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Cookley

 

   
Type of scheme Private
Number of sharers 12
Year of construction 2003
Home mooring (2016) Calcutt Boats, Napton nr Braunston
Length 58'
Engine Type B.M.C. 1.8
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 two chairs (separated from the dinette by a curtain) which convert to two singles beds.
Change over day each week Friday
Are pets allowed Allowed
Is smoking allowed INSIDE the boat NOT Allowed
Booking System
A 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 September 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 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".

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.

 
General comments about the boat

 
Cookely is a 58' narrow boat built on steel by Graham Reeves (on a 10/6/4 spec.) and fitted out by John Milburn (Milburn Boats)  and was initially commissioned and managed by OwnerShips but she is now run by her owners.

She is “cruiser” style, with all the main seating areas at the stern, close to the person on the tiller, and leading forward to the galley.

She has a generous 100 gallon fresh water tank, and a 65 gallon fuel tank.

A spacious and well-fitted out bathroom with corner bath and shower and fresh-water WC, and a second similar en suite WC and hand-basin for the master bedroom.

12-volt lighting and 240-volt AC supplied by inverter (2.5kw Phoenix) or by land-line hook up (via Centaur charger).

Carpet tiles to all areas except vinyl flooring to kitchen and bathroom. Light ash T&G timber and maple veneered panels. Blinds on some windows where appropriate, and curtains on all other windows. Castleber is light and airy with good use of both recessed and spot lighting.

Starting from the stern and working forward:

-Rear deck with space for seats. Inside steps down to ...

-Saloon. L-shaped dinette which converts to double bed, with storage beneath. Flat-screen TV (15”); DVD/CD player radio (all can be relayed to the master bedroom if wished); Villager Puffin solid fuel stove. Then dining area, separable with curtain if wished. Dining area has an L-shaped settee which converts to a double bed, with storage beneath. There are also stools; and two alternative tables, one small one large (which can be stored securely against the wall of the boat). Also a small pull-out chest-freezer (Shoreline F35). A low pull-out guest wardrobe with shelves, and a see-through glass storage cabinet above, lead to ...

-Galley: with sink/drainer, eye-level microwave, oven & grill; gas 4-ring hob; larder fridge (Ranger RIR403) under the work surface, extractor fan, plenty of large storage cupboards and drawers. A very good range of crockery and cooking utensils are provided, plenty for a crew of 6, plus cleaning materials. Large side-hatch off galley to the outside, with removable perspex screen as an alternative.

-Corridor with bathroom off: corner bath with shower over, glass shower screen, full width mirror over bath; basin with cupboard under and wall mirrors over, WC (Sealand Traveller), a further built-in cupboard, and extractor fan. Heated towel rail.

-Door to the master bedroom, which has a double bed extendable to king-size (5’) with storage beneath. Small cupboards above bed. Full-height wardrobe with mirror. There is a door in the corridor that can be closed for privacy, and an en suite cloakroom with second similar WC and wash-basin. Access to locker stretching out under foredeck, plus storage within steps leading up to ...

-Foredeck, with fixed bench seating for say four people and several lockers for two gas bottles, mooring pins, windlasses etc, water hose, river anchor and chain, and other items.

The comprehensive inventory includes duvets and pillows, vacuum cleaner, carbon monoxide detector, and a full set of Nicholson guides, toolbox, land-line cable, etc etc.

 

The video above is of a boat with a similar style of fit out, it should be considered as a guide only and the levels of equipment and and types of soft furnishings etc. could be different. By example the boat advertised here does NOT have a rear sofa but two chairs instead.

 
Pictures of the boat
Please note the internal shots below are of a slightly newer boat but from the same builder and with a very similar style of fit out. They are offered as a guide only.
 
Specific details for the share offered
 
Size of share as a percentage or fraction There are no shares advertised for sale on this boat on boatshare at present.

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Price in UK pounds  
Reason for selling  
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.  
School holiday option possible?  
Pre-booked weeks included (2015/6)  
Running costs for 2016  
Contact details for vendor  
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General Comments by vendor

Cookley has a 'cruiser' style stern. This prevents the tiller-man from being isolated from companions in the main living area.

This is a ‘well appointed’ vessel, including a bath, a shower, a fridge, microwave, cooker and hob. There is even a king-size bed in the master bedroom. The heating is delivered by a solid-fuel stove and gas fired central heating.

 

 

 

 

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