Boat Share in France | Decize
|Type of scheme||Private|
|Nominal number of sharers|
12 made up as follows:-
6 single owners holding one share each
3 double owners holding two shares each
Owners can own up to two shares each
|Year of build||2001|
|Home mooring (2018)||Auxerre, France.|
|Length||15.6 metres x 3.75m|
|Engine Type (last known||Beta Marine 62 hp|
|Berths||4 + 2|
|Change over day||Friday|
|Are pets allowed||Yes|
|Is smoking allowed inside||No|
|Booking system||Booking System|
A "rota", a rotating prioritized list of share holders is distributed
to the owners in their next year priority order in the August-September time frame.
A share entitles:-
1. Each year the share moves up in position on the rota.
When you get your turn on the schedule for choosing dates, one chooses:
i. One 2 week block in summer season, which is the period
from roughly April 1 through September 30.
ii. 1 One week period scheduled outside of summer season
iii. The last two people on the rota each get their
one week from the remaining two weeks remaining in the summer season.
2. Each share rises through the rota over a 6 year period.
|Priority for school holidays||None.|
General Comments About the Boat
Forward cabin has queen sized bed, 2 large drawers and 2 wardrobes. En-suite bath with shower/tub and washbasin with counter in one room. Electric toilet with washbasin and counter in separate room.
Stairs from the wheelhouse lead to aft cabin with queen sized bed, drawers and large wardrobe. En-suite shower with washbasin and counter, and electric toilet.
Pillows, mattress covers and duvets are provided. Owners bring their own linen and towels.
Stairs forward from wheelhouse into main salon with:
Full kitchen with four burner stove and oven, microwave, sink unit, fridge/freezer, 4 stool breakfast bar/food prep area, pantry and storage cabinets/drawers.
Living room with double sofabed, 2 arm chairs, wood-burning stove, Radio/CD, and many storage cabinets and shelves
The wheelhouse has upholstered seating benches and dismountable tables for up to 6 people.
Diesel powered central heating, and engine and electric powered hot water.
240V AC power from shore power or boats batteries.
Separate battery bank for domestic supplies and engine start.
2 gas bottle storage in separate side deck compartment.
2 bicycles and 4 picnic chairs.
All needed crockery, cutlery, pans, brushes and vacuum cleaner.
Please note the picture below will give you a general idea of the layout. Some aspects (TV) have changed. If anything is a "must have" please check with vendor.
Pictures of the boat
Specific details for the share offered
|Size of share as a percentage or fraction||6th (See comments)|
|Price in UK Pounds||£14,000 for 1/6th|
|Reason for selling||Ill health|
|Pre-booked weeks included||The 1 May to 29 May 2020 is pre-booked.|
We have not booked any dates in the low season for 2020.
The new owner of the new 1/6th share could
book a 2 further weeks in the low season for 2020.
There are 2 weeks available from 3 April to 17 April
or 31 October to 13 November.
(Or split one week each side of the high season)
(Correct March 2020)
|Holiday entitlement with share offered here.||We get a guaranteed six weeks a year,|
four weeks in the period from the beginning
of April to the end of September and
two weeks in March or October.
|School holiday option possible?||No such scheme on this boat|
|Running costs for 2020||£2,000 for our 1/6th share|
|How are the running costs to be apportioned||Running costs of £2,000 have already been paid for the 2020. |
The new owner will have not have to pay running costs until the the end of 2020.
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General comments by vendor
Decize is based in Auxerre, Bourgogne.
Decize is a 12 share shared ownership Piper built in 2001 as a 52' Dutch Barge which is kept in great condition and is serviced each year during the winter months.
Each owner may arrange with other owners before and/or after them on the booking chart to do remote changeovers, this happens quite frequently. One simply negotiates with owners once the rota is finalized for the following year, usually in September/October.
Decize has a 62 h/p Beta Marine diesel and is relatively easy to handle but does not have a bow-thruster. An International Certificate for Operator of a Pleasure Craft License or equivalent is required to drive her, but that may be attained after purchase via the Royal Yachting Association. It is very useful to hold a Maritime Radio Operator's Certificate of Competence for the VHF.
Under the now defunct Ownerships scheme, the original managers, costs had been as high as £1500, inclusive of everything except fuel used. When the owners took over management of Decize a committee managing our boat was formed comprising of a Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary and Engineer. Since then costs have come down to £1,000 or less.
Annual expenses are agreed at our AGM (All Group Meeting) which occurs in November/December in England. Other costs may include special maintenance requirements (this happened only once in our 16 year history for £300). There are no other costs save replenishment of your own consumables, for example, diesel and 5 Euro per week to cover cost of gas which is kept in a "Kitty" on board. Gas Bottles are replaced by the owner on board at the time a bottle runs empty.
Locally based Boat Engineer is available for any problems encountered during boat usage.
Free Parking is provided at the Marina in Auxerre and there is a large Leclerc Supermarket nearby.
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