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Shared narrow boat Sunseeker


General information

Type of schemePrivate
Nominal number of sharers5
Year of build1996
Home mooring (2019)Great Haywood Marina
Mill Lane
Great Haywood
ST18 0RQ
Engine Type (last knownB M C 1.8
Berths2 + 2 + 2
Change over dayFriday 
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking system

Syndicate members are entitled to use Sunseeker for at
 least six weeks each calendar year. 

This includes approximately four weeks in the high-season 
period and up to approximately two weeks outside that period, 
subject to the boat being available for winter works. 

In addition members can request further bookings subject to 
syndicate approval and a charge of £100 per week.

A booking chart for the following calendar year is 
circulated in agreed priority order before the owners' annual meeting, 
where the bookings for the next year are confirmed. 

Each member selects up to three weeks in the high-season 
period and up to one week outside that period. 

Once all members have identified their requirements the chart is circulated again, 
this time in reverse priority order. Each member can apply for up to two 
additional unbooked weeks, one week in high season and one week in low season.

Each owner has a priority for each year, and moves up a place each year. 

After a year at the top of the list, the owner then starts at the bottom. 
Priority for school holidaysSyndicate members who have "special" status pay £250 extra per annum
and have first claim to book a choice of up to three school holiday weeks in
the high season and one school holiday week in the low season.

A maximum of one special share is allowed at any one time. 

Currently one owner has special status and at present there is no
opportunity for the purchaser of this share to have special status. (Correct 2020)

General Comments About the Boat

From the bow:
Front deck with seating area leads into saloon with two armchairs which convert to beds, solid fuel stove, digital TV/DVD and radio/CD player.
Dinette converts into double bed.
Kitchen with fridge, microwave, gas hob and oven.
Bathroom with pump-out toilet, wash basin and corner bath with shower over.

Alde gas boiler serving radiators throughout the boat.

Rear bedroom with fixed double that can be extended to king size and en-suite pump-out toilet.

Semi-trad rear deck over BMC 1.8 engine.

Pictures of the boat

NB The top two pictures show the new colour scheme. The boat now has a red roof
Shared narrow boat Sunseeker
Shared narrow boat Sunseeker
Shared narrow boat Sunseeker
Shared narrow boat Sunseeker
Shared narrow boat Sunseeker
Shared narrow boat Sunseeker
Shared narrow boat Sunseeker
Shared narrow boat Sunseeker

Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction1/5th
Price in UK Pounds£3,400
Reason for sellingBought own boat
Pre-booked weeks includedOne week starting 2nd October 2020 and
one week starting 16th October 2020.
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.At least six weeks per calendar year
School holiday option possible?No
Running costs for 2020/21

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£1,450 for the whole of 2020, equivalent to £120.83 per month.
How are the running costs to be apportionedThe running costs for 2020 have been paid.

A new owner would be asked to pay the 2021
running costs, which will be due after the
Annual General Meeting in autumn 2020. 
Contact details for vendor

General comments by vendor

I have owned my share in Sunseeker for the last 13 years. She is a very comfortable boat and has provided many enjoyable holidays all over the waterway network. Her name often invites comment and acts as a good conversation starter.

After the demise of the original management company OwnerShips the owners set up a private syndicate which has proved a successful and friendly group. Over time the number of shares has reduced from the original 12 to the current group of 5 committed long-term owners. The small number of owners gives us great flexibility to do long cruises or have several shorter breaks each year, as well as reducing the level of wear and tear on the boat.

Tasks are shared by all members, and new owners will be expected to participate in the activities of the syndicate. An AGM is held each year, when roles for the following year are agreed (Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, Booking Secretary, Technical Lead/Boatyard Liaison, and Marina Liaison).

Prospective purchasers will be offered the opportunity to contact other members of the syndicate in addition to the selling member if they so wish. 

We chose new upholstery and chairs in 2016 and Sunseeker was repainted in 2018, with a red roof and the original "Sunburst" design at the stern, reinstated by Andy Russell.

I will be sorry to leave the syndicate, and the only reason for doing so is that I  am lucky enough to have become a boat owner.

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