Boat Share in France | Glistening Steel

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Glistening Steel

Shared steel cruiser based Blue Steel based in France

General information

Type of schemePrivate
Nominal number of sharers12
Year of build1996
Home mooring (2024)Port de Plaisance, 21170 Saint-Jean-de-Losne
Length11.4m x 3.5m
Engine Type (last knownVolvo Diesel 135 hp
Berths4 + 3
Change over dayThursday
Are pets allowedNo
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking systemThe allocation scheme has twelve year cycles at present:
the current cycle ends in 2024.

Summer (24 weeks) is divided into 12 two-week allocation periods,
as is Winter, with 4 weeks in Jan/Feb left clear for maintenance.

The allocations move forward by several weeks each year so that
each share moves through each of the two-week allocation periods over a 12 year period. 
Priority for school holidaysNone.

General Comments About the Boat

The living accommodation of Glistening Steel is accessed from the stern helm position via steps which lead down to the saloon. 

There is a settee, with storage under, and table to starboard with numerous cupboards on the port side. The settee can be used as a seventh bed if required. The saloon also houses a TV, set top box and DVD player and is equipped for satellite TV. A radio/Bluetooth multi-media player completes the electronic equipment. Steps at the forward end of the saloon lead down to the dining area and galley. 

The galley is well equipped with gas hob, microwave and fridge and ample cupboards for cooking equipment/implements, crockery and cutlery The dining area seats 4 comfortably and converts easily into a double berth. There is ample storage space under the bench seats. 

There is a forward bathroom with basin and WC. 

Still further forward is a cabin with double bed (storage under), cupboard and wardrobe.

Steps at the rear of the saloon lead down to the master en suite cabin which comprise of a double bed with access both sides and storage under. There are also two cupboards, a wardrobe and a full length mirror. 

The bathroom consists of a shower, basin with large surface area and cupboards under, and a WC.

Throughout the boat there are ample UK electrical sockets fed from shore power or from an inverter. An Eberspacher central heating system equips Glistening Steel for winter use.

On deck the boat has the helm at the stern which provides instrumentation and controls for engine and bow thruster operation. The whole stern area is protected from the weather by a bimini with side panels and a tonneau cover. All these covers can be unzipped, folded back and/or removed for fair weather cruising. 

To the rear of the Skipper's seat there is a fold away table and 4 folding chairs for alfresco dining. On the starboard side of the boat are the gas locker and fuel and water filling points.

Pictures of the boat

Shared steel cruiser based Blue Steel based in France
Shared steel cruiser based in France
Shared steel cruiser based in France
Shared steel cruiser based in France
Shared steel cruiser based in France
Shared steel cruiser based in France
Shared steel cruiser based in France
Shared steel cruiser based in France
Shared steel cruiser based in France
Shared steel cruiser based in France
Shared steel cruiser based in France
Shared steel cruiser based in France

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 2024
How are the running costs to be apportioned
Contact details for vendor

General comments by vendor

We have had at least one share for over seven years, and we have had many excellent holidays on the boat. Glistening Steel offers safe and comfortable mobile accommodation for the exploration of a fascinating and beautiful region of France The Soane is a beautiful river with many historic towns to explore, whilst the canals give access to historic cities such as Dole, Besancon, Dijon and Beaune.

This is a great opportunity to become a co-owner in an easily handled Stevens 1140 Dutch Steel Cruiser based at the secure Port de Plaisance, Saint Jean de Losne some 20km south east of Dijon and 5 to 6 hours driving from Calais. The River Saone runs through St Jean which is considered to be the boating centre of France with easy access to 2 rivers and 4 canals. With the advantage of carrying out remote changeovers, the choices of cruising areas are many.

The rivers and canals never seem crowded. The locks are mostly automatic in this area with lock-keepers deployed to assist when the locks are manual.

The friendly syndicate is self managed with an elected committee and owners meet once a year at the AGM. So that every aspect can be covered the meeting is an all day event and only ends when everyone has had their say, and decisions taken, as to how the boat will be managed, engineered, maintained, improved and financed for the coming boat year (April to March). As we are self managed all subscriptions go in to maintaining Glistening Steel in tip top condition.We have an annual general agm when we decide on what needs to be done for the maintenance of the boat.

We all get on well with each other and all take part part in various areas of management of boat.

Swapping periods on boat is usually very easy!

Distant swap-overs have been organised between share holders

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