|£22,000 Per Item ||
Hilperton Marina Wiltshire UK|
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A rare opportunity to own an historic boat with lots of character.
Originally a working boat, Ariel is a 44ft traditional styled Narrowboat with a fine history.
Originally built in 1935 by ‘W.J. Yarwood & Sons’ of Northwich for the ‘Midlands and Coast Canal Carrying Ltd’ and registered in Wolverhampton as No.1143.
In 1938 The company was taken over Fellows, Morton & Clayton Ltd and carried their fleet No. 351 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 installed.
The rear cabin area is 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 manor sympathetic of its 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 sink and a gas hob, 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.
|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.