Stepping into the salon, you find what seems to be a simple layout, featuring an L-shaped sofa, an additional sofa to starboard and the galley forward. But, in fact, this salon is anything but simplistic. The sofas house immense storage for both rods and tackle, with the L-shaped sofa containing what appear to be bait trays, but in this instance were used to stack and neatly contain dredges. The coffee table is constructed with an ingenious hinge system that allows the Mappa burl top to rise and pivot toward the sofa for additional dining; the dinette is located forward.
The galley features beautiful white Brazilian Calcutta quartzite, and beneath the countertops, dual Sub-Zero refrigeration/freezer drawers. For early risers, a direct-plumbed coffee maker located in the upper cabinets next to the Viking convection microwave is welcome.
Seven is designed as a three-stateroom, two-head layout, with an additional tackle room located behind the first door on the starboard side of the companionway. Among the impeccable teak cabinetry, travel gear, terminal tackle, and rods and reels are housed with enough room for two mates to work comfortably. Counter space and two additional Sub-Zero freezers can also be found here.
Two staterooms feature double-bunk layouts, and the master, located forward, features dual teak nightstands and a Mappa burl-accented headboard. The handcrafted nightstands are fitted with internal phone chargers that are completely invisible to the naked eye, and in front of the bed sits a dresser and what looks to be an ordinary mirror between two teak hanging lockers. However, Bayliss upped the wow factor by including a Séura mirrored television in disguise, visible only when it’s turned on. Fancy.
One of the less-discussed areas that caught my attention was the day head. Not only is it huge, but it features unique Azul Macubas quartzite countertops and a full-size linen closet. About as large as a standard master head, I initially wondered, Why? But I quickly reminded myself of all the times folks have knocked elbows trying to dress in dark bunkrooms, or disturbed others who would rise later. You can easily shower, change, and get ready for the day without disturbing your bunkmate or inflicting damage to your not-so-funny funny bone.