Previous names

  • No 68
Certificate no 2387
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Barge
Location Stainforth & Keadby Canal
Vessel type Calder & Hebble Keel
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Unknown
Built in 1876
Hull material Steel
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
14.00 feet (4.27 m)
6.00 feet (1.83 m)
Length: Overall
57.25 feet (17.46 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


FAIR MAIDEN is a Calder & Hebble Keel, a cargo carrying boat built in 1876 by an unknown builder. The vessel is of steel on iron plate construction and has a Lister HRW3 diesel engine installed in 1978. FAIR MAIDEN was originally built for sail but, in the 1960s, British Waterways ran her as a passenger vessel licenced to carry 40 persons. Later she was rescued from the scrapyard and used as a floating workshop. She is now a private leisure craft based on the Stainforth & Keadby Canal.

Key dates

  • 1876

    Built as a Barge

  • 1960

    Used by British Waterways as a Passenger Vessel to carry 40 passengers

  • 1978

    Fitted with a Lister HRW3 diesel engine

  • 2000

    Rescued from the scrapyard and used as a Floating Workshop

  • 2005

    Bought by present owner

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