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Dragonfly No. 12

   
Type of scheme Managed
Number of sharers 14
Year of construction 2006
Home mooring (2013) Welton Haven, Northamptonshire
Length 58'
Engine Type Beta 43hp
Berths 2 + 4
Change over day each week Saturday
Are pets allowed NOT Allowed
Is smoking allowed INSIDE the boat NOT Allowed
Booking System
Members take it in turn to choose on a rotational system
Priority for school holidays

Yes.

 
General comments about the boat

From the stern forward:

REAR DECK: a semi-traditional format. Wood and brass tiller. There is access to the engine and weed-hatch. There is a conventional forward/reverse throttle control and the bow-thruster control as well as various dials relating to the engine. The engine is equipped with a 230V generator and alternators for start batteries and domestic - 230v is available when the engine is running or from a 1800w inverter when not. There is also a shore-line socket. A second set of doors under a sliding roof panel leads to:-

REAR CABIN: With wardrobes either side of steps down to floor level where there is a full-size fixed double bed. Port-hole window. All the system isolating switches are here together with the mains selector switch. A small shelf over the bedhead contains reading lights and there is an additional corner cupboard at the foot of the bed. Underbed storage accommodates the mains vacuum cleaner. A skirting board radiator is heated by the diesel fuelled unit that is in the engine compartment. A wall mounted programmer allows timed on-off. A door leads to a side passage and the -

BATHROOM: This contains a water-flushed dual-tank pump-out toilet, a hand basin, a 900 x 760mm shower with domestic thermostatic mixer head and some small storage shelves. A small radiator provides warmth and a heated towel rail. There is a wall mounted mirror and a shaver point. Continuing along the side passage, there are two utility/larder cupboards before reaching the -

U-SHAPED GALLEY: There is a worktop area which covers storage cupboards and it has a set-in stainless steel sink with a domestic mixer tap over. A full-size domestic gas oven/grill is set above the compact washer/dryer. To the right are crockery shelves and a microwave cooker. A 4-burner gas hob is fitted in the worktop with a fridge below behind a decorative wooden door. Opposite the sink is a pair of steel doors set into the side of the boat and underneath this, at gunwale level, is a small folding table for food preparation. Moving forward to the -

DINETTE: An L-shaped seating arrangement with table converts to double bed. Under the seating is storage and a roll-out 12v chest freezer. The seating has an angled back and seat base for more comfortable seating. Skirting radiator. This area adjoins the -

SALOON: The sofa also converts to a double bed and a brass rail supports a dividing curtain with tie-backs for daytime use. There are skirting radiators and also a woodburner/solid fuel stove. Opposite the sofa is a bookshelf and corner unit housing the CD/radio with a flat-screen TV and DVD player on top. There are two full-height wardrobes at the front either side of storage steps to the double-doors to the -

FRONT DECK: With storage lockers, water filling point and gas bottle locker.

GENERAL: Dragonfly is carpeted throughout except the galley which is boarded. She is spray-foam lined under ash diagonal internal panelling. Externally there are mooring ropes fore and aft with a centre eye on the roof also with a rope. The roof is covered in non-slip paint and there are the usual plank, pole, hook and life-belt here too.

 
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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. Our share entitles us to two weeks on board Dragonfly each year.

One week is guaranteed, under the terms of the legal ownership contract, to be in the school summer holiday (picked on a rotational basis between the handful of School Holiday Share Holders).

The second week could be during a school holiday at another time of year depending upon the rotational picking-order. It is also possible to have additional weeks at no additional cost (other than fuel and pump-out charge) because members are not allowed to sell-on any unused weeks, they are offered to the other co-owners free of additional charge.
Running costs for 2013  
Contact details for vendor  
 
General Comments by vendor
 
Dragonfly is high specification and offers luxury cruising.  The boat exterior has recently been repainted to the same high standard as new.  The interior is kept very clean, with a requirement to return it clean at the end of the week (a reasonably-priced valet service is available).  Being pet-free and non-smoking also helps keep the boat in good cleanliness and extends the lifespan of the furnishings etc. 
 
The boat is equipped with a bow-thruster, helping with manoeuvrability and making the boat easier to handle even for people with little experience or knowledge of narrow boats.
 
The choice of central heating and/or wood-burning stove offers very warm winter cruising - we spent Christmas on it one year moored beside frosted fields and we were all very warm and snug inside! 
 
The boat is wholly owned by the syndicate members.  The management company and/or boat builders do not have any shareholding.
 
Decisions are made by the co-owners at an AGM - the meeting is usually held near the management company offices in Cheshire and offers a great chance to meet the other co-owners socially. It is intended that in future the AGM will also be on a "conference call" so anyone unable to attend in person can take part.  It is also possible to vote on any item by proxy - the agenda is circulated in advance.  The syndicate is totally democratic with votes weighted in proportion of one's shareholding i.e. we have 1/24th of the votes.
 
Welton Haven is a very quiet mooring in a marina setting with landline electricity  - ideal if anyone wants to use the boat purely as a "floating hotel" anytime and drive out across the midlands on daytrips or just chill-out without travelling about!  In terms of cruising it offers excellent access to the Grand Union Canal and Oxford Canal - beautiful countryside and there are some relatively lock-free routes as well as more energetic options!  There are plenty of pubs and village shops etc along the routes.  The boat is stocked with a full set of Nicholson's canal guides as well as binoculars, bird guide books, a first aid kit and a small tool kit.

 

 

 

 

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