Certificate no 1986
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Narrow Boat
Location Morcombe
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Yarwood, W J & Sons Ltd, Northwich
Built in 1931
Hull material
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
6.10 feet (1.86 m)
3.00 feet (0.92 m)
Length: Overall
70.60 feet (21.53 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


ACACIA was one of six boats built by Yarwoods in coppered steel, which was unusual material for that period. She was commissioned by Fellows, Morton & Clayton Ltd and worked the northern half of the Shropshire Union Canal. In 1948, ACACIA became a maintenance craft for British Waterways and remained in that role until purchased by a private owner. She was re-built by G. Edgson of Norton Canes Boatbuilders in 1991 and given a new superstructure and steel hull.

Key dates

  • 1931 Built by Yarwoods of Northwich for Fellows Morton & Clayton
  • 1948 Became a maintenance craft for British Waterways

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