Boat Share | Farndon

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Shared narrow boat Farndon

General information

Type of schemeManaged
Nominal number of sharers12
Year of build2008
Home mooring (2024)
Currently at Fazeley
Moving to Nantwich in March 2024
Engine Type (last known)Nanni 1.9 
Berths2 + 2 + 1 +1
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 before the owners’ annual meeting, 
where the bookings for the next year are confirmed.

Each owner has a priority for that year, and moves up a couple
of places each year: after a year at the top of the list, the owner
then starts at the bottom, and after six years the cycle begins again.

Each owner can choose two weeks (separately or as a fortnight) in
the ‘high season’ (April to October inclusive), and one week in the
remainder of the year.

By this route, thirty-six weeks are firmly booked before the year
begins. Allowing for time for winter maintenance, the remaining
fourteen weeks are booked with priority in reverse order to the
original chart, 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 holidaysThree designated "special" shares have priority booking of school
holiday weeks and pay a higher proportion of the costs than
"ordinary" shares thus reducing the other 9 shares contributions

General Comments About the Boat

From the rear, semi trad stern with single locker on LHS storing gas bottle and tools.Downstairs into the bedroom, to the left is an en-suite WC and forward is a fixed double that can extend to a king-size bed. There is also a TV /DVD in bedroom. Under bed drawers and storage above head of bed.

After the bedroom, there is a bathroom with WC, basin and shower. Following from that, there is a large wardrobe and then you enter the fully fitted kitchen with all the usual appliance and black granite worktops.

Moving forward you enter the main saloon with its two cream leather chairs that turn into beds / combine into sofa and dinette that can seat six around its table. The boat also has TV, radio, DVD  and CD player with speakers throughout boat for Radio /CD. 

Storage for table top, plus small table top along wall.

Solid fuel burning stove, plus central heating from water boiler.

Curtain used to divide this space for sleeping 6.

Four panel wood /glass French door open out onto bow. Three lockers housing paint / coals / hosepipe etc.. Bow thrusters fitted. Water tank in bow, plus a smaller water tank at rear of boat to service the rear bathroom. Cream leather pads for bow area and  connection to put small table in bow area. Leather pads also turn rear locker into seating area in the stern.

Fitted out entirely in light wood and carpet tiles for easy replacement if required.

Pictures of the boat

(Some soft funishings may have been changed since these pictures and the video were taken)
Shared narrow boat Farndon
Shared narrow boat Farndon
Shared narrow boat Farndon
Shared narrow boat Farndon
Shared narrow boat Farndon
Shared narrow boat Farndon
Shared narrow boat Farndon
Shared narrow boat Farndon
Shared narrow boat Farndon

Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction12th
Price in UK Pounds£1,500
Reason for sellingIll health
Pre-booked weeks included8th March 2024
12th and 19th July 2024, 
13th December 2024
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.Three weeks plus extra week in reverse rotaion. 
School holiday option possible?No
Running costs for 2024

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£140 per month including management costs.
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

General comments by vendor

Farndon is a private syndicate managed by Ownashare Cruising Ltd and is well maintained

Semi-Trad stern and a mid-gally layout

She is of good specification with an excellent galley featuring quartz worktops with inset stainless steel sink, full sized hob and under counter oven and grill.

Fridge with separate freezer, microwave and lots of storage and work surface.

The Dinette is "L" shaped and converts into a double bed at night

A solid fuel stove is also installed to complement the central heating and this had a new flue and hearth last winter.

The saloon has two single bed chairs and large bifold doors leading to a foredeck with ample seating.

The shower room has a quadrant shower, pumpout toilet and good sized vanity basin and unit.

The double bed converts to king sized at night with large storage drawers beneath. The wardrobe allows for all those clothes we seem to require!!

There is an ensuite toilet and basin from the main bedroom.

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