Berkhamsted Hertfordshire UK
Built by W.J. Yarwood and Sons of Northwich in 1936 as one of 8 pairs of "Middle Northwich Boats" for the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company.
In 1942 she, along with a few others, were selected by the Ministry of War (Transport) to be converted to Ice boats.
Shortened to 40ft and having a 5ft Ice breaking ram and a number of other modification added she is able to break ice several inches thick.
In 1958 a Petter PD3 engine with Parsons gearbox was installed which she still retains.
She subsequently worked for a number of other well known canal companies and is the only one left to retain her ice breaking ram.
She has recently had a lot of work done and is in good condition. She just requires a bit of spit and polish around the edges and you will have one of the most iconic boats on the canal.
Please get in contact if you would like further information.
Possibility of a mooring at Bridgewater Boats, Cassio Marina, Watford - at historic boat rate.
Offers in the region of £36,000
|Vessel type:||Iceboat tug|
|Builder:||W.J Yarwood and Sons|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Petter PD3|
|Length over all:||45'|
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.