instead of boat hire or rental in France, join our co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France, join our co-ownership boat share syndicate instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

Welcome to the Sailor V co-ownership syndicate website.

In the ordinary way it would cost you between £600 and £1200 a week to hire a 2 + 2 berth boat equivalent to Sailor V on the French inland waterways, depending on the time of year.

As one of the co-owners of Sailor V, by contrast, your week's cruise would only cost you between £270 and £400.

My name is Edmund Sylvester and I'm the designer and builder of the unique 'Gem' and 'Bon Viveur' boats. I've been a professional boatbuilder for over thirty years, specialising in tough but lightweight boats for the French inland waterways and I'm currently building the trailerable 26ft Sailor V which is now in the final stages of fit-out at my workshop near Marlborough, Wilts.

instead of boat hire or rental in France, join our co-ownership boat share syndicate

I have also set up a private, non-commercial co-ownership syndicate (similar to others I have set up in France, the first of which is now in its tenth successful year). There are 30 shares in the Sailor V syndicate. Each share entitles the shareholder (syndicate member) to 1/30th ownership of Sailor V and to one particular week’s cruising every year for the life of the syndicate.

For every 2 shares they own, syndicate members have the option of a winter week in Spain (See FAQ 'Where will the boat be based?' below)

The syndicate will run for at least ten years, but members can sell their shares at any time and it is quite usual for members to swap weeks between them. After 10 years, members can decide whether to keep the syndicate going or sell the boat and share out the proceeds.

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

As with my other syndicates, Sailor V will probably spend the summer in Burgundy and, at the end of the summer, head south to the Canal du Midi for the autumn, returning the following spring to Burgundy, or wherever else syndicate members want to cruise, bearing in mind that, being trailerable, Sailor V can be taken pretty much anywhere and launched wherever there is a slipway. You don't have to do any towing or launching. I do it for you.

All shares are equal, but the price of a share depends on where the particular week that comes with it occurs in the boating season. For example, a March share/week would cost £975, while a July share/week would cost £2,275.

There are also running costs to be considered, but there are no management fees as the syndicate is run by the members for the members (more details below).

The boat

Sailor V is powered by a Beta Marine 20HP 3 cylinder inboard diesel engine and the area aft of the wheelhouse can either be open for eating and lounging if the weather is fine or, if not, the area can serve the same purpose under a rigid, insulated, demountable roof....

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

comprising five light-weight interlocking panels on a demountable tubular stainless steel frame...

b instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

...with roll-up canvas side screens. The aft seating also converts to 2 single berths.

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

The wheelhouse, with built-in seating for two, has zip-in/out side screens, a fold-down windscreen and a detachable gull-wing roof hatch on each side.

The main accommodation, galley and WC/shower are in the forward cabin.

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

The foward cabin has a dinette which is convertible to two single beds or one double and has direct access to the forward well-deck.

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

Sailor V has a fully equipped galley, civilised shower and toilet compartment and full central heating.

Please click on the questions below to see the respective answers.

When is the syndicate start date?

How does the syndicate work?

What are the costs?

Where will the boat be based?

What are the share prices and what weeks are available?

How many names can go on one share?

Who runs the syndicate?

Do I have to pay management fees?

What charges do I have to pay?

Do I have to tow the boat?

Do I need any qualifications?

Do I have to stay in the syndicate for the whole 10 years?

Can I rent out the boat during my week(s) if I'm not able to use it?

Is smoking allowed?

Are pets allowed?

What happens in the event of a breakdown?

What happens in the event of an accident or other damage?

Any other practical matters I should be aware of?

Is Sailor V built from GRP or steel or what?

How is the build progressing?

Full details of the Shareholders' Agreement are available on request.

Please contact me, Edmund Sylvester, on 07867 94 33 95 for more details or to arrange a visit to see the boat at my workshops near Marlborough (Wiltshire), or drop me an email to: epsylvester@btinternet.com

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instead of boat hire or rental in France, join our co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France, join our co-ownership boat share syndicate instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

instead of boat hire or rental in France on the French canals, join our Sailor V co-ownership boat share syndicate

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please feel free to skip this blurb and, using the FAQs, visit the other pages of this site.
Sailor V forms the basis for a boat-share (boat share, boatshare) co-ownership syndicate on the French inland waterways (in France, on the French canals). Boat-share (boat share, boatshare) co-ownership syndicates in France work a bit like time share except that, in boat-share (boat share, boatshare) co-ownership syndicates, shareholders actually own part of the asset and members of boat-share (boat share, boatshare) co-ownership syndicates receive their share of the proceeds when the asset (boat) is sold. Our boat-share (boat share, boatshare) co-ownership syndicates on the French inland waterways (in France, on the French canals) run for a minimum of 10 years and at the end of this period members have the option of dissolving the boat-share (boat share, boatshare) co-ownership syndicate and selling the boat and distributing the proceeds among themselves according to the number of shares they hold or keeping the boat-share (boat share, boatshare) co-ownership syndicate running.
What is the difference between boat hire and boat share, or boatshare or boat-share, as it is sometime written whether in France on the French rivers and canals (inland waterways) or somewhere else? In the first case it is a matter of hiring or renting a boat, say, in France on the French rivers and canals (inland waterways) that belongs to someone else. With boat share, or boatshare or boat-share, a group of co-owners form a syndicate – hence the expression co-ownership syndicate – and buy a boat between them with a view to sharing costs.
Then the fact is it makes no essential difference whether the boat hire or boat share, boatshare or boat-share, boat is in France on the French rivers and canals (inland waterways) or somewhere else. The principles are the same. With boat share, boatshare or boat-share, in France on the French rivers and canals (inland waterways) or somewhere else, the syndicate members or shareholders do avtually own part of the basic asset. In this boat share, boatshare or boat-share, in France on the French rivers and canals (inland waterways) or somewhere else differs from time-share where the members only own the right to use an asset rather than owning part of the asset itself. This is a vital distinction.
JAJA forms the basis for a boat-share (boat share, boatshare) co-ownership syndicate on the French inland waterways on the French inland waterways (in France, on the French canals). Boat-share (boat share, boatshare) co-ownership syndicates in France work a bit like time share except that, in boat-share (boat share, boatshare) co-ownership syndicates, shareholders actually own part of the asset and members of boat-share (boat share, boatshare) co-ownership syndicates receive their share of the proceeds when the asset (boat) is sold. Our boat-share (boat share, boatshare) co-ownership syndicates run for a minimum of 10 years and at the end of this period members have the option of dissolving the boat-share (boat share, boatshare) co-ownership syndicate and selling the boat and distributing the proceeds among themselves according to the number of shares they hold or keeping the boat-share (boat share, boatshare) co-ownership syndicate running.