It does but it acts like a table and has drop leafs on both sides. It feels as roomy as the HC in the cabin but it does not have a separate head area to break up the cabin. The cockpit on the other hand is significantly larger in the Menger.
One of the advantages of the centerboard trunk being in the cabin is that their is less of a fin keel and therefore it draws less but it may not point as well. Everything with boats is a compromise. In the waters we sail deeper boats are bad news. The ramps are shallow and the sailing area is as well.
That's what I was trying to determine if the Menger and HC sail about the same from someone who may have experienced both boats together. The truth of the matter is it really doesn't matter that much. These boats are gaff rigged and really don't point like a sloop but they sail like a banshee off the wind a little. At least that's what I have seen with my Sun Cat. Both rigs have hinged masts, a very important consideration for us we trailer sail all over Florida from Cedar Key to Marco the inland lakes and the ICW, east and west coast.