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Sunflower

Work surfaces are a stylish Star Galaxy granite with grooved-out drainer.

Sunflower - No. 165

N/b Sunflower is a Trad-style 58’6" narrowboat, powered by a Russell Newbery DM2 engine with beautifully crafted brass speed-wheel and gear control, an Ultra Mastervolt 3kw Combi inverter/charger, and a Fischer Panda generator. The boat has been built in ‘reverse layout’, with a small Boatman’s Cabin to the rear but without the traditional stove. There is, however, a surprising amount of storage space, which includes a built-in portable Waeco freezer and room to sit down.

The engine room leads to the galley. The worksurfaces are a stylish Star Galaxy granite with grooved-out drainer, with a washer-dryer fitted beneath on the starboard side extending to a DIT500 cooker on the dinette bulkhead. There is a full-height cupboard unit on the port side (with a built-in microwave above and fridge below), and an adapted Welsh dresser with a granite worktop rather than oak. Two additional slim cupboards under the gunwales on either side of the galley provide storage for tins and bottles. The black granite worktops and splashbacks are set off perfectly against the oak panelling.

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