|Type of scheme||Private|
|Niminal number of sharers||Owners buy weeks, so exact number not applicable (est. 10)|
|Year of build||2005|
|Home mooring (2018)||Streethay Wharf, |
|Engine Type (last known||Beta Marine 4 cylinder|
|Berths||2 x 1 and 2 x 2 so a total of six|
|Change over day||Saturday|
|Are pets allowed||Yes|
|Is smoking allowed inside||No|
|Booking system||Owners purchase set weeks|
|Priority for school holidays||No|
General Comments About the Boat
Kiewa is a comfortable, semi-traditional style narrow boat built in 2005 by Halco Narrowboats Ltd on a Price Fallows hull.
The hull is of 10mm/6mm steel and the superstructure is of 4mm steel. Two fresh water magnesium anodes protect the hull. There are doors to the front deck, and a hatch and doors to the rear. There is space for 2 gas bottles in the bow, and the fresh water tank is located under the front deck. Two lockers provide storage and seating room on the rear deck.
The boat is insulated with spray foam to all surfaces except below the floor. An Alde gas boiler provides central heating and a solid fuel stove is situated at the front of the boat. Hot water is provided from a calorifier heated by the engine, the boiler, or by an immersion heater when a landline mains supply is available.
The boat has 240V sockets powered from an onboard inverter or landline where available. 12V sockets are also provided. Lighting is provided by LED lights throughout.
Kiewa (an aboriginal word meaning 'sweet water') is fitted out to a high standard. The interior is lined with a pale oak paneling, which gives it a light and airy feel. The flooring is vinyl, which is hard wearing and easy to clean.
At the rear is the fixed double cabin. The bathroom and galley separate this cabin from the living area. The bathroom has a pump-out toilet, vanity unit and full-size shower cubicle. It also contains a washing machine, which is powered by its own inverter.
The U-shaped galley is equipped with a microwave, an eye-level oven and grill, and a 4-burner hob located above an electric-powered fridge. A hatch opposite the galley provides ventilation. Cupboards and drawers provide good storage and house a range of cooking pots and utensils, and a full set of crockery, glassware and cutlery for six people.
To the front of the galley is a dinette seating 4. The dinette is raised to allow better views. It converts to a double bed. To the front of the dinette is the lounge area. In the lounge are two armchairs, each of which converts to a single bed. On the shelf unit by the front glass-panelled doors is a LCD TV/DVD and a CD/radio unit. There are also folding chairs, for use on the front deck or towpath.
There is ample storage, either in cupboards, under the bed, and under the dinette benches. Duvets and pillows are provided, so each owner needs only to supply bed linen, duvet covers and towels.
Pictures of the boat
Specific details for the share offered
|Size of share as a percentage or fraction||1/36th (One week)|
|Price in UK Pounds||£500.00|
|Reason for selling||Getting too old|
|Pre-booked weeks included||Week 15. (2020)|
usually around Easter time
April 15th in 2020
|Holiday entitlement with share offered here.||One week (15)|
|School holiday option possible?||No guarantee but for 2020 this will |
align with normal school holidays.
|Running costs for 2018/9|
(How do these figures compare?
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|£420 which included contribution|
towards repaint being done this winter.
Previous "normal" years it has been nearer £250.
|How are the running costs to be apportioned||This is a one week share, |
I have paid the fees for 2019 so would expect
the incoming owner to pick up the 2020 fees
assuming it is bought before the week's booking.
|Contact details for email@example.com|
or 01535 602380
General comments by vendor
The home mooring for 2019 is Streethay Wharf, Lichfield. All servicing and maintenance is handled by the boatyard.
We have a great group of owners, some of whom have been with the boat since it was launched. Some of the owners are very knowledgeable about boats, and handle minor maintenance and DIY themselves.
For 2018 season we have fitted a new Eberspacher diesel boiler, hull blacked, superstructure re-painted, multifuel stove overhauled.
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