Boat Share | Winthorpe

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Shared narrow boat Winthorpe

General information

Type of schemePrivate
Nominal number of sharers12
Year of build2008
Home mooring (2018)Wigrams Turn Marina, Napton, Warks
Engine Type (last knownNanni Diesel N4.4 40hp
Berths2 + 2 + 2
Change over dayFriday
Are pets allowedNo
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking systemA 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 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 holidaysTwo designated "special" shares have priority booking
of school holiday weeks and pay a higher proportion of
the costs than "ordinary" shares at a rate of 120%
thus reducing the other 10 shares contributions

General Comments About the Boat

Winthorpe, built by Hexagon, is a semi-trad boat with bow and stern thrusters. Gas bottle and lock operating equipment storage is in a locker/seating area on the left-hand side of the rear deck, under which is a well-serviced 4 cylinder Nanni Diesel engine (powering a hydraulic drive system meaning it is very quiet), with the calorifier and battery banks.

Down the cockpit down steps, you pass the en suite rear toilet with wash basin. To the right of the toilet is a cupboard with hanging space. You then reach main bedroom with a double bed with drawer storage underneath. There is a satellite TV and DVD player, and a radiator. The controls to the Alde boiler are above the bed.

Next is the main bathroom, which has a wash basin with a storage cupboard underneath, shower, pump-out toilet and  a heated towel rail.

This is followed by another cupboard with hanging space, below which is the freezer.

Then we enter the galley with the oven below a work surface, followed by the stainless steel sink unit. Next to the sink is the hob, surrounded by further work surfaces, underneath which is the fridge. There are cupboards beneath the work surfaces, as well as on the wall facing the sink, together with wall cupboards and a microwave. The kitchen is well equipped with a full range of saucepans, utensils, cutlery, crockery, glasses and basic cleaning materials.

The dining area has a glazed opening side hatch in the right-hand wall. There is an L-shaped dinette on the left, which sits six when using the two collapsible chairs that are kept on board. This also pulls out to make up into a double bed and has locker space under the seating, containing the relevant duvets and pillows and stored underneath are 2 blow up mattresses with electric pump, providing 2 extra occasional beds, with all necessary bedding. Going towards the bow there is the solid fuel stove to the left, and a further radiator on the right hand wall, past which is the lounge. This features two "Captains" leather chairs, and a TV, radio and DVD player. 

Pictures of the boat

Shared narrow boat Winthorpe
Shared narrow boat Winthorpe
Shared narrow boat Winthorpe
Shared narrow boat Winthorpe
Shared narrow boat Winthorpe
Shared narrow boat Winthorpe
Shared narrow boat Winthorpe
Shared narrow boat Winthorpe
Shared narrow boat Winthorpe
Shared narrow boat Winthorpe


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.Guaranteed 3 weeks (2 high season, 1 low).
Possibilities of extra weeks in reverse priority for more weeks.
School holiday option possible?
Running costs for 2018/9

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General comments by vendor

Winthorpe is a friendly self-managed boat, we keep in regular contact with each other by email and through the Owner's Forum on our website,

The boat is equipped to a high tech level. There is a self-seeking satellite system, with TV and DVD capability in the lounge and main bedroom. It was completely repainted in 2018 and looks a picture - she turns heads and draws nice comments on the canal. All routine maintenance equipment is kept aboard, including a tool kit, touch up paints and brushes.

There is a website accessible to owners through which relevant information is distributed to owners, including accounts, service dates and similar useful matters. There is also an annual AGM for owners to hold discussions and socialise.

The boat has bow and stern thrusters. All ropes and fenders are in good condition. The boat also has Gold Standard RCR membership.

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