Boat Share | Kindred Spirit
|Type of scheme||Private |
(But run by Principal Shareholder)
|Nominal number of sharers||N/A|
|Year of build||2002|
|Home mooring (2021)||Sowerby Bridge Basin, |
Calder and Hebble Canal,
|Engine Type (last known)||Beta 43hp|
|Berths||2 + 2|
|Change over day||Saturday|
|Are pets allowed||Yes|
|Is smoking allowed inside||No|
First come first served against
weeks available at the time.
|Priority for school holidays||No|
General Comments About the Boat
Kindred Spirit has a traditional rear deck with a wide hatch that allows for a little company for the helmsman and the ability to ascend the rear steps with a cup of Tea in either hand.
The engine is fully covered by a demountable timber rear deck which extends to 6 feet and could accommodate a couple of children sleeping on blow-up mattresses.
Moving forward there is a fixed double bed in the main cabin with storage drawers under, a bookshelf above the bed and a wardrobe positioned between the cabin and the engine room.
Moving forward again there is a walk-through bathroom with double shower, hand basin and Thetford cassette toilet.
Moving forward again there is the galley which has worktops both sides and is equipped with gas cooker & oven, microwave (powered by a 2.8KW Inverter), and 12V fridge. By lowering the worktops below the gun-whales and installing minimum widths it has been possible to create sufficient space for two persons to pass each other while working in the galley.
A Multi-Fuel stove just forward marks the front end of the galley and the beginning of the saloon area.
This area has the stove in one corner and three cupboards in the remaining three corners.
There are two folding chairs at either end of a double bed-settee which faces onto a wall-mounted smart TV and a gate-leg dining table.
The front doors of the saloon open out onto a spacious front deck where there is a hatch to the forward gas locker where the anchor and boat cleaning equipment is also kept.
Pictures of the boat
Specific details for the share offered
|Size of share as a percentage or fraction||1% Share - Maintained by booking Min 1 Week annually. |
|Price in UK Pounds||£500 ( + £500 for each week of use April to Sept )|
|Reason for selling||Retirement and change of circumstances|
|Pre-booked weeks included||All non-school holiday weeks available (Correct March 2021)|
|Holiday entitlement with share offered here.||As many weeks as you want @ £500 usage charge per week|
|School holiday option possible?||No|
|Running costs for 2021|
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|£500 per week booked + consumables|
(But see comments below regarding a free "off season" week)
|How are the running costs to be apportioned||N/A|
Contact details for vendor
or 07846 031969
General comments by vendor
Those wishing to leave the Syndicate should indicate this before the end of the Summer Season. They may only sell their shares back to the Principal Shareholder who will refund their share purchase price in full.
Retirement to France means that I will no longer need to keep Kindred Spirit as a permanent base in the UK. For sentimental reasons I would like to maintain access to the boat when I visit the UK and this scheme is intended to allow me to do that by allowing others to enjoy her while I am away. The Scheme is designed to generate sufficient income to ensure that she can be well maintained by local craftsmen and that she is not a financial burden to me in retirement.
There are no frills with this scheme it is open to those who have or wish to gain enough boating experience to look after the boat and keep her in as good a shape as we can.
Owners to bring own bedding etc.
Both Collidge & Partners & The Licencing Section of the Canal & River Trust have reviewed my shared ownership contract and are happy that my exisiting insurance and licence are valid under these contracts.
All Licences, Insurance, Depreciation and Maintenance Costs will be borne by the Principal Shareholder.
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