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Stateroom looking forward

Stateroom

The stateroom is aft of the bridge cabin and includes two roomy single bunks, one to port and one to starboard. Between the bunks, along the aft bulkhead, is a built-in chest of drawers. Two large drawers beneath each bunk provide additional storage. Immediately forward of the starboard bunk is a large hanging locker. The head is opposite the hanging locker, forward of the port bunk. A large fixed-pane window is above each bunk, with an opening port slightly aft. As in the saloon, all the cabinetry is solid teak.

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Stateroom looking aft

Those familiar with power cruisers built in the 1920s and 1930s may recognize that COMPADRE's interior layout is a bit unusual, with the galley and saloon forward and the stateroom aft. The more common layout for a Stephens 43 has the stateroom forward, the galley and saloon aft. In that layout, a companionway leads aft from the saloon to a cockpit in the stern. COMPADRE has no stern cockpit, but instead has a huge lazarette beneath her back deck, which provides a great deal of storage and space for holding tanks, etc. We believe COMPADRE is one of only two surviving Stephens cruisers with this layout. The other is the 42ft CLASSIQUE, which is berthed in Seattle.

Although it has been modernized over the years, the head still retains a style consistent with the period. The china wash basin and the small cabinet to the right of the toilet are not original; we don't know exactly when they were added. The original bronze opening port above the toilet provides light and ventilation.


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