BRAYZEL BOATS WYSIWYG 45FT X 10FT DUTCH BARGE
LAST YEAR, Andrew Crook from Brayzel Boats brought a part-finished narrowboat intended for people who want to do some of the fitting out themselves. This year he brought the same sort of idea, but on a very different sort of boat. This Dutch Barge-style craft is 45ft long by 10ft wide, and has a shell by Cauldon Boats.
The boat is part fitted out, with a galley at the stern, a shower room with everything you need including a Thetford cassette loo, and a bed in the forward cabin. It means most of the complicated stuff is done for you. The space is huge, even though the dimensions are nowhere near the biggest at the show.
A Beta 43 engine has been fitted, and there are four 110Ah batteries. But there’s no inverter except as an optional extra, and no central heating as standard.
This is a clever idea, because we’ve all heard of boats bought as sailaways that never get finished because the owners hadn’t quite realised what was involved.