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|Type of scheme||Private|
|Number of sharers||12|
|Year of construction||1990|
|Home mooring (2014)||
Alvechurch Staffs and Worcs
|Berths||2 + 4|
|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 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||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 "ordinary" shares contributions|
|General comments about the boat|
The engine room functions as a storage space with coat racks etc, and then on to the master bedroom which has a 4ft bed, dressing table and a large cupboard which also houses the heating boiler.
The bathroom has a bath, shower, sink and toilet.
There is a well equipped, (sink, fridge, hob filtered water tap and oven) galley space with a side hatch. This leads into the main living area with a sofa the forms a double bunk, and has two sizes of table, an extra sofa bed, new in 2013, a stove and the front doors. The cratch can be lifted out to provide a clear view ahead from the interior.
|Pictures of the boat|
|See the boat website: www.narrowboat-ursula.co.uk where there are loads of pictures.|
Specific details for the share offered
|Size of share as a percentage or fraction||
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|Price in UK pounds|
|Reason for selling|
|Pre-booked weeks included|
|Running costs for 2014|
|Contact details for vendor|
General Comments by vendor
Ursula is a very comfortable, semi traditional older boat. She has a light airy feel to her, handles well, and has been a delight to share with the other owners.
She's well maintained, and has just gone through a period of major refurbishment with new paint topsides and hull, a new engine, and a lot of internal maintenance as well so is in very good condition.
The owners scheme tends to work very smoothly with people announcing when they are unable to take "their" weeks allowing a very flexible way of using her.
We are genuinely very sorry to have to give her up, but at the moment, we simply aren't able to get on to her as much as we would like to.
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