The Difference between a Kitchen On a Boat And A Regular Kitchen?
The kitchen a board is not much different from your regular kitchen.
The biggest difference is the size.
In a galley kitchen space is limited, as are fuel and refrigeration, so you need to plan ahead and organize.
Size and stability
In a galley kitchen two burners on the pivoting stove or a microwave are considered luxury items. The sink is smaller than the one you have at home so often large pots and pans will act as washbasins by themselves. Besides the minimal space for both keeping and preparing ingredients, in a yacht kitchen you will have to deal with limited utensils and cooking has to be done on water while the kitchen together with the boat is healing over so you have to be steady on your feet. Most yachts have a gimbaled stove that stays horizontal as the boat rocks back and forth.
Tips for successful cooking on board
To be able to cook successfully on a yacht, follow these sailing cooking tips we offer and you will be just fine. In order to use the space wisely bring only the minimum of cooking equipment (often the boats are already equipped with the most necessary utensils), attach pockets to the wall for storing silverware, spices and tools such as bottle or can openers. Since preparation areas are usually minimal, avoid bringing food that involves a lot of chopping. Put away any dangerous utensils if you are not using them because, even when docked, a boat moves, and any sharp objects can fall or hurtle across the boat hurting someone. Use non-slip mats or damp tea-towels to stop plates or cutting boards sliding about. Use lump sugar - it is far less messy than the granulated which can spill all over. It is good to have at least one pan with a locking lid for cooking on-pot meals in rough weather. Pressure cookers are also a great investment for cooking aboard a yacht since they reduce cooking time considerably. Make sure that everyone in the crew knows how to safely light the stove and control the fuel supply. If it is a gas installation, keep the gas turned off at the bottle when you are not using the stove.