Win A Luxury Floating Home Review
Marwood Makes, a company based in Bath, are offering the chance for you to win a luxury floating home worth £180,000 in this prize draw. The winner can choose from a 2, 4 or 6-berth layout, as well as selecting the colour scheme, fixtures, fittings & more. The prize draw is being hosted on their own platform.
Launched: 1st June 2023 Closes: 29th November 2023
Location: Marwood Makes, BA2 6UR
House Value: £180000 (2 Bedrooms)
Ticket Price: £10.00 (Free Entry Available)
Minimum Ticket Target: 35000
Tickets Sold: Unknown
Cash Alternative: None
Just as one narrowboat prize draw is set to pass, another one drifts into view. Marwood Makes are hosting their own pay to enter draw with the prize being a luxury floating home. If you've ever fancied a change of lifestyle then this draw maybe for you. Marwood Makes are a company based in Bath that have been "transforming spaces on wheels & water since 2018". They're now offering their skills to a lucky winner. If your view of living on a boat was one of cramped spaces then do check out the Marwood Makes website. When these guys say luxury they mean luxury. There are spacious seating areas, beautifully tiled bathrooms, king sized beds, handcrafted kitchen units. The list goes on.
About The Property
The prize itself is a brand new 60” x 12.5” widebeam boat. The winner can choose from a 2 berth, 4 berth or 6 berth layout. In addition the winner gets to be involved with the design process. So they'll get to "choose from a range of fixtures & fittings, worktops, colour palettes, flooring, cupboard face designs, tiles, exterior paint job & more". We think that's pretty cool. The boat will come fully kitted out with appliances, electrics for off grid living as well as heating and insulation. We're not sure what furnishings are included. Also included is one year insurance & Canal & River Trust licence. There's no information, that we can see, about fees, moving the boat to a different location etc. There's also no details about ongoing running costs and/or any potential income if the winner chose to rent out the boat as a holiday let.
How To Enter The Competition The Prize Draw
To enter the prize draw you need to visit Marwood Makes and purchase tickets. Unusually for this period of win a house competitions they've chosen to design and build their own independent site. First you need to select the number of tickets that you wish to buy (maximum 25) and then answer a multiple choice question. The question is relatively easy but if you're unsure then Google is your friend as you can still buy tickets with the wrong answer. When you do get past the first page you have to select an answer again but it looks (to us at least) that the checkout defaults to the right answer. Just in case you haven't seen the question enough times it's also on the checkout page. Also at the checkout you need to complete all your details.
Marwood Makes are aiming to sell a maximum of 35,000 tickets at £10 each (revenue £350,000) in order to be able to giveaway the prize. Tickets need to be sold by the end of November 2023. If you fancy a luttle bit of a discount then sign up for their mailing list. Also keep an eye on social media for occasional free prize draws to win tickets. Details about selling insufficient tickets is quite limited. However based on the information we found it suggests to us that if not enough tickets are sold then the competition will be cancelled and refunds issued. The only reference to a cash prize that's in the terms and conditions is regarding offering a cash alternative. The promoter can offer a cash alternative but the winner also acknowledges that no cash substitute will be provided.
We quite like the look of this prize and although the idea of a life on the water has never appealed then this kind of luxury living could sway that view. We especially like the idea of being involved in the design process so that the prize is bespoke to the winner's choices. That's a nice touch! As ever we would like to have seen more detail about running costs, moorings, insurance etc as these costs are important. The recent narrowboat prize draw attracted a good number of ticket sales but it will be a cash winner and not a home winner. Could this one go one better? If they can mobilise their Instagram following then it's a possibility. A cash prize if not enough tickets are sold would be a better approach rather than refunds.
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