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Type of scheme Managed
Number of sharers 14
Year of construction 2004
Home mooring (2011)
Calcutt Boats, near Rugby
Length 58'
Engine Type Beta 43
Berths 2 + 4
Change over day each week Sunday
Are pets allowed Allowed
Is smoking allowed INSIDE the boat Allowed
Booking System Rolling Rota, each shareholder moving position each year. Year is based on August to July
Priority for school holidays
Yellow weeks (Spring and Autumn) and Blue (Winter)
General comments about the boat

Willow was built in 2004 based on a Jonathan Wilson shell fitted out by Elton Moss boat builders to a high standard which includes:

  • Beta 43 Greenline engine with integral Electrolux generator

  • Vetus 55 bow thruster (invaluable for those moments when the wind gets you when giving way at bridgeholes)

  • 240 volt inverter

  • diesel central heating for those cold mornings, also provides plenty of hot water

  • Hospital silencer for very quiet running

The saloon/ lounge area contains:

  • two wardrobes/ tall cupboards

  • built-in cupboard

  • high level display cabinet with galss doors

  • solid fuel fire

  • skirting board radiator

  • L-shaped seating arrangement (with storage under) with free-standing table (converts to double bed)

  • two seater sofa that converts to double-bed

  • luxury fitted carpet

The galley contains:

  • range of hand-built units

  • stainless steel sink bowl and drainer

  • built-in oven and gas hob with 4 burners

  • 240 volt Zanussi fridge with freezer compartment

  • high level storage cupboards

  • built-in bin cupboard

  • built-in storage cupboard in corridor

  • skirting board radiator

  • Indesit washing machine/ dryer

  • microwave


  • water flushed pump-out toilet

  • full-size luxury pentangle shower cubicle

  • vanity unit with inset wash basin

  • towel rail radiator

Electrical appliances include:

  • colour TV and video

  • radio/ CD player

  • Candy washing machine/ dryer

  • Zanussi fridge with freezer compartment

  • Henry Hoover

  • microwave

Books / guides

  • complete set of Nicholson guides

  • waterways network route planning map

  • wild flower recognition book

  • bird recognition book

  • binoculars

Safety equipment:

  • first aid kit

  • 3 x 1kg fire extinguishers

  • fire blanket

  • life belt

  • anchor

Boating equipment:

  • windlass x 2

  • mooring spikes x 3

  • piling hooks x 2

  • mooring ropes x 2

  • centre rope

  • club hammer

  • boarding plank

  • boat pole

  • boat hook

  • water hose

  • chimney (detachable)

  • BW key

  • handcuff keys x 2

Willow also has a full inventory of galley equipment, mattress protectors, pillows, duvets and too much miscellaneous equipment to mention.

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Specific details for the share offered
Size of share as a percentage or fraction  
Price in UK pounds  
Reason for selling  
Pre-booked weeks included  
Running costs for 2011/ early 2102  
Contact details for vendor  
General Comments by vendor
Willow is currently moored at Calcutt Marina, this is an excellent location for cruising, offering an easy week with 4 locks each way or as many locks as you can handle via Warwick and Birmingham on a longer break.

The mooring location is discussed and voted on at the Annual General Meeting each year. Calcutt Marina look after the boat very well and the staff are friendly and helpful.

Willow is a comfortable semi-trad boat that has all mod cons including microwave, washing machine, central heating as well as the required log/coal fire for cosy winter nights. The bed is larger than most narrow boats have at 4'6 x 6'6.

Other owners are often willing to exchange weeks if circumstances mean that you cannot take your agreed week(s).

We have enjoyed several years of shared ownership boating with originally Ownerships and the last four years with Willow. We have now bought our own trad style 50' boat and no longer need this share.

In short, Willow is equipped with everything you need for a comfortable break away from it all. Buying a boat share was certainly one of the best decisions we ever made. It allowed us to cruise the network in 'our' boat enjoying some superb holidays in different parts of the country.

The allocation system is flexible and fair offering the opportunity to book single or two week holidays. This share has three yellow weeks (spring and late summer/ autumn) and one blue week (winter). Owners can also nominate two named users of their share so that family and friends can make use of your unused weeks.

The syndicates are professionally managed by Carefree. All monies are held in a secure client account and running cost details are presented annually at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). It really is carefree cruising, if anything goes wrong, simply report it and it will be rectified, same day if necessary or on return to base if non-urgent.

If you were spending the annual running costs on hiring a boat of similar standard, the choice is:
one/ two weeks each year (hiring) four weeks each year (as share owner).

Viewing by appointment most Sunday mornings at Calcutt.


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