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Pietra Santa


This is a Thames launch of impeccable pedigree. She was owned for many years by a family near Sonning and the story goes that the ladies would venture out after a game of bridge for a sunset g&t on board. During this long period of ownership she was variously maintained by Freebody and Henwood & Dean. At that time the boat had its original Grays 4 cylinder engine which was replaced in 2014 by a Nanni diesel offering improved reliability.

Gibbs of Trowlock Island built a number of open launches which are still cruising the reaches of the Upper and Middle Thames. They are distinctive due to their strawberries and cream decking (mahogany and pine usually), mostly still with varnished hulls rather than painted.

Pietra Santa can seat six and was used occasionally for private charter under a previous owner. There are four Lloyd loom chairs and an excellent canopy plus a full inventory. The boat has a BSS certificate valid to 2025.

For more information and an opportunity to view please call the office on 01491 578870.


Gibbs of Trowlock Island
Year of build
Late nineteen twenties
24ft 9ins
Single Nanni diesel

Please call Gillian 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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