Certificate no 2369
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Narrow Boat
Location Alvecote
Vessel type Josher
Current use Ongoing conservation
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Yarwood, W J & Sons Ltd, Northwich
Built in 1928
Hull material
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
70.00 feet (21.35 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



OTTER was built by W J Yarwood & Sons Ltd in 1928 and worked for the canal transportation company Fellows Morton & Clayton until they were nationalised. OTTER attended the opening of the widened Hatton Locks on 20/10/1934. Toll records show that in the late 1940's OTTER ran from Ellesmere Port, often with flour. OTTER was acquired into the South Midland Water Transport fleet in April 2008 after having been privately owned by Les Disley for 17 years and based on the River Chess in Rickmansworth. The wooden conversion was removed in June 2010 at Narrowcraft's, Grendon Dock with the intention of restoring her to full working order.

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