JD NARROWBOATS TRAFALGAR 58FT SEMI-TRAD
JD NARROWBOATS build their own shells and fit them out, and boats with extended cabins instead of a well deck have become one of their specialities.
Trafalgar, owned by an ex-Navy man (hence the name and the Nelson references throughout the boat) is a great example of how sacrificing that outside space gives you a lot more room inside; internally, the boat seems to go on and on. These are undoubtedly very good value boats.
It’s a reverse layout, with a small back cabin at the stern. The benches here convert into a cross bed. The galley comes next, with an L-shaped run of units on one side and a shorter run on the other.
The saloon has a large sofa, and the first indication that the owner likes a bit of bright pink, with some colourful cushions. The walk-through shower room comes next.
Between the shower room and the forward cabin is something of a bonus room, with wardrobes one side and a desk or dressing table the other. The cabin itself has two single beds, but they can be converted to a double.
A Beta 43 engine powers the boat, and there’s a 55kgf bow thruster. As well as a 3kW Victron inverter, there’s a Travel Power engine driven generator.