“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
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