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Type of scheme Private
Number of sharers 8 Owners as of October 2016.

Four owners having two shares each and four owners having one share each.

Owners can own up to two shares each
Year of construction 2001
Home mooring (2018) Auxerre, France.
Length 15.6 metres x 3.75m
Engine Type Beta Marine 62 hp
Berths 2 + 2 + 2
Change over day each week Friday
Are pets allowed Allowed
Is smoking allowed INSIDE the boat NOT Allowed
Booking System
Booking System

A "rota", a rotating prioritized list of share holders is distributed to the owners in their next year priority order in the August-September time frame.

A share entitles:-
1. Each year the share moves up in position on the rota. When you get your turn on the schedule for choosing dates, one chooses:

i. One 2 week block in summer season, which is the period from roughly April 1 through September 30.

ii. 1 One week period scheduled outside of summer season

iii. The last two people on the rota each get their one week from the remaining two weeks remaining in the summer season.

2. Each share rises through the rota over a 6 year period.
Priority for school holidays
No such scheme on this boat
General comments about the boat

Forward cabin has queen sized bed, 2 large drawers and 2 wardrobes. En-suite bath with shower/tub and washbasin with counter in one room. Electric toilet with washbasin and counter in separate room.

Stairs from the wheelhouse lead to aft cabin with queen sized bed, drawers and large wardrobe. En-suite shower with washbasin and counter, and electric toilet.

Pillows, mattress covers and duvets are provided. Owners bring their own linen and towels.

Stairs forward from wheelhouse into main salon with:

Full kitchen with four burner stove and oven, microwave, sink unit, fridge/freezer, 4 stool breakfast bar/food prep area, pantry and storage cabinets/drawers.

Living room with double sofabed, 2 arm chairs, wood-burning stove, Radio/CD, and many storage cabinets and shelves

The wheelhouse has upholstered seating benches and dismountable tables for up to 6 people
Diesel powered central heating, and engine and electric powered hot water.

240V AC power from shore power or boats batteries.

Separate battery bank for domestic supplies and engine start.

2 gas bottle storage in separate side deck compartment.

2 bicycles and 4 picnic chairs.

All needed crockery, cutlery, pans, brushes and vacuum cleaner.
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.
School holiday option possible?
Running costs for 2018
Contact details for vendor
Search terms
General Comments by vendor
General Comments by Vendor

Please note I would consider splitting the share into 2 x 12th.

Decize is based in Auxerre, Bourgogne.

Decize is a 12 share shared ownership Piper built in 2001 as a 52' Dutch Barge which is kept in great condition and is serviced each year during the winter months.

Each owner may arrange with other owners before and/or after them on the booking chart to do remote changeovers, this happens quite frequently. One simply negotiates with owners once the rota is finalized for the following year, usually in September/October.

Decize has a 62 h/p Beta Marine diesel and is relatively easy to handle but does not have a bow-thruster. An International Certificate for Operator of a Pleasure Craft License or equivalent is required to drive her, but that may be attained after purchase via the Royal Yachting Association. It is very useful to hold a Maritime Radio Operator's Certificate of Competence for the VHF.

Under the now defunct Ownerships scheme, the original managers, costs had been as high as £1500, inclusive of everything except fuel used. When the owners took over management of Decize a committee managing our boat was formed comprising of a Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary and Engineer. Since then costs have come down to £1,000 or less.

Annual expenses are agreed at our AGM (All Group Meeting) which occurs in November/December in England. Other costs may include special maintenance requirements (this happened only once in our 16 year history for £300). There are no other costs save replenishment of your own consumables, for example, diesel and 5 Euro per week to cover cost of gas which is kept in a "Kitty" on board. Gas Bottles are replaced by the owner on board at the time a bottle runs empty.

Locally based Boat Engineer is available for any problems encountered during boat usage.

Free Parking is provided at the Marina in Auxerre and there is a large Leclerc Supermarket nearby.

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