Boat Share in France | Derrineel
|Type of scheme||Private|
|Nominal number of sharers||11 shares (owned by eight families)|
|Year of build||1998|
|Home mooring (2022/3)||Castelnaudary France|
|Length||14.7 metres x 3.3 metres|
|Engine Type (last known||48hp Diesel Yanmar/Barrus|
|Berths||Six - Two double cabins + double bed-settee in saloon|
|Change over day||Saturday|
|Are pets allowed||Yes|
|Is smoking allowed inside||No|
|Booking system||All shares move in rotation annually on a booking rota.|
Holidays are booked in order of position on the rota.
Each year shares move up the rota in pairs and the top two
shares fall to the bottom.
Bookings for the following year normally start in the summer,
and are confirmed at the annual AGM, normally each autumn.
The booking system has recently been modified to take account
of the relocation to Canal du Midi, and the longer season
that is available in South of France.
Each shareholder can choose one 3 week block in the high season,
or one 2 week block in the high season and one 2 week block in the
low season, or two 2 week blocks in the low season.
(If the boat reverts to Burgundy area in the future, it is likely that
the old booking system will be re-installed i.e. 2 consecutive weeks
in high season and 1 in low season.)
|Priority for school holidays||Two shares are designated as "special" and have priority booking for school holidays.|
General Comments About the Boat
The saloon has seating for six or so on two armchairs, a bed settee and various free standing chairs and stools. The dining table is lightweight and easy to move for outdoor meals. The saloon is equipped with hi-fi, and DVD. The kitchen area has electric fridge, gas cooker, microwave, and a full complement of crockery, cutlery, glassware and kitchen gear. Space heating is from a Morso ‘Squirrel’ multi-fuel stove or a central heating system with radiators in each room.
The wheelhouse has room for spectators as well as the driver and provides a The roof is demountable for warm weather.
To the rear of the wheelhouse is the rear cabin, small and has a full-size double bed, storage and a small en-suite toilet, basin and shower room.
All on-board lighting is LED and there is (subject to having a shore connection) a mains supply for the kettle, microwave, immersion heater and other appliances.
Duvets, mattress, protectors and pillows are provided, but owners are expected to bring their own bedding and towels, although 1 set is provided on board for those travelling from further afield
The boat makes for very comfortable living aboard and carries two bikes for exploring further afield.
Pictures of the boat
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 2022|
|How are the running costs to be apportioned|
|Contact details for vendor|
General comments by vendor
We are very reluctant to sell our share in Derrineel especially as she is now in the glorious Canal MIDI at Castelnaudary with rich cruising grounds in the south of France. We were only able to spend a few days on the MIDI but there is so much to offer on this stunning canal. From Narbonne to Carcassonne up through the canal towards Toulouse and beyond in the direction of Bordeaux is perfect for cruising on Derrineel which together with easy access from road, rail and air make this a unique and special holiday destination.
Our 4 weeks already booked are, we believe, perfect timing to be on the canal, April 15 – May 13, (fees negotiable for 2023). Warm breezes and long hours of sunshine from the Mediterranean provide very happy cruising or staying put to drink up the surroundings. We have used the boat with friends and family who love the accommodation and comfort Derrineel provides. Having been shareholders for 6 very happy years we will miss Derrineel and the companionship of the other owners.
Derrineel is entirely managed by its owners. Owners have different boating skills and experiences, and where possible maintenance work is undertaken "in house". There are 3 elected officers, from amongst the owners, who manage the day to day issues on the boat - Bosun, Secretary and Accountant
Derrineel has recently had the annual AGM which has agreed minor maintenance for the forthcoming year, annual fees, officers being re-elected, the location of the MIDI plus holiday booking rota ratified.
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