We think the Marinaut 215 has one of the best blends of space usage available on a 21' 6" boat. There are always compromises but we knew (from asking boat owners) that most said they wanted a nice sized cockpit and a comfortable cabin with overnight accommodations and we think we gave them what they asked for.
7' (in sleeping configuration)
60 gallons (std), 102 gallons (optional)
90 to 115 horsepower (140 max)
This drawing shows the general layout of the Marinaut 215. We've kept the motorwell small for a few reasons: it means a boarding sea cannot add significant weight and submerge the trasom, it also means that there's a lot more storage space available in the transom area (a good place for bulky items like fenders or extra fuel tanks), and it results in a flat area around the top of the motorwell which is a nice place to set down a drink, to sit, to add flush mounted bait wells, etc.
With the large large windows, ample headroom (for most!), and the small forward bulkhead (just on the starboard side) the cabin has a very spacious feeling. The tinted side windows slide open and are screened. There are large round port lights at the aft end of each cabin side. A slide opening and screened window is standard in the rear door.
This drawing shows the space available under the rear deck (in the motorwell area) and the location of the portable toilet, water tank, and anchor locker.
The drawing on the right shows the location of many structures in the boat. Of particular note is the cockpit/cabin floor: it's a one piece molding from the stern to the bow. The drawing clearly shows the slope of the cockpit floor so that water drains aft to the sump area and the sill at the forward end of the cockpit to keep water out of the cabin.
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The cockpit has a flat floor and is large enough for fishing, crabbing, and shrimping (prawning). It's also large enough for a couple of nice deck chairs and a table. In addition it's large enough to accommodate a couple of sleepers if need be. With camper canvas the cockpit becomes another large "room" which is much appreciated in inclement weather. In hotter weather a Bimini top over the cockpit will give shade and protection from the sun.
The aft cabin bulkhead (a standard item) is removable; removing it leaves the aft end of the cabin completely open to the cockpit and a canvas drop curtain is optional. There is a sill at the forward end of the cockpit to keep any water on the deck from entering the cabin when the aft bulkhead is removed or the door is open.
The cabin features 6'4" of headroom. There is a dinette to port with storage under the aft dinette seat; the forward dinette seat swivels from facing forward to facing aft and there is a storage compartment under.
The forward v-berth will accommodate someone about 5' 10" laying down comfortably without the berth extensions; with the berth extensions in place the v-berth is about 7' long. It's quite wide and comfortable and with no cabin bulkhead on the port side it s very easy to get in and out and has an open airy feeling. The portable toilet is located under the center v-berth filler cushion.
The helm station is comfortble with room for larger folks and the helm seat slides fore and aft. There are three windows forward, all equipped with pantographic wipers and gear driven motors. The center window opens. The vertical dash space is intended for gauges and swithces, and there's a flat dash space above for electronics. There are two drawers for storage under the helm seat.
Aft of the helm seat is the galley with a standard sink (with electric pump) and single burner butane stove (a Wallas stove/heater is optional). The galley counter is deep and there is quite a lot of storage under it.
(Boat under construction in this photo)
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