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Friday, August 28, 2015

Boat Share Show layout at a glance

We've added a picture of the Boat Share Show site with the key locations labelled as one of our randomized heading photos appearing on every page of this website.

The show site with key locations labelled


Using this, the show site should be easily recognisable and you should be able to find all the boats, the Welcome desk (us) and the management company stands.  Details of how to get to the show and summarised specs of all the boats are here.

Do start your visit on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September by coming to see us on the Welcome Desk, where you can pick up your visitor badge and the latest information on the show.

The show is open from 10am till 5pm on the Saturday and 10am till 4pm on the Sunday.  The Kings Lock Inn will be offering refreshments and the Kings Lock Chandlery will be open for business all weekend.

More Show information

We've added a page to this website giving details of how to get to the Middlewich Boat Show on 5th & 6th September.

It also has details of all 17 of the boats on view - including length, launch date, layout, etc.  This is in a table that can be sorted simply by clicking the column headings.

The Kings Lock Inn will be offering refreshments at the bar - their bacon rolls were very popular at last year's show.

Kings Lock Chandlery will also be open for business throughout the show.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Thanks to Kings Lock Chandlery

Many thanks to Steve Wedgwood of Kings Lock Chandlery for the use of his moorings for the Middlewich Boat Share Show on 5th & 6th Sept.  


Kings Lock Chandlery will be open for
business throughout the show
The Chandlery will be open for business throughout the weekend and, hopefully, will have its pizza oven on display.

Five of the boats on view will be moored alongside the Chandlery.  The other boats on show will be moored either side of the canal above the lock.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Want to cruise in the school holidays?

Dawn 'Til Dusk
Two of the boats on view at the Middlewich Boat Share Show have school holiday shares on offer.  These shares guarantee that the owners can have cruising weeks that fit in with school holiday.

These boats are Dawn 'Til Dusk, launched earlier this year, managed by BCBM and with 8% share on offer for £9,995 and Forget Me Knot, launched in 2010, managed by Ownashare with a 1/12th share available at £4,750.

Forget Me Knot
There are also two boats managed by Carefree Cruising that have 'Red' shares on offer, the holiday weeks for Red shares are from the last week in May to the end of August, so they may well also meet the need for cruising in the school holiday - you should check with the company.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Preview Towpath Talk

You can preview the September edition of Towpath Talk here.  

You'll find the advert for the Middlewich Boat Share Show on page 62.

'Late entry' makes it 17 boats at Show

We've just heard that Valkyrie will also be at the Boat Share Show on 5th & 6th September.  She will bring the number of boats on view to 17 - more than last year.

You'll find Valkyrie at the Boat Share Show on
the moorings alongside Kings Lock Chandlery


Valkyrie is a 60ft boat with a semi-trad stern, laumched in 2001 and powered by a Nanni engine.  She's currently moored at Overwater Marina on the Shropshire Union Canal, is managed by BCBM and has an 8% share on offer for £2,950. 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

C&RT makes show better for visitors

Thanks to Canal & River Trust for reserving moorings above Kings Lock for 8 of the boats on view at the Middlewich Boat Share Show on 5th & 6th Sept.

Middlewich Boat Share Show site plan
Last year, some of the boats on show had to be moored some way along the towpath - beyond the lock moorings and a number of privately owned boats moored there.  It wasn't obvious to visitors that there were more boats further on.

This year, all the boats will be within a limited area - 4 below the lock at the chandlery, 8 above the lock on the towpath side and 4 above the lock on the opposite side.

You can see the layout of the show - boats, stands and, of course, the Kings Lock Inn - on the site plan.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Shares offered from just £1,200 at Show

Boats at the Middlewich Boat Share Show will all have shares available, starting from just £1,200 for a 1/24th share in Jenny Wren, a 58ft semi-trad narrowboat built in 2008.  Managed by Carefree Cruising for the owners, she has 6 berths and Vetus bowthrusters and the share gives two weeks cruising each year in the spring or autumn.  The annual running cost budget  for 2015/16 is £920.

Inside Jenny Wren


The full list of boats attending the show is:
Adderbury
Beeston Castle
Dawn Til Dusk
Dawn Treader
Endeavour
Farndon
Forget Me Knot
Invincible
Jenny Wren
Lilaea
Little Dawn
Maia (Saturday only)
Minuet
Solace

Valkyrie
Victorious
Willow


If you're coming to the show, please use the Kings Lock Inn car park and then come to see us at the Welcome desk, when we can give you more information.
 



Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Sixteen boats on view at Middlewich

There will be sixteen shared ownership narrowboats to see at the Middlewich Boat Share Show at Kings Lock, Middlewich on Sat and Sunday 5th & 6th September.

Although most shared ownership boats are between 58ft and 63ft long, there will be two shorter boats to see at the Show - Minuet (Ownashare Cruising) at 54ft and the Little Dawn (BCBM) at 40ft. 

Minuet, managed by Ownashare Cruising,
will be on view at the Middlewich Boat Share Show.
She has a 1/12th share available at £3,500
This year the Canal & River Trust has reserved moorings above Kings Lock, so there will be 8 boats moored on the towpath side and 4 on the opposite side.  The remaining 4 boats will be moored alongside the chandlery below the lock.

Visitors can use the Kings Lock Inn car park free of charge, and the Inn will be serving refreshments during both days.  Toilets are also available in the Inn.