Certificate no 270
Status Registered


Function Passenger Vessel
Subfunction Excursion
Location Windsor
Vessel type Excursion
Current use Commercial Activity
Available to hire Yes
Available for excursions Yes
Info required No
Web address www.boat-trips.co.uk


Builder Clark, Edwin & Co Ltd, Brimscombe
Built in 1898
Hull material
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Steam
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
To be confirmed
Length: Overall
87.00 feet (25.93 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


Built in 1898 by Edwin Clark & Co, Brimscombe, Gloucester for Salter Bros, Oxford, NUNEHAM is a river passenger vessel designed for service on the Thames. Her current engine is a refurbished Sissons triple expansion steam engine with Hackworth pattern reversing arrangement which has been entirely reconstructed. The coal fired boiler was built by Alan McKewan of Yorkshire (return scotch tube type). With a capacity for 150 passengers she operated mainly on the Upper Thames and was sold to Jackson Bros (River Services) Limited in 1971, then to Harbourside Investments in 1980 and was finally bought by her present owner in 1992. She now offers private charters together with a number of public sailings including steam enthusiasts days, 'red letter' lunch and evening trips. Nuneham has a MCA passenger licence for 100 people and comfortable capacity for up to 70 guests. Nuneham has carried many eminent guests including Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and the Duke and Duchess of Wessex.


Hamer, Geoffrey, Trip Out 1995/6 - A Guide to the Passenger Boat Services of the British Isles, G P Hamer, 1995
The Funnel: Autumn on the Thames, pp36, Edition 164, 2015    

Key dates

  • 2012

    Vessel selected for  Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant on 3 June 2012

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