We think the Marinaut 215 has one of the best blends of space usage available on a 21' 6" boat. There are always compromises but we knew (from asking boat owners) that most said they wanted a nice sized cockpit and a comfortable cabin with overnight accommodations and we think we gave them what they aske


This drawing shows the space available under the rear deck (in the motorwell area) and the location of the portable toilet, water tank, and anchor locker.


The drawing above shows the location of many structures in the boat. Of particular note is the cockpit/cabin floor: it's a one piece molding from the stern to the bow. The drawing clearly shows the slope of the cockpit floor so that water drains aft to the sump area and the sill at the forward end of the cockpit to keep water out of the cabin. Having a big sale, on-site celebrity, or other event? Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it.


Options & Features

Optional Rear Bulkead Removable Door


The aft cabin bulkhead is optional and  removable; removing it leaves the aft end of the cabin completely open to the cockpit and a canvas drop curtain is optional.  There is a sill at the forward end of the cockpit to keep any water on the deck from entering the cabin when the aft bulkhead is removed or the door is open. 

Cockpit Area


 The cockpit has a flat floor and is large enough for fishing, crabbing, and shrimping (prawning).  It s also large enough for a couple of nice deck chairs and a table.  In addition it s large enough to accommodate a couple of sleepers if need be.  With camper canvas the cockpit becomes another large "room" which is much appreciated in inclement weather.  In hotter weather a Bimini top over the cockpit will give shade and protection from the sun.  

Port Side Seating & Table


  The cabin features 6 4" of headroom.  There is a dinette to port with storage under the aft dinette seat; the forward dinette seat swivels from facing forward to facing aft and there is a storage compartment under. 

Spacious Open V-Berth


 The forward v-berth will accommodate someone about 5' 10" laying down comfortably without the berth extensions; with the berth extensions in place the v-berth is about 7' long.  It's quite wide and comfortable and with no cabin bulkhead on the port side it s very easy to get in and out and has an open airy feeling.  The portable toilet is located under the center v-berth filler cushion. 

Galley With Optional Stove


Aft of the helm seat is the galley with a standard sink (with electric pump) and single burner butane stove (a Wallas stove/heater is optional).  The galley counter is deep and there is quite a lot of storage under it. 

Full Live Aboard Features


 The helm station is comfortble with room for larger folks and the helm seat slides fore and aft.  There are three windows forward, all equipped with pantographic wipers and gear driven motors.  The center window opens.  The vertical dash space is intended for gauges and swithces, and there s a flat dash space above for electronics.  There are two drawers for storage under the helm seat. 

Special Features

Perfromance & Design Features

- Sharp entry to handle running into chop

- Nice flat run aft for easy planning and economy (due to low horsepower requirement)

  - Teleflex BayStar hydraulic steering for ease of operation and low maintenance (and for ease of adding an autopilot)

Construction Features

- One piece hand laid vinylester foam cored hull/cabin for strength and no water intrusion

  - One piece molded sole (the whole "floor" from transom to bow) for rigidity and to avoid leaks into the hull

  -Oversize cleats (8")

  - Side mounted aluminum baffled fuel tanks (30 gallons each, 60 gallons total) custom 

Exterior Bow & Deck

- Excellent access foward with nice side decks and good non-skid

 - Custom stainless bow rail and hand rails:  

 - Heavy duty anchor roller for ease of anchoring operations (electric windlass is optional)

  - High quality USCG-approved navigation lights

Cabin Top & Roof Details

  - Crowned cabin top and trunk cabin deck to shed water

  - Flat surface on cabin top for ease of electronics installation and/or dinghy storage

 -full length rails on cabin top for secure access foward 

Cockpit Benefits

- Wide cockpit side decks for security, downrigger mounting, and comfortable seating surfaces

- Large storage area under rear deck (around motorwell)  

- Swim step and ladder standard

 -cockpit handrails on cabin back 

  - Deep motorwell with full height forward splash panel which keeps the water out of the boat


- Forward slanting front windows which reduces glare from instrument panel and dash, provides more overhead space, and gives a feeling of a larger space.

  - High quality Motion Windows (most with screens) with tinting (forward windows are non-tinted) and mechanically fastened pulls

-Large windows for interior light and visibility (better for spotting traffic and debris, and for sight seeing)-