Registration number 2077
Status Registered


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


Builder Yarwood, W J & Sons Ltd, Northwich
Built in 1935
Hull material Steel
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


3.50 feet (1.07m)
Length: Overall
71.50 feet (21.81m)


Built in 1935 by Yarwoods of Northwich, SCORPIO is a narrow boat of steel construction with a Lister HA2 diesel engine. The boat was built as one of a pair (sister ship MALUS) for the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company and used mainly on the London to Birmingham route. After commercial carrying ceased in 1963 she passed to the British Waterways maintenance fleet for use on the Midland canals. Rebuilt by Brinklow Boats in 2005, she now attends events throughout the Midlands.

Scorpio is one of the HWBG fleet and, these days, is paired with butty Leo.

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