Boat Share | Orchid

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Shared narrow boat Orchid


General information

Type of schemePrivate
Nominal number of sharers12
Year of build2001
Home mooring (2018)Droitwich Spa Marina
Hanbury Road, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire WR9 7DU
Engine Type (last knownBMC 1800
Berths2 + 2
Change over daySaturday
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking systemWeek are selected on a rota basis (where below is based on a 12th share).

Each member chooses 2 peak and 1 off-peak week in turn
according to the rota. At the end of this round of selection,
the order is reversed for selecting the 4th week.

Each year, members are moved 5 places around (imagine a clock face).

The process usually starts in July and is generally completed by
October for the following calendar year
Priority for school holidaysTwo shares can get priority for school holiday weeks,
paying a premium of 10% ON THE RUNNING COSTS
for this over the normal annual costs.

General Comments About the Boat

- Graham Reeves Steel Hull and fit out by John Milburn (Construction 2001)
- BMC 1.8 engine(Refurbished 2012)
- Cruiser Stern 2+2 Reverse Layout
- Rear deck with hinged engine access on damper struts
- Front deck with access to water tank, storage for 2 gas bottles, mooring gear and hose

Inside, from the rear: 
- Saloon with Bed-settee, dining table and 4 chairs, cupboards, TV/DVD player, Radio/CD player, car phone, Stove
- Galley with gas grill & oven, gas hob, under-counter fridge with small freezer compartment, side hatch
- Bathroom with pump-out loo and bath with shower
- Bedroom with extendable fixed double bed, concealed vanity unit, wardrobe and under-bed drawers

- Central Heating
- Multi-fuel Stove
- Hot water provided by CH boiler and Engine
- 12V & 240V (via shore power line)
Other information:
- Gold CRT Licence and Retainer RCR membership
- Last Painted and Blacked in 2014
- Boat Safety Certificate Expires April 2022
- Private self-managed syndicate with 12 shares in the boat, each entitled to 4 weeks/year
- 2 special shares entitled to 3 school holiday weeks are available for an additional 10%
- Change-over on Saturday at mid-day
- Pets allowed
- Smoking inside the cabin not allowed

Pictures of the boat

Shared narrow boat Orchid
Shared narrow boat Orchid
Shared narrow boat Orchid
Shared narrow boat Orchid
Shared narrow boat Orchid
Shared narrow boat Orchid
Shared narrow boat Orchid
Shared narrow boat Orchid
Shared narrow boat Orchid
Boatshare | Shared Narrow Boat Orchid

Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction12th
Price in UK Pounds£3,000
Reason for sellingWe own one and a half shares and we have
purchased a camper van,

We don't have enough spare time for both,
so selling one share and keeping the half share.
Pre-booked weeks includedNone, to be chosen in July for 2020
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.Four weeks per annum
School holiday option possible?No
Running costs for 2019/20

(How do these figures compare? 
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Over the previous 3 years running costs
have been £800 per share per year.
How are the running costs to be apportionedI would ask the incoming owner to take over the 
contribution from purchase. 

We pay as the funds are needed
and called for.

As a rule £200.00 four times a year.
Contact details for 
or 07912 854821

General comments by vendor

An AGM is held once a year in Oct/Nov. This is the main forum for discussions and decisions around mooring location, essential repairs and replacements and anything else that the members feel needs to be discussed. Attendance is encouraged as it allows everyone to meet new members and exchange ideas. It is a valued social event and as such a meal and drinks are paid for by the syndicate funds.

We have been owners of orchid for 3 years. we are just down sizing to 2 weeks instead of 6 weeks. 

Orchid has had a new/reconditioned engine in 2012 and a repaint in 2015.

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