Boat Share in France | Silver Steel
|Type of scheme||Managed|
|Nominal number of sharers||12|
|Year of build||1996|
|Home mooring (2018)||Port de Plaisance, Niderviller, France|
|Length||37ft 5ins x 11ft 6ins|
|Engine Type (last known||Perkins 120 Sabre|
|Berths||4 + 2|
|Change over day||Friday|
|Are pets allowed||No|
|Is smoking allowed inside||No|
|Booking system||Each share has the right to two consecutive weeks|
in each period October -March and April-September
which are drawn at the AGM, usually held in
November each year, for the 12 month period
from the following October.
Allocated weeks can, and often are, swopped between
shareholders if mutually convenient.
|Priority for school holidays||Two owners get to choose ahead |
can select school holiday weeks.
General Comments About the Boat
Steel river/estuary cruiser with rear cabin, upper steering position and deck.
From the bow. Twin - V berth (centre section has wooden cover and mattress section to convert to a double) with hatch and wardrobe. WC and hand basin to port.
Galley with fridge, gas hob and cooker to port, dinette to starboard (converts to double). Up steps to raised centre saloon with table and seating to starboard, inside steering position to port.
Large ceiling hatch for ventilation.
Steps to upper steering position and sundeck.
Steps down to stateroom with double bed, wardrobe, cupboard, and en-suite shower, hand basin and WC. Shower/WC has recently been refurbished. WC is now electrically operated
Upper deck has steering position and table and chairs under a white bimini.
Hot water is provided by engine when running or when connected to shore power by an immersion type electric heater.
240 volt sockets are provided in the salon and are available when shore power is connected.12 volt DC sockets are also provided.
Pictures of the boat
Specific details for the share offered
|Size of share as a percentage or fraction|
|Price in UK Pounds|
|Reason for selling|
|Pre-booked weeks included|
|Holiday entitlement with share offered here.||Guaranteed two consecutive weeks in each |
period October-March and April-September
|School holiday option possible?||No|
|Running costs for 2019/20|
|How are the running costs to be apportioned|
|Contact details for vendor|
General comments by vendor
As part of the syndicate rules the shareholder must have an ICC (International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft) or equivalent. For UK residents, this can be obtained from the RYA.
Silver Steel is a very comfortable river cruiser, and has been regularly well maintained by the syndicate e.g. recent rear en-suite/WC overhaul.
The blown air heating system keeps her warm during cold periods, and there are mains heaters on board which can be used when connected to a shore supply.
Maintenance is undertaken by the boatyard as directed by the BCBM who manage the boat.
The engine is more than adequate for the rivers and canals, being perfectly capable for pushing against strong streams.
The bow-thruster makes for easy handling in close confines. The outside seating and steering position is delightful when underway, and while moored. The inside steering position is a boon when it rains!
The boat has sealed maintenance-free batteries, so there is no need for any topping up.
We sold two shares in Silver Steel some time ago, but have now decided to sell our last share. It has always been a very friendly and cooperative syndicate.
The boat was based at St Jean de Losne for several years, but has been at Auxerre since 2012 until this winter, when she was moved to Niderviller.
The boat has been exceptionally well cared for and without question is in better condition today than when we purchased our share.
To use a boat in France you need to get an ICC Certificate. Find out how to easily get one here
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