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Donjeux

   
Type of scheme Private
Number of sharers 12
Year of construction 2003
Home mooring (2017) Aquarelle, Auxerre, Burgundy, France
Length 55 x 12' 6"
Engine Type Beta Marine 75BHP
Berths 2 x doubles in cabins, 2 x berths in lounge.
Change over day each week Friday
Are pets allowed Allowed
Is smoking allowed INSIDE the boat NOT Allowed
Booking System The booking system, run by the Bookings Secretary, allows the owner of each share to book in advance up to 3 weeks use of the boat each year. 2 weeks in the "high season" (April to September, inclusive) and 1 week in the "low season" (remaining weeks). The change over day is Friday. Because of the closure of the French leisure canals from November to March, it is not possible for every owner to have a third week in which it is possible to cruise. Over the evolution of a full rota, this problem evens itself out.

At the beginning of July each year the Bookings Secretary will send out the Booking Chart to owners, in priority order, inviting them to choose their weeks for the following year. The Booking Priority System is designed such that over a 6 year period an owner would move from the bottom of the list to the top. Each year they would move up either one position or 3 positions (alternates each year) until they reach the top. The following year they would return to the bottom of the list.

When the annual booking process has been completed owners can request additional weeks that may be vacant.
Priority for school holidays
There are two School Holiday Shares permitted within the agreement. These shareholders book their weeks, (2 high season and 1 low season), from within specified school holiday periods before the normal shareholders. These shareholders pay a premium on the normal running costs.

There is 2 special share currently (2018).
 
General comments about the boat
* Self Contained aft master cabin with double bed and en suite toilet, wash basin and shower. Plenty of storage.

* Forward cabin with double bed and en-suite bath with shower and wash basin.

* Separate toilet and wash basin.

* Saloon with full size cooker, microwave, sink unit, fridge/freezer and storage units. Breakfast bar with four stools.

*One double sofa bed and two arm chairs.

*Flat screen TV/DVD and VCR player.

*Wood burning stove.

* Wheelhouse with seating and removable tables.

* Full diesel powered central heating.

*240 Volt AC power from shore supply via sockets either port or starboard or from an inverter powered from boat batteries.

*Two bicycles, panniers and four canvas chairs.

*Outside parasol and table.

*All crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, brushes, vacuum cleaner etc provided.

* Pillows and duvets provided. Disposable mattress and pillow protectors are carried on the boat for use at a small charge.

*Free car parking is provided at the base marina and a large supermarket is nearby.

*Locally based British boat engineer is on call for any problems encountered during boat usage.
 
 
Pictures of the boat

 

 
Specific details for the share offered
 
Size of share as a percentage or fraction 1/12th
Price in UK pounds £8,750.00
Reason for selling To pursue other leisure interests
Pre-booked weeks included Booking for 2018
w/c 21st September,
28th September
 & 5th October
(Three sequential weeks)
School holiday option possible?? No
Holiday entitlement with share offered here. My share entitles me to two high season and one low season week per year. There is the opportunity to take extra weeks if available and to also use the boat off season.
Running costs for 2017
2015 - £600 per share
2016 - £500 per share
2017 - £500 per share
2018 is to be determined at AGM in November 2017.

In addition to annual running costs all owners contribute £150 each to floating fund which currently stands at approx £9000. It is likely that this requirement will be paused until the fund gets depleted.

Contact details for vendor ritchie.alison@talk21.com or 07973955536
Search terms 45f frch 6b pte
 
General Comments by vendor
 
Donjeux is a well admired replica Dutch barge which has been up and down the waterways of Burgundy and beyond since 2003.
 
We have taken her the length of the Nivernais and the Canal de Bourgogne, the Loing, the Canal de Briare and the Canal Lateral a la Loire. She has been down to Roanne and up to Melun as well as calling in at Dijon. By linking up with other owners for a remote handover you could even get to Paris. Donjeux has been up and down the Yonne, the Seine and the Marne.
 
In September 2014 Donjeux was hauled out of the water for a complete external re-paint job. This was carried out in the green/cream/black livery that you see in the photos.
 
We have also built up a reserve fund to cover capital costs which currently stands at £9000. This is there in the event of engine failure. The purchaser of the share will benefit from the accrued contribution made by the vendor.
 
Whilst out of the water the propeller shaft cutlass bearing was replaced. Also, additional mooring bollards were welded amidships on the port and starboard sides for increased flexibility when mooring alongside or in a lock.
 
For an overview of the cruising areas have a look at this video on You Tube
 

 

 

For a fully comprehensive insight into barge share ownership, with particular reference to Donjeux, including details of the barge, handling underway, mooring location and direction, maintenance, pictorial guide, share details, being an owner, ownership association, booking system, cost of ownership, vendor's comments, popular cruises and navigating the French waterways go to my website :-

http://www.bargeshareforsale.com 

USEFUL LINKS

Port du Plaisance (marina) - Quai de L`Ancienne Abbaye, Auxerre. Tel: +33 386 469 677
http://www.aquarelle-france.fr 

Auxerre tourism site - http://www.burgundytoday.com 
 

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