Spring Dew



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Spring Dew

General information

Type of schemePrivate
Nominal number of sharers12
Year of build1998
Home mooring (2018)Great Haywood, Staffordshire
Length58'
Engine Type (last knownB.M.C. 1.8
BerthsLarge fixed double +
dinette conversion +
chair beds

(so 2 + 4)
Change over dayFriday
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking systemA booking chart for the following calendar year is 
circulated. Each owner has a priority for that year,
 and moves up a couple of places each year: after a 
year at the top of the list, the owner then starts 
at the bottom, and after six years the cycle begins 
again. Each owner can choose two weeks (separately 
or as a fortnight) in the ‘high season’ (April to October), 
and one week in the remainder of the year. By this route, 
thirty-six weeks are firmly booked before the year begins. 

Allowing for time for winter maintenance, the remaining 
fourteen weeks are booked with priority in reverse order
 to the original chart, 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 holidaysThere are "special" shares, for which a £250 premium is paid
on the running costs each year, and this entitles those owners
to priority on the booking form for school holidays

General Comments About the Boat

Starting from the stern and working forward, the accommodation is

REAR DECK: Semi-trad steering position with seating/gas lockers and access to engine below.

MASTER BEDROOM: Double bed, extendable to king-size. Wardrobe and storage cupboards/drawers. En-suite toilet and wash hand basin.

BATHROOM: Pumpout toilet. Quadrant bath/shower. Wash hand basin. Accessed from the corridor outside is the gas-fired central heating boiler.

GALLEY: Gas cooker with 4-burner hob, grill and oven. Microwave. Fridge with freezer compartment. Sink and drainer. Opening side hatch opposite. Separated by high level glass-fronted crockery cupboards from...

DINING AREA: L-shaped dinette with removable table, converts to double bed. Optionally separated by curtain from...

SITTING AREA: Wardrobe above drawers, opposite solid fuel stove. Two chairs convertible to single beds. Flat screen TV/DVD and radio/CD player. Glazed full width doors to...

FRONT DECK: Seating on three sides with under seat storage. Fresh water storage tank in bow.

EXTERNAL: Boat roof has non-slip surface, storage for boat poles and planks.

NOTE This boat is ideal for a taller person having higher than normal interior headroom.

Pictures of the boat

Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction£2,450 inc 2018 running costs (See below)
Price in UK Pounds£1,800 (to include running costs for 2018)
Reason for sellingWe currently have two narrow boat shares and want 
to reduce to 4 weeks pa as we are finding 8 weeks
too much with other boating commitments.
Pre-booked weeks included6th - 13th April 2018
28th September - 12th October 2018
30th November - 7th December 2018
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.We get four weeks a year: two weeks in high season
and one in low season on the first round followed by a
fourth week (high or low) on the second round.
School holiday option possible?No
Running costs for 2018/9Running costs for 2018 have been set at £900 per 
share paid by two half yearly instalments (both already paid). 

For 2017, they were £800. 

In addition, a separate reserve fund has recently been 
established to which each shareholder contributes £100 
each year (again paid up for 2018)
Contact details for vendorhoward.payne43a@btinternet.com or 07747 011026

General comments by vendor

Located at Great Haywood Marina in Staffordshire. The boat is managed by a four person panel which answers to the syndicate as a whole. 

Recent Refurbishments:-

2006 New Chair/beds
2007 TV/DVD. curtains and carpets
2008 Radio / CD player
2009 Bathroom refurbishment, fridge and new external cushions
2011 Four new batteries
2012 Replacement of stern gear, new propeller, bearings and reconditioning of rudder 
2013 Replacement of toilet tanks. Re-blacked. 
2014 New Engine
2016 Repaint & New Windows throughout
2017 New hob, new oven, new chairs to saloon.

The boat is very comfortable and maintained to a high standard and is kept very clean. The owners work together to ensure everything is run ship shape! The annual meetings held in October every year is a great way to meet everyone and ensure you have a say in the running of the boat. Most communication is done via email the rest of the year.

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