April 2015 Boating News

With an early Easter this year there has been a rush to get boats ready for launching and it has been a pleasure to see customers liberally coated in antifouling as they become reacquainted with their beloved boats after six months of abstinence. Luckily the sun has been present for most of the holidays […]

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The Thornycroft story

The first large Thornycroft steam launch was built on the River Thames. Sir John Thornycroft’s father, Thomas, bought riverside ground adjacent to Chiswick Church in 1866 and this was the beginning of the Church Wharf Shipbuilding Yard of John I. Thornycroft and Company.

The company made a name for fast launches and in 1876 built […]

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