Boat Share | Broadsword

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Shared narrow boat Braodsword


General information

Type of schemeManaged
Nominal number of sharers12
Year of build2002
Home mooring (2020)Aquaduct Marina
Church Minshull
Engine Type (last knownNanni
Berths2 + 4
Change over daySaturday
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking system
An AGM is held in November in the Midlands.
One item on the agenda is 'drawing' of weeks.

The year is divided up into 4 seasons:

Spring:    Mid Feb to Mid May
Summer: Mid May to Mid August
Autumn:  Mid August to end October
Winter:    November to Mid February.

We draw at the meeting for all our 4 weeks, one week per season. 
Then we have the opportunity to exchange dates with other owners
if we wish. 
Priority for school holidaysNone

General Comments About the Boat

Broadsword is a semi-traditional boat painted in Blue and Red. There is a black Cratch Cover fore and aft.

Entering from the rear deck, there is an enclosed deck and steps down to the main bedroom. There are traditional Rose and Castle doors.  There is a carved wooden post on the Fixed double bed.  This bed can be extended to full double bed size when being slept in. There is a washbasin and large cupboard for clothes and storage. The main bedroom is ensuite with its own toilet and door to the main boat for privacy.  There is a built in CD player above the bed and large underbed storage and the ceiling throughout is oak-panelled. 

The curtains are a contemporary design and compliment the furniture covers.  The carpet is a dark patterned green.  All soft furnishings are cleaned annually.

The main bathroom is in the middle of the boat and has a toilet, large shower and washbasin with under sink storage, mirrored cabinet and shelving.

There is a clothes cupboard neatly fitted into the corridor by the bathroom.

The Kitchen is next and is equipped with split level gas hob and electric oven. Refrigerator (with freezer section), microwave and filtered drinking water. 

Plenty of cupboards and equipped with enough crockery, cutlery, glasses for 6 people plus pans, pots and cooking utensils. 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.

The dining area has two settees facing each other which can easily be extended to comfortably seat 6 people over a wooden table. This area converts to a double bed and has large underbed drawers for storage.

The Saloon has an L shaped settee which again converts to a double bed and a closet for storage and clothes.  TV/DVD player and built in CD player.

There is a solid fuel stove for extra comfort but the boat has Central heating radiators throughout.  There is a large table that can be fitted in Saloon (it also forms base of bed) or a separate smaller table so you can have 2 eating areas or useful 'games' playing.

The Foredeck has room to sit out (There is a separate table that fits outside) or it can be used for bikes/storage etc.  There is an anchor here for river trips.  The front side pieces are glass so you can see forward with the cratch cover in place.

All duvets, pillows and protectors are provided by the syndicate are are regularly laundered/replaced.

Pictures of the boat

Shared narrow boat Broadsword
Shared narrow boat Broadsword
Shared narrow boat Broadsword
Shared narrow boat Broadsword
Shared narrow boat Broadsword
Shared narrow boat Broadsword
Shared narrow boat Broadsword
Shared narrow boat Broadsword
Shared narrow boat Broadsword
Shared narrow boat Broadsword

Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction8%
Price in UK Pounds£2,000
Reason for sellingBreavement 
Pre-booked weeks included19 Dec 2020
27 March 2021

(Balance of 2021 weeks to follow)
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.4 weeks per annum, one in each "season"
School holiday option possible?No
Running costs for 2020

(How do these figures compare? 
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£100 per month
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 or 07967 716487

General comments by vendor

The Boat had a total repaint in 2019

We have been owners of this boat since she launched and have enjoyed countless family holidays on her.  She is in excellent condition and has been supurbly looked after.  Moving on from Broadsword is the end of an era.

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