Ovni 385 - Galley


Owner’s version (2 cabins, 1 large heads compartment, forward sail locker/storage, large cockpit lazarette also accessible through heads compartment)

Galley equipped with fridge and gas cooker/oven (13Kg gas bottle) with internal tap

Unmarked red Alcantara-type fabric.  Boat interior virtually as new.

With 3 overhead portlights, the large saloon is light and bright with Scandinavian-class oak joinery everywhere – there’s no vinyl apart from the deckhead strips. The keel box is contained within the large drop-leaf table and allows the port settee/berth to be ‘zoned off’ . There is a step down from the galley which ‘separates’ saloon from galley and maintains the ample headroom.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Ovni 385 - saloon floor, stbd, between fridge & nav stationOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Ovni 385 - Aft cabin

NOTE! If you like production boats in the modern idiom,  the Ovni range may not  be for you – Ovnis are ocean-going yachts with no ‘Ideal Home’ pretensions and inappropriate trim or designer touches…..this is reflected in the seamanlike detail (seawater tap, double sinks, accessible water tank, fiddles, handholds, etc).  What you get with the majority of Ovnis is just 2 cabins in a +/- 40′ boat, but high-quality fit-out and a large amount of storage and cruising-adapted accommodation (technical area or workshop) where often you’ll see 3 cabins and 2 heads for entertaining.   NB if 3 cabins/2 heads etc it’s probably ex-charter or maybe just sold outside France.

Here we have 2 cabins, 1 large heads, large lazarette,  large watertight locker between forecabin and anchor locker (for sails, fenders, bikes, whatever) and a large, incredibly useful bathing/boarding platform with ladder, integrated liferaft storage & 2 more lockers (for kedge anchor & 13kg gas bottle) – plus styled and integrated overhead gantry carrying solar panels, antennae, dinghy davits, wind generator or anything else you need to mount out of the way.

Navigation Area
There’s a good-sized chart table with lifting lid and plenty of room for charts, manuals, hand-held compass/VHF/GPS etc. A real office. Also stowage to side for pilot books, folded charts and instruments both in, around and under the table itself.  The navigator’s seat (shaped to hold you in place when heeled) also contains storage space.Ovni 385 - Nav stationOvni 385 - Nav seat/floor

Owner versions of the 385 (most popular version) are equipped with a single, large heads
Heads compartment (Gravity holding tank behind panel to right of storage compartments)

with all teak flooring, divided between heads and basin/shower areas with ample storage, Ovni385-0612 008


and opening hatch to lazarette

Ovni 385 - lazarette/technical area


    Ovni 385 - companionway, stbd, door to heads compartment/lazarette     Ovni 385 - Companionway, portside

Cockpit – The lazarette also serves as a large cockpit locker/technical area to starboard (ie access from heads and cockpit), plus 6 very useful storage cubbies in both coamings (for biscuits, charts, torch, winch handle, etc) and large shallow locker to port for things like hose, funnel, maintenance products, emergency tiller, teak cockpit foot brace, dinghy pump, 2-stroke oil, folding anchor, etc etc


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