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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Back to where it started

The autumn Boat Share event for 2016 will be at Overwater Marina and linked with the RNLI Festival on the weekend of 3rd & 4th September.

Andrew Barton of BCBM (left) and
Artie Chalmers of Carefree Cruising
at the 2013 RNLI Festival at Overwater Marina.
This will mark a return to the point at which the idea of a combined shared ownership event started.  It was first suggested in a post on this site in June 2013, after I had visited the RNLI Festival at Overwater and found the bosses of two of the shared ownership management companies sharing a platform.

As organiser of the Boat Share Shows under the banner of, I made the decision to bring next year's autumn event to Overwater.  I'm convinced that it will provide an excellent venue with all the facilities needed.  There is no conflict of interest between the RNLI Festival and the boat share event - they will be complementary.  Having the two events together can only heighten the awareness of the benefits of shared ownership.

A lot of water has flowed through the locks since June 2013, but there is still no doubt that the Boat Share events offer an excellent shop window for the concept of shared narrowboat ownership.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

New Twitter feed page

We've added a Twitter feed page to this site here.

It includes any of our tweets plus those from the companies with established websites offering shares for sale.  

We don't sell shares, but we do list here all of those we know are on offer on these sites.  The list is updated daily and can be searched and sorted to help produce a short list of shares that might suit you.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Last open day of the year

It's Carefree Cruising's last open day of the year this Saturday 14th Nov.  You can get on board Lilaea (2015) Daydream (2014, Solace (2013)and Alcedonia (2011) - all with shares available.

Daydream (2014) will be on view at Carefree Cruising's
open day.  She has a 1/24th (2 week) school holiday
share available at £4,000.
The open day runs from 11am at Kings Lock Boatyard, Booth Lane, Middlewich, Cheshire CW10 0JJ.  You'll need to contact the company to book an appointment - phone 01270 760 770 or email.