“I CAN IMAGINE STEVEN DEWS BEING SUITABLY INSPIRED TO PAINT AS WOLFHOUND MOVES SOUTH”
coffee machine. Again, there’s a lot of natural light. There’s plenty of fridge and freezer space and I sensed Louise’s experience in dealing with crew aboard large yachts and her understanding of the mantra ‘there’s never too much stowage space’. A complete set of Spode china decorated with a square-rigger motif, transferred from their previous yacht, sits safely in bespoke lockers in the saloon.
Throughout the yacht there are useful fiddled shelves – “every bunk has a tea-cup stowage,” said Louise – the fiddles open properly at the corners for ease of cleaning. Grab handles are well positioned, air conditioning is limited to sleeping cabins and there’s an abundance of dorades with the large hatch over the forward cabin designed to take a wind scoop.
Simplicity has been a cornerstone of Dews’s thinking and this extends to the machinery space occupied by a