A passion for vintage cars and boats
Our passion for vintage boats and cars means that we can uniquely offer days out on the river that may also incorporate a short trip in our pre-war Rolls Royce for a truly vintage day out. Such trips may include a pick up from a local hotel or railway station, or a side trip to a winery or country home.
From our base in Caversham , our private skippered boat cruises explore a stunning stretch of the river Thames running through Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Cruises can start or finish from other moorings by arrangement.
- Skippered cruises and chauffeur-driven vintage car allow for a relaxing day out
- Boat options for 2–12 guests
- 2-hour to full day cruise options
Our Vintage Boats
Lollapalooza is a stunning example of a 1930s classic wooden-built day cruiser.
One of only 164 of the 26-foot day cruisers built in this style in 1937-38, she is constructed largely from mahogany on oak, and is a credit to the wooden boat builders craft. She was almost entirely rebuilt between 2008 and 2011.
With inside and outside spaces, and an all-weather cover Lollapalooza is a comfortable way to cruise the Thames.
Charles Cooper Henderson
Charles Cooper Henderson was built in 1933 and has a rich history as an RNLI Lifeboat based at Dungeness, becoming Britain’s longest-serving lifeboat.
During her 41 years in service, she took part in 171 rescues and saved 63 lives but for many her finest moment was during the evacuation of 338,000 Allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk during World War II
Oozing retro chic, Nina is a circa-1950s open cockpit Venetian style launch, previously owned by an equally stylish A-list celebrity!
Nina has been fully refurbished with mahogany planking and floors. She is now electrically powered and provides a beautiful silent cruise on the water. With comfortable seating, she has an all-weather cover if needed and is ideal for couples wishing to enjoy a romantic trip on the river.
All boats carry first aid and firefighting equipment. Life jackets are available as required. All our boats are certified under the Boat Safety Scheme and are fully insured.
Our Vintage Rolls Royce Collection
Our magnificent pre-war vintage car collection is lovingly restored and includes a 1923 ‘baby’ Rolls Royce 20HP, believed to be the last surviving example of its kind. Chauffeur-driven, these vintage cars can be hired as part of a day out on the river and are also available for weddings and special event hire.
Proud members of TVBC (Thames Vintage Boat Club), ATYC (Association of Thames Yacht Clubs), RREC (Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club) and VSCC (Vintage Sports Car club).