The Kuster A-45 is a tough ship with optimal comfort.
A ship that invites you to choose the widest possible sea, but also because of its 3.10 m. air draught it is very well possible to sail almost all of Europe through the inland waters. A comfortable ship with a surprising layout that is very suitable for longer trips and / or permanent residence.
In the front cabin of the ship is the owner's cabin with freestanding bed slatted frame. Both on the starboard and the port side are spacious cabinets in hanging and laying position. A comfortable seat is placed against the guest cabin wall. Sufficient daylight enters the owner's cabin through two large hatches and two portholes.
Toilet / Shower
On the starboard side is the wet cell with toilet and washbasin. The separate shower room which is lockable with a safety glass door is equipped with an extra seat. Two portholes and an easily accessible escape hatch provide good light and extra ventilation when showering. Both toilet and shower are of course very spacious.
On the port side is the guesthouse with headroom. This provides a full double bed and a spacious wardrobe under the bed are two deep drawers.
Wheelhouse / Salon
A sturdy and insulated aluminium sliding door provides access to the wheelhouse annex saloon. Directly next to the centre line of the vessel on the port side is the steering position, with behind it the steering chair which is fixed to the floor, but can still be adjusted sufficiently for an optimal seat. From here you have a good view all around. Operation of instruments and engine are within easy reach.
Next to the steering position, on the port side there is the passenger seat with navigation angle, equipped with a spacious cargo hold for many a sea chart. Against the port side wall and the rear wall of the wheelhouse on a higher plateau is a spacious bench where you can sit very comfortably with 6 people. Even while sailing you have a perfect view from the couch all around. On the starboard side next to the entrance is the electrical cabinet. It contains all fuse boxes and equipment such as switch panels, meters, etc. conveniently arranged.
Under the floor of the wheelhouse is the engine room. The engine room can be accessed via a large hatch in the floor. There are two strong but silent Deutz diesel engines, each with 106 hp. All auxiliary equipment is arranged in such a way that maintenance can easily be carried out. Thanks to the 2 engines and the hydraulic bow thruster, manoeuvring is child's play.
The galley with dinette, which can be accessed from the wheelhouse and the open cockpit by means of a 4-step staircase, is located on the lowest part of the vessel. The galley, which is placed in L-shape on the starboard side, contains the hob and the microwave. In addition, many cabinets and drawers for storing provisions have been fitted.
The bench of the dinette, which is located against the wall of the engine compartment as well as against the port side, offers ample space for 4 persons. There is also enough space for two not too large armchairs to place. Also located on the port side is a spacious provisions cabinet. The washing machine is also placed in this area.
A robust stainless steel sea rail has been applied all around. The foredeck with the anchor winch arrangement is easily accessible from the gangways.
The second steering position is situated on the steering deck. Protected from wind and weather by the spray hood, it is a pleasure to be able to steer outside the Kuster, while having all the necessary equipment within easy reach.
Against the transom is a large deep open cockpit situated with benches against the superstructure of the steering deck under which the galley and dinette are located. Both benches and cockpit floor are covered with teak. Under the floor of the open cockpit there is a real cellar where many things such as bicycles can be stored. A spacious door, which can be opened in two parts and has a solid, lockable flap above it, provides ample access to the galley and dinette. There is also an easy and safe step to the gangways. Robust bollards for mooring and mooring are easily accessible from the open cockpit without having to bend over.