A 60’ semi-trad, reverse layout, bespoke designed narrowboat with shell built by Reeves
and fit-out by Heartwood Narrowboats.

This is a blog of the building and fit-out of the Narrowboat Slow Pace from base plate to launch.
The more recent postings are pictures taken during our cruising.

Our 1st visit - early stages

12 June 2008

Our first visit to see the early stages of the fitout.

Minor blemishes in the shell will not be allowed to affect the paint finish!

Position of the control panel etc. have been marked out - we will decide where we finally want them soon!!

Window & porthole battening is almost complete.

Our first steps on the newly laid sub-floor!

Close up detailing port hole, side hatch, bow doors and stern battening.

The washing machine has arrived and we have delivered the tiles for the bathroom & galley floor.


Adam said...


Enjoyed reading your blog during a long nightshift! Looking forward to future updates. I've also put a link to your blog on mine.


Slow Pace Crew said...

Thanks for your message and adding us to your 'Boating Blogs'!