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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

First Cruiser stern boat booked in

Cruiser stern boats are less common in shared ownership than semi-trad ones, so having Minuet - managed by Ownashare - booked in for the National Boat Share Show at Braunston on 22nd & 23rd April is welcome news.

Minuet is a 54ft cruiser stern, 4-berth boat
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Minuet is also slightly shorter than most shared ownership narrowboats at 54ft.  She is a 4 berth boat and was built for Ownashare in 2011. A 1/12th share is on offer for £3,500.  Minuet is currently moored at Nantwich Canal Centre on the Shropshire Union Canal.

One of the great advantages of the Boat Share Show for prospective owners is the chance to see a wide variety of shared ownership narrowboats with a wide range of types, ages and share prices.  The only comprehensive list of currently available shares is here on this site.  The list is updated daily and compiled by monitoring 5 different sites offering shares for sale.

Monday, January 30, 2017

First two boats booked in for Braunston

Firefly, managed by BCBM
The first two boats have now been booked in for the National Boat Share Show at Braunston Marina on 22nd & 23rd April 2017.  The show is the largest event in the UK entirely focussed on shared ownership and has been proved over the years to be the best place to find a share and to sell one - over 30 shares changed hands as a result of last year's event.

BCBM will be bringing Firefly, a semi-trad 58ft 6-berth narrowboat launched in 2007.  She had a new Canalline engine in 2011 and she's currently moored at Aston Marina.  A 2-week off-peak share is available for as little as £750, while the asking price for a 6-week off-peak share is £3,000.

Heron, managed by J D Boat Services
Also booked in is Heron, built and managed by J D Boat Services - and 2017 will be the first year that this long-established shared ownership company has been represented at the Braunston Boat Share Show.  Heron is a 59ft 6in semi-trad 6 berth narrowboat.  She was originally launched in 2010 as part of the company's hire fleet, but she has since been fully re-furbished to come into shared ownership with a brand new syndicate.  Some 1/12th shares are available at £6,499.

The show is open for any shared ownership narrowboat to attend and information about bringing a boat can be found here.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Welcome back Wolverley

The 59ft semi-trad boat Wolverley was originally built for Ownerships. The syndicate that used to own her ceased to operate and now a new syndicate has acquired her and is offering shares for sale at £3,500 + £500 to cover the 2017 operating costs. Welcome back to shared ownership, Wolverley. 

A welcome return to shared ownership for Wolverley,
a 59ft semi-trad boat with rear galley, launched in 2003.
(photo from Wolverley owners' website)
The 1/12th shares are being offered through the website, and the new syndicate also has its own site -

The syndicate is being formed with an intentional 'hands on' approach which will appeal to prospective owners who want to be directly involved in maintaining their boat.