There is a share for sale on
|Type of scheme||Private|
|Number of sharers||5|
|Year of construction||1992|
|Home mooring (2015)||Heyford Fields, Bugbrooke on the Grand Union Canal|
|Engine Type||B M C 1.8|
|Berths||2 + 2|
|Change over day each week||Saturday|
|Are pets allowed||NOT Allowed|
|Is smoking allowed INSIDE the boat||NOT Allowed|
Owners use a private online calendar to make
a provisional booking which must be confirmed within a fortnight of
it being entered. They also email other owners advising them of
their provisional plans. Bookings are for a maximum of two weeks at
a time with consideration for others' use so with five shares it is
not possible to book a fortnight every month. The summer months are
Owners often plan together to have longer trips to see more of the canal system handing over Pond Life to each other in a pre-agreed sequence for a variable amount of days.
Owners also use the boat for short stays of one to four days or week-ends. These often happen at short notice and other owners are emailed so they are aware. Similarly, owners are emailed when a booking has to be cancelled leaving the boat available for others' use.
|Priority for school holidays||N/A|
|General comments about the boat|
Pond Life is in excellent condition. She has always been a private shared ownership boat.
The present owners are friendly, mature, experienced boaters.
There are twice yearly working parties and meetings held on board in early Spring and late Autumn.
Pond Life is available for use through the year. There is gas central heating, serviced annually, which provides additional hot water when required.
There is a fridge, (2008), CD & Radio (2008), digital TV & DVD player (2012).
There is a corner bath with a shower, wash basin and pump out toilet with an additional wash basin in the front cabin.
Pond Life was repainted in 2007 and fitted with new windows, curtains cushions and seats, plus a new cratch cover. A new tonneau cover was fitted in 2013.
She's fully equipped, except for personal linen and towels.
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|Running costs for 2015|
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General Comments by vendor
We've enjoyed 15 years of shared use of Pond Life and enjoyed the slow and stress-free times on many of the canals. It's a well kept boat, with a considerate and helpful private group of owners. And a very cost effective way of getting afloat.
Sometimes we've used it like a peaceful 'holiday cottage' and not gone anywhere, just walking, cycling or exploring nearby. There's nothing to beat sitting in the front cratch with a book and glass of something nice.
The bottom has been blacked and the engine been rebuilt over Winter 2014 and she now purrs along.
Membership of River Canal Rescue scheme is included.
We're now retiring, plan to move home and see more of the wider world in future.