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Spirit X


Spirit x came into my life in 1990 when exhibiting at the London Boat Show as part of the Steam and Electric Launch Company crew where the boat had been fully restored. At that time we had reengined this historic teak hulled boat with an impressive steam plant and the new owner who bought her off the stand called her Impulse in recognition of the love affair which began on that day. He kept her on the Thames for several years before moving her to the Medway. A few years and one owner later the boat returned to the Thames and was re-engined by Marc Jones at Hambleden Mill Marina who installed a low maintenance diesel engine.

The current owners have been enjoying the boat down on the coastal estuary where she is an unusual site and a real head turner. She is returning to us for resale and will be available with the trailer and a full length winter cover. A three quarter canopy with roll down windows makes this a very comfortable cruising launch.

This is a truly historic boat, extremely comfortable, with seating for 10 and would suit a private owner or a commercial charter company. Spirit X featured in the film 'Boys in the Boat' which is due to hit our screens in early 2024

She has a full overall winter cover as well as a trailer for storage and transportation purposes. Call the office for more information.


Year of build
circa 1890
29ft 6ins
7ft 6ins
Nanni 3 cylinder 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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