Kiewa (2)

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Boatshare | Shared Narrow Boat Kiewa


General information

Type of schemePrivate
Niminal number of sharersOwners buy weeks, so exact number not applicable (est. 10)
Year of build2005
Home mooring (2018)Streethay Wharf, 
Coventry Canal, 
Nr Lichfield
Engine Type (last knownBeta Marine 4 cylinder
Berths2 x 1 and 2 x 2 so a total of six
Change over daySaturday
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking systemOwners purchase set weeks
Priority for school holidaysNo

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

Shared narrow boat Kiewa
Shared narrow boat Kiewa
Shared narrow boat Kiewa
Shared narrow boat Kiewa
Boatshare | Shared Narrow Boat Kiewa
Shared narrow boat Kiewa
Shared narrow boat Kiewa
Shared narrow boat Kiewa
Shared narrow boat Kiewa
Shared narrow boat Kiewa

Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction1/36th (One week)
Price in UK Pounds£500.00
Reason for sellingGetting too old
Pre-booked weeks includedWeek 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 apportionedThis 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
or 01535 602380

General comments by vendor

Each owner owns a share in the boat until they choose to sell. One of the owners acts as secretary. All communications about the boat are done via email, with the owners voting on items like work required or home mooring.

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.

Repainting this winter 2019/2020.

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