BROADS CRUISER LIGHTNING
Name of craft
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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|
|Engine||Perkins 42 HP water cooled Diesel|
|Berths||Sleeps 6 in 3 separate cabins (+ one more on sofa)|
|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|
|Share for sale via this site?||If a share is available the details will be towards the foot of this page|
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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