About Henley Sales & Charter
Generally classic boats are cheaper to buy than their modern GRP or steel counterparts. It is true that there are maintenance costs but this means that an owner can personalise their vessel and enjoy being part of the “project”. Within Europe there are some spectacular on the water events to attend where one can meet like minded individuals. Classic boats are beautiful so there is immense aesthetic pleasure and pride to be gained from ownership.
HSC has excellent under cover premises for boat storage as well as contacts for craning, transport, surveys and associated services. At Beale Park we also have a slipway and direct access to the Thames from a private lake.
For the first time in 2014 Gillian Nahum is working with Special Auction Services to reintroduce the Classic Boat Auction which was such a feature of the Thames boating calendar for two decades from the mid nineteen eighties. This promises to be a regular event and an occasion for enthusiasts to gather from all over the UK and Europe at HSC’s Beale Park premises.
When it comes to charter HSC has over twenty years of experience in managing and operating charter boats, whether a slipper stern launch for a wedding party or a 100 person passenger vessel complete with chef and gourmet catering. During the summer the office is open 7 days a week with someone always on call to answer questions and take bookings.
In 2012 HSC opened Boatique, currently at 5 Friday St. Henley on Thames, to complement our boat sales and charter business. Boatique has stylish boaty clothing, deck shoes, and a range of boaty essentials such as cool boxes, picnic sets and the like. Visit www.boatique.co.uk or ring 01491 410840.
What our clients say
Tim was enchanted with going up and down the river. He really enjoyed looking at all the boats and talking to Chris about them and Chris is a darling, I wish I had a spare granddaughter!Mrs Guttridge, 29/06/2016
This was an incredibly quick sale – right place right time. thanks a million.Dr Andrew Naylor, 16/06/2016
A great day had by all thanks to a wonderful skipper. A credit to you.Mrs Alderson, 13/06/2016
We had an amazing time on Jobelle. Thank you.Zenia Ford, 24/05/2016
A huge thank you to everyone for the wonderful birthday boat trip for my husband. We were warmly greeted onto an immaculate and beautiful boat. There was one brief rain shower but that arrived, most obligingly, as we were in the cabin enjoying our fabulous and simply delicious afternoon tea. It was a perfect way to celebrate and thank you all for making it possible.Caroline Fairbrother, 18/05/2016
Henley Sales and Charter is the perfect vehicle for Gillian to combine her personal enthusiasm and boating interests with her professional and commercial vision of a successful, locally based business which gives pleasure and imparts knowledge to like minded boating enthusiasts worldwide.
Alex came to Henley Sales & Charter as an intern in the summer of 2014, learning about and assisting with all areas of the company. She loved it so much that she could not wait to come back in 2015, this time with a much more challenging and exciting role.
As a director and shareholder of HSC Stuart is delighted that he no longer has to pore over accounts and can hand over all the “boring” admin tasks to Alex and Karen in the Henley office. Stuart is very excited about the prospect of meeting new customers and working with Gillian and her team. The feeling is entirely mutual.