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Classic Boat Brokerage & Charter

30 years of selling and chartering beautiful classic boats

Classic Boat Sales

No one knows the mid reaches of the Thames like the HSC team who can offer the perfect boat for any occasion. Be it a family picnic, romantic proposal, bridal carriage or corporate event. Take a look at our classic boat charter collection or get in touch to discuss your individual requirements.

Classic Boat Charter

No one knows the mid reaches of the Thames like the HSC team who can offer the perfect boat for any occasion. Be it a family picnic, romantic proposal, bridal carriage or corporate event. Take a look at our classic boat charter collection or get in touch to discuss your individual requirements.

Storage & Logistics

With an impressive storage facility at Beale Park near Pangbourne and a team of boat specialists, HSC can provide clean, safe storage for your boat as well as winterisation, valeting and basic boat maintenance. If you have a boat that needs moving, a project you need help with or somewhere secure to keep your boat then get in touch. Or take a look at what other services we can offer.

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What our clients say

Thank you!

I just wanted to say how delighted we are with the boat. We've had several super days on the Thames, not going far but really enjoying it. As I think you may have noticed when we first met, I'm not a natural sailor but it's been great. Thanks also for negotiating the mooring.

Alison & Alistair

Midsomer Maiden

Good afternoon Gillian,

Can I just say, Thank you so much. We had an amazing time and as you can see didn’t want to get off! Our skipper Dave was a great guy, friendly, polite, full of information. My boys enjoyed his company and chatted with him all afternoon. Will definitely be using you again, thank you so much


Most impressed with your brokerage yesterday

And what a pleasure it was. Most impressed with your brokerage yesterday. Not the usual set-up I have encountered, far more personal and good to speak to someone who really knows her product – I can see why you are successful.

Happy brokerage client

Lovely afternoon on the river

Gail just a short note to say thank you for all your help with the boat. We had a lovely afternoon on the river. The weather wasn’t perfect but it certainly didn’t spoil our trip. The addition of not one but two kingfisher sightings made it very special. 

We were delighted to have Olivia as our skipper- she was just lovely.

Many thanks again.

Pat from Solihull

Perrapin sold too soon !

Dear Gillian,

I’ve been trawling through the year’s emails and discover to my abject horror, that I completely failed to thank you for all your help in conducting the sale of Perrapin for us.
We were heartbroken at parting with her as you know, and were fully expecting to have her for another season at least. But we had to part with her. So although the speed of the sale was a bit upsetting, the manner with which you conducted the sale was anything but. You managed to find in the Beales our ideal buyer. We have been in quite frequent correspondence with Robert and are quite sure Perrapin will go from strength to strength in their hands.
So a very big thank you from Sue and I for everything you did. We especially liked the listing you gave Perrapin on your website for the brief time it was up there.
With best wishes
Peter and Sue

Midsomer Maiden

Our boat ride down the Thames was perfect!  We loved seeing the villages from the water. Our captain was kind and patient with us as we asked a lot of questions. It was a very pleasant experience. We enjoyed our hampers, the food was delicious along with the bottle of Champagne. (We had some rain but it did not take away from our experience).

Kim and Matt Klein from Texas, June 2019

Everybody loved it

Thank you you were amazing! I will pass on your congratulations. Thank you for being so awesome. Everybody loved it.

Hazel, Charter client

Sale of Travis McGee

"Just finished handing over Travis to Henry, who seems keen as mustard and pleased as punch! Just a note to thank you for all your help and your wise guidance to Henry, matching the right buyer with the right boat."

Happy vendor!

Above and beyond

I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our trip on Midsomer Maiden on Saturday, from start to finish your company and staff have gone above and beyond to accommodate our requirements and the actually trip out far exceeded our expectations. The group age span was from 16 to 86 and everyone came away having thoroughly enjoying the experience – in fact we could have stayed longer! We also wanted to let you know what a great job Olivia did, she was entertaining, full of local knowledge and exceptionally skilled in handling a boat. We are working on when we can do another trip out!

Thank you again for all your help.


Great work on marketing and closing the sale !

Hi Gillian,

Firstly, thank you. I’m sure Andy and his wife will make many happy memories on the boat and great work on getting it to market and finding him / closing the deal. You’re fantastic at what you do.

Kind regards

Father's Day on Midsomer Maiden

Dear Gail and Gillian and Darrel, Please accept a rather belated thank you for the wonderful time we all had on the Midsomer Maiden on Father's Day. The whole family had a wonderful time and were most appreciative of Darrell's skilful skippering and knowledgeable commentary. I really don't think we could have enjoyed the cruise more in any way. Thank you to all for making Dad feel so special.

Sarah Logan

Sale of Carefree mid winter - words from a satisfied vendor

Hi Gillian,
It seems that the funds have cleared already, so all seems to have gone very smoothly.
Thank you so much for making the whole process so easy and for finding such a good buyer!
All the best,


Just a short note to say thank you for organising the charter today.
We had a lovely time and were very appreciative of the way David and Susie welcomed us and enhanced our trip.
Many thanks.




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.

Henley Sales & Charter Ltd

29 Station Road
Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire


01491 578 870
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