Canal Boat - - The Boat Test -

This is a re­verse lay­out boat, with a rear saloon in­clud­ing an L-shaped dinette. The gal­ley is in the mid­dle, with a walk-through shower room be­yond and the cabin is at the bow.

Krysia mas­ter­minded the in­te­rior, and has come up with a light, bright scheme that is very at­trac­tive. Oak is used through­out, but the cabin sides are lined with pan­els of cream faux leather, which gives an airy, con­tem­po­rary feel and should be hard wear­ing. The trim bor­der­ing the pan­els was too scal­loped to fit with Krysia’s clean mod­ern de­sign, so the builders at Bourne trimmed it down for her.

There’s more faux leather on the ceil­ing, which also sports a cen­tral fea­ture made from oak. This has con­cealed LED light­ing which washes the ceil­ing in light.

In the more pri­vate ar­eas of the boat (the shower room and the cabin) the ceil­ing changes to oak tongue and groove. The floor through­out is hard­wear­ing Amtico in an oak fin­ish.

‘The ex­tra-long hatch means there’s no dan­ger of bang­ing your head as you go down the steps from the stern into the saloon’

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