Boat Share | Black Watch

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Black Watch

Boatshare | Shared narrow boat Black Watch


General information

Type of schemeManaged
Nominal number of sharers12.5
Year of build2004
Home mooring (2020)Blackwater Meadow Marina on the Llangollen Canal 
Engine Type (last knownNanni
Berths2 + 4
Change over daySaturday
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking systemAn AGM is held in September/October in the Midlands;
usually Alvechurch Marina, Redditch. One item on the
agenda is the drawing of weeks. 

The year is divided up into 4 seasons;
Spring- March to May, Summer- June to August,
Autumn- September to Mid November,
and Winter- Mid November to February.

We draw at the meeting for all our 4 weeks; one week per season. 

We then spend the next 20/30 minutes circulating
with other owners to exchange dates to find the
most suitable for everybody.

Cordiality and camaraderie always prevails amongst everyone.
Priority for school holidaysNone.

General Comments About the Boat

Semi-trad rear deck with enclosed seating area. 

Through traditionally painted rear doors, step down from deck into the master bedroom, fitted with sink and vanity unit, lengthwise (1) poster double bed 4'6" wide with en suite toilet behind. 

Proceeding forward, there is the main bathroom on the port side comprising of luxurious shower, toilet, sink, vanity units and a charger for shavers. 

Amidships is a well equipped galley, with gas cooker,4 burner hob, oven and fridge/freezer. Side doors can be opened in the galley in summer to benefit from the good weather. 

Past the galley is the dinette which can convert into a double bed looking forward towards the lounge and bow doors. The main lounge comprises of an L-shaped settee giving ample space to sit and watch the television. It also converts into a double bed. 

Forward of the bow doors is the well deck into which a table and portable chairs can be brought out.

Pictures of the boat

Boatshare | Shared narrow boat Black Watch
Shared narrow boat Black Watch
Shared narrow boat Black Watch
Shared narrow boat Black Watch
Shared narrow boat Black Watch
Boatshare | Shared narrow boat Black Watch

Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction8%
Price in UK Pounds£1,950
Reason for sellingHave been an owner on this boat since new.

Enjoyed every moment and never thought the day would
come when we thought we would be thinking of curtailing
our Black Watch activities.

However have become much less agile after a replacement
 knee operation, and am having to place more onus on my
wife for mooring and lock activities. 
Pre-booked weeks included22nd Feb 2020-29th Feb2020,
23rd May 2020 - 30th May 2020,
22nd August 2020 - 29th August 2020,
9th Jan 2021 - 16th Jan 2021.

There may be opportunities to take an additional week
 in the Spring/Winter seasons should an owner decline a week.
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.My share entitles us to draw one week per season, 
i.e. 4 weeks per year.
School holiday option possible?No
Running costs for 2019

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The running expenditure is paid monthly at £75 per share
+ £36.95 per month for the management fee

The payments would start when a share was bought.

There would be no arrears of charges.

(The price includes gas but excludes diesel. )

The reserve account is £13,714 (Correct late 2019).
How are the running costs to be apportionedI would ask the incoming owner to take over the 
monthly contribution from purchase. 
Contact details for or 01132 862041

General comments by vendor

The boat has been well maintained throughout the 15 years we have had a share in it.

The boat had a complete repaint at Anderton Marina in February 2018.

As a syndicate, we believe in funding a reserve account from our monthly subscription. The reserve is now £11773, and we have reduced our monthly subscription from £110 to £75 per month.

On selling our share, our contribution put in the reserve account simply hands over to the new owner. We anticipate having to renew the engine in approx. 3-4 years time; although we are told it could be longer, but the funds in the reserve account should be sufficient to fund that without having to contribute extra. An owner, subsequently finding he/she is unable to take their allocated week, will notify the managing agents, who will then offer it by e-mail to the other owners. This more often occurs in the winter months.

Having been at Overwater for 3 years, the syndicate at the last AGM opted for a change of marina to preferably one on the Llangollen or one in the midlands.      

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