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Silver Steel

Type of scheme Managed
Number of sharers 12 (Nominally - actually shared between 10 people)
Year of construction 1999
Home mooring (2018) Auxerre, France
Length 37ft 5ins x 11ft 6ins
Engine Type Perkins 130hp diesel
Craft type Steel river/estuary cruiser with rear cabin, upper steering position and deck.
Berths 4 + 2
Change over day each week Friday
Are pets allowed NOT Allowed
Is smoking allowed INSIDE the boat NOT Allowed
Booking System
Weeks are drawn at the owners meeting normally November each year for the period approximately 12 months in advance. i.e. at the November 2016 meeting the weeks for winter 2017/8 and summer 2018 were drawn.

Swaps for the drawn weeks are possible either at the meeting or by email contact with the other owners.
Priority for school holidays
Two owners get to choose ahead can select school holiday weeks.
General comments about the boat
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 ( 240 volt, 12 volt or gas), 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.
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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
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General Comments by vendor

As Silver Steel is located in Auxerre France (and 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.

Silver Steel is a very comfortable river cruiser, and has been regularly well maintained by the syndicate e.g. recent rear en-suite/WC overhaul.

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 BCBM who manage the boat.

The engine is more than adequate for the rivers and canals, being perfectly capable for pushing against strong streams.

The bow-thruster makes for easy handling in close confines. The outside seating and steering position is delightful when underway, and while moored. The inside steering position is a boon when it rains!

The boat has sealed maintenance-free batteries, so there is no need for any topping up.

The base mooring is beautifully situated opposite the spectacular town of Auxerre, is 5 mins walk from a large supermarket, and many restaurants are just over the bridge in the old town.

Travel is about six hours from the Channel by motorway, or travel by Eurostar and TGV to the station about 10 mins walk from the mooring is also possible.

Silver Steel has been well maintained from new by the syndicate members (original and current), She is in excellent condition.
We were part of the original syndicate when she was new and rejoined a few years ago, unfortunately we are now unable to get dog sitters as our children have changed jobs and so reluctantly have to sell our share.

(Footnote by Philip, boatshare. I have stayed in Auxerre
and it is a really, really nice place to spend a few days)

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