Barge Dorney share for sale

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Shared Dutch Barge Dorney

General information

Type of schemePrivate
Nominal number of sharers12
Year of build2000
Home mooring (2023)Lagarde, Marne-Rhine Canal, France
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

Steps down to the rear cabin lead to a double bed, wardrobe and draw 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, TV, CD/IPOD sound system. Shelves and storage areas.

Forward cabin has double bed, wardrobe and storage, en-suite toilet with shower over full size bath and wash basin unit. 

All pillows and duvets are left on board 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
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
Price includes annual maintenance for 2023
Reason for sellingWe have been happy owners on Dorney since 2011. 
Now that we are both retired we are looking to buy our own boat.
Pre-booked weeks included21st June to 5th July 2024
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.Two weeks high season plus one week low season
School holiday option possible?No
Running costs for 2023Usually £750 to £800 per year.
How are the running costs to be apportionedAll running costs for 2023 are paid.
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General comments by vendor

We became Dorney share owners in 2011. We have loved cruising in comfort along the Nivernais, Burgundy and Loire canals around Auxerre. In recent years the owners agreed a move to discover the Alcase Lorraine area from the excellent marina in Lagarde.

Dorney is moving back to the Burgundy canal over this winter so her insurance hull inspection and maintenance checks will all be up to date. She may remain after for a while in this beautiful region to allow owners to explore.

Dorney is well managed by a friendly syndicate, she is kept up to scratch on an annual basis. The shareholders meet annually in early November when financial and maintenance reports are presented and budgets agreed for the following year as part of an AGM.Owners are in regular contact by email and weeks not used can be exchanged or offered to other owners for use. 

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