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Old 03-09-2020, 02:46 AM   #1
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Is there room for navigator in ST34, 42 or 44 ?

Hi, I am interested in ST 34 or bigger 42/44. Our waters here on Baltic archipelago in Finland are quite rocky, especially when we often navigate outside official fairways. Typically I am steering the boat and navigating in larger scale while my Admiral, who definitely wants to sit so that she can follow the route forward, is following the route in a more detailed scale, sometimes from satellite images and radar, paper chart or forward looking sonar etc.. So we need a seat for the navigator, place for paper chart and other stuff like ipads in the helm. How does that work in ST 34 or the bigger ST42/44 with just one seat, is there enough room for navigator?
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Old 03-09-2020, 06:34 PM   #2
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We had had a 34 and currently own a 44
Both have a helm station bench seat for 2.
Room for charts on the port side. We placed charts on the adjacent counter and other junk wherever needed.


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Old 03-09-2020, 07:24 PM   #3
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As long as there's a spot with a forward view to put charts or a laptop and you can place a chair (that won't slide around underway) in front of it, that can function as a nav station.
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Not the best bow view while underway......
At the helm station, Beneteau added a +/- 6" platform to aid in bow view while underway and standing. If I am using the seat, I sit on a PDF cushion.
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Old 03-10-2020, 07:40 PM   #5
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limited views at lower helm on a st44 unless you can trim the bow down which isnt possibly in all sea conditions
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Old 03-11-2020, 09:30 AM   #6
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So - is there enough room for two "larger" size persons to sit side by side on the helm bench ( in ST34)?
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Old 03-11-2020, 10:09 AM   #7
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Not the best bow view while underway.......
MY OA has a similar problem & that's the reason we opted for a dinette in that location. The dinghy wipes out most of the forward visibility but we always drive from the flybridge.( Lessons learned after 25 years and 10 boats!)
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So - is there enough room for two "larger" size persons to sit side by side on the helm bench ( in ST34)?
My wife and I can both sit at the helm. We are not small but I would not say large either.
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Would be ok on a 42
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