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Sapphire Cut

   
Type of scheme Private
Number of sharers 12
Year of construction 1999
Home mooring (2017) Welton Hythe Marina Nr. Daventry
Length 58'
Engine Type Beta Marine V1903-EU1 B43KC
Berths 2 + 4
Change over day each week Friday
Are pets allowed Allowed
Is smoking allowed INSIDE the boat NOT Allowed
Booking System
A 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 holidays

Two designated "special" shares have priority booking of school holiday weeks.

 
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 t
hen leads to a shower room with sink, razor socket and cassette toilet.

A second pump-out toilet and sink is situated in the next room adjacent, which in night-time configures to an en-suite to the front cabin bedroom.

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.

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

Please note all INTERIOR shots are of a boat with a similar layout.
They are NOT of the actual boat and should be considered indicative of layout ONLY.

 
 
Specific details for the share offered
 
Size of share as a percentage or fraction 12th
Price in UK pounds £2,500
Reason for selling
Enjoy life on the canal so much we have decided to move on to buying our own boat.
Pre-booked weeks included 2017 weeks used but at the time of placing the advert there were available to request middle of November to end of December 2017. All monthly fees paid to end of 2017.
School holiday option possible? My share is a share that gets guaranteed school holiday weeks if required and at no extra cost.
Holiday entitlement with share offered here. 3 weeks (2 high season, 1 low season) plus at least 1 further week. No additional charge for further weeks or school holiday option
Running costs for 2017 Each owner presently pays £95 per month to cover running costs.
Contact details for vendor apsmith213@gmail.com or 07421 327039
Search terms csr skl 61f 6b pte
 
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 be kept to a higher standard.

Locating the boat at Welton Hythe enables a wide choice of cruising destinations. So far we have cruised through Braunston in the directions of Warwick, Banbury and Rugby. Other possible destinations within relative close proximity include Market Harborough, Leicester and Milton Keynes. 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.
 

It is again emphasised that this special share affords first or second priority above all other share owners in booking three of your holiday weeks, giving the best probability of always obtaining weeks that are best suited to you. There is NO extra charge for booking school holidays (above the sale value of special shares being above that of ordinary shares), in fact, there is some preference that special share owners choose their weeks to be in school holidays where possible.
 

Our circumstances are such that it has always suited us to book a mixture of school holiday and non-school holiday weeks. During 2017 we will have had non-school holiday weeks in March and September, and a school holiday week in May. In 2016 we had school holiday weeks in April and August and a very enjoyable week prior to Christmas in December.
 

We have had great pleasure and enjoyment during our time on the canal with Sapphire Cut, at times of year spread across spring, summer, autumn and winter. Share ownership has proved to be a very cost effective way of sampling and enjoying life on the canal. Time now for us to buy a boat that will enable us to spend more prolonged periods of time travelling on the canal.
 

 

 

 

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