Whenever we’ve tested boats with extended cabins, we’ve pointed out that they’ll never be everyone’s cup of tea. But there’s no doubting that the extra interior space can be very valuable. And, if like Nigel and Jennie you like a huge bed, it can be a way of accommodating it.
This boat avoids one of the compromises: the loss of the well deck. Admittedly the well deck in this boat is tiny and access isn’t the easiest, but it means there is somewhere safe to stand while holding a rope in a lock.
And it makes the boat look less unusual on the outside too. Inside, the fitout is simple but effective – and it’s always good to see a builder doing so much in house.
And the price is reasonable. You could have a boat like this for £100,000 – which represents good value.
So this boat succeeds on several levels: it’s squeezes maximum living space from a short total length; it looks good inside and out; and it meets the owners’ particular requirements. In that way, it also shows the value of going to a bespoke builder, who can built the boat you really want.