Galley Design & Choices

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2014 • all rights reserved

Looking for a new (or new-to-you) boat? You use the galley multiple times a day, so think a bit about your preferences.

What features are important in a galley?

Well, a lot of that depends on the size boat and how you plan to use it. A 25′ boat obviously has a lot less space available for the galley than a 50-footer does. But that doesn’t mean that the 25-footer can’t have a workable galley and a reasonable amount of storage.

One thing to note on all boats is that the majority of your storage space for provisions won’t be in the galley — it’ll be under the floorboards, behind the settees and so on, with smaller lockers right in the galley. Use these to keep a small supply of things you use all the time handy.

There are several posts dealing with galley design issues:

Got some other pet peeves or interesting ways you’ve overcome “challenges” in the design of your galley? Please leave a note in the comments!

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