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.

Seating / Sleeping

With the desmo tables removed we have comfortable seating...

... and two pullout footstalls.

A view with the cushions removed.

The footstalls have removable internal sections. Giving these a quarter turn and replacing them gives a higher footstall or extra seating at the table.
In the higher postion the stalls also support the lift out back panel to make up a double bed.

The mattress of the bed is made up of the seat & back cushion and an extra fill in piece that is stored behind the back panel.


jonali said...

I love the fitout, we have a similar system for our lounge double bed which came with the boat. I am thinking of building the same in a holiday 'chalet' we have and your details are very handy for extra ideas (I was just going to copy our boat). I love the galley work tops I am very envious and think this will be the first thing to replace on our boat when we can afford it.
All the best and hope you enjoy your travels.

Slow Pace Crew said...

Many thanks for your kind comments. Glad that our blog might be of help. Best wishes for happy cruising aboard Tormentil.

Rob said...

I also love your fitout and keep returning to your seating / dining / guest bed designs and would love to be able to fund something similar for our narrowboat.
How do you find dining from the seating? do you lack back support? Does the tubing in the upholstery help with posture for taller guests? Is there enough room between the table legs and seating to get round?

You have a gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous boat!

Sorry for the hassle


Slow Pace Crew said...

Hi Rob, Thanks for your interest and kind comments. We put a lot of effort into ensuring the dinette area worked well in terms of both comfort and practicality. Dining at the table(s) is fine. Apart from improving the look, the tubing does give a little help to posture. We find that there is plenty of space between the legs, tables and seating.