Cygnus built by Harland and Wolff in 1935 as a Butty boat (no engine)
She worked originally for Grand Union Canal Carrying Co. then later for British Waterways and Willow Wren.
She has has just come out of full time carrying service on a commercial coal round and is now to be sold. The boat would make a wounderful heritage craft with a little finishing or would be well suited as a business boat or to work commercially.
Cygnus has benefitted from a 10mm steel base plate fitted in 2010 and overplating 5 inches up the outside of the footings. She is fitted with wooden gunwhales in fair condition and has a full set of top planks and side clothes.
At present the boat has steel doorway sections in place of the beams and chains to allow an undercloth - walk through conversion withouth the boat spreading. These will be included with the sale but could easily be removed and replaced with conventional beams and chains.
The cabin is of steel construction and fitted out in the traditional back cabin layout, with the addtion of a small extension to house a galley arrangement with sink, drainer, hob and space for fridge.
At present the back cabin stove will want replacement.
All in all Cygnus will require some work to have her restored to her former glory but offers a very good starting point.
Cygnus has just been dry docked and fully blacked and the pictures of this can be seen.