The UK offers over 2000 miles of navigable waterways, every inch of which waits to welcome you to a world of total relaxation. Historic urban landscapes; vast lengths of tranquil ribbons of peace and quiet, punctuated occasionally by charming villages, country pubs and locks. The engineers of three centuries ago have left a legacy that we can enjoy – quite literally – at our leisure.
SHARED OWNERSHIP – THE AFFORDABLE WAY
Ownashare manages a fleet of narrowboats which operate on a shared ownership basis. This means that owners (yes, they do actually own a part of their boat - usually one-twelfth) can enjoy at least 3-4 weeks’ holiday afloat each year, two of which are guaranteed to fall in the April – September season. Provision is made for those restricted by school holidays, and extra weeks, subject to availability, can be taken at no extra charge. All the enjoyment, but at only a fraction of the cost of hiring for the same period. The catch? There isn’t one! You can see typical costings HERE
THE ADVANTAGES OF HAVING YOUR BOAT MANAGED BY US
We use our combined experience of over 90 years on the canals and rivers of the UK - 30 in boat management - to ensure that the owners of all of our boats (the “Syndicates”) derive maximum enjoyment from their craft with minimum hassle. Each syndicate selects annually from a menu of Management Services – see HERE for full details. We then ensure that the boat is serviced correctly on turnaround, and that any work required is done to a proper standard. Each boat has its own allocated “local” manager who is available to the owners for advice or assistance at any time. Also part of our service is the provision of a 7 days a week technical Helpline for total peace of mind.
The Syndicate can choose whether to administer its own finance, fully or partially, or to engage Ownashare to look after it in full. The same applies to the booking schedule; each syndicate is free to determine its own booking rules. The customer is totally in charge – exactly how it should be.
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...for more details about what we do, and how you can enjoy the relaxation of a luxury narrow boat at a surprisingly low cost. You will also find details of forthcoming events and of shares currently available.