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Monday, March 20, 2017

New Carefree boat gets a name

The new boat from Carefree Cruising to be launched at the National Boat Share Show at Braunston on 22nd & 23rd April has been named by her new syndicate - she's called Otter.

Not to be confused with the 26 year old ex-Ownerships boat of the same name, the new Otter is a 57ft semi-trad with 'reverse layout' - saloon at the stern and main bedroom at the bow.
Happy Days being craned into the Braunston Marina
basin ready for the the 2016 National Boat Share Show
Like the Carefree Cruising boats launched at Braunston in 2015 (Lilaea)  and 2016 (Happy Days), Otter will be craned into the marina just before the show.

Shares in Otter are available from £4,000 - but Carefree Cruising tell us that 70% of the shares are already sold.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Nashira booked for Braunston

Launched in 2010, the 57ft cruiser stern narrowboat Nashira is booked to come to the National Boat Share Show at Braunston Marina on 22nd & 23rd April.


Nashira is owned and managed by six shareholders as a club.  A 1/6th share is now on offer for £9,500 including a sixth share of the club assets, currently valued at £1,500.  The 1/6th share gives each owner 5 weeks cruising between March and mid-October.

Although Nashira is 7 years old, she was laid up for 3 years due to the previous owner's ill-health until she was bought by the narrowboat club in 2014.  Consequently she is in better condition than might be expected for a boat of this age, with only around 1,200 engine hours on the clock.  Full details can be downloaded here. You can contact the owner with the share for sale here.