Sundowner | Boat Share

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Boatshare | Shared Narrow Boat Sundowner

General information

Type of schemeManaged
Nominal number of sharers12
Year of build1999
Home mooring (2024)Blackwater Meadows Marina, Ellesmere.
Engine Type (last known)Isuzu 42 (2013)
Berths1 Fixed Double, 1 Dinette, 2 Chairs convert to Singles
(2 + 2 + 1 + 1)
Change over dayFriday
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking system
A booking chart for the following calendar year is
 circulated in agreed priority order before the owner's
annual meeting, where the bookings for the next year are confirmed.

Each owner has a priority for that year, and moves up a couple of places
each year: after a year at the top of the list, the owner then starts at the
bottom, and after six years the cycle begins again.

Each owner can choose two weeks (separately or as a fortnight) in the "high season" 
(April to October inclusive), and one week in the remainder of the year.

By this route, thirty-six weeks are firmly booked before the year begins.

Allowing for time for winter maintenance, the remaining fourteen weeks are
booked with priority in reverse order to the original chart, so having last
choice originally does have its compensations.

These extra bookings are confirmed on the first day of the month before
the month of the booking
Priority for school holidaysA maximum of two designated "special" shares have priority
booking of school holiday weeks and pay a higher proportion
of the costs than "ordinary" shares thus reducing the other
10 share owners' contributions.

General Comments About the Boat

Starting from the rear semi traditional stern, the steps drop down into the rear cabin which houses a fixed double (or extending king sized) and a small en suite toilet. 

You then enter a corridor with the bathroom on your left, in the bathroom is a bath, a shower, a sink and a toilet. 

Next is the kitchen area which has a microwave, sink, drainer, oven, hob and under counter fridge. Under your feet is a wine storage box. There are plenty of cupboards equipped with enough crockery, cutlery, glasses for 6 people plus pans, pots and cooking utensils. Basic cleaning equipment is stored under the sink. 

Next there is a Dinette which converts into a double bed. 

Towards the front is the salon area with two comfortable armchairs which convert into single beds. There is also an LCD TV/DVD.

The multi-fuel stove provides extra comfort but the boat has diesel fired central heating radiators throughout.

Double doors then lead you into the outside front of the boat where there is a comfortable seating area.

There is a side double door access hatch for separate access to the boat and a 'Perspex' window can be fitted to give extra light without draft if required.

Pictures of the boat

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Some of the images above may be of the interior of an indentical craft. Soft furnishings may differ. 

Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction6th (2 x 12th)
Price in UK Pounds£800
Reason for sellingWe have now purchased our own boat.
Pre-booked weeks includedWeeks commencing…. 


8th March 2024
10th May 2024 
17th May 2024 
24th May 2024 
31st May 2024 

5th July 2024 

18th October 2024
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.Guaranteed 4 weeks high and 4 week low season

Any weeks still remaining ‘free’ can be requested the month before.
School holiday option possible?No
Running costs for 2024

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£274 per month Inc. management fees. 

(Note: - This is a 6th share)
How are the running costs to be apportionedI would ask the incoming owner to take over the 
monthly contribution from purchase. 
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General comments by vendor

We used to hire boats, but as we wanted to spend more time on the canals this became cost prohibitive. Syndicate membership has been an inexpensive way to have more holidays and to decide whether we wanted to take the next and expensive step of purchasing a boat, which we have now done (we didn't want to buy a boat only to find out that it doesn't suit us.) 

Having two shares enabled us better choice of weeks, to have longer holidays and has been good preparation for longer term cruising or full time living on board. 

Sundowner is well maintained and looked after by the management company and we have been very happy with both the boat and the syndicate.

She was repainted Dec 2022,

2000 watt Victron inverter installed Nov 2023 
New fridge Dec 2023 
Blacked Nov 2023 
Diesel central heating 2022 

Blackwater marina is on the beautiful Llangollen canal, she will remain here for another 2 years at least, a vote will be taken regarding moving her.

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