Siân and Mark chose Fernwood to build their new boat because some friends also had a Fernwood. But even those friends, who provided plenty of help and advice, weren’t sure about the layout. And you can understand why: when something is so rare, you assume there must be a reason for it. After all, if it was a sensible decision to have the galley at the front of the boat and the saloon in the middle, more people would do it, wouldn’t they?
On paper, it looks a little odd. But in reality, in the flesh, it feels right. That’s partly because the whole space includes more than just the galley; there’s the breakfast bar at one end and the dinette