Certificate no 2749
Status Registered


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


Builder Yarwood, W J & Sons Ltd, Northwich
Built in 1923
Hull material Iron
Rig None
Number of decks 0
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None


Length: Overall
71.00 feet (21.64 m)
Breadth: Beam
7.04 feet (2.15 m)
2.83 feet (0.86 m)
Air Draft
6.67 feet (2.03 m)
Tonnage: Gross


BADGER was built as an FMC Josher, a narrow boat of composite construction with a Gardner 2LW diesel engine which was fitted in the 1970s as a replacement for her original 15hp Bolinder engine. She was built for the Fellows Morton & Clayton fleet and spent her entire working life in the North West fleet and spent many years paired with the butty NORTHWICH which is now in the Gloucester Museum.

At the time of registration, BADGER was in private use based in Furness Vale Upper Peak Forest Canal.

Key dates

  • 1923

    Built by Yarwoods of Northwich

  • 1974

    Original elm bottom replaced by steel

  • 2013

    In private use at Furness Vale Upper Peak Forest Canal

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