Shared Narrow Boat Debdale

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Shared narrow boat Debdale


General information

Type of schemePrivate
Nominal number of sharers12
Year of build2006
Home mooring (2020/21)Alvechurch Marina, Birmingham B48 7SF
Engine Type (last knownNanni
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.

The boat has maintenance every winter and will be unavailable 
for several weeks during this time but all other weeks are available 
as extras, priority being given to those at the bottom of the list. 
Priority for school holidaysA maximum of three 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: Blacked 2017 and partially repainted in 2015. Non-slip surfaces on gunwales and roof.

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

Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction12th
Price in UK Pounds£3,500
Reason for sellingI have enjoyed cruising for many years and
now will focus on my campervan holidays.
Pre-booked weeks includedNone
(2021 selection to be made in November 2020)
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.Three weeks 
School holiday option possible?This is a school holiday share
Running costs for 2020

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£121.52 per month (for this school holiday share)
How are the running costs to be apportionedI would ask the incoming owner to take over the 
monthly contribution from purchase. 
Contact details for vendor
or 07904 740017

General comments by vendor

This is a school holiday share but this status can be relinquised if not needed with a subsequent saving on running costs

I have enjoyed tremendously my last 10 years or so with the Debdale syndicate.

They are an amazingly friendly helpful group of people. Really supportive team players and all love Debdale and she is maintained as well as when some of the members first bought her.

As a self-managed boat email is used for keeping in touch, with documents posted to the owners' secure section of the Debdale website.

An AGM is held where all aspects of management and future planning are discussed face-to-face. Recent domestic improvements include a new sofabed in the saloon with new upholstery at the dinette to match, two new widescreen Avtech TVs with built-in DVD players plus built-in Freesat, also new microwave, as well as regular replacement of domestic items such as duvets and pillows.

The full repaint and re-varnishing carried out over several months during 2017 winter maintenance has paid dividends. Debdale looks in fine fettle. 

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