Cooking Safely Onboard

A galley’s details are one part of the equation.

Cooking Safely Onboard

Now here's what I like to see. The galley aboard Beneteau's Swift Trawler 34 is U-shaped, making it easy for the cook to brace against the furniture while the boat is underway. If it gets real bumpy, there's a sturdy pole to grab. The cooktop is fitted with potholders, which serve as well against wakes in an anchorage as they do for swells on open water. Finally, check out the way the counter's corners are rounded. Bumping into one is way less painful than hip-checking a more stylish sharp corner. In all, this galley is very ship shape.

Takeaway: If cooking—or any work –needs to be performed while in rough water, you can often deliver the softest motion for your crew by heading downsea at a slow speed rather than stopping completely and drifting dead in the water.