There is a
share for sale on
|Type of scheme||Private/Ownashare (See below)|
|Number of sharers||12|
|Year of construction||2005|
|Home mooring (2017)||
Nantwich Marina, which is close to the junction of the Shropshire Union and Llangollen canals but may move to Braunston for 2018.
|Engine Type||Nanni diesel (2.2 litres)
with Nobel hydraulic bow thrusters
|Berths||2 + 4. One fixed double bed in its own en suite cabin, extendable to king size (5'); one dinette which converts to a double; and one sofa (separated from the dinette by a curtain) which also converts to a double.|
|Change over day each week||Friday|
|Are pets allowed||Allowed|
|Is smoking allowed INSIDE the boat||NOT Allowed|
A booking chart for the following calendar year is circulated in agreed priority order, typically starting about June. SUBJECT TO the rules about Special Shares (please see below), each owner has a priority for that year, and moves up broadly a couple of places each year, as part of a six-year cycle.
(To be precise, they swap places annually with the share next to them, as the pair move together up the list.)
After a year at the top of the list, the pair goes to the bottom for the next year, to start the 6-year cycle again. Each owner can choose two weeks (separately or as a fortnight) in the ‘high season’ (April to September inclusive), as well as one week in the remainder of the year.
Once this process is complete for all shares, owners then may choose a fourth week if they wish, but this is done in REVERSE order so that those who got last choice for their first three weeks get first choice for their fourth. Typically two weeks are allowed for winter maintenance.
Any remaining weeks, plus any that arise during the year if original share-owners cannot use them, are available for other syndicate members to bid for: priority is again given in order from the BOTTOM (like the fourth weeks), except that once one week has been claimed in this round the winner drops their priority for any more.
|Priority for school holidays||
A maximum of three owners may have "Special" (or school holiday) shares which gives them priority over others. They may choose their first three weeks ahead of the others, but MUST align their weeks to their school holidays only.
These owners pay more towards the running costs each year for having this "privilege" where the figures is presently £300 pa.
You can relinquish your school holiday status in any year as long as the booking chart for the subsequent year has not been completed by you.
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|Price in UK pounds|
|Reason for selling|
|Holiday entitlement with share offered here.|
|School Holiday Share Possible?|
|Pre-booked weeks included|
|Running costs for 2017|
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|General Comments by vendor|
Our friendly syndicate of
share-owners own the boat and we make all decisions jointly. We use
the management company Ownashare to provide many of their management
services to us, because their expertise is helpful in certain areas
and because it saves us some effort, including a help-line and
winter maintenance survey and supervision. The syndicate retains
control of the finances and pays all bills directly.
Castleber’s cruiser style prevents the tiller-person from being isolated from companions in the main living area. The bow-thrusters make handling easy. She is well maintained by the syndicate and management company with regular servicing and a yearly overhaul each winter. The schedule of winter works are agreed each autumn at the syndicate’s AGM.