Classic Boat Charter
S. B. LADY DAPHNE
The Opportunity - S.B. (Sailing Barge) Lady Daphne - Your Vessel for a Day
S. B. Lady Daphne is one of the most famous of London's classic wooden vessels still sailing. 91 feet long (28 meters), 21 feet wide (6.5 metres), built in 1923 at a gross tonnage of 117 tonnes, able to transport 220 tonnes of cargo, Lady Daphne was one of the many thousand Thames sailing barges built for the English coastal trade from the 18th century until the middle of the 20th century. Now there are fewer than 40 barges left in Britain, and fewer than 10 wooden barges with passenger certificates. You can live history by spending a day on Lady Daphne, as it was during her working life - one of thousands of red-sailed ships dominating London's skyline in the days before road transport.
Like any working vessel, Lady Daphne is accommodating. You can:
Lady Daphne can sail with 54 passengers and 3 crew (57 in total), although smaller numbers permit everyone to participate in sailing. For "static" (berthside) charters, she can handle numbers up to 80 depending upon your requirements and the season.
Sales and General Information
Mrs Elisabeth Mainelli, Director
Nymph Limited, Managing Agents for S.B. Lady Daphne
(Why Nymph Limited - well, Daphne was a nymph...)
55 George Leybourne House