A fourth new syndicate has also been announced, but the boat won't be at the show as she'll be in the paint shop at the time.
The two boats being launched are both from management companies - Breaking Dawn from BCBM and Happy Days from Carefree Cruising. They will be amongst the 19 boats that will be on view for visitors to board and compare. All have shares available, ranging in cost from £1,000 to £11,000.
|A new 12-member syndicate is being|
formed for 61ft wide beam boat Rivendell
currently based on the Kennet & Avon canal
The new widebeam syndicate is in Rivendell, currently based on the Kennet & Avon Canal. Shares in this self-managed syndicate boat are on offer for £11,995 for a 4-week share. Full details will be available in the show marquee.
The fourth new syndicate boat is Heron from J D Boats, a small but long-established shared ownership company. Heron was originally launched in 2010 as a share/hire boat, but she's currently undergoing extensive refurbishment – including a new engine – and 1/12th shares are on offer at £6,499.
"The National Boat Share Show is entirely focused on shared ownership – and very different from a general boat show," says Andrew Cooley of boatshare4u.co.uk. "Whether visitors are just starting to investigate the idea of cruising the waterways on their own boat at a fraction of the cost of full ownership or are on a mission to find their perfect share, we'll be there to help - and there will be 20 boats there to view and compare, all with shares on offer."