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Type of scheme Private scheme (was Challenger.)
No of sharers 13
Year of construction 1995
Home mooring (2006/7) Brundall, on the Norfolk Broads
Change over day each week Saturday
Length 43'
Beam 12'
Engine Perkins 42 HP water cooled Diesel
Berths Sleeps 6 in 3 separate cabins (+ one more on sofa)
Pets Allowed
Smoking Not allowed
Booking arrangements Annual draw at AGM for one week per quarter. Exchanges between owners after the draw is permitted.
Special holiday arrangements School holidays can be accommodated usually by swapping
E-mail address of one owner See below
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Fibreglass hull and superstructure, low wash Norfolk Broads Cruiser with 2 sliding Canopies
designed to enable her to pass under all Norfolk Broads low bridges. (In practise the river has
been too high for several years to get through Potterheim bridge).

Twin Steering positions, one inside, one outside on upper deck.
Bow Thruster operating from both Steering positions.
Electric Winch operating from inside Steering position.
Adjustable Captain chair on outside Steering position.
Bench seat on inside Steering position for 2 people.
Single Lever Morse Controls, On/Off switches and Horn operated from both Steering positions.
Upper/Lower Helm switch over close to inside Steering position.
Water Level Meter, Voltmeter, Engine temperature meter, Oil pressure meter,
Auto Bilge and Manual Bilge pump settings,
Water pump on/off switch.

2 Gas Bottles in outside locker.
Mooring Ropes, Mallet and 2 Mooring Hooks,
Fenders all round including 2 large ones either side of the nose,
Boat Hooks, Broom, Mops,
Diesel filler, Water filler, 2 Toilet pump-out points on deck with fresh water flush,
Multiple batteries.

4 Burner Gas Cooker,
Microwave (usable on mains power only),
Inverter to use 240 Volt while on Engine Batteries,
Mains Charger,
Electric Immersion Heater while on Mains Power,
Water Heated by engine while running,
Flat Screen TV with DVD player,
Satellite Dish with basic Sky freeview service,
CD/Radio plus 2 roof speakers,
12 Volt Lighting,
Double Glazed windows,
Warm Air Central Heating Ebersbacher,

Internal Cabin Finish: A combination of natural wood-type laminates,
Carpeted throughout except Galley which has Lino and bathroom/shower rooms which are fibreglass.
Fabric upholstery in Saloon,
Curtains at all windows except above cooker.


Vendors comments

Syndicate of 13 owners, 12 own 8% share each (giving 4 weeks guaranteed a year) and 1 owns 4% (giving 2 weeks a year) remaining 2 weeks used for Winter Maintenance each year.

The Syndicate is self managed with 2 owners being elected as managers, one the Syndicate Manager and the other the Financial Manager, both of whom have to sign cheques for mooring fees, maintenance, insurance etc...

Sleeps 6 in 3 separate cabins:
2 Single in forward Cabin with en-suite bathroom.
1 Double rear Cabin with shared en-suite bathroom.
2 Singles (head to head) in rear starboard Cabin.

Can accommodate an additional person on settee seat in lounge.

Has additional separate Shower Room with heated Towel Rail.

Lightning is moored and maintained to a high standard by Brooms of Brundall, on the Norfolk Broads. The mooring provides a members shower/toilet block (with own key), water, pumpouts, mains shore power, and vehicle parking. There is also a small waterside general/fishing store adjacent to the marina. The marina is next to Brundall railway station so very convenient for travel to/from Norwich or Great Yarmouth.

Change over day is Saturday after 2pm. Owners must leave the boat clean by 11:00 on the Saturday to give Brooms time to undertake turnaround maintenance before next owner arrives.

Pets can be taken aboard but special care must be taken when cleaning to ensure that no hair is left on board.

Lightning is 'no smoking on board'.

Each year an AGM is held at which 4 weeks are drawn, 1 from each quarter, from a hat, and then owners are at liberty to swap their weeks with each other as they wish, thereby changing weeks not required for a week that one can use, and giving the opportunity for those with children to get school holidays.

At an AGM, expected 21st June, the next 4 quarter dates will be selected for 2009.

An owner can offer to swap any of their weeks with other owners via the syndicate manager. If at a late date an owner finds that they cannot use their week, and no one else volunteers a swap, then the syndicate manager will offer the boat to others in the syndicate with no charge, other than paying for the 2 toilet pump outs and diesel used during their week on the boat.

Running Costs per annum:

Currently this runs at less than £1000 per annum made up as follows:

£283 is paid twice a year to cover the Mooring, Licence, Insurance, Turnaround, Servicing, Breakdowns & Repairs, Inventory Replacements, Miscellaneous, Petty Cash and Gas. The 2 syndicate Managers do not pay these charges; it is considered to be their remuneration for running the syndicate.

Winter Maintenance and any Call out charges are paid for separately, and this year have been budgeted at £282, paid by all owners. The Winter Maintenance will ensure that Lightning is removed from the water, and any damage to the hull or superstructure will be cleaned and repaired, together with such work considered necessary to ensure smooth running for the next year.

Additionally at the AGM, if sufficient owners vote to add anything to Lightning (for example: Sailing Dingy, new Fridge etc..) then the cost of the item/s voted for would be shared between all owners.

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