Boat Share in France | Donjeux

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Shared barge Donjeux

General information

Type of schemePrivate
Nominal number of sharers12
Year of build2003
Home mooring (2023)Aquarelle Marina Port de Plaisance 89000, Auxerre
Length55' x 12' 6"
Engine Type (last known)Betamarine 75BHP
Berths4 + 2
Change over dayFriday 
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking system
The booking chart is issued to owners in July, in priority order, 
to make bookings for the following year. 

Owners of “Special Shares” get first priority to book within the 
summer school holiday period only. 

The chart is then issued to the other owners in seniority order 
when they can choose any available three-week block in one year 
or any available two-week block in the alternate years. 

An owner moves from the bottom pair to the top pair over a 6-year period. 

After the annual booking process has been completed owners can request 
additional weeks from any that might be vacant or can swap allocations by 
mutual agreement or “sell” them to fellow owners.
Priority for school holidaysThe boat has two shares designated for school holiday use within the main 
6-week summer holiday. 

The special shareholders pay a premium of 25% on the annual running costs.

((Correct 2023)Only one of these special shares is in use at present 
so it may be possible to swap the share that is currently 
being sold for the vacant special share if this is still available.)

General Comments About the Boat

* Self Contained aft master cabin with double bed and en suite toilet, wash basin and shower. Plenty of storage.

* Forward cabin with double bed and en-suite bath with shower and wash basin.

* Separate toilet and wash basin.

* Saloon with full size cooker, microwave, sink unit, fridge/freezer and storage units. Breakfast bar with four stools.

*One double sofa bed and two arm chairs.

*Flat screen TV/DVD and VCR player.

*Wood burning stove.

* Wheelhouse with seating and removable tables.

* Full diesel powered central heating.

*240 Volt AC power from shore supply via sockets either port or starboard or from an inverter powered from boat batteries.

*Two bicycles, panniers and four canvas chairs.

*Outside parasol and table.

*All crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, brushes, vacuum cleaner etc provided.

* Pillows and duvets provided. Disposable mattress and pillow protectors are carried on the boat for use at a small charge.

Pictures of the boat

Shared barge Donjeux
Shared barge Donjeux
Shared barge Donjeux
Shared barge Donjeux
Shared barge Donjeux
Shared barge Donjeux
Shared barge Donjeux
Shared barge Donjeux
Shared barge Donjeux
Shared barge Donjeux

Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction12th
Price in UK Pounds£8.450
Reason for sellingCurrently have two shares and selling
just one of them and keeping the other.
Pre-booked weeks included9th June - 30th June 2023
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.Each shareholder is entitled to a three-week holiday 
cruise in one year, a two-week cruise the following year. 

The 3-week/2-week pattern alternates for each subsequent year.
School holiday option possible?Yes - contact the vendor
Running costs for 2023

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£500 Operating costs per year
(previous 3 years were £480, £500 & £520)
£200 Repainting Reserve Fund for this year.

(So for 2023 it will be £700 per share)
How are the running costs to be apportionedI would ask the incoming owner to pick up the total 
2023 running costs for the share on the basis that they 
are using all my pre-booked weeks
Contact details for vendor
or 07811 117063

General comments by vendor

Donjeux's home base is the Aquarelle Marina in Auxerre in Burgundy. Located in the northern Burgundy vineyard area the beautiful city has many interesting sites including a cathedral and an abbey, as well as a variety of shops, markets and restaurants. The driving time from Calais is about 4.5 hours. 

There are numerous cruising options from Auxerre - heading northwards down the River Yonne or southwards up the Canal du Nivernais. 

Some owners arrange 'remote handovers' away from Auxerre to extend the cruising range beyond what is possible in two or three weeks e.g. to reach Paris via the Yonne and Seine. 

Some owners take Christmas or New Year breaks onboard, or use the barge as a stop-off when driving to the Alps. 

DONJEUX spent the winter 2018/19 berthed in Paris and was available to all owners for additional weeks.

A video of the Canal du Niverais

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