On a sunny Saturday a lovely new electric Mayfly 16 arrived in Wargrave on Thames to say Happy Birthday and Happy Mother’s Day !
Following on from the sale of two slipper launches so far this season, one electric and one completely traditional, it would seem that the popularity of this design persists.
Slipper stern launches are truly the E-types of the river with their distinctive styling. The first example of the sloping stern, designed to cut wash, was […]
On page 74 of this month’s first 2017 issue of Classic Boat Magazine the New Classics section features two fantastic contemporary classics for which Henley Sales and Charter are agents. At the top of the bill are the Andreyale commuter launches (see below) built by our old friends in La Rochelle and also featured […]
This weekend marks the second Henley House and Garden Show. We will be the first company to exhibit a boat as if you have a house on a lake or river then you definitely need a boat ! Come and see our new British built Mallard or talk to us about the Fantail 217 […]
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 […]