Narrowboat Gardner 4LW 1960


The 1960 British Narrowboat Gardner 4LW sound effects library features a Northwich trader-class barge with a 4-cylinder Gardner 4LW engine producing 75 horsepower at 1500 RPM.



1960 Narrowboat Gardner 4LW Sound Effects Library

The 1960 British Narrowboat sound fx library features 371 clips of a Northwich trader-
class barge in 31.49 gigabytes. It gathers 21 takes from a 4-cylinder Gardner 4LW
engine producing 75 horsepower at 1500 RPM.

The sound collection includes 21 synchronized perspectives of the boat.
Microphones were mounted in the engine (7 perspectives), deck (5 perspectives), and in
the cabin to provide 29 channels of field recordings. Two additional exterior perspectives
capture passes, departures, and arrival. Also included are two hydrophone perspectives
and a stereo track of bow wash. Performed effects of hatches, doors, and horns
compliment the collection.

Every take is embedded with 18+ fields of Soundminer,
BWAV, and MacOS Finder metadata.

Additional information


31.49 GB


96kHz / 24bit

Number of files


Engine Type

4 Cylinders



Year & Era


License Info

License typeRoyalty-free Single User License. For multi-user license inquiries, please email


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