Hope you had a good Christmas and New Year.
Just to let anybody interested know we currently have the following shares for sale:
Week 18 - 2/6/18; 1/6/19; 30/5/20 - £2,500
Week 33 - 15/9/18; 14/9/19; 12/9/20 - £1,700
Week 40 - 3/11/18; 2/11/19; 31/10/20 - £1,250
Week 47 - 22/12/18; 21/12/19; 19/12/20 - £1,700
Week 48 - 29/12/18; 21/12/19; 26/12/20 - £1,700
If you have any questions or interest please let me know and there is some details and pics below.
The boat is a Birchwood 340 6 berth with 2 shower rooms with pump out toilets. Master stateroom with en-suite. Gas Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Flat Screen TV/DVD Player, DAB CD radio with Bluetooth and MP3 Player connectivity, 240 Volt Generator for those all important hair dryers and straighteners!, Battery Charger, Shore Power and Eberspacher Warm Air Heating.
Owning a beautiful boat is an ambition only a few of us actually realize. For most people, the concept of buying and owning a luxurious boat and only using it a few weeks each year makes it uneconomic. Look in any Marina and notice how infrequently the boats are moved. The depreciation of the asset plus the maintenance and annual running costs are equally frightening.
But taking a share in a boat is easily affordable and offers unrivalled value for money. There is nothing complex about sharing this way and no catches. The boat is owned and managed by the Southern Crusader Owners' Syndicate. Ownership of the boat is split into 36 fixed weeks, each year, with 12 extra weeks being syndicate-owned and are available to take as extra weeks for use by existing owners. Four weeks are reserved for maintenance. The running costs are divided equally between the 36 weeks and is approximately £350.00 per week.
The boat is owned by 20 like minded owners (some others have more than one week as well). Once you have purchased your share, all you will pay is the annual fee – (2017 - £365.00; 2016 - £290.00) which covers your proportion of maintenance, mooring, insurance, replacement items, etc. Plus diesel and pump out if you use the boat.
The shares on Southern Crusader are all fixed weeks , there is no drawing of allocations, this means that any week that you would purchase is always within a few days of each other every year.
This is fantastic value for money when you think that to hire the same boat in basic form as a Broads hire cruiser -Fair Diplomat costs £795 - £1445 to hire.
There is an AGM annually and an owners foum where you can get the latest news and future plans, have the opportunity for your views and comments and talk to other owners.
There are also opportunities to take other members allocated weeks which you can agree directly with them if they cannot take their week, or if you cannot take your week another member may rent it from you.
It costs more than £350 to get any sort of holiday accommodation on the Broads for a week. But this luxury accommodation can also be taken on the rivers as well !
The boat is moored to a floating pontoon at Brundall Bay Marina in Brundall, Norfolk which must be one of the best marinas on the Broads where it has mains electricity, water, showers and toilets.
Length 10.33 Meters/34 Ft
Beam 3.37 Meters/11 Ft
Air Draft 2.95 Meters/9.8 Ft
Draft 0.94 Meters/3.1Ft
Nanni Diesel Engine
230V 2kW Diesel Generator
230v Immersion Water Heater
Eberspacher Warm Air Heating
Internal and External Helm Positions
230v Battery CHarger with Three 110ah Leisure Batteries
Shore Power with 230v Sockets
12v Charger Sockets
Please note that we do not allow pets on board and there is strictly no smoking anywhere on the boat