A share for sale in Dorney

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Shared Dutch Barge Dorney

General information

Type of schemePrivate
Nominal number of sharers12
Year of build2000
Home mooring (2024)Migennes, Burgundy
Length15.2m x 3.75 m
Engine Type (last known)Beta Marine 50 hp
Berths2 x doubles in cabins, 2 x berths in lounge.
Change over dayFriday
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking systemThe booking system, run by the Bookings Secretary, allows 
the owner of each share to book in advance up to 3 weeks 
use of the boat each year. 

2 weeks in the "high season" (May to September, inclusive) 
and 1 week in the "low season" (remaining weeks).
Priority for school holidaysNone.

General Comments About the Boat

Dorney is entered via an upper wheel house. It has cushioned seating space (seats double as lockers for shore power cables/ extension leads, water supply hose reels etc) and a dismountable table for 6 people. 

The wheelhouse roof is removable and via a large floor panel has easy access to the engine, batteries, inventor, hot water and boiler and central heating system as well as a store for spares, tools, replacement fenders etc. Wi-fi equipment is located in the wheelhouse. 

Steps down to the rear cabin lead to a double bed, wardrobe and drawer space. It has a wash basin unit and ensuite shower/toilet. 

Stairs forward from the wheel house lead to a full kitchen with 4 ring cooker and oven, full size fridge, microwave and storage cupboards. 

The living area has a double sofa bed, 2 armchairs, wood burning stove, blue tooth speaker, shelves and storage areas. 

Forward cabin has double bed, wardrobe and storage, ensuite toilet with shower and wash basin unit. 

All pillows and duvets are left on board and owners bring their own bed linen and towels. 

Kitchen is fully equipped. 

There are 2 bikes on the aft cabin roof, and picnic table and deck chairs stored below. 

Games, books and local information of interest is kept on board. There is 240v AC power from shore power or via inverter/engine batteries when shore power is unavailable . There is diesel powered central heating on board and radiators throughout. 2 Gas Bottles are stored in separate bow locker. 

Pictures of the boat

Shared Dutch Barge Dorney
Shared Dutch Barge Dorney
Shared Dutch Barge Dorney
Shared Dutch Barge Dorney
Shared Dutch Barge Dorney
Shared Dutch Barge Dorney
Shared Dutch Barge Dorney
The bath has now been removed and replaced by a shower.
Shared Dutch Barge Dorney
Shared Dutch Barge Dorney
Shared Dutch Barge Dorney

Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction12th
Price in UK Pounds£5,000
Reason for sellingFamily commitments
Pre-booked weeks included2025

Friday 18 April 2025 - Friday 2 May 2025 
Friday 3 October 2025 - Friday 10 October 2025
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.2 weeks summer, 1 week winter

(If owners are not able to take their 
allocated weeks when the time comes, 
they are offered out to the remaining owners 
on a first come first served basis, free of charge.)
School holiday option possible?No such scheme on this boat
Running costs for 2024Approx £800 per annum per share
How are the running costs to be apportionedPrice includes running costs for 2024, 
new owner would be expected to cover 2025.
Contact details for vendorkatewilmot@btinternet.com

General comments by vendor

A new wheelhouse roof was fitted in June 2023. The boat has undergone some £15k worth of refurbishment work over the winter season 2023/24 including lifting out, hull survey and re-blacking, upgrading of the two ensuites and fitting of wi-fi equipment so that owners can access wi-fi while on board.

We have been an owner for six years and it has been a very enjoyable experience and a very cost effective way of boating in France. 

Dorney is well managed by its owners. The syndicate is effective and friendly. There is a social event and an AGM annually in November to elect a management committee (Chair, Treasurer and Secretary) and agree maintenance weeks and a maintenance schedule for the coming year. 

Owners are in regular contact by email and Whatsapp groups. 

Trip reports are circulated to owners. Dorney is currently cruising in north Burgundy, it has no fixed base this year but will make its way to south Burgundy, St Jean de Losnes, by the end of the season 2023 where it will then be based.

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