At last I have instructed BCBM, our management company, to market our half-share in Shadow. The BCBM ad is here; I've reproduced my posting from three months ago below (with some minor updating).
After about 12 years of brilliant boating on nb Shadow we now need to sell our 1/20 share as we hope to do more cruising on Jubilee. Especially when Ally and Ben have (eventually) moved into their house.
Shadow is a six-berth 58' semi-trad narrowboat built in 1995 by Pat Buckle.
click here) you can see a breakdown of running costs for last year which will give you a good idea of the costs. Don't forget, you pay half the amount quoted for a full share, i.e. about £600 per year including the management fee. There is lots of other useful stuff about Shadow on the BCBM website.
If we didn't have another boat we would not be selling, as Shadow is extremely good value for money, and a fantastic way of getting a couple of weeks' holiday each year. The boat is currently moored at Wigram's Turn Marina at Napton Junction (near Daventry). The mooring location is agreed by the syndicate at the annual general meeting, usually held in Walsall in the autumn (attendance not compulsory!)
All we are asking for our 1/20 share is £1,250.
Moving options - We need to be thinking about where we want to moor next year. Our berth at Cropredy is lovely, the marina is great and not too dear, the Oxford canal is...
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