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.


Internal Pictures

A small selection of internal pictures - more to follow!


Our completed dinette.


One of the single beds in the midships cabin.


The galley.


Testing the Heating System!

5 January 2009


Test Run!

1 January 2009



The Launch!

22 December 2008

Slow Pace is launched!














Sign Writing

19 December 2008

We commissioned Dave Moore to do the sign writing.


Dave Moore at work!

Our boat now has it's name...

... and will soon have a floor!

Final Fitout Stages

5 December 2008

Slow Pace nears completion in Stone, Heartwood's new home.



The first top coat has been applied.


The Worcester Marine S-Type windows & portholes have arrived...


... and so have the Houdini hatches.

The curved cupboard in the forward bedroom has been finished.

The cabin doors have been fitted.

The entertainment unit is ready to be fitted in place.

The dinette tables are being made.

The bathroom is ready for use!