Originally Posted by djmarchand
I owned one for several years. The engine room (single) is huge. You can sit on a bucket and work on either side as long as you tilt your head a bit.
The ladder is the only access. If you need to pull the engine you cut a hole in the cabin sole. They did this for better soundproofing.
This is 100% correct. There no engine smell and very little noise through the deck in the salon. I can get to both sides of my engine quite easily. It helps to have a tool runner if you are working on the port side but with good planning it is quite easy.
There are seams in the Teak floor where it would be cut to remove the engine if need be.
This is not a new or unique to Mainship concept. There are several Hatteras's that cost for or five times what a Mainship does that need the side of the hull removed to get an engine out. All of the LRC's do I believe. A friend on our dock just replaced his fuel tanks on his Tiara and they had to remove a section of deck about five feet by ten feet to do that job.