SALOON AND DINETTE
The extra-long hatch means there’s no danger of banging your head as you go down the steps from the stern deck into the saloon. All the treads lift for storage. Beside the steps there is a range of cupboards. On one side there’s the electrical cupboard and a wardrobe, and opposite, there’s an airing cupboard with the calorifier in the bottom.
In the saloon proper, a Lockgate Reflex diesel stove sits on one side on an attractive sparkly quartz hearth with a drawer underneath, while on the other side, there’s a full height corner unit housing a flat screen TV which can be pulled out on a bracket, and a USB socket.
Underneath there’s a sound bar which was chosen by Colin after Krysia vetoed the idea of having speakers set into the ceiling. They also decided against some features we’ve seen on previous Bourne boats, such as nauticalstyle lips on shelf edges, and turned finials – none of which would have fitted with the clean look they were after. A versatile folding table is stored under the gunwales, and there’s also an under gunwale cupboard which provides far more storage than you might think.
The L-shaped dinette, upholstered in an attractive grey fabric, is on the opposite side. There are drawers and other storage in the base, and a pull-out section means it converts easily and quickly into a guest bed.