It's not a bulkhead. Nothing structural in fact. Merely a lightweight privacy partition for the head and v-berth held in place by a few screws. Some boats including mine have removed them for more space/access to fore-peak and sail stowage. Heads and holding tanks removed as well. Makes the boat much more roomy inside accessing usable space.All in all a fast looking ride and good choice for the bay I'm sure! I'm no expert but in the interest of debate how are they getting away with no main bulkhead? That's suspicious to me and given the chop we sail in on the Chesapeake a stiffer boat is worth a little bit of weight.