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Brightside was designed by Frans Maas, a Danish Naval Architect and built by Palmer Johnson to withstand the closest scrutiny. It was totally rebuilt in the mid nineties and in many ways surpasses the original with all new systems and (oversized) deck gear and hardware. Her sleek lines and gleaming black hull are certain to be a head turner in any harbor. The interior was well finished more inline with the early S&S swans that Palmer Johnson was importing and finishing out at the time. Hull form is... tumblehome, small stern,. Nice skeg rudder... the bottom looks like the Swans of the era as well. This is a first class yacht in every respect.
Accommodates with comfort, a family of four.The interior is full-varnished teak with an oiled teak cabin sole. It has a teak dining table. Forward is a 6’4” V berth with filler to form a double; below the V berth and the insert there is storage in lockers. It has a shower adjacent to the head. There is also a hand held shower in the cockpit. Brightside has at least one berth 6'7" Between the foc’sle cabin and the main salon is the head. It has toilet with holding tank, sink, and storage bins. It has hot and cold pressurized water. There is a good-sized hanging locker. Next aft is the main cabin with settee benches on port and starboard with storage behind the seat backs. There are also “pilot” berths on both sides of the main salon. Further aft and to port is the L shaped galley with gimballed 3 burner Force 10 stainless steel CNG stove with oven, and a single basin stainless steel sink with pressurized hot and cold water, a large ice box, and good storage and counter space. Next to the sink is a folding counter that increases the available counter space. The galley is fully outfitted with dishes, pots and pans, and silverware. Opposite the galley on the starboard side is the navigation station, with desk, instruments and electrical panels. There are several drawers under the nav station that contain additional cooking items. There is also storage under the nav station seat. Next aft are two quarter berths, extra long, singles to port and starboard. There is additional storage under both berths. There is Nicro solar day/night vent over the head; three large opening overhead hatches The deck is flush. Light comes through the hatches. Cloth mosquito screens can be snapped into place over all hatch openings.
Lighted 4 inch binnacle mounted compass, depth and speed instruments visible from the helm. ICOM fixed mounted VHF radio, Raymarine chart plotter mounted at navigation station