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RIVER LAUNCHES 

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“TWENTY bridges from Tower to Kew -
Wanted to know what the River knew, 
Twenty Bridges or twenty-two,
For they were young, and the Thames was old
And this is the tale that River told:” 
― Rudyard Kipling

Picture  a Victorian day with a boat drifting on a calm stream, a gentleman in his straw "boater" hat at the helm, a lady in full Victorian regalia reclining at the opposite end of the boat, often under a parasol. Its an iconic image often depicted  of boating,  in the 19th century.

 

Many of these crafts are still around today, we must begin thinking like a river if we are to leave a legacy of beauty and style for future generations.

In our gallery below  is selection of  river boats cared for by us from Edwardian Launches through to the ever popular Slipper Stern Launch  and pretty motorised day boats. Some of  these vessels we have looked after since the very founding of Dennett in the 1960s

 

TAKE A LOOK  

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SLIPPER LAUNCH

A true British River Icon.

A picnic basket and a glass of bubbly is all that’s needed to settle down for a days cruising along quiet river reaches in luxurious style.

EDWARDIAN  LAUNCH

The epitome of the 19th century English style...There is nothing more beautiful than a regal beautifully restored Edwardian Gentleman's Launch....

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DAY LAUNCH  

On the River Thames the term "launch" is used to mean any motorised pleasure boat. We have a selection of beautiful, comfortable and timeless vessels  ...

SKIFF & PUNTING 

Skiff & Punting has been a popular pastime on the Thames for the past 150 years. We proudly maintain and build these vessels for many private and club organisations 

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