Sapphire Cut



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Sapphire Cut



 


General information

Type of schemePrivate
Niminal number of sharers12
Year of build1998
Home mooring (2018)Welton Hythe, Leicester Arm of Grand Union
Length58'
Engine Type (last knownBeta Marine V1903-EU1 B43KC
Berths2 + 4
Change over dayFriday
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking systemA booking chart for the following calendar year is
circulated in agreed priority order before the owners’ 
annual meeting, where the bookings for the next year
are confirmed. Each owner has a priority for that year, 
and moves up a couple of places each year: after a year 
at the top of the list, the owner then starts at the bottom, 
and after six years the cycle begins again. 

Each owner can choose two weeks (separately or as a fortnight)
in the ‘high season’ (April to October inclusive), and one week in 
the remainder of the year. By this route, thirty-six weeks are firmly 
booked before the year begins. Allowing for time for winter maintenance, 
the remaining fourteen weeks are booked with priority in reverse order
to the original chart, so having last choice originally does have its compensations. 
These extra bookings are confirmed on the first day of the month
before the month of the booking
Priority for school holidaysTwo shares can get priority for school holiday weeks,
paying a premium for this over the normal annual costs.

General Comments About the Boat

Starting at the rear is the cruiser stern, under which the engine is located.

Entering the rear saloon cabin, either side of the steps there storage lockers and TV/DVD/radio. There are two single armchairs which convert to single beds. There then follows wardrobe storage and a solid fuel burner before reaching the dinette, which converts to a double bed (seating cushions refurbished 2017).

Next is the galley, which has: fridge with ice box; full sink and draining board with running hot water and filtered drinking water; gas hob, grill and oven; new microwave 2016; fully equipped with pots, pans, cutlery and crockery for which there is ample storage.

A corridor then leads to a shower room with sink, razor socket and pump out toilet.

A second toilet and sink is situated in the next room adjacent, which in night-time configures to an en-suite to the front cabin bedroom. This is a cassette style toilet with a spare storage tank also kept on board. 

The front cabin has a large double bed and wardrobe.

Double doors lead to outside seating area at the front, where gas bottle storage lockers are also located.

Modern LED ceiling lights throughout.

CO2 and smoke alarms.

New oven and hob 2016.

There is gas central heating throughout. All radiators new and boiler stripped and fully refurbished in 2017.

Toilet system, including pump-out tank, completely new in 2017.

New engine control panel and wiring harness in 2017.

Bathroom and kitchen blinds replaced 2017.

New floor covering in kitchen and bathroom areas 2017.

Bedding is provided - replaced annually (usually) from funds.

Pictures of the boat

Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction12th
Price in UK Pounds£1,250
Reason for sellingBuying own boat
Pre-booked weeks includedNone. An extra week starting
November 16th MIGHT be possible
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.Guaranteed three weeks plus
options for extra weeks 
per the booking system 
School holiday option possible?No
Running costs for 2018/9£95 per month 
Contact details for vendorgreta.randle@ntlworld.com or 02476 735117

General comments by vendor


Sapphire Cut is well maintained and kept in good order.

Share owners elected to move from using a paid management company to become privately managed. This has proved to be highly successful and enables increased funds for the boat to still be kept to a high standard.

Locating the boat at Welton Hythe enables a wide choice of cruising destinations. The Marina itself is an extremely pleasant and relaxed location to begin your holiday.

Share owners have an informal meeting in March and a formal AGM in November of each year. 

There is an appointed chairman, treasurer and person(s) in charge of maintenance. Monthly balance sheets are sent out by the treasurer, to enable full transparency of money coming in and going out.

Individual share owners pay for pump-out (if pump-out toilet used as well as or instead of cassette toilet), refilling of diesel fuel, coal and replacement of gas bottle (if runs out) during each holiday.

We have been in shared ownership for five years and have had canal holidays for over thirty years. The syndicate are supportive and helpful. We meet twice a year and have made good friendships.

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