Welcome to life afloat – at a fraction of the cost of ownership
Exclusive membership boating on the
Thames at Henley
The Henley Boat Club offers a new, innovative way to enjoy a fleet of beautifully maintained self-drive motor launches without the hassle and cost of ownership. 'Membership Boating' is the easy way to take to the river whenever you want, safe in the knowledge that your boat is maintained by experts, and that all the licences, insurance, fuel and other costs are taken care of.
If you like the idea of spending time on the UK’s most historic river but are worried about the responsibilities that come with owning a boat, or justifying the cost given your likely use of it, the Henley Boat Club might just be the answer.
Henley Boat Club members have the opportunity to enjoy Hobbs of Henley's luxury self-drive range for the equivalent of up to 35% off published hire prices, all for a single annual fee.
If you’ve not spent much time on the water so far but would like to know more, the Henley Boat Club may be the answer, allowing you to gain confidence while you pilot one of our boats. Thanks to the Hobbs of Henley family’s 146 years of experience we can offer training, guidance and assistance as required.
We can also arrange for you to gain formal qualifications whilst a member. Our partnership with Bisham Abbey Navigation School enables their instructors to train and assess whilst skippering your Henley Boat Club Boat, and the IWHC (inland waterways Helmsman Certificate) would be your first step.
Find out more about how to join and costs
For an annual fee, members of the HBC are able to enjoy the splendour of the River Thames and its many events, pubs and restaurants at a time that suits them; if the weather changes before you leave, cruise another time!