Thames Childe

Our slipper launch, Thames Childe

Thames Childe


From£360.00 / per hour

‘Thames Childe’ is a modern classic and combines 1930’s style with modern reliability and safety converted to electric propulsion, she is now available for eco friendly and silent skippered charter for up to 4 guests.

You can recline in luxury on her original Lloyd Loom chairs and upholstered rear bench, as your skipper navigates the River Thames.

A truly stylish way to travel on your wedding day or the perfect vessel for enjoying a long, lazy afternoon relaxing on the river, ‘Thames Childe’ is a special boat perfect for creating happy, cherished memories.

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 7 days notice – please call the office, if you would like to book a boat in less than 7 days.

If you would like to book this boat as a skippered hire during Henley Festival please click here.

The Finer Details

Seats 4 plus a skipper

Can be fully covered

Buoyancy aids available

Comfortable seating

Safety brief given

Length 7.6m

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“What an incredibly relaxing day cruising the Thames in luxury… Would not hesitate to recommend!”



  • ‘Thames Childe’ is available to hire from April – September. You can book the boat from 10am – 5pm, except during Henley Royal Regatta where it is available 10am – 6pm.

  • Unfortunately, ‘Thames Childe’ is only available for skippered hire at this time.

  • 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.