Torksey



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TORKSEY

Shared narrow boat Torksey


 


General information

Type of schemePrivate
Nominal number of sharers10
Year of build2008
Home mooring (2019)North Kilworth Marina, Leicester Section, Grand Union Canal
Length58'
Engine Type (last knownNanni Diesel N4.43
Berths2 + 4
Change over dayMonday
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking system
A booking chart for the following calendar year is circulated in 
agreed priority order before the owners’ annual meeting, where 
the bookings for the next year are confirmed. 

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 five years the cycle begins again. 

Each owner can choose two weeks (separately or as a fortnight) 
in the ‘high season’ (April to October inclusive), and one week in 
the remainder of the year.

Owners may then pick a fourth week, where the chart is turned 
on its head and the person who was at the bottom gets 
first choice, and the next etc.
Priority for school holidaysThree designated "special" shares have priority
booking of school holiday weeks.

General Comments About the Boat

Torksey is a Hexagon built, reverse layout, semi-trad style boat, benefiting from a full repaint during the 2012-13 winter.

The rear cockpit has seating area on the port side with the gas bottle storage in a locker beneath and shoreline socket to the starboard.

Below the rear deck is a well-serviced 4 cylinder Nanni Diesel engine, which powers an Axiom propeller and the bow thruster via a hydraulic drive system. Also in the engine compartment are the calorifier and battery banks.

Steps to the starboard side of the boat drop into the fitted galley. To the port side is the hob with oven below, followed by the stainless steel sink all set into granite style work surfaces. Three cupboards beneath the work surfaces, include one housing the Shoreline 12V fridge. Skylight windows are situated above, making the whole area bright and airy.

On the starboard side there is the electrical panel then a cupboard/drawer unit housing the microwave and a display cabinet over. The galley is well equipped with crockery, cutlery, glasses and utensils.

This brings you to the dinette area, with a glazed opening side hatch in the starboard wall. There is an L-shaped dinette, with storage below, on the left, which sits six when using the drop down bench opposite. The table stores neatly when not in use. Forward of the dinette is a shelved cupboard and pullout freezer below. A TV/DVD Player with satellite decoder is located in the unit opposite the dinette. 

From the dining area the a corridor runs along the starboard side of Torksey with the main bathroom to the port containing a corner shower, basin with storage under, pump-out toilet, heated towel rail and 230 V shaver socket.

A door across the corridor separates the bedroom cabin from the dining area. There is a memory foam mattress and extension insert which creates a 5ft fixed double bed. Storage is provided by drawers below the bed, a high level cupboard unit above the bed and wardrobe housing the Alde gas boiler. The controls to the Alde boiler are above the bed.

Another door separates the cabin from the forward saloon. Before the saloon is the second toilet with pump out WC and basin, then a slim shelved wardrobe. On the rear bulkhead of the saloon is the second TV/DVD player, controller for auto-seeking satellite dish, FM radio, 12 V and 230 V sockets. Seating either side of the saloon with storage under can be used as single beds or converted to form a full width double.

Glazed folding doors open on to the well deck with seating either side and storage lockers under. There are removable cushions for both the bow and stern seating which are kept on the boat.

Both space heating (via three radiators distributed along the main corridor and the bathroom towel rail) and water heating are provided either by the Alde boiler or the engine cooling system.

A combi-inverter provides 230V power to 5 sockets distributed throughout the boat.

Kardene flooring was fitted in the galley and dining area and new carpet tiles to the rest of the boat in 2013, all cleaned using the Dyson cylinder cleaner kept on board.

Pictures of the boat

Shared narrow boat Torksey
Shared narrow boat Torksey
Shared narrow boat Torksey
Shared narrow boat Torksey
Shared narrow boat Torksey
Shared narrow boat Torksey
Shared narrow boat Torksey
Shared narrow boat Torksey
Shared narrow boat Torksey
Shared narrow boat Torksey

Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction1/10th
Price in UK Pounds£3,650
Reason for sellingChange in personal circumstances.
Pre-booked weeks included
2/9/2019
25/11/2019

Booking still to take place for 2020.
Likely to commence mid/late August.
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.There are a guaranteed 4 Weeks in total.
2 weeks in high season (April to September inclusive)
and 2 weeks in low season (February, March and October
to December inclusive).

Normally taken out of use in January for winter maintenance.
School holiday option possible?This is a school holiday share
Running costs for 2019

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£80 per month. This includes gas.
Diesel and pump out paid by owner at end of each use
How are the running costs to be apportioned
Owner monthly contributions to running 
costs are paid to the Treasurer on the first
working day of each month.

The incoming owner will take over payments from
the date next payment is due.
Contact details for vendor
apsmith213@gmail.com or 07421 327039

General comments by vendor


Torksey is fitted to a high standard, has been well looked after and remains in good condition.

Syndicate members meet at an annual AGM, usually held in November at a mutually convenient location, and has an appointed Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Maintenance/Marina Liaison and Holiday Coordinator.

This is a SCHOOL HOLIDAY share that affords the best of both worlds. Each year it is allowed to choose to either exercise your right as a school holiday share owner and be guaranteed 2 weeks in the summer school holiday (along with 2 other school share owners), or follow the same booking order as ordinary shareholders.

One thing to note about this share is there is NO ADDITIONAL PAYMENT for exercising your right to priority book summer school holiday weeks, which is quite unusual!


This share will have second choice, amongst the 3 school holiday shareholders, in choosing summer school holiday weeks next year (2020), if the owner wishes to exercise their right to do so. It will otherwise be third in line amongst ordinary shareholders in booking 2 high season weeks and 1 low season week; and then eighth in line for booking the fourth week.

Torksey moved to North Kilworth marina at the start of this season, with the intention of her staying there for the foreseeable future. This is a pleasant and tranquil marina that affords access to a beautiful cruising covering a multitude of cruising routes.


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