Chauffeured Boats Ts&Cs

Chauffered boats Ts&Cs

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Chauffeured boats / launches terms and conditions

To be read in conjunction with our standard Terms of Business 
1.) The maximum number of passenger permitted onboard the:
 Edwardian Class Launches is 12 x passengers + skipper 
 Olympic class is 10 x passengers + skipper 
Antaris - Lady Michelle 6 x passengers + skipper

2.) We request that you treat the boat with the utmost care when onboard, if you are bringing your own food and drinks aboard we strongly request you not to leave any rubbish behind.

3.) At the end of charter period it is your own responsibility to ensure that you collect all your items of personal belongings from the boat; we accept no responsibility for any items left aboard.

4.) During the hire period the vessel shall remain under the complete control of the captain and crew and the hirer shall be responsible for the conduct of the passengers on board, and on disembarking from Hobbs of Henley vessels at night.

5.) The company may at the discretion of the captain vary the course of the cruise should circumstances make this necessary. The company does not guarantee that any vessel will commence or complete any journey or part thereof in any given time if conditions are beyond the control of the company.

6.) Passenger boat charters are subject to the river and weather conditions being satisfactory at the time of sailing. If strong stream and/or wind conditions prevent a sailing taking place, the vessel would remain moored at Hobbs of Henley boatyard, Henley-on-Thames for the duration of the charter. If adverse river conditions prevent a vessel from collecting passengers from a venue other than Hobbs of Henley Ltd, Henley-on-Thames, no refund will be given.

7.) Our safety standards are over and above the levels required and insurances meet the existing statutes recommended by Maritime law.


a.) Children are counted as adults onboard.
b.) Infants aged 3 years or under onboard are requested to travel seated 
on the lap of an adult responsible for that infant with a buoyancy aid on at all time.
c.) Buoyancy aids are available and must be requested if needed when boarding the boat.
d.) We recommend that children (3-14 years old) wear a buoyancy aid when boat is moving.

Hirers are responsible for any loss or damage to the craft if caused by their negligence.
Full payment for the period of hire must be made to confirm the booking and before the commencement of hire.
BOOKINGS IN ADVANCE are bookable by calling our office on 01491 572035 or email     
Special terms of booking exist for Henley Royal Regatta – Please contact
01491 572035 to book.


We regret it is not possible to accommodate wheelchairs on the Chauffeured launches.

If you have any further questions regarding our 
terms and conditions, please contact us

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