BOAT TEST: FERNWOOD 65FT TRAD
Where would you put the galley? Either at the back or in the middle of the boat, probably – but this one has more than a few surprises inside
Where would you put your galley? This one is in an unusual place, but it works extremely well
In 20 years of Canal Boat we’ve reviewed a lot of boats. At the rate of one boat test a month, that’s 240 straight away; but there have also been a good few extra ones here and there, and dozens of mini-reviews from each Crick Boat Show.
But in all those hundreds of boats, you could probably count on the fingers of one hand those with the galley at the front of the boat. For some reason, it’s not a layout many people consider – and yet here we have a boat where the owners, Mark Willmott and Siân Morgan, decided the size and location of the galley were the most important factors. And they weren’t working in the dark, either, as they already had a boat which wasn’t right for them.
“The layout was wrong,” says Mark. “The galley was too small, there was no storage and it had no 240-volt supply.” So they’ve come up with an unusual design, with a galley where you might