A place for everything . . .
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