|Type of scheme||Managed|
|Niminal number of sharers||11 (Nominally - actually shared between 7 people)|
|Year of build||1996|
|Home mooring (2018)||Auxerre, France|
|Length||37ft 5ins x 11ft 6ins|
|Engine Type (last known||Perkins 120 Sabre|
|Berths||4 + 2|
|Change over day||Friday|
|Are pets allowed||No|
|Is smoking allowed inside||No|
|Booking system||Weeks 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 holidays||Two 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
Specific details for the share offered
|Size of share as a percentage or fraction||12th|
|Price in UK Pounds||£5,500|
|Reason for selling||We 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|
2019Summer 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 2019/20||About £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 apportioned||I would ask the incoming owner to take over the payments on purchase|
|Contact details for email@example.com 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.
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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