Shared Narrow Boat | Willoughby

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Shared narrow boat Scruffy Fox

General information

Type of schemeManaged
Nominal number of sharers12
Year of build2001
Home mooring (2024)Wigrams Turn Shuckburgh Rd, Southam CV47 8NL (From April 2024)
Engine Type (last known)Beta Marine 43 (2015)
Berths2 + 4
Change over daySaturday
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.
Priority for school holidaysA maximum of three owners may have "School Holiday"
priority where they choose their weeks ahead of the others
but MUST align their weeks to school holidays.

These owners pay a premium of 25% on all the running costs
over and above the other owners for having this "special" option.

General Comments About the Boat

A Reeves-built 10/6/4mm steel construction vessel, fitted-out by Milburn Boats, with Betamarine 43bhp diesel engine. She has a semi-traditional stern and a mid galley and has been very well looked-after by her syndicate of owners. 

Diesel central heating via new Webasto heater to radiators and a solid fuel stove. Water heating by diesel boiler and by engine (calorifier).

Inside steps to master bedroom (double bed extendable to king size, storage under), with Flat Screen TV, en-suite cloakroom and full-height wardrobe.

Fully lined curtains to all windows and blinds in kitchen and bathroom. Carpet tiles to all areas and vinyl flooring to bathroom. Light maple T&G timber and veneered panels. Willoughby is very light and airy with good use of recessed and spot lighting.

Starting from the stern and working forward:

Semi-traditional Helmsmans deck with seating area (storage lockers under - 2 gas bottles, mooring pins, windlasses etc) and engine under deck.

Inside steps to master bedroom (double bed extendable to king size, storage under), with en-suite cloakroom and full-height wardrobe.

Corridor with bathroom off - corner bath with shower over, full width mirror over bath, basin with cupboard under and wall mirrors over, WC, built-in cupboard, extractor fan.

Spacious galley has sink/drainer, gas hob, eye level oven & grill, microwave, larder fridge under the worksurface, large storage cupboards. A good range of crockery and cooking utensils are provided, plenty for a crew of six. Large side hatch off galley, with removable perspex screen.

Pull-out guest wardrobe, raised L-shaped dinette which easily seats six with the additional stools, and converts to a comfortable double bed. There is storage under the dinette, plus two sizes of table which can be stored securely against the side.

Solid fuel stove  and dividing curtain separating sleeping areas.

Flat screen TV with DVD/video player, Freeview receiver, radio/CD player (both TV and radio can be relayed to the master bedroom) and 2 chairs which convert to single beds (which can be placed together to make a larger bed).

The boat also has on-board wi-fi

Fully-opening double French doors which fold right back on themselves to open up the front deck (this is wonderful in hot weather) which has a seating area for four people with storage lockers under, small free-standing table, separate leatherette cushions for the seating area which are stored inside the boat. 100 gallon fresh water tank.

Pictures of the boat

Shared narrow boat Willoughby
Shared narrow boat Scruffy Fox
Shared narrow boat Willoughby
Shared narrow boat Willoughby
Shared narrow boat Willoughby
Shared narrow boat Willoughby
Shared narrow boat Willoughby
Shared narrow boat Willoughby
Shared narrow boat Willoughby
Shared narrow boat Willoughby

Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction12th
Price in UK Pounds£1,200
Reason for sellingChange in circumstances
Pre-booked weeks included

30th March 2024  

(March date from
Aston Marina 
Lichfield Road,
Stone ST15 8QU)

26th April 2024
28th July 2024
29th December 2024
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.2 weeks in High Season, 
1 week in Low Season 
plus 1 additional week
So four weeks in total
School holiday option possible?This is a school holiday share
Running costs for 2024

(How do these figures compare? 
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£178.12  per month for 2024

(This is for the school holiday share premium 
and includes the management charge)
How are the running costs to be apportionedI would ask the incoming owner to take over the 
monthly contribution from purchase. 
Contact details for vendor

General comments by vendor

We have enjoyed many fantastic holidays on Willoughby but due to a change in circumstances we now need to sell our share.

We purchased our share in WIlloughby in September 2020 and despite COVID getting in the way we have enjoyed many adventures aboard with our two children, including taking her to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham for a week. 

She is a wonderful boat with hints of modernity amongst the traiditional. We will be sad to leave her behind.

There is also an owner's maintenance week in May or June as well as winter maintenance where owners get together at the boat to work on maintenance tasks 

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