It’s not often you associate penthouse style interiors with canal-side life, but when the Bespoke Boat Company exhibited at Britain’s biggest inland waterways festival, the Crick 2023 Boat Show in May, they pulled out all the stops to demonstrate that there really are no limits to what can be achieved.
Their 70 ft widebeam ‘Cricket’ not only drew the crowds but also picked up a prize as the most admired widebeam on show, voted for by visitors. Kitted out in full apartment style with luxury finishes and fittings, the boat was packed with space-saving features as well as state-of-the-art technology, including a fresh-water drinking system, GPS, a parking camera and SMART heating and lighting.
Designed as a practical live-aboard, ‘Cricket’s’ main living area revolved around a spacious open-plan galley/lounge equal to anything you might find in an urban pied-a-terre. The design ethos was to create a light and airy space which they achieved with Tardis-like success.
TREND etherium® surfaces were an ideal choice for this fit-out, not only offering a light weight, flexible and low maintenance solution, but also for their ease of installation in a confined working area.
The kitchen worktops, upstands, island unit and waterfall ends were all finished in Calacatta quartz, creating a distinctive ‘italian Riviera’ feel. The look was also continued through with the fireplace surround, connecting living and dining space into one.
Replacement kitchen cabinet Doors and drawers were finished in Indigo Blue, carrying the colour theme through from the smart outside to the lush interior.
Based in Liverpool, The Bespoke Boat Company specialise in building widebeam and narrowboats to order, combining the latest advances in marine technology with luxury lifestyle interiors and are always happy to help you explore new possibilities and discuss commissions.
After such a successful appearance, it’s not surprising that Cricket has now sold and headed for its new mooring with Carol and Andy in Guernsey.