We have 3- 3.40 meter width, and 18.30 meter length.  the previous owner already installed a kitchen area and right across of it on port side the head and shower.  (the barg is 3m wide at the floor level and 3.40 M wide at the waist level, see more at the Sofa)

A bed has to be 2 meter long and at least 160 wide.  Since he front entrance is on the port side, and about 90 cm wide, we would be left with barely 40 cm to the starbord side.  This is not enough for a person to comfortably stand up and walk.  So the decision was made to put the bed sideways, where there would be a 100 cm walking area at the foot of the bed towards the front steps.

In order to have as much storage space, we decided to put the beds on top of Ikea kitchen cabinets.  The wall units are 40 cm high (nearly 16 inches).  we opted for 2 Ikea slat bottoms (Electrical adjustable) of 200 * 80cm  thus making a ‘2 person’ bed of 200 * 160.
This makes the height of he bed a bit over 50 cm.  Perfect for sitting on the bed and getting up.

A first we had the bed poisitioned 40 cm from the front (bow) wall, but that was quite inconvenient, since the steps came out to 80 cm.    So on the next trip we wil move the beds 40+ cm more to the inside , and adjusting the steps a little, so there is some space to walk past.

On each side of the bed we have two 80 cm and one 40 cm Ikea wall cabinet, In the front we have another  80  cm cabinet.  In each of the cabinets we have 2 drawers.

For he ‘dividing wall’  we have also two 80 cm and one 40 cm cabinet, with drawers and on top we have  60 cm high cabinets with doors, making the height 100 cm.  on top of that we placed a Lundia open book shelve system, so there is openness and yes we can close it off (with a curtain or so ).



A sofa

What is always lacking in a boat……….so instead of buying a sofa, or a sleeper sofa we decide to build one ourself.  Wide enough to have 2 sleeping places, roomy enough to store a lot of stuff.  The commercial ones available are never as optimal as we could do it ourself.

Initially we were thinking of making it a 2 person bed, 200 X 200 cm, just like they have in campers and boats where in the dining area, the table drops down. Being L shaped it just became too too much of a hassle.

A few points…
Being a tad older, the sofa should be at a height that is easy to sit down or stand up.
The sofa will be against the ‘bedroom divider’ and one wall.
The bedroom divider is 100 cm high (above that we have to ‘open’ divider’)
There has to be space of some heating otherwise there is NO heating on that side of boat, most likely it will be a hidden radiator in the back and a fan heat exchanger on the floor inside one side.
The boat is 300 cm from side to side on the floor, but  320 cm at 92 cm high,
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So here is a drawing of the sofa.
(data in cm )

Later we wil make a sheet with the location and contents



A picture of it finished without cushions

there is a 10 cm space beween the wall and the sofa, so we can mount a radiator behind it for heat.  (We opted for the hot air solution of Kabola.)




With some pretend cushions here.

 Here is the side profile with the wooden strip at 98 cm high
Heigth/dept measurements by Marius. So pretty flat, just like the outside.

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Now as for some fun, and accent lighting we can place LED strips ( 50 cm 5050 LED with milk white cover) on the bottom of the sofa, which can also act as night light.  We will do the same at the drawer/closets next to the bed.  On Ebay we found some built in LED dimmers (24V).


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1st May 21017
So the pillows came in and they fitted well, but it looks like the height size is without filling. We can deal with it later to add a colored stripe on it or so

Here are Wilma and Timmy.