Boat Share | Rodbaston
|Type of scheme||Managed|
|Nominal number of sharers||12|
|Year of build||2003|
|Home mooring (2021)||Aston Marina, |
|Engine Type (last known||Beta Marine 43hp (2012)|
|Berths||2 + 4|
|Change over day||Saturday|
|Are pets allowed||Yes|
|Is smoking allowed inside||No|
A booking chart for the following calendar year is circulated
in agreed priority order during the autumn and before the
owners’ annual meeting in November, 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.
|Priority for school holidays||Two 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 shares contributions.
General Comments About the Boat
The Semi-Trad stern allows space for at least two people to accompany the steerer (without needing to perch on the gunwales and hold on tight) and there is raised level seating on the port side, this being storage for the gas bottles and engine coolant header tank. For those who need to sit at the helm, there is room for a folding ‘bar’ type stool opposite the control lever.
The engine is below the rear deck, along with a horizontal calorifier situated on the port swim and battery banks on the starboard swim. There are four domestic and one starter battery.
You enter the galley through the hatch/doorway and down the steps.
Immediately on the left is an L-shaped worktop with a Vanette four ring hob in dark green and a microwave oven at high level above.
Along the worktop there is an inset stainless steel sink unit with cupboards and a Fridge below the drainer. An eye-level oven and built-in grill (matching the hob) is located in a full height wall unit with drawer storage below.
There is a generous length of work surface with cupboards and fridge under and a wall cupboard above. Opposite the sink unit is a fold-down worktop, which provides even more workspace when required. The kitchen is well equipped with a full range of saucepans, utensils, cutlery and crockery.
Moving forwards again there are opening side doors and hatch in the port side and there is a transparent panel that can be used when the doors are open. There is a solid fuel Squirrel stove opposite, where it is ideally situated for heating the daytime living space.
The dinette table and seating is next. It can accommodate six utilising two stools and also converts to a ‘make-up’ double bed. There is locker space under the seating and a wall cupboard above with inset reading lights underneath.
Through a door, the corridor towards the bow is on the port side, passing the bathroom. This has a washbasin, toilet and corner bath with shower over. There is a radiator, airing cupboard, extractor fan and shaver socket.
Continuing along the corridor through another door, there is the main cabin with a full-length wardrobe, a cupboard housing the Alde central heating boiler, under-bed storage, high level cupboards and a radiator. The fixed double bed extends to king size utilising an extra cushion.
Through another door is the saloon with a full-length wardrobe immediately to starboard followed by a toilet and washbasin. There is a cupboard unit to starboard incorporating electric and aerial sockets with space for the TV, and then a fixed bench sofa/single bed either side of the central walkway. Both make full length berths, in one case utilising a lift-up flap and additional cushion. There is locker space under these benches and they can be combined to create a Super Kingsize double berth.
Beyond the benches is the front double glazed door and window unit, which has two doors and which will completely fold out when the weather permits. The well deck has storage lockers on each side which double as seats. There is a cratch and cover enclosing the well deck, which, unusually, has full headroom in the centre.
Pictures of the boat
Specific details for the share offered
|Size of share as a percentage or fraction||12th|
|Price in UK Pounds||£1,500|
|Reason for selling||Have invested in holiday let property |
and it takes up all our time.
|Pre-booked weeks included||12/06/21 to 26/06/21 (Two weeks)|
25/09/21 to 02/10/21 (One week)
31/10/21 to 06/11/21 (One week)
|Holiday entitlement with share offered here.||Guaranteed 3 weeks plus option on a fourth|
|School holiday option possible?||No|
|Running costs for 2021|
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|Just under £130 per month|
(The syndicate has agreed an extra £37.50
per share for 24 months to pay for gritting,
blacking and painting the boat.)
|How are the running costs to be apportioned||I would ask the incoming owner to take over the |
monthly contribution from purchase.
Contact details for vendor
or 07979 916838
General comments by vendor
We've had a lot of narrowboat experience and were drawn to Rodbaston because of the unusual layout - it's great to have the galley at the stern so you can pop in at any time to make a brew or grab a sandwich.
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