GAL­LEY

Canal Boat - - The Boat Test -

The clean look con­tin­ues in the gal­ley, where Krysia wanted cup­boards rather than open shelves, doors hid­ing ap­pli­ances and no high level units. There’s more sparkling black quartz (a ma­te­rial that is much less likely to crack than gran­ite as it doesn’t suf­fer from the same fault lines), with an in­set stain­less steel sink by Range­mas­ter.

Un­der­neath this there’s a full-size wash­ing ma­chine; the full-size fridge and sep­a­rate freezer are 12-volt mod­els cho­sen be­cause the cou­ple didn’t want to have to have the in­verter turned on all the time.

For a touch of style, small blue LEDs are set into the kick­boards.

Cook­ing is by a stylish three-burner hob from Thet­ford, a full-size Candy gas fan oven set at eye level and a Bosch mi­crowave above.

There are glazed side hatches each side, which, like the glazed doors at the stern and the bow, have in­te­gral blinds built into the dou­ble glaz­ing. They’re raised and low­ered by a mag­net – a re­ally neat so­lu­tion.

The Thet­ford cas­sette loo has a porce­lain bowl and elec­tric flush, and is one of the items spot­ted in a pre­vi­ous boat test. It doesn’t have the usual back panel, giv­ing a much more nor­mal (ie ‘non-cas­sette’) look; for some rea­son, th­ese loos don’t fea­ture in the cat­a­logues and have to be spe­cially or­dered.

A cor­ner unit pro­vides stor­age and car­ries a smart white basin. A large mir­ror fills the wall above, and has con­cealed LED light­ing.

You’d cer­tainly en­joy a shower here

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