Officially it's the pass through / hallway on the starboard side of the boat (opposite the galley). This space has a lot of potential and we've seen many incarnations in different versions of this boat. For us, it's the library. Naturally all of those shelves on the outboard side became a home for books (more books are stored ALL over the boat but this is the main area). The weight of the books is centrally located and evenly distributed (an important factor in a catamaran). And the lockers under the shelves are craft and homeschool supplies.
But the inboard side of the hallway has been a big question mark for the past 5 years. Honestly, more like a big mess. One of our 37hp Yanmar diesel engines lives under that counter. And the top of that empty counter seems to magnetically pull in piles of unfolded laundry, stacks of unread mail, and anything that hasn't been put away. But my boy had an idea. He said, "mommy, clean up your junk so I can do something with this counter." And so I did. And so he did.
He laid out some quilts, plopped down some pillows, hung up his drawings, set up his lantern (we still need to install a light on the ceiling), and of course picked out his favorite books of the moment.
Then Z declared the Book Nook was open for business.
Now when it's really quiet all of the sudden on board, instead of wondering if he's coloring the walls or raiding the dark chocolate stash, I know he's curled up here.
Of course now I need to find a new place to sort laundry.