There is a share for sale on
|Type of scheme||Private|
|Number of sharers||8|
|Year of construction||2005|
|Home mooring (2018)||
Droitwich Spa Marina
(Since early 2016, with plans to move approx every 2-3 years, by agreement at AGM)
|Berths||2 + 4|
|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 each September, in established owner priority
order, where the bookings for the next year are confirmed. Each
owner has a position for that year, and moves up a couple of places
After a year at the top of the list, the owner then starts at the bottom, so over a period of 8 years an owner’s positions would run 8, 6, 4, 2, 7, 5, 3, 1.
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. The list is then circulated a 2nd time for owners to book a 4th week, and this circulation starts from the bottom of the priority order, so being at the bottom of the list has its compensations.
Under this system thirty-two weeks are booked before the year begins.
Allowing 2 weeks for winter maintenance (was 24th Mar to 6th Apr in 2017), this leaves 18 available weeks to bid for, on average an extra two weeks per owner. These remaining weeks are booked as the year progresses on a first come first served basis with the Booking Secretary ensuring that the bookings are fair.
|Priority for school holidays||None|
|General comments about the boat|
Soudley is a reverse layout narrow boat with a rear saloon and central galley.
It has a semi-trad stern where the gas bottles and mooring equipment are stored in separate lockers.
Upon entering the boat down steps between two large cupboards, with a wall mounted TV, you enter the rear cabin with seating and Desmo sockets for either single or double tables. The seating is convertible into two single beds or one large double. Adjacent is a solid fuel stove and forward of this the Galley and cupboards which are all fully equipped with utensils and crockery. There is a fridge and separate freezer. There is a free standing gas oven, with microwave oven above, which may be run from an inverter that can also provide 240 volt mains to sockets throughout the boat.
A side corridor runs forward to the bathroom with corner bath and shower, wash basin and pump-out toilet. There are clip-back doors on either side of the bathroom.
Next forward is the double bedroom with clothes storage cupboards.
Another clip-back door provides access to the forward Saloon, with a wardrobe, and a door to the right for a second toilet with wash-basin. In the saloon there is a cupboard with TV and radio.
The seating is convertible
to two single beds or one large double. There are two Desmo sockets
to allow the single or double table to be used here.
|Pictures of the boat|
Specific details for the share offered
|Size of share as a percentage or fraction||8th|
|Price in UK pounds||£5,250.00|
|Reason for selling||Ill Health|
|Pre-booked weeks included||
In 2018 booked so far:
|Holiday entitlement with share offered here.||
3 weeks minimum in the "High
1 week minimum in the "Low Season"
Plus usually extra low season weeks available.
Occasional extra high season weeks available.
|School holiday option possible?||No|
|Running costs for 2017||
£570 in 2017
Expected to be around £800 in 2018.
|Contact details for vendor||Colinthrower@gmail.com or 01304 611088|
|Search terms||rgl 61f 6b pte|
General Comments by vendor
Soudley is a clean and comfortable boat, without being overly fussy (no doilies needed here thanks).
With only eight owners
there is ample opportunity to get good weeks and spare weeks
even at lower positions in the booking order.
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