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Ariel

Price: £22,000

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 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 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.

Ariel is located in Bristol Harbour. Appointments to view with the owner should be made via this office

General

General
NameAriel
BW index number517021
Safety certificateYES
BSS certificate expiry22nd May 2023
LocationHilperton Marina
Price£22,000
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