Narrowboat Scruffy Fox
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Scruffy Fox Owners' Club

The Scruffy Fox Owners' Club is a non-commercial scheme that operates the narrowboat on behalf of its owners.

Scruffy Fox sign

When shares are available, we seek to recruit new owners who are keen to be involved with the general upkeep of the vessel and the running of the owners' club. Each share represents an entitlement to three weeks use of Scruffy Fox per year in the cruising season March to October. Time that shareholders are unable to use is available for use by other shareholders at no additional cost. Each share also represents one vote. A member may purchase up to three shares or may subdivide their share between family or friends. Annual charges are currently £750 per share. This covers insurance, licence, winter mooring and maintenance as well as contributing to the gradual build-up of a contingency fund in readiness for any major expenditure in later years. Owners are responsible for replacing diesel fuel used during their stay on board, along with any breakages/loss/damage that is not down to fair wear and tear. Owners are encouraged to help with routine maintenance in any appropriate manner from mechanical systems to soft furnishings.

Time allocations are on the basis of a predetermined bidding, negotiating and trading system. Allocations are normally whole weeks commencing and concluding at 3.00 pm on Saturday. Although the boat has a winter base, chosen by the members, it tends to be away from March until October and handovers take place wherever the boat happens to be.

Cruising Areas

Each year the members choose a cruising area.

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