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Boatshare | Shared Narrow Boat Somnia

General information

Type of schemeManaged
Nominal number of sharers12
Year of build1999
Home mooring (2023)Anderton Marina, Uplands Road, Anderton, Cheshire, CW9 6AJ
Engine Type (last known)Nanni (2006)
Berths2 + 4
Change over daySunday
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking system
A booking chart for the following calendar year is circulated in
agreed priority order in late summer/early autumn.

Each owner has a priority for that year, moving up a couple
of places each year; after a year at the top of the list,
the owner then starts at the bottom, with the cycle
starting again after six years.
Each owner can choose two weeks (separately or consecutively)
in the 'high' season (April to October inclusive) and one in the
remainder of the year. 

The fourth week is booked after the other weeks have been agreed, 
but the priority goes in reverse order.
Weeks can be exchanged by mutual agreement.
Priority for school holidaysA maximum of three of the shareholders
(or the equivalent of three) can have allocation
priority so that they can select school holiday weeks.

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 white, under worktop oven and a microwave oven at high level above. There is also stainless steel sink and long worktop length in this area.

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 large hatch in the port side, where the doors fold flat against the cabin side so can be left open when cruising. 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 shelves above with inset reading lights underneath. There is also a second small table which can be used inseat of the larger "dining" one if required. 

Through a door, the corridor towards the bow is on the port side, passing the bathroom. This has a wash basin with cupboard under, toilet and corner bath with shower over. There is a radiator, airing cupboard 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

Shared Narrow Boat Somnia
Shared narrow boat Somnia
Shared narrow boat Somnia
Shared narrow boat Somnia
Shared narrow boat Somnia
Shared narrow boat Somnia
Shared narrow boat Somnia
Shared narrow boat Somnia
Shared narrow boat Somnia
Shared narrow boat Somnia

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 2023

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General comments by vendor

The syndicate holds an annual meeting, normally in November, when the schedule for boat maintenance and budget for the following year are agreed. 

The location of the boat for the following year is also discussed, together with any other issues. 

Previously held in person, the meeting is now held electronically via Zoom. 

The current location of the boat provides opportunities to explore the many canals in the region, with the possibility of completing the Cheshire Ring or Four Counties Ring and is very close to the remarkable Anderton Lift.

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