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Princess Lily - 50ft x 10ft 1940 Dutch barge £77,500

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Princess Lily is a Dutch motor barge dating from the 1940s, and completely refitted in 2011 including a new engine. Like many Dutch vessels, the lines and the steelwork are superbly built. This boat apparently started life as a bunkering barge, delivering oil and fuel to ports from the Netherlands to Belgium and Northern France. The current layout makes a very comfortable home, with the wheelhouse proving the living room space, with steps down at either end leading to an office/utility room aft, and forward to the galley, then the wet room and finally in the bow a good sized bedroom.

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Wanderer - 60ft x 11ft 2013 Aqualine Henley £130,000

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Wanderer is a 60ft x 11ft widebeam in pristine condition. It is not yet two years old and is equipped to the highest of standards, including an upgrade to a 70hp engine, a 3kW inverter charger unit and a built in 5kW diesel generator. Wanderer is a reverse lay out with the saloon entered down steps fitted with mood LED lighting from the spacious cruiser stern deck. This is a substantial living space with plenty of room for freestanding furniture and a dining table if desired. At the far end, dividing the galley from the saloon, is a granite breakfast bar while the galley itself is fitted with plenty of cupboard and drawer space, and with integrated dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washing machine. The flooring, as with the shower room beyond, is laid with Amtico tiles.

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The Dog House - 60ft Bath Narrowboats semi trad £53,000

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The Dog House is a 60ft traditional narrowboat based on a Colecraft shell and fitted out by Bath Narrowboats to a high standard. Both Bath Narrowboats and Colecraft are very much in the high quality end of the canal boat market. The Dog House has a well deck protected by a cratch cover and has a glazed wooden deck board. The main entrance to the boat is from the well deck through double hardwood doors into the saloon. The saloon has freestanding upholstered swivel chairs and is heated by a Morso Squirrel multi fuel stove. The galley has units on both the port and starboard side which are fitted with attractive light coloured patterned granite work surfaces  A gas 4-ring hob, oven and grill, and a microwave are installed, together with a 12v fridge and separate 12v freezer. Port and starboard side doors open into the galley, with the port side having steps built in under the gunwale.

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Lily Maud - 60ft Stowe Hill Marine trad 1992 £39,500

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Lily Maud is a 60ft traditional narrowboat, built and fitted out in 1992 by Stowe Hill Marine. The boat has the distinctive and instantly recognisable lines that Stowe Hill were well known for, and internally the superb woodwork of Pete Hill, the builder. Lily Maud has a well deck with zipped cratch cover fitted. There is also a diesel tank fitted across the forward bulkhead which provides a supply for the saloon stove. Hardwood double doors lead from the well deck into the saloon which has a long L-shaped settee built in. The joinery is instantly striking; all hand crafted using sapele finishes throughout. There are plenty of built in cupboards and drawers in the boat offering extensive storage.

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Leo - 60ft Aquarius/Orion tug style trad - £74,950

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Leo is a 60ft traditional tug style narrowboat, completed in December 2006 by Aquarius Narrowboats. The steelwork is by Orion Narrowboats whose distinctive and stylish shells are highly prized on the inland waterways. The internal joinery is an excellent example of the woodworkers art: everything is custom built and carefully planned. A saloon area of c. 17ft provides excellent space (a sofa bed could be installed here for guests if desired) and towards the galley is a fixed seating and dining area. The galley is open plan and has pleasing curves built into the work surface edges, following which there is a door through to the walk through bathroom area, which has a modern shower unit and a pump out wc installed.

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Kishti - 50ft x 10ft 6in widebeam 2003 £52,500

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SOLD Kishti is a 50ft x 10ft 6in widebeam with steelwork by Horsley Quenet Engineering and fitted out by the first owner in 2003. The present (second) owners acquired the boat in 2010 and have lived aboard and used it to cruise the northern waterways and the East Midlands. Kishti has a well deck from which double doors lead you into the spacious saloon with its impressive pot bellied multi fule stove. This is a very comfortable space with leather upholstered freestanding furniture in the shape of a suite comprising a 3-seater sofa and an armchair.

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Alfie - 50ft semi trad 2005 £34,950

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SOLD Alfie is a very individual 50ft semi traditional narrowboat, which was built in 2005 by JP Boats. The external of the boat has been sprayed by a graffiti artist giving the boat a highly distinctive appearance. The well deck is covered by a vinyl cratch cover which has clear inserts in the deck board and there is also seating/storage in the well deck. The main entrance to the boat is from this area into the saloon. The saloon is heated by a Bubble diesel fired stove and there is freestanding seating and furniture. Side doors on both the port and starboard side provide additional light and ventilation. The galley is a walk through with units on each side, and is well equipped with a gas 4-ring hob, oven and grill, a microwave and a washing machine.

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Eastby - 45ft cruiser stern narrowboat 1996 - £29,950

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SOLD Eastby is well maintained cruiser stern narrowboat ideal for high days and holidays. At 45ft it is an easy to handle craft and can anywhere on the canal and river system in England and Wales. Originally part of the Pennine Cruisers hire fleet based at Skipton on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in Yorkshire, since then a good number of improvements have been made, for example, the addition of a cratch cover over the well deck at the bow and a pram hood cover to provide additional dry storage space at the stern. The steelwork is by South West Durham Steelcraft, who in the days before they ceased operating in 2006 produced over 500 boats, and were known for the ruggedness and good quality of their fabrication. 

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Whirlwind - 48ft 2006 Peter Nicholls £49,950

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Whirlwind is a 48ft traditional tug style narrowboat, launched in 2006. It is the last narrowboat built by Peter Nicholls, who has a long history in canal boat building and was always regarded as one of the finest builders and fitters of luxury leisure narrow boats. Whirlwind is tug style and has a hull that lies low in the water giving it a sleek appearance as it glides along the canal. As with all Peter Nicholls boats, the  hull has good length swims which make it a delight to handle compared to many lesser quality craft.  Internally the boat has a number of Nicholls’ trademarks: in the fore end saloon is a take on a boatman’s cabin with a drop down table, only twice the width of a traditional one, together with a drop down double cross bed for occasional guests.

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Ocelot - 56ft S M Hudson trad 2000 £42,500

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Ocelot is a 56ft traditional narrowboat, built in 2000 by S M Hudson and fitted out by the first owner. Hudson boats are widely admired and have a substantial fan base. This particular one comes with a 15mm plate forming the base of this distinctive craft. Ocelot has an open well deck with a glazed wooden deck board. The main entrance to the boat is via the well deck and leads to the saloon, where there is freestanding seating and a multi fuel stove with a port side door opening into the saloon. The galley is ‘U’ shaped and is equipped with a gas 4-ring hob, oven and grill and a 12v fridge.

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Shirley Anne - 2009 widebeam barge £120,000

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Shirley Anne is a widebeam barge style boat equipped for comfort and ideal for cruising the wider waterways and estuaries, and also as a floating home. The steelwork was commissioned by the owner from J L Pinder & Son, and the owner undertook the fitting out which is to an impressively  high professional standard. The owner has fitted out boats for his own pleasure previously, and is about to embark on his next project. Starting from the bow end, wide double doors open from the well deck into a spacious saloon with sofa and chair, fitted carpeting and a number of elegant glass fronted built in cabinets.

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November - 2007 70ft Narrowcraft semitrad £59,950

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November is a 70ft semi traditional stern Narrowboat which was built in 2007 by Narrowcraft. 

November has a well deck with a glazed wooden deck board and is covered by an acrylic cratch cover. The saloon is entered from the well deck and has freestanding seating. A multi fuel stove stands on a hearth in the corner by the cabin doors, and there is also an ‘L’ shaped dinette which converts to an additional double berth. An open plan ‘U’ shaped galley follows, equipped with a 4-ring gas hob, oven and grill, a microwave and a 12v fridge. There is a side hatch on the starboard side and on the same side is a cupboard unit and a wine rack.

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Tebay - 52ft historic narrowboat £49,950

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Tebay is a former LMS station boat that was built in 1929 by WJ Yarwoods of Northwich. It was acquired by British Waterways and cut down to 35ft, and then it was purchased in 1987 by Kevin Whittle, a Kelvin engine expert who fully rebuilt and installed the current J3 diesel. Kevin took the boat to Tony Gregory of G.M Engineering, boatbuilders based in the Black Country, and had it converted to a 52ft  tug style narrow boat. The boat is now on the National Historic Ships Register, No. 2775. 

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Cock-a-Hoop - 60ft Aqualine cruiser stern 2007 £67,500

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SOLDCock-a-Hoop  is a 60ft cruiser stern narrowboat, which was built in 2007 by Aqualine Marine. Aqualine have established themselves in the British market over the past decade with their modern styling and high quality steelwork and joinery. Cock-a-hoop is reverse layout and the main entrance to the boat is from the stern, which is surrounded by taff rails and is covered by a canvas pram hood cover. An Isuzu 42hp engine with a PRM 150 gearbox is located under the cruiser stern deck. Steps lead down from the stern into the galley which has units on both sides, with the starboard side being ‘L shaped’. The galley is equipped with a gas 4-ring hob, oven and grill, a 240v Hotpoint fridge and a washing machine. It boasts granite worktops throughout.

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Chalice - 1995 50ft Evans & Sons trad £29,950

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UNDER OFFERChalice is a 50ft traditional narrowboat which was built in 1995 by Evans & Sons and fitted out by Les Wilson. 

Chalice has an open well deck, with the main entrance to the boat via the well deck leading into the saloon. Here there is bench seating which can be arranged to form either two singles or a double berth. A multi fuel stove stands on a hearth with a tiled surround. The galley is next and has units on both sides of the boat. It is equipped with a 4-ring gas hob, an eye level gas oven and grill and an Electrolux gas fridge. Next to the galley is a centre cabin, with bench seating and a demountable table. Starboard side doors open out from this area providing additional light and ventilation. The bathroom is located off a corridor that connects the dinette area to the bedroom. The bathroom has a square shower tray in a lined unit with a shower curtain. The toilet is a Thetford cassette and the basin is set into a cupboard unit. The Morco instant water heater is located in the bathroom. The bedroom has a fixed double bed and a wardrobe with shelving, beyond which a door leads to the engine room, where there is a BMC 1.8 4 cylinder diesel with a PRM Delta 20 gearbox located under the floor hatches.

 

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Denmark - 1992 40ft Stoke on Trent tug £34,950

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Denmark is a head-turning lovely little 40ft traditional tug style narrowboat which was built and fitted out by Stoke-on-Trent Boatbuilding in 1992. Denmark has a long shallow well deck which has a glazed wooden deck board and is covered by a cratch cover. The main entrance is from the cratch area into the galley, which has units on both sides and is equipped with a 12v Fridgidare fridge and a Vanette gas 4-ring hob, oven and grill. The bathroom is located off a starboard side corridor and is a wet room with a basin set into a vanity unit, a tap/showerhead and a porta potti. The floor is a removable panel to reveal the shower tray underneath.

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Telesto - 62ft Colecraft/Cygnus Narrowboats cruiser NEW £89,950

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Telesto is a 62ft new build cruiser stern narrowboat with ‘reverse layout’, which was built by Colecraft Engineering and fitted out by Cygnus Narrowboats. The main entrance to the boat is from the cruiser stern, which has a taff rail surround. A Beta 43hp diesel engine is located under the cruiser stern deck and has a PRM gearbox. Steps lead down into the galley, where there are units on either side. A New World gas 4-ring hob, oven and grill, a 12v Shoreline fridge and a Beko washing machine are all installed whilst next to the galley is a Pullman dinette which converts to an additional double berth. In the dinette there are side doors on the starboard side. This is followed by a secondary wash room which has a sink set into a vanity unit and a cassette wc.

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Ganny - 60ft 1996 Les Allen classic trad £54,950

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Ganny is a 60ft traditional narrowboat which was built in 1996 by Les Allen. Les Allen’s Oldbury yard was a part of the BCN back in the days of the working boats, and building continued there until 1997. The craft that were created there are distinctive and always highly sought after. They simply look right, because they are right. Ganny has a well deck covered by a cratch cover and a glazed wooden deck board. The main entrance to the boat is from the well deck into the saloon, which has freestanding seating and is heated by a solid fuel stove with a back boiler. The galley has units on both the port and starboard side. Fitted with laminate work surfaces, the galley is equipped with a Vanette gas 4-ring hob, oven and grill. There is also a 12v fridge.

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Isadora - 1992 30ft tug in fine fettle £23,995

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Isadora is a delightful 30ft tug which was built in 1992 by Mike Haywood. The current owner has had the boat extensively refurbished and both the  interior and exterior are in excellent condition. The main entrance to the cabin is from the stern which is fitted with two taff rail seats. The stern cabin doors are traditionally decorated with roses and castles, painted by canal artist, Terence Edgar who runs classes on the skills at Stoke Bruerne. The engine room is entered from the stern, a single cylinder 10hp Sabb is located under the floors, and the engine room is also used for the storage of cruising equipment.

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Little Layla - 45ft 2007 Witham Narrowboats trad - £52,500

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SOLD Little Layla is a 45ft traditional narrowboat but with an extra wide rear hatch offering greater outside space. The shell is by Paul Widdowson, a long established builder on our waterways, and fitted out by Witham Narrowboats whose quality of work is immediately evident in the extensive use of solid wood and custom built fitted units. Little Layla was launched in 2007 but it is in immaculate condition and looks like new both in and out. The exterior was professionally repainted by Spiderworks in 2014. The interior layout has been carefully planned and has a saloon at the fore end which has two single width dinettes that convert to two single berths if needed.

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Clonard - 46ft Dennis Cooper trad 1988 £28,500

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UNDER OFFER Clonard is a 46ft traditional narrowboat, which was built in 1988 by Dennis Cooper under his Canal Transport Services marque. CTS have long been a highly regarded BCN-based builder of quality craft.  Clonard has a well deck covered by a canvas cratch cover with clear inserts and a glazed wooden deck board and a fold down table. The  layout internally varies from the standard by having a galley at the front, which has units on both sides and is equipped with a Flavel Vanessa gas oven and grill with a 2 ring hob and a 12v Batts Marine fridge.

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Bracken - 59ft 6in Shotbolt trad £47,500

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Bracken is a 59ft 6in traditional style narrowboat, launched in 2008. The steelwork is by John Shotbolt of Shotbolt Engineering, whose individual and stylish shells are something of a feature in the fenlands of East Anglia, where they are based. The fit out is by the owner. Bracken is a different layout in that the saloon is at the fore end with the bedroom next, separated by a low bulkhead as the photos and video show.  This was because they wished to keep it as open as possible and not feel penned in. It would be relatively simple job to add a full height bulkhead and divide the two areas off if desired.  The saloon area is a good size and is designed for freestanding seating. The aft end of the boat is on the reverse layout lines, with the galley liner either side of the cabin, and a split Pullman dinette area beyond, which also converts to two single berths. In the centre cabin is the shower room area which has a cassette toilet and a countertop basin. Designed for longer term cruising, the boat also has a washing machine and a powerful 3kW Victron inverter charger combi unit installed. A 40hp Barrus Shire Yanmar diesel provides the propulsion.

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The Window Cleaner - 58ft Dennis Cooper trad £44,950

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The Window Cleaner is a 58ft traditional narrowboat, which was built in 1992 by Dennis Cooper of Canal Transport Services. CTS were regarded as fabricators of high quality and the boats have excellent traditional lines to them, with long swims making them a joy to handle. The Window Cleaner has a well deck covered by a canvas cratch cover with clear inserts and a glazed wooden deck board. The entrance to the saloon is from the well deck. The saloon has bench seating which converts to a guest double berth. The saloon is heated by a Morso Squirrel multi fuel stove. The galley has units on both the port and starboard side and is equipped with a 4-ring gas hob, oven and grill, a fridge freezer and washing machine.

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Quisqualis - 2006 60ft Fernwood trad £79,950

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As you might expect from a craft built by Fernwood, Quisqualis is a stylish top end narrow boat fitted with a host of extras. The shell is by the highly regarded Tyler Wilson team, whose distinctive lines and high quality steelwork is renowned throughout the waterway fraternity. The fit out is typical of Fernwood’s highly detailed and distinctive joinery; no DIY store flat pack units in here, everything is custom built. Coupled with that is a high standard of electrical and appliance installation, a Fernwood speciality, ranging from a generator and powerful inverter, washer/drier, combi oven/microwave through to an electrically operated cross bed, which assembles at the push of a bedside button.

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Waimaru - 58ft 2007 Ben Harp & Mike Christian trad - £54,950

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Waimaru is a 58ft traditional style  narrowboat built in 2007 by Ben Harp with steelwork by Mike Christian. As you would expect from a shell from the Tyler Wilson stable (Mike Christian is J Wilson’s brother) the boat has elegant lines and quality steelwork. The interior fit out by Ben Harp shows attention to detail, with all the galley and other cupboard and shelving units custom built, mostly using ash. Ash is in fact used for the cabin linings as well, giving the boat a pleasingly light and spacious feel internally. The boat is conventionally laid out, starting with the saloon at the fore end, which is accessed through glazed hard wood doors from the well deck. Solid wood flooring is a feature throughout this boat, and the 14ft saloon offers ample space for free standing chairs or a sofa (the chairs in the photos are not part of the sale). A sofa bed would also double the current sleeping capacity.

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Mystique - 70ft 2013 as new trad with Gardner 3LW - £99,950

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REDUCED Mystique is a traditional narrowboat with a very modern take which was built in 2013 by Starline. Mystique has a well deck with lockers that double up as seating. The area is covered by a cratch cover with clear inserts. The saloon is entered from the well deck and has a dinette which is part freestanding and can convert into an L shape settee. There is also space for freestanding seating. A set of side doors in the dinette area provides additional light and views. The galley has units on both sides and has a feature diesel fired Heritage range that runs central heating and provides hot water. There is also a microwave, 240v fridge, separate freezer and a Hoover washing machine.  There is a starboard set of side doors in the galley as well.

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Nomad Dream - 70ft Colecraft/Valley Cruises trad 2005 £74,995

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UNDER OFFER Nomad Dream is an immaculate 70ft Traditional Stern Narrowboat, which was built in 2005 by Colecraft and fitted out to an extremely high standard by Valley Cruises Boatbuilding. The hull has been designed with higher gunwales than usually seen on a narrowboat; this has been done to maximise the amount of available space inside the boat. The high gunwales and port holes in the cabin give the boat a truly traditional appearance. Nomad Dream has a well deck with a glazed wooden deck board and is covered by cratch cover with glazed inserts. The well deck leads through double wooden doors with glazed upper panels into the saloon, which is heated by a diesel fired Kabola stove and has freestanding seating. There is also a pair of steel doors on the entrance for additional security. In addition the boat is also heated by a Webasto diesel fired central heating system.

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Dormouse - 62ft 2011 Dave Thomas/Rose Narowboats trad - £94,500

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SOLDDormouse is one of those "no expense spared" narrowboats that causes you to draw breath when you first walk on board. The woodwork, a combination of cherry, sapele and a painted ceiling, simply oozes with quality craftsmanship. So does the steelwork: Dave Thomas has produced a fine shell the style of which follows the lines of the Grand Union Canal Co's "Small Woolwich" class. Needless to say, the equipment is also of high spec, right down to the isolation transformer which is the ultimate protetction against galvanic corrosion for any craftthat is fitted with mains voltage electrics. Dormouse has a well deck with a canvas cratch cover; there is a glazed wooden deck board. Dropping down a step through the cabin double doors there is a roomy saloon some 15ft in length. Two corner seats built in either side of the doors can convert into a large double berth for overnight guests. The saloon has plenty of shelves for books and a TV, and indeed the whole boat has a substantial amount of storage throughout. The galley follows, open plan to the saloon and is well equipped with a fridge freezer unit, gas cooking and a full size washing machine.