Boat Share | Liverbird
|Type of scheme
(But run by Principal Shareholder)
|Nominal number of sharers
|N/A see comments
|Year of build
|Home mooring (2023)
|Private Mooring Halsall Lancshire
|Engine Type (last known)
|2 + 2
|Change over day
|Are pets allowed
|Is smoking allowed inside
|Weeks are booked on a first come first
served basis against weeks available
|Priority for school holidays
|If school weeks are available they may
be booked on a first come first served basis.
General Comments About the Boat
At the bow there’s a recliner chair and just about enough room for a person a beer and a small radio to sit / listen & watch the sun go down (or rise) in peace, it’s real sun trap in the summer.
Heading into the cabin, there’s a Relecks diesel stove (superb heater and perfect size for the boat) which keeps the cabin cosy in any (literally any!) weather (amazing in shorts / t-shirt in the deep white winter). Down one side is a long ‘bench’ style sofa which opens out into quite a large single bed and immediately opposite a fold-out table / chairs which can comfortably seat 2 adults / 2 children.
There’s a ‘through’ galley with storage both sides / sink / gas oven / gas fridge / paloma (another superb piece of kit) instant hot water heater and an all-round nice place to cook (I’ve cooked many a roast dinner easily).
Further through on the right is a small bathroom consisting of a small functional shower and cassette toilet system. Toward the rear of the boat there’s an extremely comfortable 4ft double bed with drawer storage underneath and a small wardrobe.
The canopy’s front and rear of Liverbird really do maximise her ‘smaller than average’ size.
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Specific details for the share offered
|Size of share as a percentage or fraction
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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
Overall I would describe Liverbird as an extremely comfortable / cosy and really nice place to be for either a solo boater / couple or couple with small child(ren) but can imagine it would be quite tight for 2 adults and 2 older children (although definitely doable – infact lots of fun I’d imagine) It’s an excellent boat for those new to narrow-boating, she’s really easy to navigate and a pleasure to spend time on.
At the time of writing (April 2023) one-off bookings are available for the rest of 2023
All Licences, Insurances and Maintenance Costs are to be borne by the Principal Shareholder, these costs will be met by the weekly booking fees paid by shareholders. As such it is intended to take sufficient bookings that will allow the scheme to operate on a not-for-profit basis.
For 2023 a weekly booking fee of £500.00 will entitle a shareholder to one available week April to Sept and one available week Oct to March half price (£250) if they remain in the Syndicate and book (and pay for) at least one week the following Summer.
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 100% of the share purchase price.
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.
The boat is insured by Collidge and Partners who only require me to advise details of new Shareholders when they join or leave the Syndicate.
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.
To Summerise (Comments By Boatshare): You buy in at £500 and can book, subject to availability, as many weeks as you wish at a usage charge of £500 per week on board. If you want weeks "off season" then such weeks are charged at £250 per week on board.
All Licences, Insurance, Depreciation and Maintenance Costs will be borne by the Principal Shareholder.
If you no longer wish to be an owner on the boat you advise the "Principal Shareholder" and your purchase price of £500 will be refunded to you.
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