Boat Share in France | Escapade



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ESCAPADE

Escapade a shared boat based in France


 


General information

Type of schemePrivate
Nominal number of sharers12
Year of build1985
Home mooring (2020)Baye, Canal du Nivernais, Bourgogne
Length11.7m x 3.6m
Engine Type (last knownVolvo Penta
Berths2 double cabins
Change over dayThursday
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking system
A booking chart for the following calendar year is circulated 
in agreed priority order typically starting in April.

Shareholders will be coupled together swapping alternate years,  
and then the couples rotate around the list, once at the top of the 
list you then go to the bottom and work your way back up to the 
top, this therefore creates a 6-year cycle.

The first two shares sold in the syndicate will be coupled together 
and start at the top of the list.

The existing shareholders will remain at the bottom of the list 
until all shares are sold.

Each owner can choose a fortnightly in high season 
(April to September inclusive)

Once this process is complete for all shares, owners then may choose a 
fortnight week if they wish but this is done in reverse order so that those 
who got last choice their first three weeks get first choice for their fourth.

Any remaining weeks plus any that arise during the year if original 
share owners cannot use them are available for a syndicate member 
to bid for priority is again given in order from the bottom like the 
second fortnight week except that once a period has been claimed in this round 
the winner drops their priority for any more.

Please see "General Comments By Vendor" towards the foot of this advert about the "Winter Weeks"
Priority for school holidaysNo such scheme on this boat

General Comments About the Boat

A GRP cruiser built by Jeanneau-Eau-Claire 

Starting at the bow of this GRP craft, there is room for 4/6 to sit down, comfortably under the fixed canopy, to enjoy the outside space, under the seating , 3 deck lockers all with their own individual locks, containing ropes, spare fenders, anchor, buckets etc.
Sliding door brings you into the lounge or first bedroom, where the steering of the boat is, control panel for 12 volts system, sitting in the captain's chair, there is a screen to stop drafts from the door and at each side wing mirrors for easy viewing of the stern, there is a rudder gauge, compasses counter, depth sounder, and temperature gauge.

There is enough room for 4/5 people to sit and eat, (again comfortably), seating covers been have completely recovered, last year, 2018) Dinette that converts to a double bed, single bench/ berth, ample storage space under seating, plus cabinet for storing drinks books bags and food etc, outlet for hot under-floor gas heating ( New 2017) plus electric fitted radiator if needed. Sliding roof which is great for sleeping under the stars.

There is also a 6 disc CD/radio, 4 speakers fitted into roof space. Fire extinguisher. One floor electrical socket, two main sockets, one 12 volt socket. 3 - 230amp spotlights, two 12v lights.

Following on to the kitchen with work surface, full size cooker, gas (New 2016) fridge that works off electric or gas. Stainless steel sink, storage space pots, pans etc. Cointra hot water system (New 2015) two 12v lights, one spot light, and a fire blanket.
 
Opposite is the bathroom with a manual sea toilet, wash basin, shower, storage space underneath the sink, one 12v light.
Leading to second cabin or large open plan lounge approximately 14 by 9 ft, where the engine sits. Here is a click/ clack double bed, two chairs that can be used in or outside, TV, satellite receiver, lots of cupboards, wardrobes for storing clothes etc, two spot lights, 3 12v lights, fire extinguisher and removable carpet tiles giving easy access to the bilges.
Up three steps and a sliding door to the aft deck leading to 3 lockers, where locker 1: two gas bottles and in number two, 30 litre containers for fuel. The central locker has the weed hatch, plus hydraulic system electrical switches, two batteries one for the engine on for the 12 volt system, powered by the solar panel on the roof, and rear access to the engine; locker 3 ; water hoses, electric cable with fuel (diesel) tank under.

Turning forward on the aft deck there is a ladder leading to the roof with easy access ladder, which doubles for the swim platform which has two bicycles, one new mountain bike, one old French style shopping bicycle. Plenty of room for kayak, small dinghy etc.
On the roof there are two solar panels, boat hooks and the sliding hatch door for the aft cabin, and space for sliding roof for forward cabin.



Pictures of the boat

Escapade a shared boat based in France
Escapade a shared boat based in France
Escapade a shared boat based in France
Escapade a shared boat based in France
Escapade a shared boat based in France
Escapade a shared boat based in France
Escapade a shared boat based in France
Escapade a shared boat based in France
Escapade a shared boat based in France
Escapade a shared boat based in France

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.
School holiday option possible?
Running costs for 2020

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Contact details for vendor

General comments by vendor

We are looking for conscientious people, would really suit couples, small families etc, that love boats and boating, to share the running costs of this wonderful boat, as well as the ownership. This is the first time that Escapade, will have more than one or two owners.

We have been in syndicates in the UK before, so have a little knowledge on the workings of them, we will be looking for help in the running of the syndicate, Admin, Secretarial help etc. Please tell us your experience, and if any of the above would suit you? First-person to sign up will get the pick of the summer weeks, for the season starting 2020.

This wonderful French riverboat has been in private hands for over 20 years, and the upkeep has been meticulous attended to, year in, and year out, had her/him bottom painted last year, regular maintenance ongoing when needed.  We can help you to cruise on the waterways in France, Europe, for a fraction of the cost if you were to buy by yourself.

The running costs for Escapade, are approximately £3,600 per annum, that includes maintenance, insurance, boat being taken out of the water, wintered, dry stored etc. We visualise that this would also represent a contingency built in. This works out £300 per share, £6 pounds per week. Most of the maintenance work can be carried out by ourselves,especially considering the price of maintenance charges, in France. 

This is a wonderful opportunity for a two week holiday, every year cruising around Europe, trouble free. Season starts April to September, plus two weeks in the winter if one wants!

At the moment Escapades home is in Baye, a commune in the Marne department in northeastern France.  Just by one of the prettiest if not the best canals in France, (Canal Nivernais)

This can be changed each year giving more scope and different canals to travel on, this will be decided at the AGM, which we visualized being on the Isle of Wight, where two couples that own the boat, now reside.

We are looking for conscientious people,would really suit couples, small families etc, that love boats and boating,to share the running costs of this wonderful boat, as well as the ownership. This is the first time that  Escapade, will have more than one or two owners. We have been in syndicates in the UK before, so have a little knowledge on the workings of them, we will be looking for help in the running of the syndicate, Admin,Secretarial help etc. Please tell us your experience, and if any of the above would suit you? 

WINTER WEEKS: The canals and waterways in France generally close for the winter. It follows that it is possible that a "Winter Fortnight" might only be available to you when the boat will have to remain static and be used as a pied-à-terre. This will only become an issue once a number of shares have been sold and will be broached once it becomes relevant, where one option worth exploring is moving the boat to a different location for the winter. 

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