Pickwell and Arnold Boatbuilders      
       
'Hawthorn'      
  Length: 60ft
Beam: 12ft
     
         
  Residential Dutch barge. Built as a 'Sail Away' (navigable vessel), with engine and steering. The vessel was transported to the Bridgewater canal for its maiden voyage to it's moorings.      
         
 
   
 
The bows emerge.
     
         
     
 
Stern construction.
     
         
     
         
     
 
The floor goes in.
 
The engine and batteries.
 
         
     
 
Reversing ready to launch by crane.
     
         
       
 
In the water and removing the lifting strops.
     
         
 
   
 
Maiden voyage!