The galley feels immensely spacious, thanks to a clever design trick. While the units on one side are the normal depth, those opposite are only half as deep. This means the corridor between the two is wider than normal.
The couple learned this trick from a hire boat holiday, when they found it tricky to get past each other in the galley. The cupboards on the slim side still offer plenty of storage because they go under the gunwales which provide several inches of extra space. There’s a side hatch with glazed inner doors that also helps make the space bright.
The worktops are sparkly quartz, chosen to match Julia’s interior taupe colour scheme. There’s a milled drainer next to the stainless steel sink and the tap is connected to a Seagull filter for drinking water.
Equipment includes a Belling oven and four-burner hob, a 12-volt Shoreline fridge and a microwave. Two storage boxes set into the floor are kept cool as they extend down to the baseplate. On more mundane matters, the shower is a large quadrant lined with laminate, and alongside there’s a laundry drawer, a few shelves, and access to the shower pump. The loo is a Jabsco macerating unit, with a holding tank under the bed.
The basin is a smart white one, sitting on more quartz worktop and a sizeable cupboard. There’s also a heated towel rail and an extractor fan.