There is a share for sale on
|Type of scheme||Private|
|Number of sharers||12|
|Year of construction||2002|
|Home mooring (2018)||
Heritage Marina, Scholar Green,
(since March 2018)
|Engine Type||Nanni Diesel with hydraulic bow thruster.|
|Berths||2 + 2 + 2|
|Change over day each week||Sunday|
|Are pets allowed||Allowed|
|Is smoking allowed INSIDE the boat||NOT Allowed|
One week is drawn at random at the AGM from winter, spring, summer, and autumn periods. Spring and summer weeks may be drawn together as a fortnight.
Weeks may be swapped at the AGM or at any time. Unused weeks during the year are offered (at no extra cost) on a first-come first-served basis by email.
Free weeks can occur throughout the year and especially in the winter.
|Priority for school holidays||
There is the opportunity to swap for school holidays etc. but no guarantees.
|General comments about the boat|
Built for Challenger Syndicateships by Alexander Boat builders (10/6/4 steel plate)
and with a Blue Haven Marine fit-out.
Entering from the
semi-traditional stern, there is a fixed one-poster bed and a
basin with mirror in the master cabin. An over-bed unit contains
a radio and reading lights. A large illuminated hanging wardrobe
also contains the Alde gas boiler. Storage under the bed
contains a Dyson vacuum. An en-suite private pump-out toilet
compartment is next, followed by a door to divide the boat at
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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.|
|Running costs for 2018|
|Contact details for vendor|
General Comments by vendor
Conqueror was well-specified by Challenger and stands the test of time.
It is critical that a syndicate works well together and we have been efficiently self-managed since 2014. A committee of four owners provide oversight of the day-to-day running of the boat and owners have a variety of other voluntary roles to keep things boat-shape. A Syndicate Agreement sets out owners’ responsibilities and a detailed Owner’s Manual describes every aspect of boat operation.
After a week onboard, most owners choose to perform simple maintenance tasks and cleaning for themselves but the marina can do this for a fee. Periodic engine maintenance is contracted-out.
The syndicate has proved willing to keep investing in our boat and many improvements have been made over the years. Most recently, the second complete external re-paint was completed in March 2018 by Oxon Boat Painters and she is getting many compliments from the towpath. Of the six traditionally decorated doors, four have been retained as painted by renowned narrow boat painter Ron Hough in 2008.
Other enhancements to the generous Challenger specification have been;
- a new cratch cover (2018)
- a weed hatch for the bow-thruster to enable maintenance whilst afloat
- a new Squirrel solid fuel stove (2018)
- a drinking water gauge
- LED lighting throughout
- a smart battery management system which extends their life and saves fuel when charging at a mooring
- a thermostatic anti-frost heating system for unoccupied weeks in the winter
- sound-proofing to the engine space and a hospital silencer such that “are you electrically powered?” is a common question from the towpath
- it is expected that replacement of soft furnishings will commence winter 2018/19 subject to AGM agreement in October 2018. Funding is in place.
- the full inventory of bedding, cooking and all other on-board needs is continually reviewed and replaced as necessary.
The AGM discusses financial, engineering and operational issues as well as the cruising base and draw of weeks for the coming year. We normally stay at a base for two or three years. Conqueror has circumnavigated the network since launch in 2002 and is in the process of going around again for the benefit of newer owners.
Currently Conqueror is on the beautiful Macclesfield canal within a day or two cruising of the spectacular Upper Peak Forest and Caldon canals.
All owners pay
£100 per month by standing order. The only additional costs
are diesel and pump-outs for weeks onboard (gas is funded
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