36' Sailing Dory Donna
This design has the same nice interior spaces as Badger with the addition of quarter berths aft. For a family of
four to liveaboard, as has been done on one of the sisterships, this provides good separation of the sleeping spaces. I
would put a double berth in the forward cabin, like Badger's, and as shown on the 37½, and have the saloon berths
and quarter berths for sleeping in on a passage.
|Design Number 127|
Several of these 36-footers have done extensive ocean voyaging and the owners report that they have been very comfortable.
They also report that the boats are good at making quick passages and will surf in some tradewind conditions.
This relatively light displacement sailing dory with her 5,000 pounds of ballasted keel will move along at a most
respectable pace, and still maintain a good deal of stability and solid comfort for her crew. Designed for offshore
cruising and simplicity of construction, this practical vessel has very livable accommodations. Quarter berths aft will
be most comfortable in a seaway. The head with shower and oilskin locker is conveniently close to the cockpit, and
U-shaped galley to starboard. A large chart table is next to the head, with settee/berths midships around a drop leaf
table. The foc'sle is home to V-berths and a chain locker in the forepeak. A fair amount of stowage space can be found
throughout the vessel, and especially in the large lazarette.
The trunk cabin version of the 37½' dory shows the double-berth-forward accommodations variation that I would recommend for
a couple or family wanting to live aboard.