Previous names

  • Novello
Certificate no 3505
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Lighter
Location Lincoln
Vessel type Humber Keel
Current use Ongoing conservation
Available to hire Yes
Available for excursions Yes
Info required No


Builder Hunt & Fowler
Built in 1899
Hull material Iron
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Inboard diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
61.00 feet (18.59 m)
Breadth: Beam
15.00 feet (4.57 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



POEM 20 was built as a Humber Lighter in 1899 and was initially named NOVELLO. She was built in Hull but her builder is unknown. Sometime around the 1940s she had an engine installed and in the 1960s she was sold out of commercial use and is in the process of restoration.

Key dates

  • 1899

    Built in Hull, builder unknown

  • 1940s

    First engine installed

  • 1960s

    Sold out of commercial use

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