Boat Share | Avington

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Boatshare | Shared narrow boat Avington

General information

Type of schemeManaged
Nominal number of sharers11
Year of build2002
Home mooring (2019)Calcutt Marina (new Meadows Marina)
Stockton nr Southam on the
Grand Union Canal in Warwickshire
Engine Type (last knownBeta Marina 43hp Greenline (new in 2014)
Berths2 + 4
One fixed double bed (extendable to king size) in its own cabin,
one dinette converts to a double and two free standing armchairs
which convert to single beds (separated from dinette by curtain).  
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 each year.

Each owner has a priority for that year and moves up a couple of places each year.

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

Allowing for time for winter maintenance, the remaining weeks are
booked with priority in reverse order, 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 shares may have school holiday priority

General Comments About the Boat

Rear Deck: Semi trad with seating area. Gas bottles and equipment under seating. Non slip matting.

En Suite Bedroom: Lengthwise fixed double bed extendable to king size, wardrobe, under bed and over bed storage, sockets.

En Suite: Second pump out toilet and sink, safe and extractor fan.

Main Bathroom: Pump out toilet, full size shower cubicle, sink and vanity unit, storage and extractor fan.

Kitchen: Sink and drainer, water filter, cooker with four burners, oven and grill. New microwave and recent 12v fridge with freezer compartment. Storage cupboards, china, cutlery, pots, pans and utensils. Extractor fan, CO2 gas detector. Swan hatch with double doors and glass inset.

Dining Area: Dinette with cushions which converts to a large double bed. Under bed storage. Removable and extendable tables (large and small).

Lounge: Open plan saloon with wardrobe and two free standing armchairs converting to single beds. Swivel stools. Flat screen freeview TV with DVD. Stereo radio. Solid fuel boat stove. Fully opening French doors to front.

Front Deck: Seating with storage under. 100 gallon fresh water tank.

The boat has gas central heating throughout via an Alde comfort boiler in addition to the solid fuel stove. The engine also provides hot water.

The boat is carpeted throughout with vinyl in the bathroom. LED lighting and curtains/blinds throughout.

Pictures of the boat

Shared narrow boat Avington
Shared narrow boat Avington
Shared narrow boat Avington
Shared narrow boat Avington
Shared narrow boat Avington
Shared narrow boat Avington
Shared narrow boat Avington
Shared narrow boat Avington
Shared narrow boat Avington
Shared narrow boat Avington

Specific details for the share offered

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Price in UK Pounds
Reason for selling
Pre-booked weeks included
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.
School holiday option possible?
Running costs for 2018/9

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General comments by vendor

Unusually this is an exclusive special school holiday share, being the only one in this syndicate whereas most other syndicates have between two and four special shares which have to rotate in priority every year. Although the agreement allows for two school holiday shares it is not envisaged to change this boat up to two in the short term. Being the only one means we get first pick of the holidays each year (but do have to select what are generally considered "School holiday" weeks).

Avington was shot-blasted and professionally fully repainted at a cost of £11,475 in the winter of 2016/17 at Aqueduct Marina so is often mistaken for a brand new boat.

She also benefitted from a new Beta Marine 43hp Greenline engine and gearbox in 2014, suitable for both canals and rivers.

She tends to move marinas every few years (decided at the friendly annual AGM and lunch in October), currently having her own mooring in the delightful Meadows Marina at Calcutt where she moved to in March 2018.

The syndicate is made up of like-minded friendly boaters led by a capable chairman with the added benefit of expert backup from our chosen management company.

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