Boat Share | Sandpiper

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Shared narrow boat

General information

Type of schemePrivate
Nominal number of sharers12
Year of build1996
Home mooring (2022)Swanley Bridge Marina Ltd
Swanley Hall Springe Lane,
Swanley Ln, Nantwich CW5 8NR
Engine Type (last knownYanmar, Barrus Shire 40. (New 2011)
Berths2 + 4
Change over day
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking systemFrom late June, a booking chart for the following calendar 
year is circulated in an agreed priority order to make 3
initial week choices. (2 summer season plus 1 winter season)

The 4th week is then chosen in reverse order for a  cost of £25.

The priority changes each year such that it fully rotates in 6 years.

Swaps can be negotiated following completion of the list after the October AGM.

Bookings are not accepted for January to allow for winter maintenance etc.
Priority for school holidaysThere is one "School Holiday Special Share" which 
annually have priority booking of their initial 3 weeks 
from within the school holidays.

General Comments About the Boat

Starting at the semi-trad stern, there is fixed bench housing 2 gas bottles together with windlasses, pins etc

Continue forward down steps into the cabin with fixed double bed which can be extended to King Size if required. 

Since Covid-19, all duvets, pillows and mattress protectors have been removed and owners are bringing their own.

The bed has two large storage drawers under it and a large shelf and locker cupboards over it. The cabin also offers a wardrobe and small en-suite WC/Shower cubicle with small hand basin. It also offers hanging space for wet coats etc.

A door can close this cabin off from the remainder of the boat. In the day-time this door closes off the gas central heating boiler from the corridor. There are radiators throughout the boat, in the cabin, bathroom, dinette and lounge.

Beyond the boiler cupboard is the door to the bathroom with a corner bath with shower over, raised pump-out WC, full size wash basin with storage cupboards under and access to the cupboard adjacent to the gas boiler. 

Next, and towards the front is a fully equipped and stocked galley-kitchen with a large opening side hatch, full size oven and 4 ring gas hob, microwave, full sized new (2020) undercounter fridge, sink, drainer, drawers and cupboards. Separating the galley kitchen from the dinette, there is a suspended glazed door cupboard for all the glasses & crockery. 

The L-shaped dinette converts to a double bed with a drawer and storage cupboard under. 

The dinette is open too but can be separated from the lounge by a full width/height curtain. The Dinette was re-upholstered in 2020 The lounge has a wardrobe and two drawer unit opposite a multi-fuel stove, two new (2020) large arm chairs/single child's beds, stools, corner TV/radio unit. 

There are full height glazed bi-folding doors which open onto the bow deck, with built in locker benches storing water hoses, solid fuel & other equipment.

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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?
Running costs for 2022

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General comments by vendor

We have been owners since 2017 and absolutely loved our time on Sandpiper.

We will miss Sandpiper greatly and look forward to bumping into her (not literally) on our travels.

Sandpiper has just moved to Swanley Marina from Calcutt with an opportunity to explore new canals including the Llangolen canal.

Discussions take place each year at the Oct AGM to determine the boat's mooring location.

The syndicate are self managed and have varying degrees of experience, but they have a vast knowledge of all things narrowboats.

The committee is elected every year - we have held the secretariat role until this year.

Sandpiper is fully owned by the twelve equal shares and is self-managed mainly by email and an AGM held near the home mooring in October.

The new owner is required to sign up to the Sandpiper AGREEMENT which details the running of the syndicate.

Improvement works include:

Galley worktops and inset Gas Hob in 2015 
Complete external re-paint in 2016 
Main mattress in 2017 
Gas Oven in 2017 
Replacement internal LED lighting in 2018 
Complete internal walls re-varnished to Bathroom, Galley, Dinette & Saloon in 2019. (Bedroom planned to be done January 2020.) Replacement Lounge Bedchairs (early 2020) 
New Fridge (2020) 
Curtains and Cushions (2022)

Major costs such as repainting of the boat and engine replacement are funded by one off payments. the boat was repainted in 2016 and it is very likely that we would be considering a repaint within the next 3 years. The engine was replace in 2011 and has given reliable service since then. There is no indication of any major works to the engine being required.

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