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Boatshare | Shared narrow boat Arthur

General information

Type of schemeManaged
Nominal number of sharers10
Year of build1999
Home mooring (2024)Kings Orchard Marina 
Broad Lane 
Lichfield WS13 8PY
Engine Type (last known)Beta/Kubota 43 50hp Oct 2023
Berths2 + 4
Change over daySaturday
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking system
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 five 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 each shareholder can then book a 
fourth week with the priority order reversed. By this route forty 
weeks are firmly booked before the year begins.

Allowing time for winter and owners' maintenance the remaining 
nine weeks are available to be booked on a "first come, first served" basis.
Priority for school holidaysA maximum of three shares may elect to take school holiday shares

General Comments About the Boat

Sometimes is a semi-traditional narrow boat.

The rear deck has seating to port, a locker contains two gas bottles, and another the header tank for the cooling water. The Morse throttle control is located to port. The instrument panel is located on the bulkhead. A light is provided to light the rear deck in tunnels and to aid access at night. The rear door is secured by a lever lock and bolts on the sliding hatch. Deck boards lift giving access to the engine compartment and stern greaser.

Down steps into the rear cabin is the galley area, with cupboards, four burner gas hob, grill and oven, stainless steel sink, worktop space, and twelve volt refrigerator to port. To starboard there is a small folding shelf providing extra work space for the galley. Forward from this is a Squirrel solid fuel stove providing excellent heat for the rear part of the boat, with a fan to push warm air forward.

The galley leads to the dining area, an L-shaped dinette converting into a double berth. The dining area seats four comfortably and stools can extend this to six. A side hatch opposite can be closed, open, or become an extra window with a removable perspex sheet.

Forward to starboard is the main bathroom with  pump-out toilet, wash basin on a vanity unit with storage beneath, and corner bath with shower. There is also an airing cupboard for storage of towels etc.,  A new Eberspacher central heating boiler was fitted in October 2023 which provides heating to radiators and hot water via a calorifier, which is also heated by the engine providing plentiful hot water while cruising.

Next moving forward is the permanent double berth extendable from 4ft to 5 ft, with two large drawers beneath. Hanging space is provided in two small wardrobes at either end of the berth.

The saloon has two armchairs which convert to single berths, recently replaced, TV with DVD player and cupboard beneath the TV. This is particularly useful for families as children can be put to bed earlier than the rest of the crew. In the corner is the door to an en-suite toilet and washbasin, accessible to the forward cabin or the permanent double berth. Full width fold back doors lead to the forward deck which has storage lockers for solid fuel, hose, cruising gear etc. There are locker top cushions for these. There is a cratch and cratch cover and the forward deck allows full height standing beneath the cratch. 

Pictures of the boat

Shared narrow boat Sometimes
Shared narrow boat Sometimes
Shared narrow boat Sometimes
Shared narrow boat Sometimes
Shared narrow boat Sometimes
Shared narrow boat Sometimes
Shared narrow boat Sometimes
Shared narrow boat Sometimes
Shared narrow boat Sometimes
Shared narrow boat Sometimes

Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction1/5th 
(Might split)
Price in UK Pounds£3,000
Reason for sellingPoor health
Pre-booked weeks included16 - 23 March 2024 (1 week) 
27 April - 11 May 2024 (2 weeks)
15 - 29 June 2024 (2 weeks) 
 17 - 31 August 2024 (2 weeks)
26 Oct - 2 Nov 2024 (1 week)
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.Guaranteed eight weeks plus options on additional weeks
School holiday option possible?Yes going forward. 
Contact the vendor if this option is needed by you
Running costs for 2024

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£313.90 Per month
How are the running costs to be apportionedI would ask the incoming owner to take over the 
monthly contribution from purchase. 
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General comments by vendor

Sometimes has the benefit of a new engine and new central heating. We are sorry to be giving up our share at this time.

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