We have recently launched a brand new first of its kind ‘Eco Friendly’ Widebeam boat. She is based on our Kingsley range, and incorporates a number of bespoke design features unique to this boat. The main one of these is the lack of a conventional engine, instead the boat uses electric propulsion to turn the propellor. The batteries used for this are charged via a smart generator that kicks in when the charge goes below a certain level.
The boat has been designed and build to a liveaboard specification, which includes a washing machine in the bathroom, large solar panels suitable for keeping the battery bank topped up and even a bath. Whilst keeping in line with the ‘ECO friendly’ theme we installed a composting toilet and the boat is kept warm via water sourced underfloor heating throughout.
One thing that is key to any liveaboard boat is the storage space this designed in, and this build is no exception. With two separate bedrooms, one master, and the second equipped with bunk beds the layout allows for plenty of space for the whole family. There are wardrobes in both bedrooms and storage space under the bed in the second bedroom as well as in the steps. We even made room in the rear cabin for an L-shaped dinette (with storage below) that converts to a double bed allowing the room to be used either as a family dining area or a spare bedroom for guests.
One of the design features that we incorporate on many of our Kingsley’s is the custom built, fully collapsible wheelhouse. This allows for an extra room that can be used both during the winter and summer, for seating and storage, whilst still allowing you to cruise the network.
The roof of the rear deck has been made slightly flatter and with a stainless steel rail around the edge, this has allowed for a safe outside seating area to be incorporated. Unlike a conventional Kingsley barge design the bow on this boat has a small well deck with provides a forward seating area, as well as allowing access to the bow thruster.
If you would like to know more about this boat then please get in touch and we would be more than happy to discuss this boat in more detail, and hopefully build you one of your own! Click here to see a 360 video tour of the boat