Canal Boat - - The Boat Test -

You have to ad­mire own­ers who have the vi­sion to do some­thing a bit dif­fer­ent in their boat – and a builder who is pre­pared to go along with them and bring it to re­al­ity.

The idea of a boat with­out any wood show­ing won’t be to ev­ery­one’s taste. But it re­ally works. That’s in no small part to the clar­ity of the colour scheme Glynis has come up with. Ev­ery­thing matches with­out be­ing the same colour, and there are nu­mer­ous dif­fer­ent tex­tures to ap­pre­ci­ate, from wood grain to glass, gran­ite to stain­less steel. And while you could say the de­sign is min­i­mal­ist, it’s also wel­com­ing and com­fort­able.

Of course, all this comes at a price and Justin Hud­son-Ol­droyd from Aqua says the ex­tra work in­volved means that if you wanted a boat such as this it would cost around £150,000. But that’s not un­rea­son­able. It’s a boat on a good shell and with a high qual­ity fit-out that’s been done with real care and at­ten­tion.

And if you want to see what the wood-free in­te­rior looks like in real life, then the Crick Boat Show will be the place to head for be­cause will be on show there.

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