THE BUILDING OF 'SLOW PACE'


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.


Worktops & Tiling

7 November 2008

The galley worktops and bathroom vanity top have been made & fitted by Roann / T Foley Interiors. Our thanks go to them for their helpful service and an excellent job done.

An early posting showed our paper concept templates, wooden ones produced by Heartwood followed and we now have the real thing!


The worktops are made of 30mm quartz (Prestige Spectrum Black). The undermounted sink & and hob have been fitted.


The cupboards below were made to follow the shape of the worktops. A breakfast bar extends into the saloon.


Maria has laid the slate mosaic floor tiles in the galley....


.... and, apart from the grouting, completed the tiling in the bathroom. The vanity top is also made of quartz. The tiles above the vanity, which are also laid on the foor, are a blend of travertine and marble.


A curved corner cupboard is being built to follow the shape of the step that leads from the bow into the forward bedroom.

The gas pipwork & fittings are all in place.

Dinette

24 October 2008

Our L-shaped dinette is taking shape.

The space below will be used for two footstalls and storage. The calorifier is housed under the return section.

Some nice curves!

The removable back rest makes the conversion to a double bed.