There is a share for sale on
|Type of scheme||Private|
|Number of sharers||12|
|Year of construction||2003|
|Home mooring (2017)||
Wigrams Turn marina near Braunston
|Engine Type||BMC 1.8 (reconditioned early in 2012)|
|Berths||2 + 2 + 2|
|Change over day each week||Saturday|
|Are pets allowed||Allowed|
|Is smoking allowed INSIDE the boat||NOT Allowed|
A booking chart for the following calendar year is circulated in agreed priority order before the owners’ annual meeting, where the bookings for the next year are confirmed. Each owner has a priority for that year, and moves up a couple of places each year: after a year at the top of the list, the owner then starts at the bottom, and after six years the cycle begins again.
Each owner can choose two weeks (separately or as a fortnight) in the ‘high season’ (April to October inclusive), and one week in the remainder of the year. By this route, thirty-six weeks are firmly booked before the year begins.
Allowing for time for winter maintenance, the remaining fourteen weeks are booked with priority in reverse order to the original chart, so having last choice originally does have its compensations. These extra bookings are confirmed on the first day of the month before the month of the booking.
|Priority for school holidays||
If required, a share can be designated as a 'Special' share, which gives the owner priority on school holiday weeks, in exchange for a small increase in the contribution to the boat syndicate fund.
Special share owners are sent the booking chart before any other owners and can choose school holiday weeks.
|General comments about the boat|
Well deck - seating over lockers - cushions provided.
Lockers contain mooring pins, windlasses, water hose etc.
Forward saloon with 22 inch TV/DVD with Freeview. Two arm chairs, converting to single beds (new 2014).
Solid fuel stove with wardrobe space opposite.
Two stools and separate occasional table.
L shaped dinette with removable table and bench seats (re-upholstered 2014) converting to double bed. Storage underneath.
Galley with single drainer sink, Vanette 4 burner hob, oven and separate grill, Shoreline 12v refrigerator, microwave, extractor fan and plenty of storage cupboards and drawers. An ample supply of crockery cutlery and cooking utensils for at least 6 people.
Side hatch off galley to the outside with removable Perspex screen.
Corridor with bathroom off. Large shower cubicle (new 2013), pump out toilet and wash basin. Storage cupboard and shelves. Extractor fan.
Corridor to bedroom houses the central heating boiler.
Door to bedroom with length ways double bed that can extend to king-size with storage underneath, wardrobe and over bed head cupboards and lights. Radio with speakers. Thermostat control for central heating.
En-suite wash hand basin and pump out toilet.
Steps to semi-trad stern with seating over gas locker. Access to engine, batteries, stern tube greaser and weed-hatch. Fuse panel. Telephone.
Gas central heating, Victron Centaur battery charger (30A0 for use with shoreline supply. Electric landline and 230 Volt inverter.
Additionally there are duvets and pillow, vacuum cleaner, carbon monoxide detector and a smoke alarm.
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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.|
|School holiday option possible?|
|Running costs for 2017|
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General Comments by vendor
Pendeford is a well maintained semi- trad narrow boat. The boat is operated privately by its share owners, who are a friendly group and share the tasks involved to provide very enjoyable and economical holidays for all.
Pendeford is professionally maintained both annually for the main ‘winter service’ and at regular nominated times during the cruising season. (Engine services are approx. every 6 weeks and noted on the annual booking chart.)
In April 2013 we moved the boat to Wigrams Turn Marina and are now in the fourth year of enjoying the multitude of cruising routes this has opened up.
At the 2011 AGM it was decided to recondition the engine which was undertaken in 2012. At the same time an Axiom high performance propeller was fitted. This has significantly improved the boat handling performance as well as an estimated 10 20% improvement fuel efficiency. The stopping distance has also improved. (Handy when you meet a boat coming the other way under a bridge!).
During the 2012 winter maintenance the bathroom was refitted with a full size shower (removing the bath) and a new wash hand basin. Additional shelves were also fitted for towel storage etc.
Additionally new curtains were made and fitted.
During 2013 new flooring has been laid throughout including hard surface flooring in both the kitchen and shower room, two new chair beds have been purchased and the dinette seating has been reupholstered in fabric to complement the curtains.
The bow cushions have also had new filling.
The TV system has been replaced with a 22inch TV/DVD with built in Freeview receiver. Speakers for radio and CD player have been fitted in the kitchen and bedroom.
Finally Pendeford underwent a complete re-paint in early 2014, updating the colours and livery and relocating the name from the bow to the back side panels and creating a unique piece of art work which is a Pendeford ‘dovecote’ with the name Pendeford written above.
The syndicate has a legal 'Pendeford Members Syndicate Agreement'.
The owners are committed to continually improving Pendeford and keeping her up to date.