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

Sunflower - No. 165

N/b Sunflower is a Trad-style 58 foot narrowboat, powered by a Russell Newbury DM2engine with beautifully crafted brass speedwheel and gear contro,l 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 and room to sit.

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. The black granite work tops and splashbacks is set off perfectly against the oak panelling.

Conveniently next to the galley is a half dinette which folds down into a second double bed for visitors. Underneath is storage to the baseplate to keep food/drink cool.

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