Camdeboo has a fantastic interior arrangement, great for a family. She comfortably sleeps eight people in three enclosed staterooms. She has superior headroom at 6’9” in the salon, 6’8” in the forward cabin and 6’ 3” in the aft quarter berth cabins. She has two heads with showers. The interior wood is beautiful teak veneer with a South African mahogany like sole. Overhead is a white headliner. The headliner is attached by Velcro and easily removed for access to wiring etc. The new upholstery (2015) is a tasteful dark blue pattern.
Vessel interior description starting from the bow moving aft.
In the very bow is the chain locker and bow lazarette, with saltwater washdown.
Moving aft, the forward cabin can only be described as palatial. This space was two separate cabins, but is now converted to one large cabin. Consequently, there is a large number of bunks for a single cabin. To starboard is a Pullman double berth. To port are two single bunk beds. In the bow is the forward head. This is a good sized head and shower, with a rod for a curtain. The head has quite a lot of storage. Back in the cabin and forward of the bunks are two large hanging style lockers. Under the Pullman are two 8D house batteries (with space for two more), plus excellent storage space for tools, sails, etc. Under the port side lower bunk is also additional storage space. There are three large overhead opening hatches and two large windows for plenty of light and ventilation. Lighting includes reading lights for all bunks and overhead lights. Two DC fans help keep the air moving in this space
Moving aft to the main salon and salon galley. This is a warm and social space with lots of natural light, beautiful teak wood and solid wood mahogany like floors. The new blue upholstery rounds things out and pulls it all together. The salon table, located on the starboard side of the salon, will comfortably seat up to eight people. The table itself is varnished teak with a center storage area with lift off cover. The table can be lowered to create another double bunk. The table also has a drop leaf making for a path forward while the galley is in use. On the forward bulkhead is a flat screen TV. Outboard to starboard above the seat back are two long, over and under book shelves, centered between two large storage cabinets. Under the center settee is storage space that has a removable false bottom to reveal access to Camdeboo’s very deep bilge space. Under the forward seat of the settee are the two inverter chargers (one for 120 volt AC service the other for 240 volt AC service). The remaining space under the expansive settee is reserved for storage and there is lots of it.
On the port side, across from the salon table, is the salon galley. This is one of the nicest galleys I’ve come across on a vessel of this size, both from a seagoing safety perspective and a use perspective. It’s best described as a pass through galley even though it shares space in the salon. The center “island” sports a deep double stainless sink. The sinks have covers making for a 4 foot 3 inch long counter! Across and outboard is an L- shaped counter space that totals 10 feet 10 inches of linear counter. There is a front loading refrigerator and separate top loading freezer space. There is a tremendous amount of storage in cabinets and drawers.
Aft of the galley on the port side is the forward facing navigator's table. The table lifts up for storage under. The radios, DC power switches, sailing electronics, etc., are all accessed from this area. The nav table sits adjacent to the companionway, making it convenient for the navigator to pass on instructions to those standing watch above.
As mentioned, the companionway sits inboard of the port side nav table. The companion way steps are removable for access to the forward section of the engine.
To starboard of the companionway is the aft head and shower. This head has a Jabsco manual marine toilet. There is plenty of storage with three deep cabinets above and two deeper and taller cabinets below. There is an oval sink and separate hot/cold shower. Shower and sink water drain to a grey water tank for pumping overboard. The head has two doors, one giving entry from the salon the other to the master cabin.
The master cabin is a quarter berth located aft on the starboard side. This enclosed cabin has a large double berth. The cushions are split and a lee cloth can be erected between them, providing two potential sea berths. There are five opening port lights and an overhead opening hatch, providing an abundance of natural light and excellent ventilation, often not found in a quarter berth cabin like this. There is plenty of floor space in the cabin allowing movement for getting dressed etc. Above, outboard and aft of the bunk are four large storage cabinets. Forward to starboard are two tall lockers, one a hanging locker the other a tall cabinet with shelf. Forward and to port is a shelf space with fiddles. Engine access to the starboard side of the engine is in this space. Under the bunk is all storage.
On the port side aft of the nav table is the port quarter berth and technical space. This cabin is different from the master in that it has a split double berth. The split happens at the forward portion of the bunk which joins farther aft. This practical configuration makes getting in and out of the bunk easier, but it also can be filled to make one large complete bunk, much like what you would see in a V-berth arrangement. Like the master cabin bunk, the cushions are split so as to accommodate a lee cloth between. This cabin also has good natural light with three opening port lights and an overhead opening hatch. Above the bunk outboard and aft are four opening cabinets and forward of the bunk are two tall opening cabinets. The technical part of this space is because it houses the fuel polishing system and AC shore power breakers. There is also access to the port side of the engine and transmission. The current owner used this cabin to store tools and mechanical spares. The bunks make for good storage space and can easily serve as another comfortable cabin when there are guests aboard.
Camdeboo’s interior is very well thought out, combining both the practical with the aesthetic, a nice balance of form and function. The accommodations are prefect for a family or for those cruising with guests. Skipper and crew will not be found wanting in the sleeping accommodations, while the chef — heck there is room for two chef’s — have excellent working space for their trade. The teak veneers have fresh varnish and all the upholstery has been renewed. Camdeboo is a special boat, both capable and comfortable.
Teak Interior wood
Mahogany cabin sole
8 berths in 3 cabins
(8) DC fans
Mix LED & incandescent lighting
New interior varnish throughout
Hatch security bars, companionway and two hatches
Lee cloths for all 8 berths
Interior Re-varnished 2015-2016
Lockers and Bilge Painting 2015-2016