Certificate no 2791
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Narrow Boat
Location Leicestershire
Vessel type Josher
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Yarwood, W J & Sons Ltd, Northwich
Built in 1907
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
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
57.00 feet (17.37 m)
Breadth: Beam
7.00 feet (2.13 m)
3.00 feet (0.91 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


ARABIA is a narrow boat of iron riveted  construction built by Yarwoods of Northwich in1907 and is powered by an Armstrong Siddely AS2 diesel engine. Originally a horse drawn boat and owned by Fellows Morton & Clazyton. Later owned by Brfitish Waterways Board who cut 23 from the middle to make a 46 ft hire boat. The vessel was then sold to a private owner who modified it as a pleasure craft.ans fitted the present engine. The present owners have since lengthened the boat to 57 ft.

Key dates

  • 1907

    Built by Yarwoods of Northwich

  • 1937

    Motorised with a Bolinger engine

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