Narrow Boat Share | Sandpiper

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Shared narrow boat

General information

Type of schemePrivate
Nominal number of sharers12
Year of build1996
Home mooring (2021)Calcutt Boats Ltd. Tomlow Road,
Stockton, Southam, Warks. CV47 8HX
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.

Pictures of the boat

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Shared narrow boat
Boatshare | Shared Narrow Boat Sandpiper
Shared narrow boat Sandalwood
This is from the interior of Sandalwood an identical boat
Shared narrow boat Sandalwood
This is from the interior of Sandalwood an identical boat
Shared narrow boat Sandpiper
Sandpiper new chairs 2021
Shared narrow boat Sandpiper
Sandpiper new chairs 2021
Shared narrow boat Sandalwood
This is from the interior of Sandalwood an identical boat

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 2021

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General comments by vendor

We have only been shareowners since earlier this year, and it is with great regret that we have to sell our share. You will see from my explanation above, that it is solely due to my back problems, that we have been forced to sell. We have however thoroughly enjoyed our trips on Sandpiper. We attended the AGM last month, and met the other Sandpipers, and had a very nice time. They are a nice group, some of which have been owners for over 15 years. I wish them all well and I am sure that whoever buys our share on Sandpiper will be well looked after.
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 likely that we would be considering a repaint within the next 5 years. The engine was replace in 2011 and has give reliable service since then. There is no indication of any major works to the engine being required.

We are currently moored at Calcutt Marina and have been there for 3 years. Discussions take place each year at the Oct AGM to determine the boat's moored location.

Sandpiper is a former "Ownerships" boat, which elected to go self-managed in 2008. We are a friendly group of owners based generally around the UK. Shareholders volunteer, where they can, with particular aspects of the running of the boat to help keep Sandpiper in good shape and reduce costs.

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.

Recent works include:

New Galley worktops and inset Gas Hob in 2015
Complete external re-paint in 2016
New main mattress in 2017
New 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)

Planned works for January 2022 include

Hull to be cleaned and re-blacked.
Replace curtains throughout the boat. 
Gas central heating boiler to be replaced with a diesel heater. 

As well as the usual annual service/repairs etc.

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