There is a share for sale on
The Grand Union
|Type of scheme||Private|
|Number of sharers||8
(The boat is nominally divided in to eight shares, some
owners presently own more than one share (correct 2012))
|Year of construction||1999|
|Home mooring (2012)||Wigrams Turn Marina, Napton.|
Jonathon Wilson shell,
Aynho Boat Builders fit out
|Engine Type||Barrus Shire 50hp|
|Berths||Two fixed singles, dinette fold down double, fold out single|
|Change over day each week||Friday|
|Are pets allowed||Allowed|
|Is smoking allowed INSIDE the boat||NOT Allowed|
Annual AGM meeting in November, there are no fixed weeks. You can request particular weeks or to have a fortnight.
Allocated two peak and two off peak weeks.
Off peak is
2nd half March - 1st half May /
2nd half September - 1st half November.
Freedom to swap weeks with other members.
Only one other member with school children
(correct Feb 2012)
The shares only initially book for 8 months of the year, if you wish to use the boat the boat outside these times it is a first come first served basis so you can get extra weeks at no extra cost.
|Priority for school holidays||
Only one other member with school children.
|General comments about the boat|
Grand Union was built in 1999, she is a Jonathan Wilson shell with a fit out from Aynho Boats.
There are two fixed singles in the rear (which can be made into a jumbo, full boat width double), a double where the dinette folds down and a single sofa bed.
There is still plenty of floor space to put a camp bed if extra accommodation is required.
The bathroom has a shower and 3/4 size bath (ideal for the kids) and portaloo.
The kitchen has an oven / grill, 4 ring hob and decent sized fridge.
There is an inverter and landline so you can use 240v appliances.
There is central heating provided by diesel Eberspacher.
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|Holiday entitlement with share offered here.|
|Running costs for 2012|
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General Comments by vendor
57 foot Narrow Boat Share
We are selling our 1/8th share in narrow boat Grand Union
This gives you 4 weeks cruising per year (between March and October)
Also you can use the boat in the off peak season (End October to beginning March) in addition to your allocated weeks
The boat is going to be based on the river Cam this year to explore the Ouse / Nene / Middle Levels in East Anglia.
There is an AGM every year when it is decided where to take the boat - it has been all over the country (it's the perfect size as it will go everywhere on the canal system)
You will see much more of the canal network than owning your own boat where you only get a couple of weeks from your home base.
The monthly maintenance charge is £80 which includes everything except the diesel you use, this cost varies depending on the expenses incurred on the boat (it is usually £50 - £60 but the boat was painted last year and several other expensive items were replaced)
This includes: BW gold licence, mooring fees, RCR (AA recovery for boats), Gas bottles, servicing, general maintenance
The only extra cost is the diesel that you use on your holiday (fill the tank before you hand over to the next person)
The dates we have for the boat in
2012 are 30th March, 25th May, 27th July and 5th Oct
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