The ambient air temperature in the Med. summer is often peaking above 30C; sometimes well above. In spite of ARAMIS´s reflective white hull and coach roof, we have had to pay particular attention to ventilation.
The primary ventilation whilst at anchor is the large hatch above the forecabin.
Lloyds would say the hatch should open the other way for saftey at sea however, at anchor, a hatch that opens to the front is a major benefit in terms of ventilation.
We have added a vent that can be left open at sea in all but the most extreme conditions.
The hatch has fixings for a wind-scoop (air-con as we call it) that can be used at anchor.
The forecabin hatch with fixing points for a wind scoop and a vent for use at sea.
A rather floppy wind-scoop over the forward hatch - scooping very little in this photo.
Further ventillation at sea or at anchor is provided by four dorade vents.
Two original funnel types and two low profile vents that we added to provide air flow above main cabin settee berths.
One of the funnel dorades is dedicated to providing fresh air to the engine compartment see Engine the other provides ventilation to the heads compartment.
All dorades are protected with stainless-steel cages.
The heads dorade vent and one of a vents above a main cabin settee berth seen from the inside. Both can be closed from inside at sea.
To further improve comfort, there are two fans in the main cabin above each berth. The fans are two speed and can be switched to oscillate if required. In addition to providing ventilation for the berths, they improve comfort whlist the inside dining area is in use.
Two-speed oscillating fans above the settee berths in the main cabin