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|Type of scheme||Private|
|Number of sharers||7|
|Year of construction||1996|
|Home mooring (2012)||
Carcassonne on Canal du Midi for
winter safe mooring with all amenities, electric etc.
Summer months and change over point Trebes, nr Carcassonne
|Length||46' narrow boat|
|Engine Type||Vetus (Mitsubishi)|
|Berths||2 + 2|
|Change over day each week||Thursday|
|Are pets allowed||Not Allowed|
|Is smoking allowed INSIDE the boat||Not Allowed|
|Booking System||Ladder System Summer weeks 2 weeks down + 2 weeks up, winter weeks 2 weeks down, then 2 names top of list go to the bottom for following year.|
|Priority for school holidays||Members of the group are prepared to fit in with exchanging weeks and changeover locations everyone keeps in touch by E-mail and text|
|General comments about the boat|
Any purchaser will require an international certificate to operate a pleasure craft from RYA which can be obtained after a 1-2day course at a local marina (cost up to £200 + certificate cost £40 valid for 5 years).
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General Comments by vendor
We are a well organised group formed 10 years ago with a Chairman, Treasurer, secretary and engineer with every member helping, taking on various jobs as they come up.
Amethyst is a comfortable cruiser stern boat and is fully equipped with all you need to enjoy the beautiful Canal du Midi and the Languedoc region, which has great restaurants and vineyards on route were you can stop for tastings, lots of pretty little villages as well as the main attractions of Carcassonne, Toulouse, Narbonne and Bezier there are very few mooring restrictions on route, however there are some charges, but they are minimal some give the first night free.
We are fortunate to have
and English couple who live close by who look after
shopping, laundry and the refuelling of the boat as well
as transport to and from the airport, the nearest
airport is Carcassonne about 30mins away. Ryanair fly
there from Liverpool, East midlands, Stansted, Glasgow,
Cork & Dublin
Boating on the Canal du Midi is easier than the UK as the majority of locks are electrically operated by the lock-keepers, all locks are shut from 12.30 to 1.30 for lunch.
All members make a monthly payment of £30 per share which covers the Annual Licence, Insurance and winter moorings, etc. this also pays towards some expenses incurred by dry-docking, we have no management fees as everything is done by the members.To hire a similar boat on the Midi for one week would cost more than £1000 per week.
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