Zenith 2

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Shared narrow boat Zenith


General information

Type of schemePrivate
Nominal number of sharers8
Year of build2001
Home mooring (2021)Currently at Swanley Bridge Marina, Nantwich Cheshire.
Likely to move to Warwickshire "Three Junctions" area at end of 2021
Engine Type (last knownBeta Marine 1903
Berths2 + 2
Change over daySunday
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking system

The allocation time on Zenith is designed to provide 
extended cruising with a different month afloat each year.

The "summer"season (March to October) is divided into eight periods ( one per share]
of four weeks apiece on the basis of a rolling eight year rota. 

Each share is entitled to a further two weeks in the "winter" season which 
are chosen by ballot at the AGM.

There are also rules covering five week months when they occur. 
Priority for school holidaysNone

General Comments About the Boat

Zenith was built in 2001 by John White Boatbuilders and is a beautiful 52 foot semi-trad boat with Josher-style bows, painted Mauritius Blue with coloured lozenges on the front.

She has a large, regularly maintained Beta Marine diesel engine (Model 1903 - 43bhp) which is serviced at 250 hr intervals.

Electrical supply - 3 x domestic batteries and 1 x engine battery. 12V and 240V supplies (via an Inverter). There is a landline connection for powering the 240V system plus a trickle charger for charging up the batteries.

Heating is provided by an Erbespacher diesel central heating system and a solid fuel stove.

The boat is fitted with fire extinguishers and blankets as well as smoke detectors and a CO detector.

The stainless steel water tank holds 150 gallons and has twin water pumps.

The interior of the cabin is lined with ash-veneered T&G and hardwood trim.

There is spray foam insulation in all areas.

Entry is from the stern via a glazed door. This leads into the cabin which has a fixed double bed with an interior spring mattress. The bed side can be pulled out to create a 5 foot wide bed. There is ample storage space beneath the bed and in a range of cupboards.

The shower/bathroom has a 'hip bath' with shower over, a wash basin with storage under, and a Sealand Traveller pump-out toilet.

The galley has vinyl flooring with a sink and drainer, electric fridge, a gas oven, grill and 4-burner hob, and a microwave oven. It is extremely well equipped for four people (there are several good cooks among the owners!).

The main saloon has a breakfast bar with two high stools, and freestanding furniture consisting of two comfortable chairs and a table and chairs set. Extra sleeping accommodation is provided by an inflatable double bed (Aerobed) with in-built pump.

There is a solid fuel stove.

There is a TV and CD/radio player and a Freeview satellite system.

Pictures of the boat

Shared narrow boat Zenith
Shared narrow boat Zenith
Shared narrow boat Zenith
Shared narrow boat Zenith
Shared narrow boat Zenith
Shared narrow boat Zenith
Shared narrow boat Zenith
Shared narrow boat Zenith
Shared narrow boat Zenith
Shared narrow boat Zenith
Shared narrow boat Zenith
Shared narrow boat Zenith
Shared narrow boat Zenith
Shared narrow boat Zenith

Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction8th
Price in UK Pounds£5,000
Reason for sellingHooked on long canal adventures so bought own boat.
Pre-booked weeks included14th February - 21st Febuary 2021
1st August - 5th September 2021
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.A guarenteed 4 or 5 weeks afloat as a block each year,
plus winter weeks to make a total of 6.
School holiday option possible?No such scheme on this boat
Running costs for 2021

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Currently £1,000 per year per shareholder -
these will be paid for you for 2021
How are the running costs to be apportionedThe running costs of £1,000 have been paid
for 2021 and are included in the asking price.
Contact details for vendor

General comments by vendor

It takes us at least a week to slow down to canal pace so getting a 4 or 5 week holiday on Zenith was just what we needed.

No rushing.

Stop a few days here and a few days there.

And Zenith had all the comforts we needed. But now we want more! So we lost all senses and bought our own boat for limitless cruising.

We will remember Zenith with fondness though and the great fellow owners.

Repainted 2019
New carpets and new matress 2020

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