Brand new in 2023 to Hobbs of Henley’s luxury fleet is Lilibet, a stunning 40 ft Piper 12C Hybrid Motor Cruiser, which is the next level in boating luxury on the River Thames and the perfect option if you are looking for a smaller catered event. Our skipper and crew can host up to 12 passengers in partnership with one of our award winning appointed caterers.

She can cruise for 5 hrs on electric power, providing peaceful and calm cruising, whilst being sympathetic to the environment and has a double berth with ensuite shower and toilet and a galley kitchen.

Lilibet is a new concept in skippered corporate and private boat charter, and is perfect for Henley Regatta, Henley Festival and for all manner of events and entertaining. If you would like to book this boat as a skippered hire during Henley Festival please click here.

For a catered charter you have the choice between a buffet, afternoon tea or hampers. Hampers can be booked online but to order the other menus please email us. Please click here for Lilibet’s drinks menu which is available on board. Once you have booked Lilibet and decided on your catering and drinks please fill out this form

Pick up and drop off is from Hobbs Boatyard only, should you want to arrange alternative locations please call the office to see if this is possible.

Only available with 5 days notice – please call the office, if you would like to book a boat in less than 5 days.

The Finer Details

Seats 12

Music system

Fridge to cool drinks

Fully covered

Comfortable seating


Teak deck bathing platform

Electric sun roof

Solar panels

Buoyancy aids available

Environmentally friendly

Bathroom with shower

Hybrid, electric power for 5 hours

Length 12m

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    £775.00/ per day

    Maximum capacity of 60 guests

    A licensed bar

    Entertainment options


“Great experience today celebrating birthdays and Father’s Day too! Dexter our skipper really helped the trip go very well and a big thanks”



  • Lilibet is our most luxurious 12 seater boat. She has a galley, toilet and bathroom on board as well as can be fully enclosed in inclement weather. She is a stunning boat and ideal for a special intimate celebration.

  • Yes, all customers have access to buoyancy aids before their departure. A staff member will show you where to access these before you head off. Buoyancy aids are included in the price of the hire of the boat.

  • No you can’t. Anyone over the age of 1 years old is classed as a passenger. You cannot exceed the limits on the boats, this Is bound by law.

  • Yes of course! However, you cannot book this online please call the office on 01491 572035 to book this in

  • It’s available to hire from April – September by the hour or by the day (10am – 5pm except at Regatta where it is 10am-6pm)

  • This can be possible subject to availability, please ask your skipper onboard and he can contact the office if this is possible, payment will then have to be made at the end of the hire for the additional time.

  • All Hobbs of Henley skippers have great knowledge of the local area and will plan the best route for you on the day subject to river conditions and traffic unless you have your own preferences.

  • Yes, you are permitted to bring all your own food and drink onboard our skippered launches. You can also enjoy a sumptuous hamper or visit a riverside restaurant.