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Type of scheme Private
Number of sharers 6
Year of construction 2004
Home mooring (2014)
Great Haywood Marina, T&M Canal, Staffs
Length 58'
Engine Type BMC 1.8
Berths 2 + 2. One fixed double bed (extendable to king size) in its own cabin, one dinette converts to a double.
Change over day each week Friday
Are pets allowed Allowed
Is smoking allowed INSIDE the boat Not Allowed
Booking System A booking chart for the following calendar year is circulated immediately after the owners’ annual meeting. Each owner has a priority for that year, and moves up one place 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 four weeks in the ‘high season’ (April to September inclusive), and two weeks in the remainder of the year. By this route, thirty-six weeks are firmly booked before the year begins. The aim is to ensure that each owner can have a four week block in high season. If an owner wishes to split their four weeks they are expected to consult with the other owners below them on the booking chart to ensure that their choice does not prevent another owner from taking a four week block. 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.
Priority for school holidays
General comments about the boat

Swallowtail is a mid-galley semi-trad layout, with steel by Reeves and a fit-out by John Milburn.

12 volt lighting with 240 volt AC supplied by inverter or shoreline hook up. Webasto diesel central heating with radiators throughout.

All new curtains, cushions and blinds fitted throughout the boat in Spring 2012. Carpet tiles in all areas except vinyl flooring in bathroom.

From the rear, semi-trad stern with locker on LHS for gas bottles and for storing mooring pins etc. Lifebelt on rack. Shoreline hookup point.

Downstairs into the bedroom, to the left is a rear en-suite toilet with cassette WC, a wash basin, hanging rail and heated towel rail which provides a very effective drying room. In the bedroom is a full-length wardrobe and a fixed double bed that can extend to 5ft. TV point, two large under-bed drawers and storage above head of bed.

Next, there is a separate bathroom with walk-in shower cubicle, vanity-basin with storage under, pump-out WC, extractor fan, heated towel rail and heated airing cupboard.

Fully-equipped galley (featuring a double-door side hatch with removable Perspex insert) with washer/drier and welsh-style dresser, extractor fan, 4-burner gas hob with light above, gas oven and grill, larder fridge (new in 2012). Attractive glass-fronted high-level cupboard between galley and dinette area.

L-shaped dinette/dining table (with storage underneath) converts to a double bed. Pull-out guest wardrobe. Separate box freezer also housed under dinette.

The saloon has a Bubble diesel stove, access to under front deck storage, flat-screen digital TV and DVD player plus radio/CD player. Two leather swivel chairs with matching stools and useful shelving/bookcase.

Double wood /glass French doors open out onto bow. Three lockers housing separate Bubble diesel tank, hosepipe, anchor, ropes etc. Water tank in bow. There are cream leather cushions for bow area and a Desmo floor socket for a small table in bow area.

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General Comments by vendor
Swallowtail owners are a very friendly and proactive group with a 'hands on' attitude when it comes to maintaining the boat. The superb condition of Swallowtail is testament to this.

The engine is serviced professionally every month.

The boat is equipped with duvets and pillows which are renewed every spring, a full set of Nicholson Guides (new Sept 2012), vacuum cleaner, toolbox, landline and carbon monoxide detector.

There is an annual owners meeting when owners agree expenditure, improvements and moorings for the following year. We make all decisions jointly and communicate regularly, mainly by email.

Owners are required to agree the terms which are laid down in a Syndicate Agreement. This is a realistic document designed to safeguard all aspects of shared ownership and a copy of this may be seen by arrangement with the vendors.

Because the Swallowtail owners are proud of their boat and wish to maintain her in top condition, the Syndicate Agreement makes it a condition of sale that new owners have had at least two weeks of narrowboat hiring or ownership experience (or equivalent) in the last two years.


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