The 'Lulworth' has an owner's cabin, three guest cabins and a large crew area.
The guests enter the vessel via the deckhouse, which doubles as a sort of porch to the interior.
At the base of the stairs is a metal grill in the corridor floor, which was used to drain away the water from dripping wet-weather gear hanging on the hooks above.
The owner’s stateroom is positioned furthest aft. This graceful cabin contains two good-sized bunks, an elegant desk and an alcove containing a leather sofa and bookshelves. Although new, the large wardrobes flanking the alcove are in the original position, and the use of cypress wood inside them adds to the old-style feel. Virtually everything in this cabin is authentic, from the skylight winders to the door frames, from the fixtures and fittings to the claws on the storage nets.
The owner’s bathroom is positioned on the port side forward.
A curving corridor of ancient mahogany panels, where doors lead off to the three superior guest cabins and the bathroom. Two of the cabins contain fold-down cabinets that are historical artefacts in their own right. In all three cabins there is plenty of room for clothes in the deep hanging closets that reach back to the ring frames on the side of the boat. Drawers under the beds offer further storage. Each room is a wonderful place to wind down and reflect on a day spent racing or cruising.
The saloon is the room that most reflects the taste and elegance of Lulworth’s original owner. Every piece, apart from the lighting, the leather on the seats and the dining chairs, is original, and what you see here is exactly how the saloon would have looked in 1920. Even the solid silver candleholders have been resilvered. From formal dining to a champagne supper, this space makes for a very special onboard evening experience.
The furniture is made of the highest quality materials and of various styles. The design of the upper section of the bureau was inspired by furniture from the 1770s, while the dining table is a Pembroke from the late 18th century, supported by legs that date from the end of the 1600s. The style of the dining table is circa 1800. The wine and liquor cabinet still has its original labels for port, brandy, whisky and the like.
Standing in the saloon, look through the double doors forward to the galley and admire the seamless transition between the owner’s areas and the service station.
The galley, which was remade in mahogany in line with 1920s values, is fixed permanently on to the hull and walls. The galley is larger than the original and includes discretely hidden freezer space. Special doors cover the oven and handy features, such as spice boxes, have been designed to optimise the available space.
Port side of the galley is one of the access points to the technical spaces and the captain’s cabin. The room befits the skipper of a grand prix racing machine. Mixing comfort with functionality, it includes plenty of office and storage space.
As her original crew quarters were lost, something very special was designed and constructed in its place. Specified to a higher quality and comfort level than is normally found on the classics, the new design considers the needs of the crew while remaining true to the look of the 1920s. The layout concept is also partly the same, in so much as the crew cots are positioned at the side. New are the dedicated female bunks to the forward, two good-sized crew bathrooms and a drop-down mess table. This impressive and solid solution is made of mahogany and can be raised up in seconds to fold away into pockets in the ceiling.