The head – or for all you land-lubbers – the toilet/bathroom combined in to one tiny space similar to your broom cupboard!
I like the keep it simple idea of not having electric toilets and too many complicated systems that might break or require lots of maintenance. However lets see what the yachts come with as standard and go from there.
Here is what we will be looking at in the head department when we are boat shopping:
- Toilet – preferably manual and not electric
- Holding tank – how many litres
- Can you switch the holding tank to go automatically over the side while at sea
- Size of area – can you move!?
- Is there a shower in the cockpit as well?
- Water heater – where is it located, how does it work?
- How does the drain work – a pump presumably
- Storage for loo roll, toiletries, medical kits etc
- Hooks, and rails for towels & clothes etc
- Fresh water tank – how many litres?
- What about a water maker? Where would it go?
- Ease of access to sea-cocks and other plumbing
The Sun Odyssey that we liked had a great head layout, spacious with a screen to keep the shower water in one place. There was plenty of storage and easy access to the plumbing if necessary. The door to the lazarette was also through here.