Thames Sailing Barge Charter
A TradBoat Source Page

Thames Barges and Medway Sailing Barges which average around 90 feet over-all ,have great advantages where largish parties are concerned, and are ideal for corporate hospitality.  Several charter barges take part in the famous series of  Barge Matches (see our Barge Matches pages for dates).  Day sailing is regularly available.

Barges may be moored for the day at major events (London Marathon, and so on), where they provide unusual viewing platforms or interesting venues for conferences. A number of charter barges are listed here, and there is more about them at the foot of the page 

The Barges

Charter Owners may add their vessels to this list free by email to Tradboat
About Thames Sailing Barges

In most sailing barges the former cargo spaces have been converted to comfortable "smart" dining areas with first rate catering facilities. Most barges retain their full spritsail sailing rig (and do indeed sail!) All have that original "feel". All come with Skipper and crew of course. When very large parties are planned then several barges may work together.  

For those interested in model Thames Sailing Barges, turn to our Model Making Pages.
For detail photographs of Thames Sailing Barges, try our Sailing Barge Photo Collection

For other traditional charter vessels go toTraditional Charter Home Page

Charles Smith Publications.  Last updated:  09 Nov 2008