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Type of scheme Private
Number of sharers 6
Year of construction 2005
Home mooring (2014) Cropredy Marina Southern Oxford Canal
Length 59'
Engine Type Beta Marine 43
Berths 2 + 2
Change over day each week Saturday
Are pets allowed Allowed
Is smoking allowed INSIDE the boat NOT Allowed
Booking System
Booking chart for following year is circulated by email before the AGM which is in December.

Each owner has priority for a year and moves up one place a year on a six year cycle. From the top each owner chooses their first three weeks.
Then the priority is reversed for the second three week choice. This uses thirty six weeks in main season. Allowing for winter maintenance the remaining weeks can be booked in the priority order.
Priority for school holidays


General comments about the boat
From the rear a trad-style stern with unique sliding/lifting hatch which opens to a good dry room housing coats, tools, mooring pins etc. It also houses a fitted battery charger and battery management system, land-line point and lifebelt on rack. Downstairs to the left is a large storage/broom cupboard with double doors. The bedroom has a fixed double bed that can extend to 5ft.

Full length wardrobe, dresser unit with mirror with cupboard and drawer under, two large under bed drawers and storage above head of bed. Fitted flat screen TV and radio speakers.

Next there is a bathroom with new walk in shower cubicle (2013) vanity basin with storage under, pump-out WC with level indicator, extractor fan, heated towel rail, heated airing cupboard, shaver point and mirror.

Fully equipped galley (featuring a double door side hatch with removable Perspex insert) with worktop and cupboards under.4 burner gas hob, gas oven with grill and microwave above. Larder fridge and stainless sink with cupboards under. Fitted water filter. Attractive glass fronted high level cupboard between galley and dining area.

Unique Pullman/L shaped dining tables (with storage under which also houses separate freezer) this converts to a double bed. Pull out guest wardrobe. Fitted carbon monoxide detector.

The saloon has a squirrel stove (new 2013) with eco fan.

Flat screen digital TV with DVD player. There is a fitted
self seeking satellite aerial with sky box plus fitted Omnimax digital aerial. Radio CD player.

Two leather swivel chairs with matching foot stools and useful shelving-bookcase and under TV cupboard.

Double wood/glass French doors open out into bow which has glazed A frame and cratch cover.

There are two storage lockers housing anchor ropes etc. Plus a third locker housing the electric bow thruster. T

here are cushions for bow area and a Desmo floor socket for the small table.

Under the floor is a stainless steel water tank (with level gauge in saloon.)
Gas bottles are housed in the bow hatch.
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Specific details for the share offered
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General Comments by vendor
Black Swan owners are a very friendly and proactive group with a hands on attitude when it comes to maintaining the boat. The superb condition of Black Swan is testament to this. The engine is serviced part professional part owners.

The boat is equipped with duvets and pillows which are renewed every spring.
The galley is fully equipped with good quality cookware, utensils etc.
There is a full set of Nicholson's guides, a good DVD library, vacuum cleaner, tool box, and land line etc.
There is 12 volt lighting with 240 volt A/C supplied by inverter or shoreline hook up. Eberspacher diesel central heating throughout plus cosy wood burning squirrel stove.
The boat benefits from an electric bow-thruster.
The boat has new carpet tiles (2014)in the bedroom. Vinyl flooring in the bathroom, and oak flooring in kitchen and lounge.

At the friendly AGM which includes a meal all future maintenance and possible mooring changes are discussed.

It is currently moored in a new very quiet marina at Cropredy on the Oxford canal.
The mooring has it's own private jetty with water and electric hook up. 

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