Silver Steel

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Silver Steel

Shared cruiser based in France, Silver Steel


General information

Type of schemeManaged
Niminal number of sharers11 (Nominally - actually shared between 7 people)
Year of build1996
Home mooring (2018)Auxerre, France
Length37ft 5ins x 11ft 6ins
Engine Type (last knownPerkins 120 Sabre
Berths4 + 2
Change over dayFriday
Are pets allowedNo
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking systemWeeks are drawn at the owners meeting normally
November each year for the period approximately 
12 months in advance. i.e. at the November 2016 
meeting the weeks for winter 2017/8 and summer 
2018 were drawn.

Swaps for the drawn weeks are possible either 
at the meeting or by email contact with the other owners.
Priority for school holidaysTwo owners get to choose ahead
can select school holiday weeks.

General Comments About the Boat

Steel river/estuary cruiser with rear cabin, upper steering position and deck.

From the bow. Twin - V berth (centre section has wooden cover and mattress section to convert to a double) with hatch and wardrobe. WC and hand basin to port. 

Galley with fridge ( 240 volt, 12 volt or gas), gas hob and cooker to port, dinette to starboard (converts to double). Up steps to raised centre saloon with table and seating to starboard, inside steering position to port. 

Large ceiling hatch for ventilation. 

Steps to upper steering position and sundeck. 

Steps down to stateroom with double bed, wardrobe, cupboard, and en-suite shower, hand basin and WC. Shower/WC has recently been refurbished. WC is now electrically operated

Upper deck has steering position and table and chairs under a white bimini.

Hot water is provided by engine when running or when connected to shore power by an immersion type electric heater.

240 volt sockets are provided in the salon and are available when shore power is connected.12 volt DC sockets are also provided.

Pictures of the boat

Shared cruiser based in France, Silver Steel
Shared cruiser based in France, Silver Steel
Shared cruiser based in France, Silver Steel
Shared cruiser based in France, Silver Steel
Shared cruiser based in France, Silver Steel
Shared cruiser based in France, Silver Steel
Shared cruiser based in France, Silver Steel
Shared cruiser based in France, Silver Steel
Shared cruiser based in France, Silver Steel
Shared cruiser based in France, Silver Steel
Shared cruiser based in France, Silver Steel
Shared cruiser based in France, Silver Steel

Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction12th
Price in UK Pounds£5,500
Reason for sellingWe have held share for 10yrs and our children and 
grandchildren are all in the U.S.A. and Canada so
we spend more time over there.
Pre-booked weeks included
Summer September 6th-20th 
4th October-18th 2019


15th -29 May 2020
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.Two weeks in summer with two weeks in the winter 
but we have been taking the boat out of the water
from 1st November till 1st March
School holiday option possible?No
Running costs for 2019/20About £100 per month

( The management company charge £15 per month to look after the administration 
i.e Aaccounts, AGM, bookings, book keeping and banking and allocation schedules.)

Maintenance is organised and managed by the syndicate direct with the yard.
How are the running costs to be apportionedI would ask the incoming owner to take over the payments on purchase
Contact details for or 01746716520

General comments by vendor

As Silver Steel is located in Auxerre France (and as part of the syndicate rules) the shareholder must have an ICC (International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft) or equivalent. For UK residents, this can be obtained from the RYA.

Silver Steel is a very comfortable river cruiser, and has been regularly well maintained by the syndicate e.g. recent rear en-suite/WC overhaul. 

The blown air heating system keeps her warm during cold periods, and there are mains heaters on board which can be used when connected to a shore supply. 

Maintenance is undertaken by the boatyard as directed by the BCBM who manage the boat.

The engine is more than adequate for the rivers and canals, being perfectly capable for pushing against strong streams. 

The bow-thruster makes for easy handling in close confines. The outside seating and steering position is delightful when underway, and while moored. The inside steering position is a boon when it rains! 

The boat has sealed maintenance-free batteries, so there is no need for any topping up. 

The base mooring is beautifully situated opposite the spectacular town of Auxerre, is 5 mins walk from a large supermarket, and many restaurants are just over the bridge in the old town. 

Travel is about six hours from the Channel by motorway, or travel by Eurostar and TGV to the station about 10 mins walk from the mooring is also possible.Silver Steel has been well maintained from new by the syndicate members (original and current), She is in excellent condition. 

We have enjoyed 10yrs of cruising in France and the syndicate has been a pleasure to work with.

The boat has been exceptionally well cared for and without question is in better condition today than when we purchased our share.

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