Shared Narrow Boats on the English Canal Network
Boat Sharing History
Today's Shared Narrow Boats
UK Narrow Boat Sharing Early History
It was actually South Shore who started it all off with their shared ownership scheme...and then came the "Big Boys" in the form of OwnerShips and Challenger.
More recent history
How the two big boys, Challenger and OwnerShips, went bankrupt and what happened to the 150 or so boats they managed.
Some historic shared ownership adverts and press clippings. Adverts that were creating amusing and at times fraudulent!
OwnerShips in Liquidation. What happened there. Well some people saw it coming.
OwnerSnippets: A leaflet setting out to discredit OwnerShips which hinted at some financial irregularities many years before they came to light.
Challenger In the Press
Challenger In the Press. Adverts from Yesteryear.
Most of these schemes either failed to ever materialise or we small schemes that finished quite quickly with the exception of JD Boat Services who are still running just one shared boat. Some posted adverts stealing artwork from OwnerShips!
My time at OwnerShips
My time at OwnerShips by Philip Duerden. From my first day until my last. The musings of an ex-employee.
Challenger Syndicateships. What happened there?
South Shore Narrow Boats Jack and Sheila Graham
A customer's log of life at OwnerShips prior to liquidation
OwnerShips Promotional Videos
OwnerShips Promotional Videos. OwnerShips commisioned two promotional videos. See them both on this page.