Boat Share | Maximus

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Boatshare | Shared Narrow Boat Maximus

General information

Type of schemePrivate
Nominal number of sharers12
Year of build2000
Home mooring (2022)Overwater Marina, Shropshire Union Canal, Cheshire
Engine Type (last knownBarrus Shire 40 (new 2017)
Berths 1 fixed double, 2 singles ( or 1 double )
 1 dinette converts to a double 
Change over daySaturday
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking systemFixed weeks in the summer (Easter to end Sept.)
then by request in the winter, with dispute
resolution process where needed.

A fair amount of flexibility between owners allows
for some week exchanges.

In a nutshell most owners get four weeks per annum if they want that many.
Priority for school holidaysNearly all school holidays are within the fixed weeks
allocated to shares, so anyone requiring a school holiday
should buy the relevant share

General Comments About the Boat

Maximus was fitted out by J D Boats in a Canalcraft 10-6-4-5 steel hull. 


The inside is fitted out in the clean, modern style in light oak. 

At the bow there is a gas locker containing three 13kg Calor propane bottles, two of which are connected to an auto-change regulator. 

The fore deck has an anchor locker plus two moveable storage lockers (one on each side) with a 675 litre stainless steel water tank underneath. 

Double steel doors lead to an open plan vinyl floored saloon, with a Puffin stove to starboard and a cupboard with colour TV, DVD and CD/radio to port. There is an L-shaped dinette which converts to a double bed. 

The vinyl flooring continues through the galley, with a sink and drainer to starboard and a Lec 12 Volt fridge and Stoves hob and oven to port; with a good run of countertop and open shelves on one side. 2 folding chairs store upright under the counter next to the open shelves. 

The middle cabin has 2 single berths which can convert to one double bed. Wardrobe and a shelf over the port bed with reading lights. Storage under the beds. 

The shower room has a hip bath with power shower over, a sink with storage under, a Mansfield Traveller pumpout toilet with 40 gallon holding tank and an Alde boiler for the central heating and hot water. Storage cabinet with mirrors over sink. 

The main bedroom has four portholes, a fixed 4ft double bed with pocketed-spring mattress. Storage under the bed which can extend to 4'6". There is a wardrobe at the back, plus airing cupboard and a coats/utility area on port side of centre steps to the back deck. 

The semi trad rear deck is equipped with rear doors and a tonneau cover for warmth and privacy, also two stools and the engine controls. 


The Shire 2000 40hp diesel engine is in a soundproofed compartment under the back deck. It is fitted with a two-stage hospital silencer as well as two alternators (80 & 40A). The 12V electrical system is supplied by a 440 AHr domestic battery with an independent 110 AHr starter battery. 

There is a mains charger for the domestic batteries which are monitored by a Voltwatch system. 240 V mains is supplied by a 850W Victron Atlas 12/850 inverter, and is distributed to four sockets, one in each cabin. 

The gas fired central heating is supplied by an Alde boiler with thermostatically controlled radiators in both cabins and two in the lounge. The hot water tank is to starboard of the rear steps, with an airing cupboard above. 

Hot water is readily available as it is supplied via a choice of an immersion heater, the Alde boiler or the engine heated calorifier which is situated below the airing cupboard in rear cabin. 

The galley has crockery and cutlery enough for 6, plus china mugs, glasses and the usual pots and pans, teapot, coffee pot, chopping boards, cutlery etc. 

Owners bring their own duvets and pillows etc. now (post Covid)

A full set of ropes, mooring pins & hooks, hammer, windlasses, anchor & chain, first line spares and general tools are available.

Pictures of the boat

Boatshare | Shared Narrow Boat Maximus
Shared narrow boat Maximus
Shared narrow boat Maximus
Shared narrow boat Maximus
Shared narrow boat Maximus
Shared narrow boat Maximus
Shared narrow boat Maximus
Shared narrow boat Maximus
Shared narrow boat Maximus
Shared narrow boat Maximus
Shared narrow boat Maximus
Shared narrow boat Maximus
Shared narrow boat Maximus
Shared narrow boat Maximus
Shared narrow boat Maximus

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?No
Running costs for 2022

(How do these figures compare? 
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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

We have been owners on Maximus for 16/17 years, and have enjoyed our time on it.

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