Certificate no 2910
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Narrow Boat
Location Manchester
Vessel type Canal Boat
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Nurser Brothers, Braunston
Built in 1938
Hull material Wood
Rig Unknown
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
70.00 feet (21.34 m)
Breadth: Beam
7.00 feet (2.13 m)
3.00 feet (0.91 m)
Air Draft
6.50 feet (1.98 m)
Tonnage: Gross


DAPHNE is a narrow boat of planked oak and elm construction with a National DM2 diesel engine, built by Nursers of Braunston in 1938. After many years working on the canals she was sold in 1961 and was converted to a houseboat. After some changes in ownership she was rebuilt by John Woolley in 1985.

Bought by her present owners in 2014, she is undergoing a rebuild and improvements.

Key dates

  • 1938

    Built by Nursers of Braunston

  • 1961

    Converted to a houseboat

  • 1985

    Rebuilt by John Woolley

  • 2014

    Bought by present owners

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