Certificate no 1846
Status Registered


Function Leisure Craft
Subfunction Yacht
Location Henley-on-Thames
Vessel type Racing Yacht
Current use Museum based
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No
Web address www.rrm.co.uk


Builder Davies & King, Stephen & Isaac, Oxford
Built in 1828
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Manpower
Primary engine type None
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
4.26 feet (1.30 m)
Length: Overall
46.89 feet (14.30 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



The OXFORD 1829 BOAT is a racing eight rowing boat, built in 1828 by Stephen Davies & Isaac King of Oxford. The hull is clinker built of spruce on oak and ash frames. The boat took part in the first University Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge Universities, held in 1829 over a course in Henley-on-Thames. The Oxford crew borrowed it from Balliol College for the occasion. The vessel illustrates first steps in the evolution of boats designed for racing, being almost twice as long and half as wide as an equivalent sea-going boat of this era.

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