Narrow Boat Share | Sundowner
|Type of scheme||Managed|
|Nominal number of sharers||12|
|Year of build||1999|
|Home mooring (2022)||Alvechurch Marina, Scarfield Wharf, |
Alvechurch, Worcestershire, B48 7SQ
|Engine Type (last known||Isuzu 42 (2013)|
|Berths||1 Fixed Double, 1 Dinette, 2 Chairs convert to Singles|
(2 + 2 + 1 + 1)
|Change over day||Friday|
|Are pets allowed||Yes|
|Is smoking allowed inside||No|
A booking chart for the following calendar year is
circulated in agreed priority order before the owner's
annual meeting, 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 six 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.
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||A maximum of two designated "special" shares have priority|
booking of school holiday weeks and pay a higher proportion
of the costs than "ordinary" shares thus reducing the other
10 share owners' contributions.
General Comments About the Boat
Starting from the rear semi traditional stern, the steps drop down into the rear cabin which houses a fixed double (or extending king sized) and a small en suite toilet.
You then enter a corridor with the bathroom on your left, in the bathroom is a bath, a shower, a sink and a toilet.
Next is the kitchen area which has a microwave, sink, drainer, oven, hob and under counter fridge. Under your feet is a wine storage box. There are plenty of cupboards equipped with enough crockery, cutlery, glasses for 6 people plus pans, pots and cooking utensils. Basic cleaning equipment is stored under the sink.
Next there is a Dinette which converts into a double bed.
Towards the front is the salon area with two comfortable armchairs which convert into single beds. There is also an LCD TV/DVD.
The multi-fuel stove provides extra comfort but the boat has gas central heating radiators throughout.
Double doors then lead you into the outside front of the boat where there is a comfortable seating area.
There is a side double door access hatch for separate access to the boat and a 'Perspex' window can be fitted to give extra light without draft if required.
Pictures of the boat
Specific details for the share offered
|Size of share as a percentage or fraction|
|Price in UK Pounds|
|Reason for selling|
|Pre-booked weeks included|
|Holiday entitlement with share offered here.|
|School holiday option possible?|
|Running costs for 2022|
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Contact details for vendor
General comments by vendor
Sundowner will be repainted in December 2022, with the cost already calculated into the monthly bill.
We have been share owners in Sundowner for 20 years and have loved every trip. The boat has been like a second home to us, without the aggravation of having to worry about her upkeep 52 weeks of the year.
Our fellow owners area wonderful group of people and the annual meetings are always enjoyable.
Sundowner always receives praise from passers by, due to her good looks and her name. She has never caused us any major problems.
The syndicate tends to moves marina every 2-3 years following discussions at the annual owners meeting held each autumn
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