Boatshare in France | Cruiser Silver Steel

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Silver Steel

Shared cruiser based in France, Silver Steel

General information

Type of schemeManaged
Nominal number of sharers12
Year of build1997
Home mooring (2023)SAONE PLAISANCE 2 Rue des Romains - 
Port de Savoyeux - 
Length37ft 5ins x 11ft 5ins
Engine Type (last known)Perkins Sabre 135M Diesel - 135HP (2012)
Berths6 in 3 cabins
Change over dayFriday
Are pets allowedNo
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking systemEach 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 holidaysTwo 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

Shared cruiser based in France, Silver Steel
Shared cruiser based in France, Silver Steel
Shared cruiser based in France, Silver Steel
Shared cruiser based in France, Silver Steel
Shared cruiser based in France, Silver Steel
Upper helm
Shared cruiser based in France, Silver Steel
Lower helm
Shared cruiser based in France, Silver Steel
Shared cruiser based in France, Silver Steel
Shared cruiser based in France, Silver Steel
Shared cruiser based in France, Silver Steel

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 2023
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. (See link below)

Silver Steel is a very comfortable river cruiser, and has been regularly well maintained by the syndicate, with several upgrades over the years to keep her up to date.

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 syndicate chairman and winter maintenance officer. Any proposed major outlay is discussed and voted on at the annual AGM - Which owners can attend in person or virtually.

The Perkins 6 cylinder diesel engine offers plenty of power but is very economical on inland waterways.

The bow-thruster makes for easy handling in close confines.

One of the nicest features of Silver Steel is the large, raised aft deck. This can accommodate 6 people ,ideal for alfresco dinning!

Shade is provided by a large , folding bimini. and a new enclosed canopy is booked to be fitted at H20 at St-Jean-de -Losne next winter

We have been owners for three years and have enjoyed extensive cruising of the beautiful river Saone. The boat is very comfortable and reliable and easy to handle.

Silver Steel was based at St Jean de Losne for several years, but has been at Auxerre since 2012, then Niderviller and now Savoyeux.

The syndicates ethos has always been to move the location of the boat every few years so that all of the extensive canal & river network in France can be explored.

The boat has been exceptionally well cared for and remains in excellent order.


ICC Certificate

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