A place for ev­ery­thing . . .

Yachting World - - Wolfhound -

Ex­ten­sive, prop­erly fid­dled shelv­ing is packed with ref­er­ence books, works by au­thors rang­ing from His­cock and Slocum to Ran­some and O’brian plus pi­lot books, which will guide them round the world.

Two twin cab­ins pro­vide room for vis­i­tors, in­clud­ing the cou­ple’s eight chil­dren. Dews has six from two pre­vi­ous mar­riages and the youngest are par­tic­u­larly keen sailors, as are Louise’s off­spring.

Orig­i­nally Dews spec­i­fied a shower in only one of the heads com­part­ments, hav­ing drawn out the gen­eral ar­range­ment at full size on the floor of their barn when liv­ing in Aus­tralia and us­ing a full size lava­tory to de­ter­mine po­si­tion. But Mar­tyn Brake con­vinced them they needed a shower in the own­ers’ heads too. As a re­sult the heads are large and well ap­pointed, one fit­ted with a shower tray so ca­pa­cious it dou­bles as a bath.

The lon­gi­tu­di­nal gal­ley – Steven wanted a U-shape, but Louise got her way – is spa­cious and well equipped and in­cludes a bread­maker, mi­crowave and a so­phis­ti­cated

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