Dawn Chorus

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Shared narrow Dawn Chorus boat


General information

Type of schemeManaged
Nominal number of sharers12
Year of build2011
Home mooring (2019)Aston Marina
Lichfield Road
ST15 8Qu
Engine Type (last knownBeta 50 (New 2019) + new gearbox
Berths2 + 4
Change over daySaturday
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking system
The year is divided into four periods to cover
Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

Lots are drawn yearly for each of the periods
enabling everyone to have a selection of weeks throughout the year
Priority for school holidaysTwo owners have school holiday priority

General Comments About the Boat

Dawn Chorus is a 6 berth boat, built in September 2011, fitted with bow thrusters and a cruiser stern.

The Galley is at the rear of the boat, containing a hob, oven, fridge and microwave. There is ample storage and a wine cooler built under the floor.

Dining facilities can be either at the rear or front of the boat.

A solid fuel stove is in the rear cabin area.

There is a fixed double bed in the center and doubles can be made up at the front and rear again with plenty of storage.

There are 2 enclosed bathrooms, both with macerator toilets. One bathroom is fitted with a shower.

There are Tvs in the front and aft section.

There is diesel powered central heating and the water is heated by the engine. The electrics is 12 volt lighting and 240 volt supplied by an inverter or hook up.

A gas locker is situated at the front.

Pictures of the boat

Shared narrow boat Dawn Chorus
Shared narrow boat Dawn Chorus
Shared narrow boat Dawn Chorus
Shared narrow boat Dawn Chorus
Shared narrow boat Dawn Chorus
Shared narrow boat Dawn Chorus
Shared narrow boat Dawn Chorus
Shared narrow boat Dawn Chorus
Shared narrow boat Dawn Chorus
Shared narrow boat Dawn Chorus

Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction8%
Price in UK Pounds£6,500
Reason for sellingIt is with great sadness that we have decided to
 sell but unfortunately  significant illness last year 
and the subsequent problems have made continued 
ownership impractical at present. 
Pre-booked weeks included11th July 2020
31st October 2020
30th January 2021
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.Four weeks per year - one in each season, 
but opportunities for swaps to give longer breaks on boat
School holiday option possible?No priority choice, depends on the luck of the draw
but swaps with other share holders possible.
(NB Two other shareholders DO have school holiday priority)
Running costs for 2019

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The running costs for 2019 are £157 approximately
per calendar month including management. 

(this fully funded the replacement engine & gear box
last year without additional call on syndicate members
for a top-up payment).
How are the running costs to be apportionedI would ask the incoming owner to take over the
monthly contribution from purchase. 
Contact details for vendor
hal.maxwell@me.com or 07702 295293

Below - A montage of pictures on a small video from when the boat was new

General comments by vendor

Opportunities exist at AGM and at other times to arrange informal swaps of weeks.  Additionally if one owner is unable to take up their share it is offered to others on a first come basis thus number of weeks on board is never less than 4 per annum but can be more depending on circumstances.

Dawn Chorus is a reverse layout craft with galley at rear (this means there is always tea on tap for helmsman/woman).

Front seating area, which can be made up to a double or two single beds offers a comfortable outlook for passengers.

We have hired boats for 20 years & 3 years ago took the plunge & bought share on Dawn Chorus. 

We found that the boat has met all our requirements both with layout, comfort and ease of use - this craft handles very well and is easily managed by two people.

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