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General information

Type of schemePrivate
Nominal number of sharers10
Year of build1995
Home mooring (2018)Kings Bromley Marina
Engine Type (last knownCanalline 42 Marine Diesel
Berths2 + 4 (Dining area converts to double,
lounge chairs convert to singles)
Change over dayFriday
Are pets allowedNo
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking systemFor booking purposes, the ten shares are arranged as five pairs 
with an associated priority that changes each year. 

A booking chart for the following calendar year is circulated 
in the priority order in late summer before the owners’ 
annual meeting. Each owner in turn can choose up to two 
weeks (separately or as a fortnight) in the ‘high season’ 
(April to September inclusive), and one week in the remainder
of the year. 

After setting aside agreed weeks for winter maintenance 
(usually December/ January), the remaining (fourth) weeks 
are booked at the AGM in October with priority reversed from 
that used for the previously-booked weeks.

Each pair of shares moves up one place (each owner effectively 
moving up two places) in each subsequent year and, after
a year at the top of the priority list, that pair drops to the 
bottom; the order within the pair is reversed each year 
and the five year cycle begins again.
Priority for school holidaysUp to two shares in the boat can be designated as 
'Special Shares' requiring school holiday dates.

Owners holding a Special Share pay a 25% premium 
on the annual running costs payments in return 
for the privilege of booking their weeks before
all normal share owners.

General Comments About the Boat

The boat has a semi-trad stern housing the control panel, shore-based 240v supply socket, and lockers containing gas bottles, mooring pins, lock keys etc.

Going down the steps through the lockable rear door to the main bedroom which houses a fixed double bed (extendable to 5ft. width as required), an en-suite loo and washbasin, locker and wardrobe storage, fuse switches, 240v inverter, and battery charger unit.

The Alde gas boiler is housed in a cupboard in the corridor that leads first to the bathroom and then to the galley. The bathroom contains a washbasin, a pump-out loo, a corner bath with shower over it, a full-width mirror, storage cupboards, and a radiator.

The galley is U-shaped and contains a sink unit and drainer, 12v. fridge, 240v microwave, gas oven and grill, and storage units below and above the worktops.

The L-shaped dining unit is next to the galley and converts to a double bed. A full complement of duvets and pillows are stored onboard.

The lounge adjoins the dining area, with a wardrobe and storage unit and the solid fuel stove first, and then two lounge chairs that convert to single beds as required. The lounge is equipped with an DAB/ FM/ USB radio, a TV and DVD. Two stools and two folding garden chairs are available for use in the bow area or onshore.

Stepping up three steps through the front doors from the lounge you come to the bow area with locker storage and seating space. The main water tank is housed in the bow and the lockers contain a hose for filling up, the boat's anchor, and stocks of solid fuel for the stove.

The gas central heating provides heat to five radiators throughout the boat.

Pictures of the boat

Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction1/10th
Price in UK Pounds
Reason for selling
Pre-booked weeks included
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.
School holiday option possible?
Running costs for 2018/9
Contact details for vendor

General comments by vendor

Sceptre is owned by a private syndicate of 10 people with the roles of chairman, treasurer, engineer and booking officer being self-managed. 

Over the last 4 years we have made considerable improvements with a new Alde boiler supplying 5 radiators and hot water 2013, new engine in 2014, complete bare metal repaint and professional sign-writing in 2016.

During 2017 we have replaced the microwave, gas hob and oven, the 2 armchairs are about to be replaced with a convertible sofa. 

Winter works for the end of the 2017 season will be a bathroom replacement including holding tank, re-blacking the bottom (carried out every 2 years) and a repaint in the engine room. 

We hold our annual AGM yearly in October where we discuss any problems, future upgrades and where to moor. More pictures and a copy of the hull inspection 2016 and current BSS are available on request.Please feel free to contact me at any time by email or phone.

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