BOAT TEST: BOURNE BOATS 57FT

Some peo­ple tend to rush into hav­ing their boat built (and who can blame them) but the smart thing is to spend time on re­search and prepa­ra­tion – and to give some thought to your fu­ture boat­ing

Canal Boat - - This Month - WORDS ADAM PORTER PIC­TURES ANDY R ANNABLE

Good prep and keep­ing an eye on the fu­ture has re­sulted in a great boat with a clever de­sign

When some­one tells you that prepa­ra­tion is the key to a good fin­ish, it’s li­able to make your heart sink. Af­ter all, we’re all a bit im­pa­tient to get to the end re­sult. But it’s true – whether you’re paint­ing a wall, writ­ing a novel, or hav­ing a boat built; if you want a good fin­ish, it’s best to put the prep in first. This boat, Krystyna, is proof. Krysia and Colin Ever­all did plenty of re­search, in­clud­ing col­lect­ing ideas from boat tests

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