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|Type of scheme
|Number of sharers
|Year of construction
|Home mooring (2014)
North Kilworth Wharf,
Leicester section of the Grand Union
|B M C 1.8 (2007)
|2 + 4
|Change over day each week
|Are pets allowed
|Is smoking allowed INSIDE the boat
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 October 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
Three designated "special" shares have priority booking of school holiday weeks and pay a higher proportion of the costs than "ordinary" shares thus reducing the other nine shares contributions
|General comments about the boat
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. 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.
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|Price in UK pounds
|Reason for selling
|Pre-booked weeks included
|Holiday entitlement with share offered here.
|Running costs for 2014
|Contact details for vendor
General Comments by vendor
Silkwood is a well run well maintained boat.
An owners A.G.M. is held each October to discuss any problems arising/repairs required/ costs/plans to relocate etc.
I have had many enjoyable weeks on board with both friends & family and I am sure whoever takes over will not regret their purchase for one minute.