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Monday, August 17, 2020

Autumn Boat Share Show cancelled

It has proved impractical to go ahead with the 2020 Autumn Boat Share Show at Overwater, despite the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

The Show normally runs alongside the RNLI event, which has also been cancelled, and this meant that the shared facilities such as toilets and catering would not be availble either.

The management companies - who organise the event - report that share sales are very strong at the moment and that no boats have booked in for the Show.  Only 2 of the shared ownership narrowboats based at Overwater, have a share available.

All being well - and assuming there are no further restrictions in place - there will be a Spring Boat Share Show at Dunchurch Pools Marina next year.  No date has yet been announced.

Friday, June 26, 2020

On the move again

As lockdown eases and people are again allowed to go boating, it looks as though the shares market is opening up again.  We have picked up a number of recent changes to shares on offer indicating that share sales are getting under way again. 

The full list of currently available shares from the five main advertising and brokerage websites is here.

Hopefully, the lockdown measures can continue to be eased so that we will be able to meet up again at the Autumn Boat Share Show at Overwater on 12th & 13th September.

Stay safe!

Sunday, May 17, 2020

RSPCA plea

From RSPCA staff - YOU CANNOT, I repeat YOU CANNOT get coronavirus (Covid-19) from your pets.  People are dumping their animals at shelters out of ignorance and fear - PLEASE PLEASE post this on your page and get the word out before more animals are abandoned. Please help.


Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Virtual Boat Share Show

It's less than two weeks to when we should be having the National Boat Share Show at Dunchurch Pools, but we can't have a real live Show because of this Covid-19 virus and all the restrictions that apply.

So we've set up a Virtual Boat Share Show.  It includes links to all the shares currently available (just over 140 on 7th April) and to details of the boats plus the vendor or broker for each share.  It's open now and is available 24/7 every day of the year.

At the real live Show, you would have been able to visit us on the Welcome Desk and have a chat about anything to do with shared ownership.  You can now do the same via Skype or WhatsApp - just contact us to fix a time by emailing or phoning 01452 3452277. 

We hope you find it useful.  Enjoy the Show!

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Boat Share Show cancelled

I have just heard the disappointing news that the National Boat Share Show due to be held on 18th & 19th of next month has had to be cancelled due to the precautions being taken over the Covid-19 virus.

Clearly, with restrictions on travel and public gatherings, it would be impossible to continue and to do so would be putting people at unnecessary risk.

Let's hope that the restrictions will have been lifted in time for the Autumn Boat Share Show at Overwater on 12th &13th September - and that we will see you there!


Monday, March 2, 2020

Refreshments at the Boat Share Show

I've just heard that the J18 Burger Van will again be providing refreshments for this year's National Boat Share Show.  This is great news as you can be assured of excellent value for money.  The full breakfast is strongly recommended if you're going to be 'on duty' on a boat or stand all day.