Boat Share | Meridian share for sale

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Boatshare | Shared Narrow Boat Meridian

General information

Type of schemePrivate
Nominal number of sharersOwners buy weeks, so exact number not applicable (but nominally 23)
Year of build2002
Home mooring (2024)Nantwich Canal Centre Basin End Chester Rd CW5 8LB
Engine Type (last known)Beta Marine 33hp with hydraulic gear box (New 2018)
Berths2 + 4
Change over daySaturday
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking systemOwners purchase fixed weeks.

Meridian has its own system for
numbering the weeks as follows: 

Weeks are always numbered from
the first Saturday in January (which is week 1). 
Priority for school holidaysN/A - Fixed week scheme

General Comments About the Boat

"NB Meridian" was built for The Boatshare Company by John White, fitted out by Dursley & Hurst Limited and launched in April 2002.

Starting from the rear deck, the deck is slightly higher than that of most semi trads, allowing you to see clearly with ease.

Two new removable pedestal seats for helmsman and assistant were fitted in winter 2022, adding to the comfort on longer trips. There are stern lockers on both sides used to store tools & windlasses etc, which allow further external seating.

From the rear deck, there is a door to right with steps leading down to the master bedroom. The master bedroom is equipped with an extendable double bed, hanging wardrobe and lockers both above and beneath the bed.

A short corridor leads to the bathroom, complete with vanity basin, toilet (new in 2022) and full height shower cubicle.

Next is a door which provides complete privacy to the bedroom and bathroom.

The corridor leads to the fully equipped kitchen complete with cooker, grill & gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and plenty of cupboard space. A side hatch allows light and fresh air into the kitchen when opened.

Next to the kitchen is a raised Pullman dinette unit which converts to a double bed if needed, with further storage underneath seats.

A storage cupboard then separates the dinette from the saloon area which is fitted with 2 chairs that convert to single beds. In addition, two comfortable folding deck chairs are stored under the dinette unit.

There is a solid fuel stove, and central heating system with radiators throughout the boat.

There is a TV (new in 2023) and built in stereo radio/ cd player with distributed speakers.

Double doors provide access to the front well deck which is fitted with low lockers on both sides. The boat gas cylinders are located in the bow compartment.

330w of solar panels support the leisure batteries, where these batteries were replaced in 2020.

Meridian is managed by an active and committed committee comprising Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.

The Owners have an Annual Meeting each October when decisions are taken regarding maintenance, mooring and overall running of "Meridian". Over the last few ‘Covid’ years the AGM has been held on line and this is likely to continue.

Pictures of the boat

Shared narrow boat Meridian
Shared narrow boat Meridian
Boatshare | Shared Narrow Boat Meridian
Shared narrow boat Meridian
Shared narrow boat Meridian
Shared narrow boat Meridian
Shared narrow boat Meridian
Shared narrow boat Meridian
Shared narrow boat Meridian

Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction5 fixed weeks

(Might split)
Price in UK Pounds£2,800
Reason for sellingSadly old age has caught up with us.
Pre-booked weeks included

One week commencing Saturday 7th September 2024 
One week commencing Saturday 2nd November 2024 


Three weeks commencing Saturday 3rd May 2025
One week commencing Saturday 6th September 2025
One week commencing 1st November 2025
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.Three consecutive weeks in May; weeks 18, 19, 20.
Next year (2025) this block commences Saturday 3rd May.

One week in September, week 36.
This year (2024) this commences on Saturday 7th Sept and in 2025 on the 6th.

One week in November, week 44. 
This year (2024) this commences on Saturday 2nd November and in 2025 on the 1st.

School holiday option possible?There is no such scheme on this boat
Running costs for 2024

(How do these figures compare? 
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Current costs are £350 per annum per week owned.

How are the running costs to be apportionedOn the basis that the incoming owner is using my
pre-booked weeks I would ask them to cover the 
running costs.
Contact details for vendoremmabrooke.uk@hotmail.com

General comments by vendor

Meridian has it's own system for numbering the weeks as follows: 

Weeks are always numbered from the first Saturday in January (which is week 1). 

We have thoroughly enjoyed our time on Meridian and have gradually built up our ownership to 5 weeks per year. However advancing age means that the physical side of boat handling has become more difficult and we are therefore reluctantly selling our weeks.

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