Boat Share | Soudley
|Type of scheme||Private|
|Nominal number of sharers||8|
|Year of build||2005|
|Home mooring (2019)||Aston Marina, Lichfield Road, Stone ST15 8QU|
|Engine Type (last known||Nanni|
|Berths||2 + 4|
|Change over day||Friday|
|Are pets allowed||Yes|
|Is smoking allowed inside||No|
A booking chart for the following calendar year is circulated
each September, in established owner priority order, where
the bookings for the next year are confirmed.
Each owner has a position 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, so over a period of 8 years an owner’s positions would run 8, 6, 4, 2, 7, 5, 3, 1.
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.
The list is then circulated a 2nd time for owners to book a 4th week,
and this circulation starts from the bottom of the priority order, so being
at the bottom of the list has its compensations.
Under this system thirty-two weeks are booked before the year begins.
Allowing 2 weeks for winter maintenance this leaves 18 available weeks
to bid for, on average an extra two weeks per owner.
These remaining weeks are booked as the year progresses on
a first come first served basis with the Booking Secretary
ensuring that the bookings are fair.
|Priority for school holidays||No such scheme on this boat|
General Comments About the Boat
Soudley is a reverse layout narrow boat with a rear saloon and central galley.
It has a semi-trad stern where the gas bottles and mooring equipment are stored in separate lockers.
Upon entering the boat down steps between two large cupboards, with a wall mounted TV, you enter the rear cabin with seating and Desmo sockets for either single or double tables. The seating is convertible into two single beds or one large double. Adjacent is a solid fuel stove and forward of this the Galley and cupboards which are all fully equipped with utensils and crockery. There is a fridge and separate freezer. There is a free standing gas oven, with microwave oven above, which may be run from an inverter that can also provide 240 volt mains to sockets throughout the boat.
A side corridor runs forward to the bathroom with corner bath and shower, wash basin and pump-out toilet. There are clip-back doors on either side of the bathroom.
Next forward is the double bedroom with clothes storage cupboards.
Another clip-back door provides access to the forward Saloon, with a wardrobe, and a door to the right for a second toilet with wash-basin. In the saloon there is a cupboard with TV and radio. The seating is convertible to two single beds or one large double. There are two Desmo sockets to allow the single or double table to be used here.
Double doors which fold back again to provide a wide forward access to the front cockpit which has a cratch with cover for weatherproof protection, and a mount for a single table.
Lighting is by 12 volt supply from domestic batteries. Water is stored in a large tank in the bow of the boat. The Diesel fuel tank is in the stern. There are two separate pump out toilet tanks. Heating is by radiators & calorifier supplied by heat from the engine running, or a Webasto diesel-fired heater when stationary. The solid fuel stove can be used to heat the galley & saloon, if preferred.
A hydraulic bow thruster is fitted internally across the front to aid manoeuvring the boat. This runs off of a pump driven by the engine, and so this does not affect the batteries.
Pictures of the boat
Specific details for the share offered
|Size of share as a percentage or fraction||1/8th|
|Price in UK Pounds||£3,950|
|Reason for selling||Ill health|
|Pre-booked weeks included|
1st May 2020
19th June 2020
10th july 2020
11th September 2020
|Holiday entitlement with share offered here.||Guaranteed four weeks plus options on unused weeks|
|School holiday option possible?||No such scheme in place on this boat|
|Running costs for 2020|
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|£800 for 2020|
|How are the running costs to be apportioned||On a pro-rata basis depending on timing of purchase against weeks available.|
Contact details for vendor
|email@example.com or 01243 552201|
General comments by vendor
Soudley is a clean and comfortable boat, without being overly fussy
With only eight owners there is ample opportunity to get good weeks and spare weeks even at lower positions in the booking order.
With one fixed double and 4 singles that can become 2 doubles, the sleeping arrangements are highly flexible.
The bow thrusters make steering so much easier, and avoids those "embarrassing moments".
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