V-berth cushions and storage

The Sage 15 is designed primarily for one person to cruise and two people to day-sail.  But … the cabin will be very comfortable for two people to go cruising.  Yes, on a 15′ boat you are not going to have standing headroom, private bathroom and a gourmet galley … but you can have two sitting headroom seats for getting out the weather, a location to store & easily access a porta-potti, and have a comfortable berth for sleeping.

The Sage 15’s v-berth is 85″ long, 66″ wide at the aft end, and the space ‘at the shoulders’ when lying port or starboard the daggerboard (when up) is 27″.  When the daggerboard is down the width ‘at the shoulders’ is 59″.

Sage 15's large v-berth. 3" deep cushions are standard ... you choose the color.

Sage 15’s large v-berth. 3″ deep cushions are standard … you choose the color.

vberth board up

Not pictured is the ‘spacer cushion’ that goes over the top of the daggerboard when the board is in the down position.

The storage space under the v-berth is massive for a 15′ boat. The openings (port & starboard the daggerboard trunk) are 14″ x 11 3/4″. The spaces port & starboard the daggerboard trunk are 14″ deep, 24″ wide and 34″ long (these are all conservative measures).

Lift the cushion and the bin cover to access over six cubic feet of storage (each side of the daggerboard trunk so a total of 12 cubic feet!).

Lift the cushion and the bin cover to access over six cubic feet of storage (each side of the daggerboard trunk (so a total of 12 cubic feet!).

The space under the forward four feet of the v-berth is filled with flotation foam.  This is in addition to the foam under the cockpit floor.  Flotation foam is standard on all Sage 15s.

– Dave

4 thoughts on “V-berth cushions and storage

  1. pumacreek says:

    The raised daggerboard is much less of a presence in the cabin tha I’d imagined — it actually looks rather elegant. How much water will come in along with it when it is being raised?

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    • Sorry about taking so long to get back to you on the question about water coming up the trunk (been traveling). the air was so light when we sailed the boat there was no way to test if there is a problem with water coming up the trunk. the trunk’s design incorporates two bearing, top and bottom of the trunk, that support the board and allow it slide easily up/down. in the interior photos you can see the top bearing … it is maroon colored. the bearings act as baffles to keep the water from moving inside the trunk. more testing is needed.

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