Boat Share | Serendipity

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Shared narrow boat Serendipity



General information

Type of schemeManaged
Nominal number of sharers12
Year of build2008
Home mooring (2021)Aston Marina, Stone, Staffordshire ST15 8QU
(Dunchurch Pools from 2022)
Engine Type (last known)Beta Marine 43hp diesel (changed 2014)
Berths2 + 2 + 2
Change over daySaturday
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking system
Owners buy share weeks designated red yellow or blue 
depending on when they fall in the year.

A very fair rotating list of owners is used annually to 
allow owners to pick their holiday weeks for that year,
as you move up the list each year.

Holiday selections commence in Sept for the cruising year beginning
first week of June the following year.

Shares are sold in 12th  (4 weeks) or 24th's (2 weeks).

Read more about the booking system in operation here
Priority for school holidaysThree (red) shares have school holiday priority and choose their weeks first

General Comments About the Boat

Serendipity is a semi traditional narrowboat. 

Starting from the semi-traditional rear deck, there are 2 storage lockers with seating and the control / instrument panel before dropping down the steps to enter the main bedroom, which is equipped with a 4’6’’ x 6’3’’ fixed double bed,  above bed shelf with built in reading lights and storage cupboard above rear of bed. There is further storage in a wardrobe with half height hanging and a hidden washing machine/ tumble dryer with large storage cupboard above. The steps up to the rear deck have easy access storage space in them.

The bathroom has a super-size luxury shower cubicle with glass door, vanity unit with inset basin and storage below, and a macerating pump out toilet.

The galley is spacious with a full-sized gas oven and grill which  are at eye level. There is a separate 4 gas burner hob, fridge/freezer, 
230V microwave and a slimline dishwasher. All worktops are granite. There is also a small lift up table below the side hatch opposite the galley sink area. There is plenty of storage space in both the galley and main corridor which is well equipped with kitchenware and utensils.

The dining area has a newly upholstered L shaped dinette that converts into a comfortable double bed with the free-standing table. There is an extra free-standing folding dining chair. There is also storage and a chiller drawer under the seating.

This leads to the saloon which has built in newly upholstered seating that converts to beds, storage cupboards, 2 wardrobe/lockers, book case, under-step storage and a solid fuel stove.  There is a built-in flat screen TV with HDMI, a DVD player and Radio / CD player. Camping chairs can be found in one of the wardrobe/lockers.

There are storage steps out of the saloon leading to the front of the boat where there is further storage in two side lockers with fixed seating. 

The bow locker contains two gas cylinders.

The boat is equipped with a bow thruster for easy manoeuvring, and with diesel fuelled central heating to skirting radiators plus radiator in the bathroom. It has oak flooring throughout (apart from the bathroom).

Pictures of the boat

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Shared narrow boat Serendipity
Shared narrow boat Serendipity
Shared narrow boat Serendipity


Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction12th
Price in UK Pounds£1,200
Reason for sellingRetirement looming and we want to get a camper van
Pre-booked weeks includedWeeks beginning:- 
July 3rd and July 10th 2021
December 25th 2021
March 12th 2022
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.4 weeks per year - 2 in late spring/summer,
1 in spring/autumn, 1 in winter.

This is a "RED" share (see booking system above)
School holiday option possible?No
Running costs for 2020

(How do these figures compare? 
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£179 per month (to end May 2021)
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

The boat has had many refurbishments and upgrades since being built:

Repainted with a complete new livery Jan 2020

New wall mounted flat screen TV and DVD with HDMI installed Jan 2020

Oak floor installed throughout 2018

Dinette seating and saloon sofa upholstery replaced 2018

When we purchased our share Serendipity was based at Welton Haven Marina. It then moved to Kings Lock Middlewich before going to Aston Marina in the spring of 2020. It will move to Dunchurch Pools in Spring 2022.

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