GUY CHATWOOD AND SUZIE REDMAN have jobs that undoubtedly helped them build their boat. Guy owns a company which carries out fast turnaround refurbishments of flats and office buildings, and Suzie works with him. So they have extensive knowledge of the sort of things needed to kit out buildings and boats. And they used their knowledge and contacts to source many of the domestic items on board.
This is Guy’s fifth boat, so he should know what he’s doing. The first was bought second-hand. The second was a sailaway he fitted out himself. Then came a narrowbeam Dutch barge (which it’s fair to say was his least favourite). Most recently, the couple have had a 35ft boat which has served them well.
But with plans for retirement on the agenda, a bigger boat was needed, and Suzie No. 2 is it. Once they’ve stopped work, the couple plan to live on board and cruise extensively.