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|Type of scheme
|Number of sharers
|Year of construction
|Home mooring (2018)
|Overwater Marina, Audlem but plans to move nearer to Oxford canal in 2018
|2 + 2 + 1 (latter by camp bed)
|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
Two shares can get priority for school holiday weeks, paying a premium for this over the normal annual costs.
|General comments about the boat
Whiston is a Hexagon built semi-trad style boat, with the gas bottle storage in a locker/seating area on the left-hand side of the rear deck.
Below the rear deck is a well-serviced 4 cylinder Nanni Diesel engine, with the calorifier and battery banks.
Dropping down the steps which are on the right-hand side of the boat, you pass the rear toilet with wash basin. To the right of the toilet is a cupboard with hanging space and access to the top-up tank for the boiler. Adjacent to this on your left is the main bedroom with a double bed, which can be extended to king-size and has drawer storage underneath. There is also a satellite TV and DVD player, and a radiator. The controls to the Alde boiler are above the bed.
Next is the main toilet/bathroom, which has a wash basin, shower, and a heated towel rail.
This is followed by another cupboard with hanging space, below which is the freezer.
Moving forwards we have the kitchen with the oven below a work surface, followed by the stainless steel sink unit. Next to the sink is the hob, surrounded by further work surfaces, underneath which is the fridge. There are cupboards beneath the work surfaces, as well as on the wall facing the sink, together with wall cupboards and a microwave. The kitchen is well equipped with a full range of saucepans, utensils, cutlery crockery and basic cleaning materials.
This brings you to the dinette area, with a glazed opening side hatch in the right-hand wall. There is an L-shaped dinette on the left, which sits six when using the two collapsible chairs that are kept on board. This also pulls out to make up into a double bed and has locker space under the seating, containing the relevant duvets and pillows.
Immediately after the dining area, there is the solid fuel stove to the left, and a further radiator on the right hand wall.
We then come to the saloon area, with two leather swivel chairs, and a satellite TV and DVD player. By way of a camp bed it is possible to sleep one more guest in this area.
Finally we come to glazed folding doors which open on to the bow seating area, with storage lockers under. There are removable cushions for both the bow and stern seating which are kept on the boat.
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|Price in UK pounds
|Reason for selling
|Pre-booked weeks included
|Holiday entitlement with share offered here.
|Is a school holiday share possible with this share?
|Running costs for 2018
|Contact details for vendor
General Comments by vendor
Whiston is a luxury Five Star boat - with two toilets, shower, central heating and self seeking satellite system with two TV/DVD players.
It has hydraulic drive to propeller and is fitted with both Bow and Stern thrusters, just to make cruising that little bit easier.
The boat is regularly maintained, under the supervision of an enthusiastic management team of owners. Many favourable comments as to Whiston's appearance are received from admirers on the cut.
The syndicate has decided to stay self managed, as it reduces overall costs and has worked extremely well for all owners.
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