A Range of Services

Traditional Thames Boatbuilding, Hire, Sales, Repairs and Moorings

For more details on boat hire availability, see our sister site: richmondboathire.co.uk

Hourly hire

The idyllic peace of the River Thames is closer than you think! Rowing skiffs for hourly hire to carry 1, 2, 4, 6 or 8 persons are available throughout the season (March-October) on a first-come, first-served basis.

Boats may also be reserved on request, including larger vessels to hold up to 12 persons. All boats are supplied with lifejackets if requested (compulsory for children).


Our fleet of unique craft is available for daily or weekly rental throughout the year. Contact us to discuss.

Weddings & Event Hire

Whether it be a wedding, brithday party, corperate entertainment or any other special occasion hire one or any number of our boats supplied with boatman.

Full or part crew can also be hired dressed appropriately.

Film & Television

Richmond Bridge Boathouses are able to offer a wide range of unpowered craft for film and photographic work.

Experienced boatmen are also available. Film work includes Our American Friends, Thomas Moore, Orlando and most recently Great Expectations.

Please call us for a quote, if you have a specific craft in mind, we will be happy to advise you on historical context and suitability of purpose.

Moorings and Marine Services

Dry storage is available for unpowered craft at Richmond and nearby Hampton, all dry storage has easy access to the Thames. Moorings afloat for unpowered and small powered craft also available at both sites. Please call us to discuss availability.

Workshop Hire

We can provide safe, secure workshop space on a short- or long-term basis, with convenient reach of the River Thames, South Circular, and mainline, suburban and Underground trains at Richmond Station. Contact to discuss.