This Beaulieu 30 twin cabin is a semi- bespoke craft, there are a number of different layouts available on made to order craft. As standard a open plan main cabin with double or 2 single berths and a mid cabin with double berth below the cockpit. A separate forward cabin is an option available.
There is space for a big TV on the sideboard, and the wrap laminates on the cupboard's of wide steps. It is at this point you realise that the fitting of the interior is quite unlike any other inland cruiser. There is a real sense of spaciousness – again, it is difficult to believe that it’s only a 30ft boat with a 9ft beam. The headroom inside is well over 6ft 3in.
Large windows allow light to flood in, with attractive horizontal blinds in aluminium rather than curtains, to dim the interior. There are also two massive fixed sunroof panels, which can be upgraded to open at the touch of a button, with a further glazed emergency escape hatch in the forward part of the roof.
The sunroof has a concertina fabric blind for use at night, while a thin mirror, under deck level across the bow, adds to the apparent depth.
The combined effect of all the glazing is a very bright interior without being stark. This is helped by the choice of cream carpet, which goes well with the half-height wardrobe and internal shelving in the cabin.
The colour of the cabinetry can be specified from a selection, the cabin sides and roof are lined with padded cream vinyl, which is soft to the touch and adds a layer of insulation, muting sound as well as acting as a thermal barrier. Wall lights give great indirect illumination, in addition to the high-level integrated LED strips and low-level lighting. Unusually, the multiple mains electric sockets throughout have both UK and Euro sockets at the owner’s request – a pragmatic choice for a boat that may cruise overseas.
Seating and sleeping
The layout that means five people could easily sprawl out in the cabin and all manage to dine around the large table contained between the a large double forward. The table is on a single, height-adjustable pedestal and is incredibly sturdy. converting to a double berth to port. Further aft, a separate double berth is accommodated across the boat beneath the cockpit
Opposite the seating is a large, low-level cupboard designed to accommodate a sizeable TV facing the sofa The units themselves have their ply carcasses and doors wrapped in the most superb laminate.