Boat Share | Explorer

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Shared narrow boat Explorer

General information

Type of schemePrivate
Nominal number of sharers12.5
Year of build2004
Home mooring (2023)Great Haywood Marina, Mill Lane, Great Haywood Staffs. ST18 0RQ
Engine Type (last knownNanni Diesel Engine - 1.9/43bhp
Berths2 + 4
Change over daySaturday
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking system
We draw weeks at the AGM each year. 
We can also swap if needed
Priority for school holidaysNo such scheme on this boat

General Comments About the Boat

The Exterior: Semi traditional boat painted in blue and red with Rose and Castle doors and window shutters. Boat has blue cratch cover.

The Interior: From the back cockpit, enter down the ladder to find the main bedroom with a carved wood post on the bed and sink with blue and white tiles surround. There is a back closet for clothing and storage as well. The ceiling is oak panelled, and has a traditional look. 

The curtains are blue and white and cranberry striped cotton with blackout linings throughout the boat which is coordinated with the blue carpeting on the floor and half way up the walls from the floor. 

The main bedroom is en suite with its own sink and loo. 

The main bathroom is in the middle of the boat and has a shower and sink with blue and white tile surround. 

The kitchen is next and is equipped with microwave, gas oven and grill, refrigerator, and filtered drinking water. The boat is equipped with bone china service for six, glassware to include beer glasses, tall tumblers, wine glasses and short tumblers for six. There are also matching bone china mugs, and a teapot and egg cups as well. There are pots, pans, kitchen utensils, and cutlery as well. 

The dining area seats 4 with extensions for an additional 2 diners. There is a wooden table with a hand thrown blue fruit bowl to match the interior. This section also converts to a comfortable double bed. The seating is finished in cranberry coloured fabric. 

The front settees are also cranberry coloured and also convert into a comfortable double bed. They face our 32" flat screen Smart Samsung TV which is mounted on a bracket for pulling forward and pushing back for storage. 

We have an Oyster Caro Vision II Automatic Satellite TV System which makes finding the signal very easy. There is a Squirrel Stove. 

The outdoor front seating area has the aforementioned cratch cover, within which there are 2 camp chairs with table stored away for towpath relaxing. There are also games, videos and books on board for everyone to share.

Pictures of the boat

Shared narrow boat Explorer
Shared narrow boat Explorer
Shared narrow boat Explorer
Shared narrow boat Explorer
Shared narrow boat Explorer
Shared narrow boat Explorer
Shared narrow boat Explorer
Shared narrow boat Explorer
Shared narrow boat Explorer
Shared narrow boat Explorer

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 2023

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General comments by vendor

We purchased our share during Covid and have to say it was an absolutely fantastic decision, the boat is owner managed and our co-owners are all very keen to retain the integrity of the boat plus great at offering advice and guidance for couples like ourselves who were total novices.

The syndicate is run in a very friendly and efficient manner. 

The roles of Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and general committee are agreed upon at each AGM. 

Great Haywood is an ideal base for exploring the Midlands canal network. It is on the junction of the Staffs & Worcester and Trent & Mersey canals. 

For a comprehensive overview of the potential routes from this base please visit our website (This may no longer be active)

By agreement with the shareholders the boat is moved to a new base every two or three years. 

Running costs are reviewed annually at the AGM. The cost includes all gas, turnaround servicing, insurance, mooring charges, licences and management fees. All you pay for is diesel and pumpout. 

The syndicate has a healthy bank balance with a reserve fund to cover large expenditure.

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