Boat Share | Debdale

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Shared narrow boat Debdale

General information

Type of schemePrivate
Nominal number of sharers12
Year of build2006
Home mooring (2023)Gayton Marina Blisworth Arm Northamptonshire NN7 3ER
Engine Type (last known)Nanni
Berths2 + 2 + 2
Change over daySaturday
Are pets allowedNo
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking system
A rota system in which each owner chooses three weeks per year:
two between April and September inclusive, and one from any other month. 

The list of owners rotates in pairs each year giving everyone a chance to 
choose their weeks first or second over a six year period.
Priority for school holidaysA maximum of two sharers can have "special" status,
giving priority booking for school holidays.  
They pay a 25 per cent premium on the running costs.

General Comments About the Boat

Debdale is a comfortable, modern narrow boat, offering high quality accommodation. Starting from the stern, the accommodation is as follows:

Rear deck: Semi-trad steering position, with lockers on one side and access to the engine below. Hook up point for shore power.

Cabin: Double bed which extends to king size. Cupboards and hanging space. En suite with pump-out toilet and hand basin. Widescreen Freesat TV with DVD player. Radiator. Portholes with curtains. Smoke alarm.

Bathroom: Off-corridor design, with corner bath with shower over. Wash basin. Pump out toilet. Storage cupboard and radiator. Extractor fan. Porthole. Large mirrors.

Galley: U-shaped with gas oven and grill, four burner hob, Microwave, 12v fridge with freezer box. Sink and drainer. Storage cupboards. Window one side, hatch the other. White matching crockery and a good range of utensils. Extractor fan. Gas/CO alarm.

Dinette: L-shaped seating which converts into a double bed. Removable table. Large pull-out wardrobe. 12v freezer under seat. Radiator. Windows both sides.

Saloon: Sofa which converts into a double bed. Solid fuel stove. Widescreen TV with Freesat, DVD and self-seeking satellite. Radio. Separated from dinette by a curtain. Large windows, and folding doors opening full width to front deck.

Front deck: lowered well deck for easy access. Lockers on three sides provide storage and seating. Table can be set up on deck. Large water tank in bow. Anchor for river cruising.

External: Debdale had a full re-paint in 2018.

Technical: Nanni diesel engine, hydraulic bow thruster, diesel fired Webasto heating, inverter for 240v supply. LED lighting throughout.

Pictures of the boat

Please note carpets and curtains are not now as shown in these pictures. 

Shared narrow boat Debdale
Shared narrow boat Debdale
Shared narrow boat Debdale
Shared narrow boat Debdale
Shared narrow boat Debdale
Shared narrow boat Debdale
Shared narrow boat Debdale
Shared narrow boat Debdale
Shared narrow boat Debdale
Shared narrow boat Debdale
Shared narrow boat Debdale Layout
Image copyright MHCreations and used with permission

Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction12th
Price in UK Pounds£3,500
Reason for sellingWe have loved our time onboard Debdale 
but decided to try motorhome holidays for a while.
Pre-booked weeks includedWeeks booked for 2023:
July 8th for 1 week
September 30th for 1 week.
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.I get a guaranteed three weeks plus options on a fourth
School holiday option possible?No
Running costs for 2023

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Quarterly payments of £400. 
Payments made 1st Feb, May, Aug and Nov.
How are the running costs to be apportionedI would ask the incoming owner to take over the 
quarterly contribution from purchase. 

Contact details for vendor

General comments by vendor

The Debdale syndicate is very well run with excellent communication between the members.

We have enjoyed our time on Debdale and are sorry to have to sell.

Debdale also has its own website.

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