I recently purchased a Star yacht from Pond Yacht Antiques and I am absolutely delighted with it. The condition was exactly as described and photographed and the yacht was promptly delivered in very robust packaging. Having little previous knowledge of the yachts, I received very useful and quick responses from Chris to some queries that I had posed. I would thoroughly recommend this company to anyone with an interest in model yachts.
I have now had 4 yachts from Pond Yacht Antiques and each have exceeded my expectations. The website descriptions are very accurate, with interesting information about the manufacturer. Questions are answered swiftly and with extra photo's if needed. The boats arrive quickly and are well packed to endure their possibly stormy ride through the postal system. I can thoroughly recommend buying a yacht from here as you know precisely what you are getting with no nasty surprises and a great friendly service.
I recently had the pleasure of acquiring 2 fine 19th Century Pond Yachts from Mr. Chris Oakley. I was highly pleased how professional both deals went, excellent communication ,beautiful boats, wonderful packing, both vessels arrived lightening fast in perfect condition. Thank you Chris.
I have dealt with Chris at Pond Yacht Antiques for several years now. His stock is always accurately described and illustrated. He takes a keen, personal interest in items and provides a brilliant service. Nothing is too much trouble.
I have made several purchases from this website and have found service to be excellent. Items were exactly as described and delivered to me in Australia in perfect condition.
For a decade I've been building a collection of Star Pond Yachts. Most of the rare and top quality items have been supplied by Chris Oakley of Pond Yacht Antiques. As a result of many years dealing in pond yachts Chris has extensive knowledge and his images and his descriptions are always informative, detailed, accurate and honest.
K.Y. Co Durham
I have bought several pond yacht from Pond Yacht antiques over the last few years and always was very pleased with top notch service, a deep knowledge of the subject and a great communication. Very reasonable prices and excellent packaging that is especially important for oversea shipping. My highest recommendations.
A.M. Pennsylvania USA
During the last two years, I have bought five pond yachts from Pond Yacht Antiques and I have never been disappointed. Some were in good condition, some needed some restoration as clearly mentioned in the description, but all the boats were of great interest. Add to that that the prices of the boats are reasonable, shipping to France very cheap and reliable and that Chris Oakley can provide very useful informations. A nice place to buy nice boats, particularly those from Alexander of Preston.
What is a pond yacht enthusiast looking for? To see a choice of original yachts, in good state as possible and to buy them. Your web site is great for this Chris. I live in Canada and my fear is always about the deliveries but for the moment, all my yachts arrived in good state because they were packed well.
Having used the services of Pond Yacht Antiques for several years now, I find for me, that it is the best source for the more elusive models of vintage Star yachts. I have acquired several models for the BSYAS Heritage Section and all yachts have arrived in an original un-restored condition which is a great buying point. I find the service of Chris Oakley second to none with fast delivery and well-packaged yachts along with good communication. For these reasons, I can highly recommend Pond yacht Antiques for your Star yacht.
Birkenhead Star Yacht Appreciation Society.