Namaki was built by Lyle Harrington for Ed Davis. She has a bridge deck house combining a well equipped galley as well as the helmsman's station.
A galley located on the bridge has specific advantages in that the cook is able to participate in the activities aboard and is provided with unobstructed vision and fresh air.
Her ice chest, at lower right under the alcohol stove, is loaded from outboard. Stowage space is provided beneath the sink as well as in a "pass-thru" dish locker to starboard.
Mr. Davis's power cruiser was originally conceived for the comfort of two on extended cruising in the Bahamas -- occasional guests, aboard for a weekend, are provided with comfortable quarters in her aft cuddy. Her main cabin reflects the warmth and character of oiled white pine, combined with brightly colored sailcloth fabrics on cushions and pillows and the richness of African mahogany. The hinged box berth, outboard to port, provides comfortable sleeping -- the settee, directly inboard, is for sitting. An extension berth is shown to starboard just outboard the fixed dining table.
The bridge deck house, looking forward. Her companionway opening is at the centerline with controls to port. Complete visbility is afforded around the horizon. Namaki is equipped with an Edson steerer, with reduction at the sprocket. Stainless wire runs over bronze sheaves to a quadrant inboard her stern post -- from this a reach arm extends aft to her rudder head. A blade area of ample proportions and the above arrangement has created extremely easy handling and positive control in maneuvering.
Tucked in the aft end of Namaki the cuddy, under a raised deck, provides comfortable accommodations for two. There is sitting, headroom in this compartment. Her builder has always referred to this as "his" cabin - and to be sure it is a snug place to be. Two lockers, to port and starboard, provide ample stowage for clothes. A bureau is tucked between the berths with access to the quadrant and steering gear at the centerline. Further access to the engine compartment is provided under the companionway opening.
A Maiwald soapstone coal and wood burning fireplace adds its functional charm. The main cabin is an attempt of the owner and designer to incorporate those elements conducive to comfort and an atmosphere of hospitality.