trims the cabinets, the shelves behind the setees, and the passage-way to the galley.
Original Bronze Dolphin Lamp
Also of interest in the saloon are the 4 original cast-bronze dolphin lamps, which were standard on Stephens Bros. yachts of this era.