Grape Escape is powered by a Beta 43 engine. There’s also a Vetus 95kgf bow thruster.
For electrical power there’s a sizeable bank of seven 110Ah batteries for the domestic supply; it’s a typical Bourne specification and means there’s plenty of scope for mooring up for a day without having to run the engine.
That’s particularly true on this boat, which has a 250W Panasonic solar panel on the roof to top up the batteries via an Epever MPPT controller.
For heating there’s a Webasto diesel boiler to complement the Reflex stove.
In addition, there’s a heat exchanger on the engine, so the radiators can be
warmed up while on the move. It’s a good way of making use of excess heat from the engine.
Bourne have fitted them to quite a few of their builds but it’s always been a surprise that more boats don’t have one – particularly for fans of boating in colder weather.