Narrow Boat Share | Arthur

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Shared narrow boat Arthur

General information

Type of schemePrivate
Nominal number of sharers12.5
Year of build1997
Home mooring (2021)Kings Bromley Marina Nr Lichfield 
(location likely to move in 2022)
Engine Type (last known)Gardner Twin Cylinder 2LW
Berths2 + 4 + one child
Change over daySaturday
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking systemAnnual draw at AGM for one week per quarter.
Exchanges between owners after the draw is permitted.
Priority for school holidaysNone but school holidays may be accommodated usually by swapping

General Comments About the Boat


Steve Hudson, built in 10, 6, 4 steel plate. 66ft x 6ft 10ins. 8ft tug deck with floor hatch to stow anchor, coal, buckets, hose reel etc, gas bottle locker in bow. Full traditional stern.


Gardner Twin 2LW fitted January/February 2008, fully reconditioned to as new specification, situated in engine room. Engine drives alternator, speed-wheel and forward push/pull reverse controls.


Electric on 12v system.


12v lighting. 240v from Heart Interface system and plug in landline. Ample power points.


There is wi-fi throughout on an unlimited tariff.


120 gallons in tank below tug deck. Hot water circulation to shower room, galley and en-suite.


Alde central heating system runs four radiators. Additional coal stove in saloon. Traditional stove in Boatmans cabin. 
75 litre calorifier heated by engine and immersion when on shore power.


90 Gallons.


Pump out toilet in shower room plus cassette toilet in en-suite.


Gas Cooker with 4 burner hob and oven. Microwave housed in top cupboard.


Domestic size electric with ice box.


Fully fitted with traditional drop down table and drop down cross bed. Roses and castles painted by Ron Hough. Fitted radio.


5ft 9ins length with side doors on each side. This area also serves as drying space for wet weather clothing, boots etc.


5ft 6ins. Pump out toilet, vanity unit , shower with glass sliding/folding door, shaver point. (Sanitary ware replaced 2016)


8ft 9ins. Cross over type. Ample storage cupboards and shelving. Minerva worktops and stainless steel sink and drainer (new 2015). Wine rack. Plaques for awards at IWA Festival 1998. 


Combined saloon and dinette. Dining table and coffee table. T.V. With DVD. D.A.B. Radio.CD player, storage cupboards over. Extra seating with fold away chairs. Side doors to diagonally opposite ends of saloon.


4ft 6ins cross bed with new (2017) mattress. Wardrobe and drawer storage . Double door to vanity unit and toilet.


Amtico flooring throughout


Ash panelling with contrasting trims. Wall panel moulding picked out in blue.


3 Grilled skylight hatches, 2 gang planks, 2 boat hooks, 2 poles and decorated water can.


Painted by Rob Bryan in 2010. 


Just bring your own food, clothes, towels, tea towels, pillow cases, sheets and duvet covers. 

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Shared narrow boat Arthur
Shared narrow boat Arthur
Shared narrow boat Arthur
Shared narrow boat Arthur
Shared narrow boat Arthur
Shared narrow boat Arthur
Shared narrow boat Arthur

Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction8%
Price in UK Pounds£6,000
Reason for sellingRetiring after 13 years of happy ownership.
Pre-booked weeks included
22nd January 2022 
21st May 2022 
18th June 2022 
1st October 2022 
21st January 2023
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.4 weeks per annum/one week per season
but with potential to swap
School holiday option possible?No
Running costs for 2021/22

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Running costs for 2021/2022 are £95 per month 
per 8% share (£1,140 per annum) payable 
on the 1st of each month by monthly standing order.
How are the running costs to be apportioned?I would ask the incoming owner to take over the 
monthly contribution from purchase. 
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General comments by vendor

RUNNING COSTS are £95.00 (2021) per month paid by standing order. The Treasurer may also request additional payments when heavy expenditure occurs, i.e. bottom blacking, repaints etc. Gas and coal included in running cost. Each shareholder pays for diesel and pump-outs on return.

This is a quality build boat by S M Hudson with final fit out by Blue Haven Marine which has been well cared for and particularly so by owners since set up of the private syndicate in Jan 2008. 

We are looking for new owners of similar enthusiasm and interest in this classical tug style narrow boat which must be unique in the shared ownership market.

Ownership does involve commitment to day to day care and weekly simple maintenance, refuelling, pump out, gas bottle exchange, coal supply, external washing and brass polishing together with thorough internal cleaning before handover to next owner. 

The reward is a boat which is much admired in public and in which you will be very proud to be an owner.

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