Boat Share | Zidon 2

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Zidon 2

Boatshare | Shared Narrow Boat Zidon 2

General information

Type of schemePrivate
Nominal number of sharers8
Year of build1991
Home mooring (2024)Manchetter Marina - Coventry Canal until March 1st as the season starts
Engine Type (last knownThorneycroft 1800cc Model T105 new 2010
Berths1 fixed double + dinette + sofa bed (Six total)
Change over dayWednesday
Are pets allowedNo
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking systemChosen via Doodle poll via email around October time in time 
for the AGM in November for the following season from March 
for 12 months. 

A fixed rotating system where each share gets a fair choice of high season. 

Each share gets 6 weeks on board each year and exchanges are possible by agreement.
Priority for school holidaysNone

General Comments About the Boat

A traditional style stern with removable stools. 

Steps lead to the engine compartment with hooks for coats, rechargeable Dyson vacuum cleaner, electric controls and Eberspecher central heating controls. 

Steps down to extendable fixed double berth with storage cupboard. 

Wet room with sink, shower and pump out toilet. 

Diner with bench seating, with storage under, converts to double berth. 

Kitchen with gas cooker and hob, 12v fridge, stainless steel sink plus storage. 

Side opening hatch with folding steps. 

Lounge with double sofa bed, Captain's chair and stool, solid fuel burner, Digital TV with DVD player and DAB radio. Storage cupboards.

Steps up to double doors to Cratch with folding oak table, picnic chairs. Cratch refurbished with new oak front frame and cover in 2020.

Full back to bare metal repaint in 2020. Bottom blacking and hull inspection in 2021. Boat Safety Certificate renewed in 2021. Zidon spends the season continuously cruising and the boat is handed over from one crew to the next after cleaning, refuelled and pumped out. 

The cruising area for the following season is chosen at the AGM. At the AGM there is an elected Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary

Pictures of the boat

Some pictures may show old soft furnishings
Boatshare | Shared Narrow Boat Zidon 2
Shared narrow boat Zidon 2
Shared narrow boat Zidon 2
Shared narrow boat Zidon 2
Shared narrow boat Zidon 2
Boatshare | Shared Narrow Boat Zidon 2
Shared narrow boat Zidon 2
Shared narrow boat Zidon 2

Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction8th
Price in UK Pounds£5,312-50 (boat valued at £42,000
Reason for sellingWork commitments are making it harder 
for us to use the boat now.
Pre-booked weeks includedOur date for the upcoming season 2024/2025 are:

Wednesday 1st May - Wednesday 8th May
Wednesday 12th June - Wednesday 19th June
Wednesday 21st August - Wednesday 28th August
Wednesday 30th October - Wednesday 6th November
Wednesday 8th Jan - Wednesday 15th Jan
Wednesday 15th Jan - Wednesday 22nd Jan
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.6 weeks guaranteed
School holiday option possible?No such scheme on this boat
Running costs for 2024

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£70 a month upkeep payment 
£20 a month new engine fund 
(this is reviewed every AGM to see if it is needed) 

While on board £2-50 per engine hour used 

Pump outs are reclaimable at the end of your week aboard 
All consumables and spare parts (oil etc) are reclaimable
How are the running costs to be apportionedI would ask the incoming owner to take over the 
monthly contribution from purchase. 
Contact details for vendorcraig.bond1969@gmail.com

General comments by vendor

We have been owners for 10 years and have cruised on most of the canals in England and Wales due to the continuous cruising.

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