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The New Boat at Dusseldorf

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Boot Dusseldorf is the largest indoor boat show - plus this year it has Distant Shores III in the show!! So here's a quick tour around so you can see what she looks like…
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Here's the view as we walked in to see her finished for the first time!
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There is a spacious aft cockpit with centre table. The aft cabin is under the cockpit and the table acts as a skylight.
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The galley is right at the bottom of the companionway for easy access. There is a fore-aft mounted fridge and a top loading freezer. The stove is a GN Espace model we've been excited to try out.
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The saloon is raised for excellent views while seated.
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Forward are the bunk cabin and large double stateroom…
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The bunk room has two good sea-berths and plenty of storage. It also has notices asking people not to sit or lie down on the bunks please - but they don't seem to work :-)
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The forward cabin is large with lots of stowage…
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The forward heads has a separate shower.
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Back in the saloon the nav station has views forward so you can steer (using the missing Raymarine autopilot and plotter)
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The aft cabin is palatial spanning the width of the stern under the cockpit. The cockpit table above provides 4 ventilation hatches. Side hull windows provide a good view.
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The aft heads also has a separate shower, and includes a wet locker for foul weather gear.
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Distant Shores III draws just 1.0 meters or 3'3" with the keel up. Here's a stern view also showing our Varifold 4-blade propellor and the twin rudders.
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If you are in the area please drop by the Discovery stand to say hello and let us show you around. Boot Dusseldorf is "THE" show to see with more sailing yachts in one place than I have ever seen!
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