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Boatshare | Shared Narrow Boat Steelaway


General information

Type of schemePrivate
Niminal number of sharers12
Year of build1996
Home mooring (2018)Overwater Marina, Cheshire. 
Engine Type (last knownNanni
Berths2 + 4
Change over dayFriday
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking systemEach owner chooses three weeks per year,
two between April and September inclusive,
and one from any other month.

The list of owners rotates in pairs each year
giving everyone a chance to choose their weeks
first or second over a six year period.

Apart from two weeks put aside over the winter for maintenance,
all other weeks are available as extras, priority being given to
those at the bottom of the list. In fact, there is seldom competition
for the extra weeks.
Priority for school holidaysAt present, two owners have special arrangements
for school holidays. The rules allow for up to two
owners to have this status in any year, for a
slightly higher contribution to the running costs
(correct as at 2017).

General Comments About the Boat

Starting from the stern and working forward, the accommodation is:

REAR DECK: Semi-trad steering position with seating/gas lockers and access to engine below.

MASTER BEDROOM: Double bed, extendable to king-size. Wardrobe and storage cupboards/drawers. En-suite toilet and wash hand basin.

BATHROOM: Pumpout toilet. Quadrant bath/shower. Wash hand basin. Radiator. Accessed from the corridor outside is the gas-fired central heating boiler.

GALLEY: Gas cooker with 4-burner hob, grill and oven. Microwave. Fridge with freezer compartment. Sink and drainer. Opening side hatch opposite. Separated by high level glass-fronted crockery cupboards from...

DINING AREA: L-shaped dinette with removable table, converts to double bed. Optionally separated by curtain from...

SITTING AREA: Wardrobe above drawers, opposite solid fuel stove. Two chairs convertible to single beds. Flat screen TV/DVD and radio/CD player. Glazed full width doors to...

FRONT DECK: Seating on three sides with under seat storage. Fresh water storage tank in bow.

EXTERNAL: Boat roof has non-slip surface, storage for boat poles and planks.

Pictures of the boat

Boatshare | Shared Narrow Boat Steelaway
Shared narrow boat Steelaway
Shared narrow boat Steelaway
Shared narrow boat Steelaway
Shared narrow boat Steelaway
Shared narrow boat Steelaway
Shared narrow boat Steelaway
Shared narrow boat Steelaway
Shared narrow boat Steelaway
Boatshare | Shared Narrow Boat Steelaway

Specific details for the share offered

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Price in UK Pounds
Reason for selling
Pre-booked weeks included
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.Two weeks high season and one week low
season plus estra weeks per the system outlined above

School holiday option possible?
Running costs for 2018/9

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£645 per annum for 2019
Contact details for vendor

General comments by vendor

Steelaway is a 58' semi-trad narrow boat built to be exhibited at the 1996 boat show. She has been well maintained by her enthusiastic owners. Recent upgrades have included satellite TV, a higher output inverter and a back to bare metal repaint by Aston Marina.

Starting at the rear. there is a fixed double bed which can be extended to king size, together with ample storage space and an en-suite pump-out toilet/shower. The bathroom contains a second pump-out toilet, vanity unit, airing cupboard, corner bath and shower. Forward from this is a kitchen with four-burner gas hob, grill and oven, fridge, microwave and plenty of storage space.

The lounge area has an L-shaped dinette which converts into a double bed, and two armchairs which each convert into a single bed. There is also a wide-screen TV with DVD player, a digital radio/CD unit and a solid fuel stove. Gas central heating can also be used to heat the whole boat. The double-glazed front doors can be opened to almost the full width which is ideal for eating in the well deck in warm weather.

The large water tank is situated at the front of the boat, and there are large storage lockers/seats in the well deck. The lockers contain the hose reel, windlasses, mooring pins, shuttering hooks, river anchor and chain. The boat is also fitted with smoke detectors, 12V charging sockets (for mobile phones etc) and mains sockets (supplied by an inverter or shore power).

The friendly group of owners took over the running of the boat after the collapse of OwnerShips in 2010. This considerably reduced our running costs and we now each have at least three weeks of holidays every year for less than £750. This covers mooring, insurance, licence, gold river rescue service (which is virtually never used), and predictable repair costs.

Decisions regarding maintenance and home mooring are made at an annual general meeting that takes place in Northampton in October each year.

The boat had a bare metal repaint in 2014 which made Steelaway look like new. It is not anticipated that this will need to be repeated for five or six years. 

When using the boat, owners pay for diesel, pump-outs, gas (if a bottle runs out), and usually a valet on the day they return (approximately £40).,

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