85ft Thames Sailing Barge Ardwina, a timber hull and decks
Traditional spritsail rig, with wooden leeboards.
Built by Orvis & Fuller of Ipswich,1909, (the last Barge built in Ipswich).
Converted to a barge yacht in 1959, then refitted in 1970 and again in 1989/90.
Her present owners acquired her in 1980, she has been raced and sailed and was the Champion Barge in 1982. Owned by a firm of Architects she has been used for corporate events and entertaining for static events and trips on the river,
She could entertain up to 12 passengers, when sailing. when alongside (static) she cou... read more