Order Form Keel Sail Plan Especification Deck Layout Interior Layout Description

Polar 65

2 - Interior Layout

The Polar 65 is intended to accommodate up to fourteen persons for extended periods. The keel case is placed at mid ships and for that reason the main saloon is shifted to the after quarters. This is the favourite arrangement among polar yacht owners. The large volume afforded when the design provides beamy quarters gives an unobstructed saloon, so spacious that can accommodate the whole crew plus guests. The U-shape sofa that surrounds the aft side of the saloon is served by two tables, a convenient arrangement once only one of these tables may be employed when short handed, or all seats may be occupied when parties are occurring. Frequently polar yachts are chartered by expedition parties or by documentary producers. For that matter, the Polar 65 reserves a noble place at the starboard side of the saloon for an ample communication centre or working area. Symmetrically, at port side is located the galley with freezer, refrigerator, two sinks and a four burner stove with oven. Besides there is a profusion of lockers for pantry and kitchen appliances to be stored. The floor at the working area is protected by a rail where the cook can lean his back against it, without risk of falling to leeward in case the two hands are required for the pots. Separating the galley from the study, there is the engine room with the pilothouse above it. The access for the engine room is by a hatch placed at the centre of the aft wall. To port there is a ladder to the pilothouse. This is a 360º visibility windowed compartment reserved for navigation and inside steering. A pilot settee berth provides a second social ambience for a small party. Talking to charter skippers, they pointed the importance of a second small resting area where a crew tired of all the fuss generated at the main saloon can find a quieter place to stay. At the aft wall of the pilothouse is located the wet suit locker. This is a good place for this essential equipment once it avoids bringing water down below, besides being a handy place to dress before leaving the warmth of the heated interior. The companionway is placed at starboard and is shut by means of a deck type commercial hatch installed at a 45º angle fore and aft. On top of this hatch is built a solid dodger frame with laminated glass windows all over to spare the crew from spray when getting out and also to protect the pilot house from solid water going down below. At each side of the engine room there are two corridors that give access to the living quarters located at both sides of the keel case. The stock plan considers the need to accommodate a large crew, and to fulfil this purpose, we designed a family cabin at port side with no less than five bunks, plus a working desk with stools. In front is the owner's "en suite" stateroom with two accesses, one by way of the starboard corridor and the second one provided by a door that leads to the large portside cabin. To starboard we designed two cabins with two berths each plus two berths for a professional crew, if wished. Another option is to build a workbench with vise in place of the professional crew accommodation
The two main heads are forward to each side of the anchor chain well and there is a third social head next to the communication centre. This is the most convenient position for a toilet, once it's close to the centre of the boat.
In front of the two main heads is the foc`s`le, a watertight compartment accessible only from the deck. A steep ladder gives access to this ample compartment where it can be stored spare sails, warps, chandlery, etc. A second generator, as well as a desalinator may also be installed there. A bow thruster is a recommended accessory. In front of the foc`s`le there is a collision bulkhead, with a watertight inspection port.
This interior arrangement is by no means a rigid one, except for keel case and structural bulkheads, and there is plenty of margin for customising the layout.