Dragonfly



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Dragonfly

Shared narrow boat Dragonfly


 


General information

Type of schemePrivate
Nominal number of sharersNot fixed, sold as fixed weeks, therefore depends
how may weeks each person buys
(but around 20 owners at present (2014))
Year of build2002
Home mooring (2018)Alvechurch Marina, Birmingham
Length58'
Engine Type (last knownBarrus Shire
Berths2 + 2 + 2 x 1 (so 6!)
Change over daySunday
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking systemFixed week scheme
Priority for school holidaysOwners have bought set weeks based on their personal requirements.
If their normal dates do not coincide with school holidays
(because Easter is early, for example) they can negotiate
"swaps" with other owners but an exchange cannot be guaranteed.

General Comments About the Boat


Dragonfly is a 58ft, six-berth, semi-traditional narrow boat built by Dursley & Hurst and launched in 2002. She was completely repainted in January 2009
 
Entering from the stern, you will find the fixed double berth in a comfortable cabin with wardrobe, cupboards and under-bed storage.  The bed is 4’ x 6’3” and has a good-quality orthopaedic mattress to ensure a relaxing night’s sleep.In early 2011, the bathroom and kitchen area was completely refurbished and now consists of a walkthrough bathroom with cleverly designed private toilet cubicle, full size shower with overhead T-bar and hand-set,stylish ceramic washbowl and heated towel rail. Beyond this is the kitchen, which is well equipped with 700mm gas oven/grill, 4-burner gas hob, fridge, 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink and lots of storage space including a built-in wine-rack. A good range of pans, china and cutlery is provided together with all the little extras, such as cleaning materials, matches etc, that you may require. A 240v power supply allows use of a toaster and microwave (or any other small appliances owners may choose to bring with them) and there are several other sockets elsewhere on board.
 There is a comfortable dinette, which can be converted into a second double berth. This is slightly raised and gives good views from the large picture windows.
 
The saloon is spacious and airy, having double doors opening to the bow area. Two leather swivel chairs and footstools are in the saloon, (where airbeds are provided for the additional berths), and there is a colour TV/DVD Player, CD/Radio and, for the chillier nights, a traditional stove.
 
The whole boat is tastefully furnished in shades of green with ash panelling. There are radiators in all areas, which run very efficiently from the diesel supply.
 

Pictures of the boat

Shared narrow boat Dragonfly
Boatshare | Shared Narrow Boat Dragonfly
Shared narrow boat Dragonfly
Shared narrow boat Dragonfly
Shared narrow boat Dragonfly
Shared narrow boat Dragonfly
Shared narrow boat Dragonfly
Shared narrow boat Dragonfly
Shared narrow boat Dragonfly
Shared narrow boat Dragonfly
Shared narrow boat Dragonfly
Shared narrow boat Dragonfly


Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fractionTwo weeks
Price in UK Pounds£400
Reason for sellingAdvancing years and crew shortages
Pre-booked weeks included8th and 15th March 2020
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.The shares are for the 2nd and 3rd weeks in March each year
School holiday option possible?No - this is a fixed week scheme
Running costs for 2018/9

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£330/wk owned

Plus an extra £40 per week owned towards a "Repaint Fund"
The repaint fund is due at same time as service fees.
How are the running costs to be apportionedThe incoming owner will need to pay the usage charge for
2020 of £330 per week plus re-paint fund contribution.
Contact details for vendorharpham65@gmail.com or 07948 488885

General comments by vendor


I have been with the group for 10 years and have really enjoyed it. I shall miss being on the water. Our group are very friendly and we have a very good accountant, maintenance man and secretary among our members.

The boat has been kept up to date over the years and is of a high standard, being last painted 2017/18 and a new engine put in this year. The hull was surveyed in 2017 and found to be in good order and I believe we had a two pack coating applied for longevity. The gas supply is subject an annual safety check.

We have a TV, CD and radio on board as well as two very comfortable recliner chairs.

I can arrange an inspection for potential buyers, best done on a Sunday as that is our change over day at Alvechurch Marina.

Dragonfly is available for use between February and early December each year and people buy as many weeks as they require at the time of year which suits them. Unlike other schemes, you stick to the same week every year making it easy to plan your holidays to fit in with work or school commitments.
 
We started off life as part of the original Boatshare Company (nothing to do with this site) but, following the decision to move to new moorings in 2006, three of the owners took on the roles of Boat Manager, Secretary and Treasurer.  Fees are paid annually in accordance with the number of shares owned and this pays for all shared running costs such as licensing, insurance, mooring, regular maintenance etc. The only thing you will need to pay for at the end of your holiday is fuel and pump-out.
 
The boat is checked by the marina staff at each changeover and is serviced regularly. They will also provide a valet service, if required.   Winter maintenance, including hull-painting if necessary, is carried out annually during December and January. The weekly costs are the fuel for propulsion and heating, toilet pump out and coal/logs etc. There is also a gas fund aboard for cooking.
 
Owners are kept informed of all developments through regular newsletters and are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting which is held in July each year.  There is a great spirit of camaraderie among the owners.

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