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Shared Owners awake from slumber

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

In past years this time of year has been the start of the boat AGM’s for those owners on Ownerships managed boats. With its demise earlier owners will now be facing a new future. After it came to light Allen Matthews had died and taken everyone’s money, the boats went into self-management. For some self-management […]

The Future of Shared Ownership Boats

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

The boat management company Ownerships was a large company in the shared boat ownership world, managing over 100 boats. Its collapse earlier this year left it owing £1.8m in debts, including to the 100’s of owners (maybe 1000+ as the majority of boats had 12 shared owners) has led some to believe that “the public […]

New forum & moderator

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

I meant to post this before, but been a but busy and it slipped my mind 🙂 . The old Ownerships forum was seen as not-fit-for-purpose and in light of the company going under and the website being pulled, some owners decided to set up on another existing forum Boats and Canals as a sub […]

Post meeting addendum – long live OS2

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

After my last post, it does seem that as there are many people who didn’t attend the meeting (and may well find the Ownerships forum too busy/muddled) and don’t know what happened. Hopefully the links do point out what went on (I could have reiterated it again, but it seemed succinct enough), but essentially Anthony […]

Ownerships is dead, long live Silhouette

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

My narrowboat, Silhouette, is actually a shared owned boat managed by Ownerships, and I’ve had a decade of good boating. At the end of April I found out that the management company was to be wound up, this was confirmed in a letter, for more details see this post on narrowboat world. I had invested […]