What is it that some yacht designers and builders don’t understand about berths — or, as landlubbers call them, beds?
Not long ago, a friend showed me his new 50-something footer. I ooohed and aaahed through the yacht — until we got to the master stateroom. There, I laughed out loud. “You’ve got to be kidding,” I said. The builder had created a berth that angled out from one corner diagonally. Aside from thinking it was a silly layout on a boat this size, I was amused by the shape of the bed.“How many sides does this bed have?” I asked my friend. “Hey, look how big it is,” he hedged.