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Sandpiper

   
Type of scheme Private
Number of sharers 12
Year of construction 1996
Home mooring (2017) Great Heywood
Length 58'
Engine Type Barrus Shire 40
Berths Fixed double extending to King + dinette conversion + 2 chair beds (6 maximum)
Change over day each week Saturday
Are pets allowed Allowed
Is smoking allowed INSIDE the boat NOT Allowed
Booking System
Simply put: From late June, a booking chart for the following calendar year is circulated in agreed priority order, to allow all shares to make initial choices before, and subsequent mutually agreeable swaps at, the owners’ annual general meeting in the Autumn, where the bookings for the next year are confirmed.

In more detail:  Each owner has a priority placing on the chart for that year, and alternates moving one or three places up the chart every year. 

After a year in first or second place on the chart, the share moves to the bottom, so that after six years every share has moved through the full chart.

With the exception of “School Holiday Special shares” covered in the next section, at their share's turn each owner can choose two weeks (separately or as a fortnight) in the ‘high season’ (April to September inclusive), and one week in the remainder of the year. 

Then each share, with priority in reverse order to the original chart, (so being at the bottom of the chart also has its advantages), may choose a fourth week (at a small extra fee of £25) from the remaining fourteen weeks, after allowing time for winter maintenance work on the boat - usually 4 weeks in January.
Priority for school holidays
There are two “School Holiday Special shares” which annually have priority booking of their first three weeks, from within the school holidays only.
 
This does still allow many summer or Christmas weeks from which other members can choose as the Sandpiper syndicate agreed to keep the number of these special shares to a maximum of two.
 
General comments about the boat

 
Starting at the semi-trad stern, there is a fixed bench, housing 2 gas bottles, windlass, mooring pins etc;

You continue forward, down the steps in to the cabin, with fixed double bed which pulls out to a full king size. Pillows and two double, two single duvets are provided and regularly replaced. The bed has two large drawers under it, a large shelf & locker cupboards over it. The cabin also offers a wardrobe and an en-suite WC shower cubicle with small hand basin, also providing hanging space for wet coats.
A door can close this cabin off from the rest of the boat. In the daytime this door closes off the central heating boiler from the corridor beyond. 

There are radiators throughout the interior, in the cabin, bathroom, dinette area and lounge.
Beyond the boiler is the door to the bathroom with a corner bath with shower over, raised pump-out loo, full sized hand basin with storage cupboard under and access to a hot press behind the boiler.
Next to the fore is the fully equipped and stocked U-shaped galley/ kitchen with large opening hatch, full size oven and four-ring hob, microwave, full size under counter fridge, sink with draining board, drawer, shelves and cupboards. 

Separating the galley from the lounge there is a suspended, glazed cupboard for all the glasses and crockery allowing light though.

The L-shaped dinette beyond this converts to a double bed with an small overhead shelf and has a drawer and storage space for larger items under seat. This area is open to, but can be separated from, the lounge by full length curtains.

The salon has a wardrobe and 3 drawer unit opposite a solid fuel stove, two large armchair-beds and a small folding table, stools, corner LCD TV with DVD player and is glazed by floor-to-ceiling bi-folding doors which both fold back & open on to the bow deck at the same floor level, with built in locker bench to either side, storing hose, tool box, kindling etc.
 

The prow of the boat beyond the bow deck houses the large clean water storage tank
 
Pictures of the boat


It should be noted that the three interior shots here are library shots showing the inside of an identical boat. Soft furnishings could differ however.
 
Specific details for the share offered
 
Size of share as a percentage or fraction 2 x 1/12th
Price in UK pounds £2,200 per share
Reason for selling We have loved our ten years holidaying on Sandpiper but we originally only intended to do this to test the waters in considering buying our own boat.
Pre-booked weeks included (2017)

August 5th; September 23rd and 30th and Nov 18th; 
 
- or -

(May 20th and 27th); October 28th and Dec 16th.
 
School holiday option possible? No
Holiday entitlement with share offered here. Each share books two high season & one low season week with options to book a fourth for the next calendar year and further spare weeks as they come up.
Running costs for 2017 The running costs in 2017 have been kept to £60 monthly per share, generally paid by standing order.  This contributes to a "floating fund" but when large expenditure is required by agreement of the share owners, (such as the new engine in 2011), the balance will be sought in equal parts from all share owners.
Contact details for vendor smturley@gmail.com
Search terms pte 6b 61f
 
General Comments by vendor
 
This is an ex-Ownerships boat, (based in Great Haywood Marina since early 2016), which elected to self manage ten years ago, has a friendly group of owners based all around the UK (& one from Australia), with people volunteering where they can help with particular aspects of the running of the boat, no matter how small the task, to help keep the boat in good shape and the costs down.
The boat is fully owned by the twelve equal shares held by the share holders and is self managed mainly by email and an AGM in October or November.
Whilst not gold-plating the taps! the group of owners has been keen to keep the boat in good & comfortable order, and recent works carried out include:

-New mattress, with extension for the king size option, installed June 2017, for the fixed double in the cabin to replace original mattress.

-Full repaint carried out Jan/Feb 2016, boat now painted green overall

-New engine, gearbox and stern tube installed August 2011. Engine is a 4
cylinder Yanmar diesel.

-A new calorifier fitted 2013 (supplies domestic hot water utilising engine heat).

-New carpet tiles fitted throughout boat in 2012.

-New solid fuel stove installed November 2014 (boat also has an Alde gas
boiler for central heating and hot water supply).

-New galley worktop and gas hob installed January 2015

-Satisfactory survey and valuation carried out March 2016

 

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