Boat Share | Spellbound

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Shared narrow boat Spellbound

General information

Type of schemeManaged
Nominal number of sharers12
Year of build1997
Home mooring (2020)Overwater Marina, Cheshire
Engine Type (last knownNanni 4200he (Kubota V1903-ESO1)
BerthsLarge fixed double +
dinette conversion +
chair beds
(so 2 + 4)
Change over dayFriday
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking systemA booking chart for the following calendar year is circulated.
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 six years the cycle begins again.

Each owner can choose two weeks
(separately or as a fortnight) in the ‘high season’
(April to October), and one week in the remainder
of the year. By this route, thirty-six weeks are firmly
booked before the year begins. 

Allowing for time for winter maintenance,
the remaining fourteen weeks are booked
with priority in reverse order to the original chart,
so having last choice originally does have its compensations.

These extra bookings are confirmed on the first day of the
month before the month of the booking.
Priority for school holidaysA maximum of two owners may have "special" shares, and this
entitles those owners to have priority on the booking form for school holidays.

There shareholders pay an extra 15% on the running costs
base figure on their shareholding.

General Comments About the Boat

Spellbound is a semi-trad narrow boat.

The rear deck has seating to port with a locker containing two gas bottles beneath the seating. Another smaller locker houses mooring pins etc.

The Morse controls are located at a convenient height so that no bending down is required to operate them.
On the bulkhead the instruments are located in an easily visible position.

Two large deck boards lift to give easy access to the engine and stern-tube greaser.

Moving forward down the steps you enter the rear cabin with a fixed bed with plenty of storage in drawers under and in wardrobe and above head cupboards.

There is an en-suite comprising toilet, washbasin and shower.

Forward to port is the main washroom with toilet, washbasin and shower.

Next is the galley which has a 4 burner hob, grill and oven, domestic size fridge, stainless steel sink and drainer. 

There is ample cupboard and worktop space.

The galley leads to the dining area where 6 can dine around the table which converts to a double bed.

This takes us to the lounge area with 2 armchairs which convert to single beds, a TV with DVD player, radio. The stove is located in this area.

There is a central heating system with radiators throughout the boat.

Full width fold-back doors lead to the forward deck which has seating on three sides with cushions to fit.

The water storage tank is at the prow.

Pictures of the boat

Shared narrow boat Spellbound
Shared narrow boat Spellbound
Shared narrow boat Spellbound
Shared narrow boat Spellbound
Shared narrow boat Spellbound
Shared narrow boat Spellbound
Shared narrow boat Spellbound
Shared narrow boat Spellbound


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 2018/9

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General comments by vendor

An annual AGM is held where mooring location, winter maintenance etc are agreed.

The boat has an inventory which covers everything from all the requirements in the galley to mooring pins, windlasses etc.

A stove is located in the lounge area which provides a really cosy environment on chilly nights. There is also a gas central heating system with radiators throughout the boat.

A TV with DVD player is situated in the lounge.

The boat has an inverter for operation of 240V equipment.

Hot water is supplied by a calorifier when the engine is running and is stored in a very efficient insulated tank giving superb hot showers in the evening. Water can also be heated by gas.

Most lighting has been converted to LEDs to minimise battery consumption.

The galley is well equipped with cooking facilities comprising 4 hobs, a grill and oven and a microwave. There is an under-counter full size domestic fridge with freezer compartment and a domestic sized stainless steel sink with drainer.

A full selection of pots and pans are provided together with cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery and glasses.

The main bathroom has a full size shower cubicle, washbasin and toilet which flushes through to a holding tank.

The rear cabin has a full size double bed with drawers under for storage, a half wardrobe and cupboards above the bedhead.

There is an en-suite comprising a washbasin with shower and toilet with separate holding tank.New curtains 2018 and carpets 2018.

Spellbound is finished in Oxford blue with cream detail and flashes.

Lots of new members who are very active in looking after Spellbound and She has been refurbished this year (2018) to a very high standard.

Lovely boat but sadly cannot travel so far north.

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