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


In Store Price

Special Online Price

  • COVID 19 Disruption
  • Description
  • Questions
  • Reviews
  • Delivery
  • Returns
  • Age Verification


Due to the current "LOCKDOWN" situation imposed tonight 23rd March 2020 at 20:30, we are experiencing delays with the processing of orders and subsequent shipping.

Whilst we have tried our best to continue in a business as usual, the time has come when we must close our showroom doors temporarily to support the Governments Delay Strategy.

If you do place an order with us, we will be shipping items from our warehouses, but it may be subject to a delay.

Should you wish to speak to a member of our team, please call us on 02087884587 and Choose Option 1. Alternatively, please email

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.

Customer Questions & Answers

Have a Question?

Be the first to ask a question about this.

Ask a Question

Customer Reviews

No reviews yet


We are now using  a carrier calculated shipping process, which should show the best shipping rate we can offer, from time to time this process may be mistaken, so if the rate doesn't look right, please contact the office for us to investigate. If we can offer a better rate, we will.



Last Updated: 01/08/2020

Our returns policy lasts 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.

To read our full returns and exchanges policy, please click here.


Some items we sell may from time to time be subject to Age Restrictions imposed under UK Law. 

Where this affects your purchase, you will be contacted by a member of our sales team, you will be required to provide us with a copy of photographic identification, from the list below.  A valid photographic ID will also need to be shown to the driver on delivery, along with a signature.

By sharing your ID, you are helping us to ensure items that are intended for people over 18 end up in the right hands. Due to the importance of verifying age when delivering these products, age restricted items can only be delivered to the customer’s address, they cannot be delivered to a neighbour’s address or left in a safe place. In addition, they can’t be delivered to a locker or Pickup Point.

If an adult over the age 18 is not available at the address, or if an adult has not been able to show valid photo identification, the item will be returned by our couriers for re-delivery the following day. If your order is being delivered to a commercial address or residential apartment block, the receptionist, concierge or mailroom attendant receiving your parcel will need to provide a valid ID, showing they are aged 18 or over.

If they can’t, the parcel will be returned to our couriers for re-delivery the following day.

List of acceptable photo identification:

  • A passport
  • A European Union (photo card) driving licence
  • Ministry of Defence Form 90 (a defence identity card issued to serving military)
  • National Identity card issued by European Union Member State (other than the United Kingdom), and Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland
  • A biometric immigration document (issued by The Home Office to individuals going through different stages of the immigration process as a residence permit.).
  • A photographic identity card bearing a national Proof of Age Standard Scheme (PASS) hologram

All information we receive about customers is treated in accordance with our Privacy Notice, which can be found on our website.

Thank you for your understanding as we do our part in ensuring compliance with UK Law.

Featured Brands