Owning a boat on the River Thames
Imagine owning your own boat… a home from home in a tranquil riverside setting to enjoy any day, weekend or evening. From canoes and small powered boats to motor cruisers and narrowboats, the River Thames is the perfect place to start your adventure.
There are a large number of boatyards dotted along the river that sell new and used boats to suit all budgets. Search in the right hand box to find a boat broker.
If you’ve not brought a boat before, check out our handy guide to buying a pre-owned boat with Thames Boat Sales. Prices can start from £2,000 depending on what type of boat you are looking for.
Once you’ve got your boat, you will need to register it with the Environment Agency, visit their River Thames boat registration pages for more information.
There’s a wide range of boating facilities and services along the River Thames, such as base moorings, boat repairs and fuel sales. To find out what’s available see our Marinas and Services section.
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This section of the website provides advice about the process and stages of buying a pre-owned boat from Thames Boat Sales.
From where to refuel or service your boat to where you can permanently moor it, you’ll find all the information you need.
The British Marine Federation (BMF) is the trade association for the leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry. Its members cover boatbuilding, marinas and moorings, boat hire, passenger boats, boat repair, engineering, boat sales and brokerage.