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"St Joan"

St Joan cruising the river Thames

St Joan was built in 1929 as a Fast Coastal Cruiser. She saw active service in World War II as an Air-Sea Rescue Launch and is included in the Registry of Historic Vessels. She is 52ft long and offers unrivalled quality in accommodation, having been fully restored in 1996 and maintained since to the highest standards.

Indeed, she has won the Penton Hook Trophy at the Thames Traditional Boat Rally at Henley for Best Restoration and Maintenance to Original Condition and was Runner-up in the competition for Best Presentation of Boat and Crew; with over 200 Boats at the event it is the largest of its type in Europe.

you want to entertain your clients or family and friends in luxurious style then what better way than to relax on a gentle cruise along the River Thames.

We are able to accept up to 12 guests onboard for Buffet Style lunch or supper. Or comfortably seat 6 to 8 for a more formal meal..

Special Rates are available for Henley’s Royal Regatta & Festival in July. The Henley package will cruise the regatta course whilst you enjoy a champagne buffet lunch in style.

Special Rates are also available for a "VIP flight" in a Private Capsule on the London Eye.


Henley Royal Regatta
The Henley Royal Regatta (photo by Jaap Oepkes, jaaphoto.com)

The spacious and comfortable saloon

We are happy to provide all of your catering needs or for you to bring your own food and/or drinks.
The cruising range is flexible either down through London (if the tides are right) or up through the locks passing Tudor England at Hampton Court and beyond.

Please call us on 01932 873 130 or (mobile) 07970 950 711 to discuss your individual requirements and we'll send you a quotation for that extra special experience. You can also Email me on: enquiries@heritageboatcharters.com

Tony Goodhead.
Heritage Boat Charters Ltd.

(Photographs by Grant Kinnaird)