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Sapphire

   
Type of scheme Private
Number of sharers 10
Year of construction 1993
Home mooring (2017)
Droitwich Spa Marina
Length 58'
Engine Type Nanni Diesel
Berths 2 + 4
Change over day each week Friday
Are pets allowed Allowed
Is smoking allowed INSIDE the boat NOT Allowed
Booking System
 Each owner has a designated priority position on a rota which changes each year. This cycle ensures that each owner will move from bottom to top over a five year period when the cycle begins again.

Starting with position one, each owner selects two weeks in the high season (April to September) and one week in the low season. The remaining weeks, allowing for winter maintenance, are booked in reverse priority order i.e. from last to first.
Priority for school holidays
 A maximum of two shares may be upgraded to having school holiday priority. This in effect allows an owner with this type of share to have first choice of holidays irrespective of their position on the rota with the proviso that the holidays may only be taken during the school weeks allocated for holidays.

The cost of this type of share is set at a premium of 25% of the monthly running costs for the entire year in which the option is taken up.
 
Presently (2017) this option has not been taken up by any of the current owners.
 
General comments about the boat

Starting from the stern and working forward, the accommodation is as follows:

From the semi-trad stern, the rear deck has a bench seat / lockers on the port side. The two lockers contain 2 x 13kg. gas cylinders, water hose, mooring pins and hooks and windlasses etc. There is also an exterior connector to allow a mains electrical supply.

Sapphire has a conventional layout i.e. rear bedroom, mid galley and lounge forward.

The bedroom has a four foot wide, fixed double bed with three large storage drawers under, a small wardrobe, cupboards over. There is currently a small en-suite toilet but it is intended to convert this space to a general storage area.

Moving forward, next is the bathroom which has a porcelain wash basin with cupboard below, pump out toilet, shower compartment and airing cupboard.

This is followed by the galley which is fitted with a Spinflo cooker, microwave, stainless steel sink and a LEC fridge.

Next comes the ‘L’ shaped dinette with removable table which can also be converted to a double bed. Finally, the lounge which includes a ‘Nene’ bed settee, another small wardrobe, coffee table, flat screen TV/DVD, radio/CD and solid fuel stove. The boat is also heated by an Alde gas boiler.

Electrical power is 12 volt and the boat is also equipped with an 1800 watt inverter to enable the use of 240 volt equipment. It is also fully protected with gas leakage, CO and smoke alarms.

The front well deck has artificial matting and two folding type chairs. There is also storage for bulky items below the deck, accessible from the interior.

Finally, there is a 100 gallon+ water tank in the bow section.
 

 
Pictures of the boat
   
 
Specific details for the share offered
 
Size of share as a percentage or fraction 3 x 10th share
Price in UK pounds £1,500 per share
Reason for selling Currently Sapphire has only seven owners out of an original total of twelve. The remaining five shares are owned by the syndicate. We have decided to increase the number of owners to ten therefore three of the shares are now available.
Pre-booked weeks included
The current owners have selected their holidays for 2017 however no allocation has been made against the three shares now offered for sale. This will allow the purchaser to select their own weeks from those remaining.

As at 23/03/17 weeks available and for selection are:

HIGH SEASON (Two weeks)
W/c 5, 12,19 & 26 May
W/c 21 July
W/c 1, 8,15, 22 & 29 September

LOW SEASON (One week)
W/c 13 October
W/c 10 & 24 November
W/c 1, 8, 15 & 22 December
 

Holiday entitlement with share offered here. Each share is entitled to two weeks in the high season (April to September) and one week in the low season. Options for the remaining weeks, winter works weeks excepted, are booked in reverse priority order.
School holiday option possible? Yes
Running costs for 2017 Standard share £75 per month

School holiday share (if option taken up) £94 per month
Contact details for vendor rick.mathews@hotmail.com or 07761 436576
Search terms sklup 6b pte 61f
 
General Comments by vendor
 

Sapphire has a group of owners who meet every year to discuss the next years location and management of this privately operated boat. We have an active policy on maintenance and replacements.

During the 2013 / 2014 winter works the hull was stripped back to bare metal from the rubbing strake down. Corrosion pits welded and sanded down, 3 extra anodes fitted each side and blacked with 2 coat epoxy. A new stern tube and shaft fitted and later that year a complete new rudder assembly fitted.

The roof was stripped back to bare metal and painted in blue and cream with a non slip paint. The curtains and floor tiles were renewed throughout the inside.
For 2016/7 the hull from the rubbing strake up to the gunwhales taken back to bare metal and repainted. Also new galley flooring and water tank liner fitted.

Under discussion and pricing for future winter works is modifying rear toilet enclosure and fitting new galley counter tops and sink. Routine major engine maintenance also done at this time.

 

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