|Type of scheme||Private|
|Nominal number of sharers||12|
|Year of build||2009|
|Home mooring (2018)||Hill Farm Marina|
Henley in Arden
|Engine Type (last known||Nanni|
|Berths||2 + 2 + 1 (latter by camp bed)|
|Change over day||Saturday|
|Are pets allowed||No|
|Is smoking allowed inside||No|
|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 six 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. 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 holidays||Two shares can get priority for school holiday weeks, |
paying a premium for this over the normal annual costs.
General Comments About the Boat
Whiston is a Hexagon built semi-trad style boat, with the gas bottle storage in a locker/seating area on the left-hand side of the rear deck.
Below the rear deck is a well-serviced 4 cylinder Nanni Diesel engine, with the calorifier and battery banks.
Dropping down the steps which are on the right-hand side of the boat, you pass the rear toilet with wash basin. To the right of the toilet is a cupboard with hanging space and access to the top-up tank for the boiler. Adjacent to this on your left is the main bedroom with a double bed, which can be extended to king-size and has drawer storage underneath. There is also a satellite TV and DVD player, and a radiator. The controls to the Alde boiler are above the bed.
Next is the main toilet/bathroom, which has a wash basin, shower, and a heated towel rail.
This is followed by another cupboard with hanging space, below which is the freezer.
Moving forwards we have the kitchen with the oven below a work surface, followed by the stainless steel sink unit. Next to the sink is the hob, surrounded by further work surfaces, underneath which is the fridge. There are cupboards beneath the work surfaces, as well as on the wall facing the sink, together with wall cupboards and a microwave. The kitchen is well equipped with a full range of saucepans, utensils, cutlery crockery and basic cleaning materials.
This brings you to the dinette area, with a glazed opening side hatch in the right-hand wall. There is an L-shaped dinette on the left, which sits six when using the two collapsible chairs that are kept on board. This also pulls out to make up into a double bed and has locker space under the seating, containing the relevant duvets and pillows.
Immediately after the dining area, there is the solid fuel stove to the left, and a further radiator on the right hand wall.
We then come to the saloon area, with two leather swivel chairs, and a satellite TV and DVD player. By way of a camp bed it is possible to sleep one more guest in this area.
Finally we come to glazed folding doors which open on to the bow seating area, with storage lockers under. There are removable cushions for both the bow and stern seating which are kept on the boat.
Pictures of the boat
Specific details for the share offered
|Size of share as a percentage or fraction||12th|
|Price in UK Pounds||£4,000|
|Reason for selling||Trying something different.|
|Pre-booked weeks included||20 July to 3rd August 2019 (two weeks)|
5th October to 12th October 2019 (one week)
Another week to be chosen
|Holiday entitlement with share offered here.||I get a guaranteed three weeks |
plus options on a fourth.
|School holiday option possible?||No|
|Running costs for 2019|
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|Monthly £97, quarterly £290,|
half-yearly £580, full-year £1160
|How are the running costs to be apportioned||On the understanding that the incoming owner |
is using all the prebooked weeks I would expect
the running costs to be picked up by them.
|Contact details for firstname.lastname@example.org |
or 07880 602447
General comments by vendor
Of significant note is that Whiston has a diesel engine but is hydraulically powered. It has bow and stern hydraulic thrusters that make manouvering in tight places (and doing pirouettes to show off!) very easy indeed.
I bought my share in 2013 and have had a wonderful time on Whiston.
As my children have now left school and become adults, my wife and I are choosing to spend holidays in a different way; I will miss Whiston.
The boat is well maintained and has reserves of over £18,000 at the time of writing (was £4,500 in 2013) which suggests how well managed Whiston is in respect to funds to address any issues which may arise.
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