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General information

Type of schemePrivate
Nominal number of sharers12
Year of build2000
Home mooring (2018)Great Heywood, Staffs and Worcs Canal
Engine Type (last knownBMC 1.8
Berths2 + 2 
Change over daySaturday
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking systemThe rota is managed by the syndicate's Booking Secretary,
to give boaters 1 week in Spring, 2 weeks in Summer, and a
further week in Autumn/Winter.

The weeks "slip back" by a two places each cruising year,
so that shareholders experience the waterways in all seasons.

Plenty of opportunity for swapping weeks and extended cruising by arrangement.
AGM held yearly (normally late January) when fees and any 
changes for coming year are agreed.

Priority for school holidaysNone.

General Comments About the Boat

Starting at the rear Semi Traditional end, Lockers on each side for some batteries, windlasses, mooring pins, hammer, Armco hooks etc. Also water hose reel. Usual engine controls and gauges. Lift up lid for access to engine, stern greaser and other batteries. Lockable doors. 

Steps down to Double Bed with storage underneath. Fuse panel with locker for keys etc. Cupboard for damp clothes and storage for life jackets, umbrellas etc. Central Heating control, shelf for morning coffee cups, Storage under steps for tool box etc. Radiator.

Next Bathroom/ Shower/ sink above cupboard, pump out toilet. 

Radiator + radiator in passageway, privacy doors either end.

Next kitchen, 4 hob gas cooker with oven, 12 volt fridge, microwave, worktops, cupboards, mug rack, towel rails etc. 

Extending to lounge seating area with fin-rads. under the seats. Converts to double bed or two singles. Various sizes of tables on Desmo legs.

Steps up to front through double doors with Yale lock. Water inlet access point, five gas bottles in front cupboard, anchor & chain for river use.

On roof, Snipe satellite finder, usual poles, plank, hook etc.

Pictures of the boat

The old TV set is shown in some of the pictures below. 

Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction1/12th
Price in UK Pounds£3,250
Reason for sellingGetting older and not as fit as we were.
Pre-booked weeks included2018
17th March to 24th March
25th August to 1st September
15th December to 22nd December
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.My share entitles me to four weeks per year.
School holiday option possible?No such scheme on this boat
Running costs for 2018/9Running costs per year are at present £63 per month all in.
This includes everything except fuel used.
It includes pump-outs and gas bottle replacement.
Contact details for or 01743 872344 or 07875 816532

General comments by vendor

Members are willing to swap weeks to assist each other with personnel circumstances and once rota is published members are free to swap weeks or sell weeks to other members at a fixed price (2017=£189). This is set at three times the current monthly maintenance payment, so in theory if you are unable to use your weeks one year and sell them to other members it would cover your maintenance payments for that year.

The four maintenance weeks spread throughout the year are used by the engineer (One of the members, although any other members may help if they like) to do any improvements that are needed/ requested. Further maintenance/repairs carried out by Anglo Welsh also utilising these weeks who also look after the cleaning at turnaround.

As you can see Madge is maintained to a high standard with high spec fittings to afford all members a pleasant luxurious time aboard. We are a very friendly group of members who meet yearly for a social get together, in addition to the AGM.

We have also in the past arranged changeover at different locations to enable visits to further reaches of the network.Flat screen TV with Snipe Satellite Finder (saves getting out of the boat to adjust the aerial or dish and will get a signal when you would not think it).

Has Gas Central Heating with recently replaced Boiler.

Recently refurbished Bathroom & Shower.

Recently refurbished Kitchen, new Cooker, 12 volt Fridge and Worktops.

Recently replaced windows with two Double Glazed Windows to kitchen area.

Any mechanical or other problems are reported to the committee and sorted out by Anglo Welsh at Great Haywood and has worked out very well in the past. 

We also have RCR Gold Membership for the unplanned breakdown.

Viewings can be arranged with members by appointment.

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