shared narrow boat Quince
|Type of scheme||Private|
|Nominal number of sharers||15|
|Year of build||1999|
|Home mooring (2020)||None|
|Engine Type (last known||Beta Marine 35 fitted 2018|
|Berths||6 + 1|
|Change over day||Saturday|
|Are pets allowed||No|
|Is smoking allowed inside||No|
Bookings on a first come first served basis
from 1st January for the coming season.
|Priority for school holidays||None|
General Comments About the Boat
Launched in July 1999, Quince is a 45 foot 6/7 berth narrow boat fitted by Triton boat fitters of Eccles.
Coop members have been active in maintaining and upgrading the boat over the years to create a solid, well equipped, comfortable and reliable base for enjoyable cruising and holidays.
Quince is regularly and professionally serviced and maintained. Repairs and upgrades are carried out as soon as they are needed, or on a regular cycle. A new Beta Marine engine was installed in 2018. The hull is blacked every three years (last time in Summer 2019). The boat was repainted in January 2020.
From the rear, there is a large open deck with engine under; a lounge/dining area with a multi fuel stove and a CD/radio/USB player; a fully equipped kitchen with four burner hob, double oven / grill, and fridge (replaced in January 2020); a shower room with cassette toilet; a cabin with two bunk beds (sleeps up to 5); and a forward open seating area. The electrics include an inverter to allow low-power 220 volt equipment to be used (e.g. a laptop / DVD player).
There is sleeping space for two by converting the dining area, and four/five in the forward cabin (which converts to bench seating in the day).
Pictures of the boat
Specific details for the share offered
|Size of share as a percentage or fraction||2 weeks|
|Price in UK Pounds||£2,200|
|Reason for selling||Change of circumstances|
|Pre-booked weeks included||1st August|
(See comments below)
|Holiday entitlement with share offered here.||Two weeks|
|School holiday option possible?||No such scheme on this boat|
|Running costs for 2020|
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|£35 per month + £100 per annum (see comments)|
|How are the running costs to be apportioned||I would ask the incoming owner to take over the |
monthly contribution from purchase.
Contact details for vendor
or 07969 625330
General comments by vendor
The areas we will cruise and the following Winter's moorings are agreed by the coop at the start of the season. For the 2020 season these decisions will be taken at the coop meeting on 14th March which the new shareholder will be welcome to attend. During the season each member picks up Quince from where the previous one left it. We always aim to hand over close to public transport, unless it is agreed between two members that this is not necessary.
The coop meets twice a year (usually November and March) near to where Quince is moored for the Winter. This location changes every year / couple of years and is agreed in advance.
At meetings we ensure that maintenance and repair needs are addressed and annual servicing is carried out. Our finances are very healthy and we have invested considerably in equipment and upgrades over the last three years.
Coop members take turns with practical tasks and in running the coop itself - for example by arranging for a boatyard to carry out winter maintenance, or acting as membership secretary.
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