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Tarbes II

From £795 for two hours/Full day hire at Henley Royal Regatta 2024 £1500

Built in East Anglia in the early nineteen thirties by a well known British boat builder, JW Brooke, and christened Sunny Morn, Tarbes II has survived for nearly a century in her original format as a luxury saloon launch. You can expect lashings of varnished mahogany, two cockpits, one forward with a large dining table and one aft with lloyd loom chairs and a comfy bench seat. Between the two there is a cosy cabin which seats six and offers an alternative area for picnics and aperitifs when the weather is less than clement. A galley with hob and a loo compartment provide comfort for the occasional night on board.

The forward cockpit is covered by a wooden canopy with drop down windows so guests are protected inside and out whatever the weather. The windows have the typical nineteen thirties mechanism as was found at the time on trains and cars with leather straps.

The current owner had the boat changed from a lumpy diesel engine to a silent 7kw inboard electric propulsion system specified and installed by Henley Technical Services with enough battery power for a full day on the river. She is now a joy to drive and on which to spend a day cruising. At the same time he commissioned Dennetts boatyard to paint and varnish the entire exterior and invoices are available.

Tarbes II has been used for charter for the past two seasons and is now a well recognised sight on the middle Thames where she is moored with easy access to the delightful village of Hurley (a short taxi ride from Maidenhead station). Marlow is an hour downstream and Henley an hour and a half upstream.

You can ask us to organise catering or bring your own. See you soon on board Tarbes II!


Henley-on-Thames or Marlow
Up to 12
Picnics, aperitifs, self catering

Contact us on 01491 578 870 for more information


Henley Sales and Charter Ltd have gained a reputation over the last 30 years for selling and chartering beautiful, classic boats. Experience of operating and selling boats on the river Thames enables us to offer expert objective advice to prospective owners on all aspects of boat ownership including purchase, surveys, repairs and moorings. We will do our best to find the ideal craft to suit your individual needs - for a day or for a lifetime.

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Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire


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