Belowdecks, we found the boat's accommodations pleasing. The vertical stainless-steel grabrails on either side of the companionway provide solid support. The ladder is steep, though not awkwardly so, and its laminated-wood treads cant up at their ends to create positive footing when the boat is heeled. For access to the 40-horsepower diesel, the hinged ladder swings up easily. At its foot, a well-placed centerline counter unit provides a way station, and it also creates a shallow U in the compact galley, which is to port, offering the cook a place to brace one cheek while at work.