Shared Narrow Boat Heartsease

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Shared narrow boat Heartsease


General information

Type of schemeManaged
Nominal number of sharers12
Year of build2014
Home mooring (2019)Great Heywood, Staffs
Engine Type (last known)Vetus M 4.17
Berths2 + 2 + 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 holidaysTwo 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 10 shareholder's contributions

General Comments About the Boat

A semi-traditional style rear deck, under which lies a Vetus M 4.17 engine and hydraulic PRM gearbox. Seating is provided on both sides of the rear deck area.

From the stern we enter the saloon, which along with the dinette is part of a spacious 24ft open plan living area.

From the two comfortable reclining “Captain’s” chairs, you can enjoy the entertainment centre with Freeview TV, DVD and DAB radio/CD connected to four speakers distributing sound throughout the boat.

A traditional solid fuel stove complements the Webasco diesel central heating system.

The boat features extensive storage throughout. There is an adult-sized ‘put you up’ bed.

Features L-shaped fully upholstered seating (which converts to a double bed at night). The table is removable with storage space provided when not in use. There is a side hatch opposite the dinette, and a full view of the TV from the seating area. Two stools/folding chairs are included to enable five people to dine comfortably.

Boasts a gas hob, eye level oven and grill, plus microwave and full-sized fridge with integral freezer compartment. Extensive storage and solid oak work surfaces.


Luxury bathroom, including a walk-in shower, fresh water flushing WC, hand basin and storage.

Includes a permanent double bed (this converts into a king size if required) TV point and lots of further storage space including a large wardrobe. Glazed double doors open to front deck with seating.


There are both 12- and 240-volt circuits, the latter being served by a Victron Phoenix 3-kilowatt charger/inverter which allows battery charging from a shore-based power supply. The boat carries five 110-amp leisure batteries and one starter battery, monitored by a digital Victron management .

Pictures of the boat

Shared narrow boat Heartsease
Shared narrow boat Heartsease
Shared narrow boat Heartsease
Shared narrow boat Heartsease
Shared narrow boat Heartsease
Shared narrow boat Heartsease
The chairs on board now are different to those shown here.
Shared narrow boat Heartsease
Shared narrow boat Heartsease
Shared narrow boat Heartsease
Shared narrow boat Heartsease

Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction12th  School holiday share
Price in UK Pounds£3,300
Reason for sellingChange in family circumstances has 
made it difficult for us to use our weeks
Pre-booked weeks included28 Aug 2020 
6th Nov 2020
12 Feb 2021
26 March 2021
6th & 13th Aug 2021

(2021 dates are TBC. Check with the vendor)
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.Four weeks per year; two summer, and one out of season,
then the rota is reversed and everyone chooses a fourth week. 

This allows four weeks for winter maintenance.
School holiday option possible?This is a school holiday share
Running costs for 2020

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My running costs are £126/month plus winter repair contribution.

(Could be less if you elect not to take 
the school holiday option going forward)
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 07813 692061

General comments by vendor

We spent a long time looking for the right boat to buy a share in, and are very reluctantly putting our share up for sale due to a change in family circumstaces that make it difficult for us to use our weeks.

Hearsease is a lovely boat, and is constantly being improved and updated.

The living space is very open plan, giving a great sense of space, yet still retaining a lovely cosy feel to it, especially on those colder evenings when the stove is lit.

The syndicate is very hands on, and get along well, making decisions about ongoing works all the easier to reach.

Heartsease swims well and is a joy to handle out on the cut.

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