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June 10, 2021

Hobbs of Henley the best in boating since 1870

Hobbs of Henley is situated on the banks of the River Thames in Henley and is steeped in history and tradition. Established in 1870 and boasting five generations of experience and two Royal Waterman amongst their staff, nobody is better placed than them to help you discover the beauty of the River Thames.

At the helm of this longstanding business is Jonathan Hobbs, the great, great Grandson of the founding father Harry Hobbs.

Whether it is aboard one of their large luxury passenger vessels for a private or corporate party, a fun day out with family or friends in one of their motor launches for a self drive adventure, sipping champagne aboard one of their Edwardian, Olympic or Alfastreet launches, a sightseeing trip along the Royal Regatta Course or a luxurious boating holiday aboard their Linssen Motor Yachts….there really is something for everyone.

This year Hobbs of Henley have purchased a brand new Linssen SL Series 35 AC for the perfect staycation on the River Thames. Other new additions to their fleet include a world premiere Alfastreet 23 Evo from Slovenia and five new electric boats from Holland both representing a new and exciting concept in luxury Thames boat rental.

It is not just about boat hire at Hobbs of Henley, they also offer public river trips every day from April to September on their passenger vessels cruising along the beautiful stretch of the Henley Royal Regatta Reach between Marsh and Hambleden Locks. Every round trip operates from their boatyard and lasts 60 minutes, and features an informative pre-recorded commentary.

Hobbs of Henley also host lots of events throughout the year on their larger passenger vessels such as Gin Tasting Cruises, Jazz Cruises, Afternoon Tea Cruises and many more, all available to book online.

Or if you are looking to buy a boat but not sure about the commitment then Hobbs of Henley have a luxury membership boating scheme – The Henley Boat Club. This scheme is an opportunity to enjoy a fleet of beautifully maintained self drive motor launches without the hassle of ownership and the costs involved with this. Henley Boat Club ‘Membership Boating’ is the easy way to take to the river whenever you want to safe in the knowledge that your boat is maintained and looked after by an experienced family business with over 150 years of boating experience.

And if boats is not your thing but Gin is then you are in luck as Hobbs of Henley launched their first ‘Mr Hobbs Henley Gin’ in 2017 and more recently their latest award winning Gin, named ‘Mr Hobbs 150’ was launched to commemorate their 150th Anniversary and a nod to their founding father Harry Hobbs.

In addition to Boats and Gin in 2021 they launched their new clothing line ‘1870’. Initially the line has started with hoodies and T Shirts and the design on these garments represents a nod to their business (1870), the river and to Henley, a great momento to have to take away from your trip to this beautiful riverside town.

So if you want to take to the water and have some boating fun this summer then Hobbs of Henley is the place to go!

W: Hobbs of Henley
T: 01491 572035
E: Passenger boat hire
E: Self drive boat hire
A: Hobbs of Henley Ltd, The Boathouse, Station Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon, RG9 1AZ

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