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Swallow has 10 full shares (with three of them being half shares so we have 13 owners) It is managed by BCBM and has been designated as a NO SMOKING boat. Each of Swallow’s owners get four weeks holiday a year. Click here for original 3 week booking system explanation based on 12 shares. Now there are 10 shares we schedule 2 winter, 2 summer weeks plus "bid weeks”.

SWALLOW Full Specification

LENGTH: 58ft-6in WIDTH: 6ft-10in  
HEIGHT: 4 inches higher than normal for extra internal headroom
CONFIGURATION: 10/6/4mm steel
BUILDER & FIT OUT: Pat Buckle Boats  
LAUNCHED: May 1994
STYLE: Semi traditional narrow boat with mid galley
CRATCH: Wooden front cratch with zipped canvas waterproof cover
PAINT: International Toplac Oxford Blue with gold coach framing with a "Swallow" painted on the sides

(Repainted Jan 2016 by D Bishop Boat Services, Daventry
BERTHS: 4 + 2  
1 double extendable to king size in rear master cabin
1 double in dining area
2 armchairs convert to single beds in lounge
ENGINE: Nanni 2.2 litre diesel engine (New June 2012)
PROPELLOR: 18 inches
ELECTRICAL SUPPLY: 12-volt lighting and 240-volt supplied by inverter or land line hook up.
WATER CAPACITY: 100 gallons (approx)
WATER HEATING: Calorifier heated by gas boiler and by engine
CABIN HEATING: Gas central heating to radiators & solid fuel stove
FUEL CAPACITY: Diesel, 80 gallons (approx)
TOILETS: 2 Pump-out toilets with fresh water flush
Main bathroom with sink, shower and toilet (NEW Feb 2015)
En-suite rear shower room with small sink and toilet
COOKER: Gas cooker with 4-burner hob and oven & grill (new 2010)  
FRIDGE: 12 volt electric
TV. etc: 17" Leisure TV & DVD with transmitter finder
INTERNAL CABIN FINISH: Varnished T&G timber and veneered panels
FLOORING: Carpet tiles throughout, with vinyl flooring in kitchen and bathroom
UPHOLSTERY: Fabric upholstery in lounge and dining area with scatter cushions
CURTAINS: Curtains at all windows, blinds in kitchen & bathrooms.
PETS: Yes.  We have experienced problems with previous owners pets on board with animal hairs left behind on the furniture and carpets so we expect owners to respect the boat and other owners and keep animals off the furniture and out of the shower. The reason for the shower is that animal hairs can, and have, blocked the water pump-out of the shower. Also, if you have pets on board, the marina boat valeting service make a supplemental charge.

Original owners on launch day at Stibbington 17 April 1994

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