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One of the major features on both Sango and Wizard is the "Pop Bottom". Many boats have a "Pop Top" but we believe this is the first time that a boat has a lowering floor.

The photo above shows the "Pop Bottom" in it's raised position. Note, this photo was taken while sailing with 6 adults (plus the baby!) on board

Table drops down to form a comfortable double bed with sitting headroom over. Bed is 6'6" x 4' (2m x 1.2m)

 

This photo shows standing headroom with the "pop bottom" in the down position and hatch raised. An oven is an unusual feature on a 22' trailable boat - especially one that's sailed at over 15 knots!

View looking forward with "pop bottom" in lowered position and hatch raised. Headroom is now 6', 1.85m

Of course there are also four bunks in the hulls (one in each bow/stern) with space for a portapotti and sitting headroom

 

When sailing the bottom is raised so is essentially flush with the rest of the bridgedeck. When at anchor the bottom can be lowered to form a nacelle. The bottom is then only a few inches above the water so it cannot be sailed in this position. However, when used in conjunction with the raised hatch it does mean that there is full standing headroom in the cuddy when moored.

This photo shows the control lines used to raise the floor and also to lock it in the down position. We now recommend using webbing straps as hinges as they allow for a greater movement