Up to 2017 the CrossRoads was a typical Racer focused on performance; an empty interior and even no toilet!
In 2017 we build a vacuum bagged light weight interior around the keel. Two single bunks on both sides of the keel (a total of 4), a navigation area with opposite a galley and a toilet and 2 semi double bunks a little bit after. The space in front of the mast is for sails combined with a fridge and a second toilet. The space under and after the cockpit is for the 29 HP engine and a 5.5 kVa generator.
Thanks to modern technology we kept the weight the same, while adding the cruising comforts we desire. The galley is top notch with induction cooking, the very safe deep cockpit and the saloon fits easily 6 to 8 persons, the saloon is naturally lightened by 12 quite big 12mm acrylic windows. Through the windows you see the sea and the mast and the sails, which gives you a ‘Space Odessey’ feeling. Both electrical toilets have a sink. The one in front gives all the privacy and comfort needed. The one mid-ships is quite ‘convenient’ during racing. Click here for drawing and pictures.
The CrossRoads does not have cabins, due to weight and the fact that the spacious look and feel by cutting up the yacht into cabins, would disappear.
We designed 4 single bunks on both sides of the keel (2 x 2) without losing privacy, simply by using curtains. And thanks to the watch system one of these 2 bunks will always be empty.
The aft bunks are very private; more than half of the bunk is situated under the cockpit, totally separated from the rest of the interior. Mostly the skipper sleeps in the aft bunk on port, which is directly behind the navigation table and next to the entrance to the cockpit. The bunk on starboard is available for a couple.
The co-skipper sleeps in the very spacious rudder compartment next to the (whisper) generator. She loves privacy and there she has it, all by herself.
The CrossRoads despite its length of 50ft only takes 6 guests and 2 crew. To keep the yacht ‘empty’ and therefore ‘light’ and ‘not having too many persons on top of each other’ is our sailing and business philosophy. After sailing so many oceans we realize very well that living in a small space, we have to respect someone’s ‘values’ and ‘privacy’. Sometimes challenging but at the end very rewarding.