Boat Share | Torksey

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Shared narrow boat Torksey



General information

Type of schemePrivate
Nominal number of sharers10
Year of build2008
Home mooring (2019)North Kilworth Marina, Leicester Section, Grand Union Canal
Engine Type (last known)Nanni Diesel N4.43
Berths2 + 4
Change over dayFriday
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking system

A booking chart for the following calendar year is 
circulated in agreed priority order in late summer.

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 five years the cycle begins again.

Each owner can choose two weeks (separately or as a fortnight).

For the choosing of the third and fourth weeks the chart is then 
turned on its head and the person who was at the bottom gets 
first choice, and the next etc.
Priority for school holidaysThree designated "special" shares have first choice of booking 
their first two weeks before the "normal" shares. 

There is no additional contribution to running costs associated
with owning a special share.

This priority means for two weeks at least school holiday ones 
may be selected but owners are free to pick any two they wish
from those available.

General Comments About the Boat

Torksey is a Hexagon built, reverse layout, semi-trad style boat.

The rear cockpit has seating area on the port side with the gas bottle storage in a locker beneath and shoreline socket to the starboard.

Below the rear deck is a well-serviced 4 cylinder Nanni Diesel engine, which powers an Axiom propeller and the bow thruster via a hydraulic drive system. Also in the engine compartment are the calorifier and battery banks.

Steps to the starboard side of the boat drop into the fitted galley. To the port side is the hob with oven below, followed by the stainless steel sink all set into granite style work surfaces. Three cupboards beneath the work surfaces, include one housing the Shoreline 12V fridge. Skylight windows are situated above, making the whole area bright and airy.

On the starboard side there is the electrical panel then a cupboard/drawer unit housing the microwave and a display cabinet over. The galley is well equipped with crockery, cutlery, glasses and utensils.

This brings you to the dinette area, with a glazed opening side hatch in the starboard wall. There is an L-shaped dinette, with storage below, on the left, which sits six when using the drop down bench opposite. The table stores neatly when not in use. Forward of the dinette is a shelved cupboard and pullout freezer below. A TV/DVD Player with satellite decoder is located in the unit opposite the dinette.

From the dining area the a corridor runs along the starboard side of Torksey with the main bathroom to the port containing a corner shower, basin with storage under, pump-out toilet, heated towel rail and 230 V shaver socket.

A door across the corridor separates the bedroom cabin from the dining area. There is a memory foam mattress and extension insert which creates a 5ft fixed double bed. Storage is provided by drawers below the bed, a high level cupboard unit above the bed and wardrobe housing the Alde gas boiler. The controls to the Alde boiler are above the bed.

Another door separates the cabin from the forward saloon. Before the saloon is the second toilet with pump out WC and basin, then a slim shelved wardrobe. On the rear bulkhead of the saloon is the second TV/DVD player, controller for auto-seeking satellite dish, FM radio, 12 V and 230 V sockets. Seating either side of the saloon with storage under can be used as single beds or converted to form a full width double.

Glazed folding doors open on to the well deck with seating either side and storage lockers under. There are removable cushions for both the bow and stern seating which are kept on the boat.

Both space heating (via three radiators distributed along the main corridor and the bathroom towel rail) and water heating are provided either by the Alde boiler or the engine cooling system.

A combi-inverter provides 230V power to 5 sockets distributed throughout the boat.

Kardene flooring is fitted in the galley and dining area and carpet tiles to the rest of the boat.

Pictures of the boat

Shared narrow boat Torksey
Boatshare | Shared Narrow Boat Torksey
Shared narrow boat Torksey
Shared narrow boat Torksey
Shared narrow boat Torksey
Shared narrow boat Torksey
Shared narrow boat Torksey
Shared narrow boat Torksey
Shared narrow boat Torksey
Shared narrow boat Torksey


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 2020

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General comments by vendor

Torksey is fitted to a high standard, has been well looked after and remains in good condition.

Syndicate members meet at an annual AGM, usually held in November at the Marina, and has an appointed Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Maintenance/Marina Liaison and Holiday Coordinator.

Torksey moved to North Kilworth marina in 2019, and the current intention is to stay at least 2 years. This is a pleasant and tranquil new marina with excellent facilities that affords access to a beautiful cruising covering a multitude of cruising routes.

I have unfortunately not been a member as long as I had planned and will be sad to leave, however present financial circumstances mean it is unavoidable.

The boat has been well maintained and a good working relationship with the marina means any minor problems are resolved at prior to takeover each Friday.

The boat was re-blacked at the start of 2020.

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