Hilperton Marina Wiltshire UK|
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Ariel offers a rare opportunity to own an historic boat with lots of character.
Originally a working boat, Ariel is a 44ft traditional style narrowboat, which was originally built in 1935 by ‘W.J. Yarwood & Sons’ of Northwich for the ‘Midlands and Coast Canal Carrying Ltd’ . In 1938, the company was taken over by Fellows, Morton & Clayton Ltd, before once again changing hands with the nationalisation of the waterways, becoming No. 735/7 of British Waterways NW Division.
The original 1935 section of the hull is constructed with a solid elm base-plate and riveted iron hull sides. In 1995, the stern was replaced by ‘Warwickshire Fly Boat Co’ and in the same year the 1950's Ruston & Hornsby 2YWA diesel engine was installed.
The rear cabin area is a fully welded construction and the front section is covered by an A-frame lined with Tongue & Groove with clear ceiling. The interior is spacious and open plan and set out in a manner to show off the construction, engine and drive train.
Ariel is fitted out in a basic manner, sympathetic of her age and heritage but still has ample scope for the new owner to stamp their own identity.
In the main cabin is a worktop fitted with a stainless steel sink and a gas hob, along with a bench seat that can also be arranged to be used a double bed.
In the rear is what would have been a boatman’s cabin which still has a solid fuel stove fitted.
To view this boat, please contact Hilperton Marina.
|Builder:||W.J. Yarwood & Sons and Warwickshire Fly Boat|
|Engine model:||Ruston Hornsby 2YWA|
|Length over all:||44'|
Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these details is not guaranteed. They are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate to employ a qualified marine surveyor to inspect the vessel.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.