Thames Boat Share | Dorchester



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Dorchester

Shared Dutch Barge Dorchester

General information

Type of schemePrivate
Nominal number of sharers10
Year of build2001
Home mooring (2018)Thames and Kennet Marina
Caversham Lakes, Henley Road, Reading, RG4 6LQ
Length49' x 12'
Engine Type (last knownBarrus Shire
Berths2 x doubles in  separate cabins, each en-suite, 
1 x double in saloon utilising bed/settee.
Change over dayFriday
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking systemRotating system where pairs of owners move two
rungs up the ladder and rotate each year, going from
bottom to top in five years.

Over a period of ten years, every owner will occupy every position.

No. 1 gets first choice of two weeks, going down to no. 10,
 then it reverses and no. 10 gets first choice of second two weeks,
going up to no. 1.

Any spare weeks can be booked with priority given in reverse order
Priority for school holidaysNone.

General Comments About the Boat

Dorchester is accessed via doors on each side of the wheelhouse. The wheelhouse features the running gear and instrumentation, ample seating with provision for the erection of two tables and access through a floor hatch to the spacious engine room.

To aft of the wheelhouse, steps lead down to the aft cabin. This is a double with a porthole and rear window. There is a wardrobe , cupboard and drawer units. The en suite provides a porthole, w.c., wash basin and shower cubicle.

To forward of the wheelhouse, steps lead down to the saloon with galley area. There are four windows, two display wall units with base cupboards and a multi-fuel burning stove. There are two arm chairs and a bed settee. The galley section houses a breakfast bar, LPG gas cooker, 12v electric refrigerator, 240v microwave oven, stainless steel sink and various cupboard and drawer units.

Forward of the saloon there is the master cabin. This is a double with two portholes and a window. There is a wardrobe and cupboard and drawer units. There is a separate bathroom to starboard and toilet to port each with a porthole. The bathroom has a bath with shower over and a wash basin. The toilet has a w.c. and wash basin.

There are adequate walkways all round the decks. There are lockers to the foredeck with gas bottle storage and anchor chain storage, the latter fitted with a manual winch. The cabin roofs provide adequate space for deck chairs etc.

Dorchester has diesel powered central heating with radiators in the main areas. It also provides domestic hot water which supplements water heating via the engine. Power is via a bank of 12v batteries and there is a power inverter to provide 240v.

The boat is equipped with CD/Radio & TV & DVD player.

Pictures of the boat (And a Video)

Shared Dutch Barge Dorchester
Shared Dutch Barge Dorchester
Shared Dutch Barge Dorchester
Shared Dutch Barge Dorchester
Shared Dutch Barge Dorchester
Shared Dutch Barge Dorchester
Shared Dutch Barge Dorchester
Shared Dutch Barge Dorchester
Shared Dutch Barge Dorchester
Shared Dutch Barge Dorchester
Shared Dutch Barge Dorchester


Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction10th
Price in UK Pounds£8,500
Reason for sellingA medical condition unfortunately requires
us to part company with our 1/10th share 
in Dorchester
Pre-booked weeks includedSummer:-
May 29th.- June 05   2020
June 26th.- July 03   2020
Winter
Feb 28th. - Mar 06    2020
Nov 20th. - Nov 27th  2020
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.Four weeks each year
School holiday option possible?No such scheme on this boat.
Running costs for 2019/20Two contributions to the Owners Fund are 
made each year on the 1st. January and 1st. July 
and are set for £800 each contribution for 2020.
(See comments below)
How are the running costs to be apportioned?I would ask the incoming owner to refund to me any
FORWARD running costs I have already paid
Contact details for vendorsheenadavis.es@gmail.com 
or 07989 881493

General comments by vendor

Dorchester has seen considerable upgrading in 2019 including fitting new Victron Inverter, new calorifier, new stern gland, new mattresses/curtains in the two main cabins and also a new sofa/folding bed in main saloon.

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