Certificate no 2964
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Narrow Boat
Location Stoke Bruerne
Current use Commercial Activity
Available to hire Yes
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Yarwood, W J & Sons Ltd, Northwich
Built in 1937
Hull material Steel
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type


Length: Overall
71.50 feet (21.79 m)
Breadth: Beam
7.08 feet (2.16 m)
3.00 feet (0.91 m)
Air Draft
6.00 feet (1.83 m)
Tonnage: Gross


TOWCESTER was built for the Grand Union Canal Co. and has been constant in use ever since, working for British Waterways, and then carrying coal and lime juice. She now carries cola and diesel for other canal users. Her engine was rebuilt in 2014 and her cabin was rebuilt in 206 and every 3 years she is docked for hull painting works.

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Key dates

  • 1936

    Vessel built by W.J. Yarwood & Sons Ltd at Northwich

  • 2006

    Cabin rebuilt 

  • 2014

    Engine rebuilt

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