Gentlemen's Period River Tripping Launch 40ft Built in 1902



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Majestic, formerly Magnolia, was built in 1902 by Samuel Saunders of Saunders Roe for the family of Jesse Boot (The Chemists.) She is built in Consuta construction which is very special and is why she is still so strong today.  {The Consuta Steam Launch is one of the few other boats built in this method.}

Starting out in 1902 with family outings and day trips along the River Thames for Jesse Boot and his family followed by umpiring at Henley Royal Regatta and the Annual Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race, Majestic has not strayed far from her roots, in fact, each year Majestic is still in use at Henley Royal Regatta transporting guests to and from Temple Island to watch the racing and whilst no longer umpiring at the Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race, Majestic can still be seen on the Thames in good working order.

Unfortunately, although she has served us well, due to a change in the commercial regulations, it is now time for Majestic to retire, back into the hands of a family that will treasure her and enjoy the countless hours of cruising that the upper reaches of the River Thames have to offer.

She has been in our loving care for well over 25 years so Chas, especially, is sad to see her go but the new rules dictate that only a private owner can use her anywhere on the Thames thus she cannot stay in our fleet.  She has had a few engines over the years and is currently fitted with a petrol  Mercruiser 165:250 cu in GM  (4.0litre) 165hp straight 6.

We are looking forward to helping a new owner take control of this very beautiful launch.

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