Boat Share | Daydream

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Shared narrow boat Daydream



General information

Type of schemeManaged
Nominal number of sharers12
Year of build2014
Home mooring (2020)Aston Marina, Stone, Staffordshire
Engine Type (last known)Canaline 42 hp
Berths2 + 4
Change over daySaturday
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking system
Owners buy either red (school holiday) summer holiday shares, 
red (non-school holiday) shares, or yellow shares.

The calendar is divided into red (summer), yellow (spring and autumn)
and blue (winter) weeks.

Owners pick according to a rotating preference list.

Each year you move up the list for the choosing of your main weeks.

Shares are sold in 1/6th, 1/8th, 1/12th or 1/24ths.

Read more about the booking system in detail here
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Priority for school holidaysSome shares get priority for school holiday weeks.

General Comments About the Boat

Daydream is a Semi-Trad narrow boat with a popular mid-galley reverse layout.

Starting from the rear, there are 2 storage lockers with seating and the control / instrument panel before dropping down the steps to enter the saloon which has built in seating that converts to beds, storage cupboards, under-step storage and a solid fuel stove.  There is a built-in flat screen TV, a DVD player and Radio / CD player.

The dining area has an L shaped dinette that converts into a comfortable double with a free-standing table. There is also storage and a chiller drawer under the seating.

The U shaped galley is spacious with a full-sized gas oven and grill which are at eye level. There is a separate 4 gas burner hob, fridge/freezer, 230V microwave and a slimline dishwasher. All worktops are granite. There is also a small lift up table below the side hatch opposite the galley sink area. There is plenty of storage space in the galley which is equipped to a high specification.

The bathroom has a full-size shower, vanity unit with inset basin, storage below and a cupboard above, and a macerating pump out toilet.

In the front bedroom there is a full sized fixed double bed with a luxury mattress and storage cupboards above the bed. There is a wardrobe and a hidden washing machine/ tumble dryer with storage cupboard above. The steps out to the front Well Deck have storage within them.  The bedroom is well equipped with storage.

There are steps out of the double bedroom leading to the front of the boat where there is further storage in two side lockers with fixed seating.

The bow locker contains two gas cylinders.

The boat is equipped with bow thruster for easy manoeuvring, and with diesel fuelled central heating to skirting radiators plus radiator in the bathroom.

Pictures of the boat

Shared narrow boat Daydream
Shared narrow boat Daydream
Shared narrow boat Daydream
Shared narrow boat Daydream
Shared narrow boat Daydream
Shared narrow boat Daydream
Shared narrow boat Daydream
Shared narrow boat Daydream


Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction1/12th
Price in UK Pounds£5,500
Reason for sellingEnjoyed it so much we decided to buy our own boat
Pre-booked weeks included20-27 February 2021
22-29 May 2021
31 July - 7 August 2021
14-21 May 2022
(2 more weeks in the year June 2021 - May 2022 are still to be allocated)
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.The share for sale is a red (non-school holiday) share. 

This gives the owners 2 red weeks (summer),
1 yellow week (spring/autumn) and 1 blue week (winter). 

If any owners are unable to use their weeks these are offered 
to other owners on a 'pick out of the hat' basis.
School holiday option possible?No
Running costs for 2020

(How do these figures compare? 
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£177.81 per month
(Fuel and pumpout are paid by the owners according to usage)
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 07990 595625

General comments by vendor

We purchased our share 4 years ago and have enjoyed our allocated weeks all through the year together with some "bonus" weeks where other owners were unable to use the boat. 

Even in winter (snow on the ground!) we felt cozy and warm with the stove going and the canals were beautiful to cruise along. Waking up to a frosty morning with a light mist on the water was magic. 

Daydream is comfortable, easy to handle, well fitted out and maintained. 

The turnaround process is efficient. 

We are now in a position to spend more time cruising than we are allocated on our share so have decided to purchase our own boat.

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