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Graham47
Jan-31-2021 @ 1:03 PM                           Permalink
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We had Gracious Emblem in October. We couldn’t fault it. There was 4 of us. In answer to your questions, Steps, 2 of us have arthritis  but managed the steps up to the top deck. You can also access the top deck from the side deck via internal steps to the deck and then a single step up to the steering position. From the steering position there is a single step up to the top deck. Storage space. There is ample storage space. There is a full size fridge. The aft cabin has a toilet and sink. The main bathroom is excellent. We had a free pump out at the yard on the Wednesday. Gauges on the dashboard show  levels in each toilet. Everything is 240 Volt, no gas. ( Unlike Graceful Emblem)  The heating system good. Each area has it’s own thermostat for temperature and fan speed. You do not need to run the engine for hot water or heating. There is a switch in the aft cabin for Hot Water  and Hot water plus Heating. Heating doesn’t run off the diesel. The only downside I find with any of the newer type craft is that if you  have mobility problems and moor a low tide sometimes the step  down onto the aft platform can be a bit challenging. Hope this helps.





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Thank you Graham.    I am sure like myself others will find your detailed response very reassuring.  Although I will add a caveat in that I would prefer the second boat you mention Graceful , sorry my memory is terrible.   As I cook from scratch every day , yes even on board I would not like an all electric set up.  Give me reliable gas everyday , you know where you are with the gas.

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Just arrived back yesterday from a week on Gracious. Bit optimistic about having no gas as we cook every day.  Not aproblem  at all.
Only used EHU once.
Heating was brilliant with each cabin having its own thermostat.
Had one pump out but five adults on board.
Shower simply the best one I’ve had Ona broads cruiser.
Full sized fridge.
Booked it again for next year.

Many thanks

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