Previous names

  • Brit
Certificate no 285
Status Registered


Function Passenger Vessel
Subfunction Excursion
Location Reading
Vessel type Excursion
Current use Commercial Activity
Available to hire Yes
Available for excursions Yes
Info required No


Builder Fellows & Co, Great Yarmouth
Built in 1928
Hull material
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
15.00 feet (4.58 m)
3.00 feet (0.92 m)
Length: Overall
59.97 feet (18.29 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



Built in 1928 by Fellows & Co. of Great Yarmouth, PRINCESS MARINA is a river vessel with a capacity for 110 passengers. Based at Reading, she operates daily cruises during the summer and is available for charter trips all the year round. Her history is documented as follows: 1928/35 owned by E W & S H D Longfield, Great Yarmouth; 1935/48 owned by Albert Butler, Leeds; 1948/52 owned by Sea Cruises, Whitby; 1952/60 owned by Thames Launches; 1960/76 owned by A Crouch; 1976/89 owned by B Balcome; 1989 – sold to present owner.


Hamer, Geoffrey, Trip Out 1995/6 - A Guide to the Passenger Boat Services of the British Isles, G P Hamer, 1995

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