£625.00 / per day

Favoured by discerning boaters thanks to their blend of style, elegance and comfort, you can’t go wrong by hiring one of the  Antaris class launches from Hobbs.

The R818 ‘Rosetta’ I and II can seat up to 8 guests including the driver on their elegantly upholstered seats. Complete with a music system and a retractable roof, Rosetta I and II offer a brilliant way to enjoy all that the Thames has to offer. 

You can also take a hamper or afternoon tea on-board with you, or make a stop at one of the many riverside pubs or restaurants.

Please note: You must return the boat by 17:00 ...unless during Henley Regatta and then 18:00.

The Finer Details

Seats 8

Roof can be half covered

Music system with Bluetooth

Comfortable seating

Safety brief given

Length 6.2m

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  • The Antaris R818 has a small table in the centre of the boat.

  • A £250 security deposit is required before departure. This is refunded if the boat is back by 5pm, returned clean and tidy with all rubbish removed. The deposit is non-refundable if a rope is left in the water and gets caught around the propeller, or for gross negligence resulting in an accident.

  • 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.

  • We can only take advance bookings for a whole day hire online. To book an Antaris class launch by the hour please visit the Hobbs boatyard.

  • Absolutely! You can hire an Antaris class R818 launch with a skipper for up to 8 guests. You are welcome to book by both the hour and the day.

  • At Hobbs, all our Antaris class launches are fully convertible, making them perfect for the temperamental British weather. With elegantly upholstered padded seating, the Antaris class is a stylish way to explore the Thames.