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Type of scheme Private
Number of sharers 5
Year of construction 1998
Home mooring (2017)
Undecided for 2017 but will be
somewhere in the Midlands
Length 58'
Engine Type Beta 43 Diesel
Berths 2 + 2
Change over day each week Friday
Are pets allowed No
Is smoking allowed INSIDE the boat No
Booking System
The selection of cruising weeks is by a rotating system.  Each owner takes three weeks Share 1 to Share 5. Then Share 5 becomes the first to choose as a further three weeks are chosen by each owner in reverse order. The following year Share 1 becomes Share 5 and the rest move up one place. 
Priority for school holidays None
General comments about the boat

The open plan galley / lounge layout generates a comfortable, open and spacious atmosphere. The boat has been well maintained and is appropriately equipped to ensure trouble free and pleasurable cruising.

Harlequin was built in 1998 with a Colecraft shell fitted out by Heron boat builders to a high standard which includes:
· Beta 43 engine with PRM 150 gearbox (engine heat exchanger cooled for
  calorifier central heating and hot water)
· 2 alternators for engine start battery and leisure batteries
· 4 Gel Batteries for leisure services (approximately 500 watt hours)
· Shore electrical hook up
· Electric bow thruster with 240 volt inverter and 12 volt battery
· 1.8 kva 240 volt inverter
· Webasto Thermo Top diesel boiler for central heating and also provides
   additional means of plenty of hot water
· Hospital silencer for very quiet running

The saloon/ lounge area contains:
· Dinette table (will seat 6), which converts to a full boat width double bed
· Storage lockers for bedding
· Built-in storage cupboards
· Morso Squirrel solid fuel stove (new spring 2011)
· Radiator
· Two seat sofa

The galley contains:
· Range of hand-built units
· Stainless steel sink bowl and drainer
· Built-in Vanette gas oven and 4 ring gas hob
· Full size 12 volt refrigerator with small freezer compartment
· Ample storage cupboards
· Radiator
· Built in Microwave oven

· Water flushed pump-out toilet
· Full-size shower cubicle
· Vanity unit with inset wash basin
· Towel rail radiator

Main Bedroom (aft):
· King size bed
· Double wardrobe
· Storage lockers
· Radiator

Electrical appliances include:
· Grundig flat screen colour TV with DVD player
· Radio with built-in rechargeable battery
· Full size refrigerator with freezer compartment
· Dyson cleaner
· Microwave
· Toaster

Books / guides:
· Assorted Nicholson and other guides
· Waterways network route planning map
· Wild flower recognition book
· Bird recognition book

Safety equipment:
· First aid kit
· 3 x 1kg fire extinguishers
· Fire blanket
· Life rings x 2
· Anchor
· Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Boating equipment:
· Windlass x 4
· Mooring spikes x 4
· Piling hooks x 4
· Mooring ropes x 2
· Centre rope
· Club hammer
· Boarding plank
· Folding tiller and spare tiller
· Boat pole
· Boat hook
· Water hose
· Chimney (detachable)
· BW keys
· Handcuff keys x 2

The boat is equipped with a full inventory of galley equipment, mattress protectors, pillows, duvets etc and is ready to cruise.


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General Comments by vendor
An unusual five-share boat, Harlequin owners are guaranteed 6 weeks cruising during the cruising season. As a self managed boat the owners meet for an Annual General Meeting at the end of the cruising season to determine the package of work to be undertaken over the winter period and to discuss the annual maintenance requirements. The owners elect a Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Engineering Manager to coordinate the various requirements. With the owners carrying out as much of the maintenance work as is within the capabilities of the group the cost overhead is kept to a minimum.
Harlequin was built by five ex OwnerShips owners looking for a larger share of a boat and a more suitable management arrangement.  This resulted in a boat built for tall people with no expense spared to produce an easy handling boat.  She has extremely long swims at front and rear, 24inch draft and the biggest bow-thruster that we could find.  She is a very easy boat to handle in all conditions.  Because she swims so cleanly with very little wake she will do 1+ knots on tick-over.  Fortunately the extra large rudder affords a degree of steerage even when coasting.  She can travel the entire waterway system with the exception of Froghall Wharf where she will not pass through the tunnel.
  She has recently been repainted on the outside and has had a transmission overhaul in 2014. 

The current engine was installed in 2007 and the Webasco central heating boiler in 2005.

Decisions at the AGM are taken on a majority vote basis and this includes the mooring location. The boat is usually relocated every 2-3 years to a different marina to explore different parts of the canal network.

The owners of the boat must agree to abide by the terms of a Shared Ownership Agreement. An electronic copy of the agreement is available on request.


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