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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Successful Autumn Show

Despite the first day being very wet and windy, the Autumn Boat Share Show at Overwater this weekend proved successful, with shares being bought, viewings booked and many constructive conversations.


Owners, visitors and management companies discuss
the benefits of shared ownership boating at the
Autumn Boat Share Show at Overwater Marina
The event was held in conjunction with the RNLI Festival, which also proved successful in raising funds for the charity.

The next opportunity to view and compare a wide range of shared ownership boats will be the National Boat Share Show at Braunston Marina on22nd and 23rd April 2017.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Show site plan

A plan of the Autumn Boat Share Show and RNLI Festival on 3rd & 4th September at Overwater Marina is here.

If you're coming to the Show, there's a Google map of the location on our Overwater page.  Set your sat nav to CW5 8AY.

The Boat Share Show is open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 3rd and 10am to 4pm on Sunday 4th.  Full details of the RNLI Festival are included in the programme.

Admission is free. Car parking is by donation to RNLI.

Four companies plus

The Autumn Boat Share Show at Overwater Marina next weekend (3-4 Sept) will offer the opportunity to talk to four different management companies about the benefits of shared ownership.

It will also give the chance to talk to owners of a self managed boat.

The four companies are BCBM, Carefree Cruising, J D Boat Services and Ownashare Cruising.  All of them have shares on offer - and those in boats at the Show are listed here.  The full list of shares currently available is here.

The self-managed boat at the Show is Water Jester and some of her owners will be there to talk about how the syndicate works and how it manages the boat.

Around 2,500 families enjoy taking several weeks each year holidaying on their own boat as a result of owning a share - and at less cost than hiring.  The Boat Share Show is the ideal place to find out how it works - and maybe become one of those families.

There's a map showing Overwater's location here - and, if you're using a sat nav, set it to CW5 8AY.  The Show is open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 3rd Sept and from 10am to 4pm on Sunday 4th.  Admission is free and parking is by donation to the RNLI.  

The Show is being held in conjunction with the RNLI Festival, so there will be refreshments and a range of activities over the weekend - the Festival programme is here.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

It's no joke...

There will be a Water Jester at the Autumn Boat Share Show at Overwater on 3rd & 4th September - she's 60ft long, has a semi-trad stern and was launched in 1992.  Shares - each offering 1/8th of the boat - are on offer for £2,500.

Water Jester will be at the Autumn Boat Share Show at
Overwater Marina on 3rd & 4th September.  She's a 60 ft,
6-berth,  semi-trad boat managed by the owners' syndicate.
S
he has two 1/8th shares on offer for £2,500 each.
Water Jester is a self-managed shared ownership boat, so the owners take responsibility for the management.  Major decisions are made at the AGM during the winter.

Owners agree on four weeks of allocated time on the boat - 2 in high season and 1 outside the peak holiday period and 1 from any of the weeks not already chosen, which is decided at the AGM.  The remaining weeks are available for owners by agreement and at a cost to cover the additional running.

Visitors to the Show will be able to get on board, view the boat and talk to the owners about how their syndicate works. 

Water Jester brings the number of boats to see at the Show up to 10, offering a wide range of styles, ages, share prices and management arrangements.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Water nymph at Overwater?

We don't know whether narrowboat Lilaea was named after the water nymph from Greek mythology - but we do know this 58ft semi trad boat will be at the Autumn Boat Share Show at Overwater Marina on 3rd & 4th September.

Lilaea - a 58ft semi trad boat managed for her owners by
Carefree Cruising - will be at the Autumn Boat Share Show
at Overwater Marina on 3rd & 4th September.
A school holiday share is available at £8,000.
(Photo copyright of Carefree Cruising)

Commissioned specifically for shared ownership by Carefree Cruising, Lilaea was launched at the Braunston Boat Share Show in 2015.  She's a 6 berth boat with a red (high season) school holiday share available at £8,000.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

You don't have to be Jeremy Fisher...

You don't have to be Beatrix Potter's famous fishing frog, Jeremy Fisher to enjoy sitting on a water lily.

You could get one of the three available shares in the narrowboat Water Lily.  She's a 58ft semi-trad boat built in 2005 and is managed for her syndicate of owners by Carefree Cruising. And she will be at the Autumn Boat Share Show at Overwater on 3rd & 4th September, so you can get on board and talk to existing owners.
Water Lily, a 58ft semi-trad narrowboat built in 2005,
will be at the Autumn Boat Share Show at
Overwater Marina on 3rd & 4th September.
(Photo copyright of Carefree Cruising)
There are currently two 1/12th red (high season) shares on offer.  One is a 'school holiday'  share offered at £2,500 and the other is available for £2,300.  The third share is a 1/24th yellow (low season) share offered at a special price of just £750.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Quantum of Solace

Yes, it's a Bond film, but literally means 'How much of Solace.'

And, if you're talking about the narrowboat Solace, then the answer to how much of her you get when you buy a share is 1/12th of a 58ft semi-trad boat built in 2013 for shared ownership under the management of Carefree Cruising.

Solace, managed by Carefree Cruising, will be on view at the
Autumn Boat Share Show at Overwater Marina
on 3rd & 4th September.
(Photo copyright of Carefree Cruising)
If you want a high season (red) share, then the answer to 'how much  will it cost?' is £6,500.  If you're happy to take your holiday on your own boat out of season, then the cost of a low season (yellow) share is currently at a special price of £2,000.

If you come to the Autumn Boat Share Show - in conjunction with the RNLI Festival - at Overwater Marina on 3rd & 4th September, then you can get on board Solace and talk to existing share owners.  

You can also view other boats and talk to the management companies about how shared ownership enables 2,500 families to enjoy 4 weeks holiday on their own boat each year for less than the cost of hiring.