|Type of scheme||Managed|
|Nominal number of sharers||11|
|Year of build||2002|
|Home mooring (2019)||Calcutt Marina (new Meadows Marina)|
Stockton nr Southam on the
Grand Union Canal in Warwickshire
|Engine Type (last known||Beta Marina 43hp Greenline (new in 2014)|
|Berths||2 + 4|
One fixed double bed (extendable to king size) in its own cabin,
one dinette converts to a double and two free standing armchairs
which convert to single beds (separated from dinette by curtain).
|Change over day||Friday|
|Are pets allowed||Yes|
|Is smoking allowed inside||No|
A booking chart for the following calendar year is circulated in
agreed priority order each year.
Each owner has a priority for that year and moves up a couple of places each year.
Each owner can choose two weeks (separately or as a fortnight) in the "high season"
(April to September) and one in the remainder of the year.
Allowing for time for winter maintenance, the remaining weeks are
booked with priority in reverse order, so having last choice
originally does have its compensations.
These extra bookings are confirmed on the first day of the month
before the month of the booking.
|Priority for school holidays||A maximum of TWO shares may have school holiday priority|
General Comments About the Boat
Rear Deck: Semi trad with seating area. Gas bottles and equipment under seating. Non slip matting.
En Suite Bedroom: Lengthwise fixed double bed extendable to king size, wardrobe, under bed and over bed storage, sockets.
En Suite: Second pump out toilet and sink, safe and extractor fan.
Main Bathroom: Pump out toilet, full size shower cubicle, sink and vanity unit, storage and extractor fan.
Kitchen: Sink and drainer, water filter, cooker with four burners, oven and grill. New microwave and recent 12v fridge with freezer compartment. Storage cupboards, china, cutlery, pots, pans and utensils. Extractor fan, CO2 gas detector. Swan hatch with double doors and glass inset.
Dining Area: Dinette with cushions which converts to a large double bed. Under bed storage. Removable and extendable tables (large and small).
Lounge: Open plan saloon with wardrobe and two free standing armchairs converting to single beds. Swivel stools. Flat screen freeview TV with DVD. Stereo radio. Solid fuel boat stove. Fully opening French doors to front.
Front Deck: Seating with storage under. 100 gallon fresh water tank.
The boat has gas central heating throughout via an Alde comfort boiler in addition to the solid fuel stove. The engine also provides hot water.
The boat is carpeted throughout with vinyl in the bathroom. LED lighting and curtains/blinds throughout.
Pictures of the boat
Specific details for the share offered
|Size of share as a percentage or fraction||1/11th|
|Price in UK Pounds||£2,250|
|Reason for selling||We have thoroughly enjoyed our extensive cruises |
from both Aqueduct and Calcutt Marinas on Avington
but are reluctantly taking a three year break from the
waterways whilst our eldest daughter
(no longer interested in narrowboating)
completes her GCSEs and A Levels before going away to university
|Pre-booked weeks included|
24 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
2 August 2019 - 9 August 2019
18 October 2019 - 25 October 2019
27 December 2019 - 3 January 2020 (provisional fourth week)
|Holiday entitlement with share offered here.||Our share entitles us to two "high season" weeks |
and one "low season" week plus options to
bid for additional weeks
|School holiday option possible?||This is a school holiday share, and presently the only one on the boat.|
|Running costs for 2018/9|
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|£142.55 per month for our school holiday share|
|How are the running costs to be apportioned||I would ask the incoming owner to take over the |
monthly contribution from purchase.
Contact details for vendor
General comments by vendor
Unusually this is an exclusive special school holiday share, being the only one in this syndicate whereas most other syndicates have between two and four special shares which have to rotate in priority every year. Although the agreement allows for two school holiday shares it is not envisaged to change this boat up to two in the short term. Being the only one means we get first pick of the holidays each year (but do have to select what are generally considered "School holiday" weeks).
Avington was shot-blasted and professionally fully repainted at a cost of £11,475 in the winter of 2016/17 at Aqueduct Marina so is often mistaken for a brand new boat.
She also benefitted from a new Beta Marine 43hp Greenline engine and gearbox in 2014, suitable for both canals and rivers.
She tends to move marinas every few years (decided at the friendly annual AGM and lunch in October), currently having her own mooring in the delightful Meadows Marina at Calcutt where she moved to in March 2018.
The syndicate is made up of like-minded friendly boaters led by a capable chairman with the added benefit of expert backup from our chosen management company.
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