Boat Share | Spring Dew
|Type of scheme||Private|
|Nominal number of sharers||12|
|Year of build||1998|
|Home mooring (2018)||Overwater Marina, Audlem, Shropshre Union Canal|
|Engine Type (last known||B.M.C. 1.8 (Reconditioned 2014)|
|Berths||Large fixed double + |
dinette conversion +
(so 2 + 4)
|Change over day||Friday|
|Are pets allowed||Yes|
|Is smoking allowed inside||No|
|Booking system||A 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 holidays||There are "special" shares, for which a £250 premium is paid|
on the running costs each year, and this entitles those owners
to priority on the booking form for school holidays.
Presently (2019) there are two such owners.
General Comments About the Boat
Master Bedroom: double bed, extendable to king-size, wardrobe, en-suite elsan toilet and basin
Main Bathroom: bath/shower, pump-out loo, basin
Galley: stainless steel hob and oven, sink, fridge, microwave, storage cupboards, side-hatch
Main Cabin: L-shaped dinette/double bed; wardrobe, 2 chair-beds; flat-screen tv/dvd player, radio/cd player; solid-fuel stove; full-width folding doors to bow deck.
A boiler heats five radiators.
There is generous storage.
The headroom in cabins is more generous than standard.
Spring Dew is a very comfortable, well maintained and equipped boat. Past and current owners have always agreed that keeping the boat in excellent order is essential. There has been a programme of interior and exterior refurbishment since 1998, that ensures all owners can enjoy their time onboard.
RECENT REFURBISHMENTS include:
2017 Back-to-metal full exterior repaint, all windows replaced
2017 NEW 2 chair-beds, double mattress, TV/dvd player, ropes
2018 NEW 4 batteries, propellor shaft, stern bearings and drive coupling
NEW steel stern sliding-hatch
Owners volunteer an annual deep-clean, to include cleaning carpets and curtains. Most bedding is renewed annually. All galley and other equipment is checked through the year and replaced when needed.
While some owners self-valet at the end of their time onboard, others prefer to use the available valet service. Owners who bring a dog onboard MUST use the valet service
At the Annual Owners’ Meeting, owners decide on what winter works are required, mooring location, and matters raised by owners. The team responsible for finance, technical matters, booking rota, are chosen from volunteers as are the Chair and Secretary.
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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 2019/20|
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|Contact details for vendor|
General comments by vendor
The boat has RCR (River and Canal Rescue) Gold cover.
In 2020, this share, along with one other, will be first to select their 3 weeks after the 2 Special Shares, and last to select the
4th week. Not all owners take the option of a 4th week, and occasionally a booked week comes available. These weeks are offered first to any owner who has previously had to forego a week.
Previous mooring locations include: Worcester, Wrenbury, Gt. Haywood, Barton Turns, and in 2018 it was decided to return to Overwater Marina. Length of stay is usually 2-4 years.
The current Spring Dew Owners look forward to welcoming a new owner.
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