Traditional and Contemporary Boat Sales

Classic Boats



Specialising in traditional river boats we will do our best to find the ideal craft to suit your individual needs. 20 years 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 have a current selection of boats that can be viewed on our online catalogue (to view select one of the categories above). All the boats featured have been personally inspected by a member of our sales team. Please contact us if you cannot find a boat to suit your particular requirements in our current selection, as our expertise lies in finding boats to match the individual requirements of each prospective buyer.

Henley Sales and Charter Ltd have gained a reputation over the last 25 years for selling and chartering beautiful, classic boats, from dinghies and launches through to gentlemen's motor yachts some of which were built in the early 1900s.




Less well known is the range of contemporary classics which all combine the advantages of low maintenance GRP hulls with the styling of a true classic. The latest additions are the 26 ft Phantom which can be built as an open boat, a canopied launch or with a cabin. We have a cabin version on the Thames available for viewing so please contact us for more details.



Also from our European partners comes the Graf Ipanema, a racy super yacht tender or just a future floating heirloom for the discerning yachtie.


For something slightly more quirky and versatile we have introduced the Bahama range from the west coast of France. The Bahama launch is a Gallic twist on the American utility launch of the thirties which features a stylish and efficient hull ideal for use on the river or the sea, easy to tow. Imagine having one boat with two engines, a silent electric Torqueedo for the river and a 90h.p engine for waterskiing on the coast in summer. Call us to try "Ketchup" - our very own Bahama 20.



Closer to home and equally attractive are the Roamer and Venturer, pretty Dutch style clinker launches made to order in East Anglia. Each boat is finished to your specification as a six or eight seater respectively with a canopy or pramhood. There are several around Henley which the owners are happy to make available for viewing.


Telephone: +44 (01491) 578870

Gillian Polly
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