Boat Share in France | Brunel (Barge)

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Shared Barge Brunel

General information

Type of schemePrivate
Nominal number of sharers4
Year of build2007
Home mooring (2019)She is currently (2018/9) moored for the winter in Sillery in Northern France.   We
do not have a home mooring.  Every couple of years, by agreement, we winter
in a different port, in order to change the cruising area.
Length55' X 12'
(Brunel is 16.8m by 3.7m) 
Engine Type (last knownBeta 3800 90hp
Change over daySunday
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking system

Four week period for each owner in the high season mid May - mid September 


Three week period for each owner in the mid season April, May, September, October and

Low season weeks available by agreement

A rotating cycle system exists by bidding at the AGM, so not fixed weeks

Priority for school holidaysNo such scheme on this boat

General Comments About the Boat

Master cabin at the front with an easily accessible kingsize bed, wardrobes and drawer units. Houdini hatch and front window.

Bathroom with macerator toilet, bath and shower over.  Full size washing machine.

Saloon with two armchairs, dining table and 4 chairs.  Freesat TV and DVD player with Snipe II automatic dish.  Bubble diesel stove.  Large dog hatch.

Galley fully equipped with gas hob & oven, microwave.

Stairs lead up to collapsible wheel house.  Storage and seating.  Vetus hydraulic bowthruster and steering.  Rudder indicator. VHF radio.  Engine room access.

Stairs lead down to aft cabin.

Self contained with two single beds, ensuite macerator toilet and wash basin, separate shower cubicle. Houdini hatch and rear window.
Webasto diesel central heating through out.

Victron gel batteries (770ah), isolation transformer and Multiplus inverter/charger provide 240v power throughout the barge when not on shore power.

The batteries were replaced in 2017

Pictures of the boat

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Shared Barge Brunel
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Shared Barge Brunel

Specific details for the share offered

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Price in UK Pounds
Reason for selling
Pre-booked weeks included
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.
School holiday option possible?
Running costs for 2019
How are the running costs to be apportioned
Contact details for vendor

General comments by vendor

Currently, there is a £4,000 contingency fund against future repairs.

While on board there is a £5 a day charge by the syndicate to cover consumables, such as gas, etc. and the cost of fuel and servicing is recovered by charging £7 an hour, recorded on the engine meter, and £0.80 an hour for the Webasto heating. 

Brunel is an economical and comfortable way to cruise through Europe. 

Share the costs and risks of owning a barge on the continent.

The barge was last dry docked in April 2017. 

Brunel has 3000 litres of diesel on board for the 2019 season


The current share owners have built up a wealth of experience and will be happy to offer advice and help.  There are waterways guides on board covering the cruise areas, together with a full set of boat manuals.

There was a web site with more information but it seems to have gone

ICC Certificate

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