Narrow Boat Share | Phoenix No.1

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Phoenix No.1

Shared narrow boat Phoenix No.1

General information

Type of schemePrivate
Nominal number of sharers3
Year of build2001
Home mooring (2023)Calcutt Marina Napton (Near Braunston)
Length62'
Engine Type (last known)Yanmar 2200 ( Barras Shire) Diesel
Berths2 + 5
Change over dayWednesday
Are pets allowedNo
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking system
Cooperative agreement annually based on a four-weekly cycle. 
Owners agree flexible arrangement to enable extended cruising. 
Priority for school holidaysNo such scheme on this boat

General Comments About the Boat


62ft Traditional Narrowboat 

Colecaft Shell fitted out by Barry Hawkins in 2001. 

Draft 2' 3” 


Enter through the traditional stern into the engine room/rear where there is a washing machine, wash basin, large drying cupboard beside the engine.

Victron inverter and a small bed. Also a new (June 2023) spare portaloo in wardrobe cupboard. side hatch on port side and a starboard porthole.

Leading to main bedroom with overhead cupboards, a wardrobe and a bed which extends to 5', with a new mattress (June 2023).
Portholes on either side, the area is carpeted.

Leading to bathroom with a bath and overhead water saving shower, washbasin and a macerator pump out toilet. Portholes both inside the bathroom and outside in the corridor.

Leading to fully fitted kitchen with granite worktops, lots of cupboard space, fridge and full gas cooker with four burners. Fully stocked kitchen ware to service seven on board.

Leading to Dinette which seats seven, and also converts into a double bed.

Leading to Lounge where there are Two new chair beds (June 2023) - matching new coverings for seating, loose cushions and new curtain divide between kitchen and dining/lounge area to be completed by (June 2003). New TV (2023) in lounge along with a solid fuel stove.

Opening hatch and large windows.

Hot water is from an insulated tank and is heated by the engine or immersion heater on hook up.

Bow is covered with a cratch cover and has a fold down table with a glass front, enabling you to enjoy sitting and watching all the action whilst under cover or roll everything up if it is sunny.

There are two bow lockers, one holds the coal, the other various covers, stakes, mallet and anchor. In front of cratch is gas locker with two 13kg cylinders, the replacement of which when they run out is funded by the boat.

Pictures of the boat

Shared narrow boat Phoenix No.1
Shared narrow boat Phoenix No.1
Shared narrow boat Phoenix No.1
Shared narrow boat Phoenix No.1
Shared narrow boat Phoenix No.1
Shared narrow boat Phoenix No.1
Shared narrow boat Phoenix No.1
Shared narrow boat Phoenix No.1
Shared narrow boat Phoenix No.1
Shared narrow boat Phoenix No.1

Images above show the old soft furnishings which are due to be replaced in June 2023

Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction1/3rd
Price in UK Pounds£18,000.00
Reason for sellingIll-health
Pre-booked weeks included2023

9th August - 6th September = 4 weeks
1st November - 29th November = 4 weeks

2024

24th January - 21st February = 4 weeks
17th April - 15th May = 4 weeks
10th July - 07 August = 4 weeks
2nd October - 30th October = 4 weeks
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.4 x 4 week slots
School holiday option possible?No such scheme on this boat
Running costs for 2023

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We currently pay £250 a month for our share

That equates to £750 for all three shareholders per month.

There is a healthy balance in the sinking fund.
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
dtdesignservices@btinternet.com

General comments by vendor


We have enjoyed our time on this beautiful boat, and have felt very proud of her as we cruise the cut. We will be sad to say goodbye to her, but ill health sadly means we have to part ways. 

As a third share owner you will have four months every year aboard and there is always some flexibility with other owners if you wish to swap.

Phoenix No 1 is self managed by the three sharers.

NB. This boat is a no smoking boat and no pets are allowed on board.

Phoenix No 1 has been carefully looked after with paintwork in excellent condition.

The engine is a Yanmar 2200 and has always been serviced every 250 hours.

The water tank holds 150 gallons, the waste tank 75 gallons and the fuel tank 40 gallons.  

The boat is well maintained and all share holders are expected to participate in the running and keeping Phoenix No 1 in excellent condition that she is in today.

New soft furnishings to arrive in June 2023

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