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|Type of scheme||Private|
|Number of sharers||6|
|Year of construction||2004|
|Home mooring (2014)||
Great Haywood Marina, T&M Canal, Staffs
|Engine Type||Canaline 42 (new 2015)|
|Berths||2 + 2. One fixed double bed (extendable to king size) in its own cabin, one dinette converts to a double.|
|Change over day each week||Friday|
|Are pets allowed||Allowed|
|Is smoking allowed INSIDE the boat||Not Allowed|
|Booking System||A booking chart for the following calendar year is circulated immediately after the owners’ annual meeting. Each owner has a priority for that year, and moves up one place 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 four weeks in the ‘high season’ (April to September inclusive), and two weeks in the remainder of the year. By this route, thirty-six weeks are firmly booked before the year begins. The aim is to ensure that each owner can have a four week block in high season. If an owner wishes to split their four weeks they are expected to consult with the other owners below them on the booking chart to ensure that their choice does not prevent another owner from taking a four week block. Allowing for time for winter maintenance, the remaining weeks are booked with priority in reverse order, so having last choice originally does have its compensations.|
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|Pre-booked weeks included.|
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General Comments by vendor
Swallowtail owners are a very friendly and proactive group with a 'hands on' attitude when it comes to maintaining the boat. The superb condition of Swallowtail is testament to this.
The engine is serviced professionally every month.
The boat is equipped with duvets and pillows which are renewed every spring, a full set of Nicholson Guides (new Sept 2012), vacuum cleaner, toolbox, landline and carbon monoxide detector.
There is an annual owners meeting when owners agree expenditure, improvements and moorings for the following year. We make all decisions jointly and communicate regularly, mainly by email.
Owners are required to agree the terms which are laid down in a Syndicate Agreement. This is a realistic document designed to safeguard all aspects of shared ownership and a copy of this may be seen by arrangement with the vendors.
Because the Swallowtail owners are proud of their boat and wish to maintain her in top condition, the Syndicate Agreement makes it a condition of sale that new owners have had at least two weeks of narrowboat hiring or ownership experience (or equivalent) in the last two years.
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