Certificate no 3518
Status Registered


Function Cargo Vessel
Subfunction Narrow Boat
Location Alvecote
Vessel type Motor Houseboat
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Yarwood, W J & Sons Ltd, Northwich
Built in 1928
Hull material Iron
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Semi diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
70.50 feet (21.49 m)
Breadth: Beam
7.00 feet (2.13 m)
7.25 feet (2.21 m)
Air Draft
5.00 feet (1.52 m)
Tonnage: Gross



KANGAROO is a Narrow Boat of iron riveted construction with a wooden elm bottom and was built by W J Yarwood of Northwich in 1928. Originally owned and worked by Fellows Morton & Clayton as a carrying craft. Later, as a maintenance craft she was used to assist in the canal companies daily tasks. Finally, in the early 1990s she entered private ownership. Since then the owners spent 10 years restoring her to her original former glory using correct materials and original parts where possible. Having never been converted for pleasure use KANGAROO is a very good example of an original craft of this type and gets used regularly. She still gets loaded with cargo today!

Key dates

  • 1928

    Vessel built at WJ Yarwoods

  • 1990s

    Entered private ownership

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