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Ariel

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Price: £26,000

Historic 44ft traditional stern narrowboat powered by a Ruston & Hornsby 2YWA engine

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.

General

General
NameAriel
BW index number517021
Safety certificateYES
BSS certificate expiry22nd May 2023
LocationHilperton Marina
Price£26,000
Berths
No. of Berths2
Double beds--
Double beds (temp)1
Single beds--
Single beds (temp)--
Size
Overall length44 feet
Overall beam7 feet 2 inches
Overall draft--
Overall headroom--
Style of sternTraditional

Structure

Manufacturer
ManufacturerW.J. Yarwood & Sons and Warwickshire Fly Boat co.
Hull ID No.--
Build date1935 / 1995
Material
BaseElm / Steel
HullSteel and Cast Iron
Cabin sideSteel
Roof--
Original steel thickness
Base6mm
Hull6mm
Cabin6mm
Hull blacking
Last hull blackingJune 2019
WhereRLL Keynsham
Anodes
FittedYES
Date fittedJune 2019
Size--
No. of anodes4

Running gear

Engine
MakeRuston Hornsby
Model2YWA
Year1950
FuelDiesel
CoolingAir
Hours--
Last serviced date--
Last serviced by--
Gearbox
MakeNewage
ModelManual
Reduction--
CouplingModular mounted
Shaft diameter35mm
Propellor size19in

Capacities

Fuel70 litre
Water50 litre
Gas typePropane
No. of gas cylinders1
Gas cylinder size3.9kg

Interior

Fitted
Fitted byOwner
Date fitted2005
Materials used
Floor--
Hull sides--
Cabin sides--
Deckhead--
Bulkheads--
Fittings--

Equipment

In the galley
CookerGas Hob
Cooker modelBosch
Fridge--
Fridge model--
Other--
In the bathroom
Bath--
Shower--
Hip bath--
Basin--
Toilet typePump Out
Toilet makeJabsco
Toilet model--
Toilet tank capacity50 litre
Toilet remarks--
Heating
TypeSolid Fuel Stove
Make--
Model--
Fuel--
Other remarksLocated in stern
Electrical systems
DC voltage24v
No. of batteries (start)2
No. of batteries (domestic)--
Split charging--
Other--
Hot water
Type--
Make--
Model--
Fuel--
Other remarks--
Additional heating--
240 volt electrical systems
Inverter make--
Inverter rating--
Generator make--
Generator rating--
ShorelineYES
Other--

Other

Additional information
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Boat plan

Ariel - boat plan