Welcome to a different kind of charter company. We specialise in ships, boats and barges of all types, but particularly historic ships with character and boats that make a big impression. Whether you’re looking for something sleek for your Thames Cruise, or a majestic vessel to host your corporate event, we have fantastic Tall Ships, luxury Motor Yachts and classic Thames Barges (and many more) for you to choose from.

Below are listed just a selection of various wonderful, unusual and very impressive vessels that we can charter to you.

  1. ships_willThames Sailing Barges

    These are a part of London’s history and now plough the Thames as remarkable, charming and exciting floating venues. Their traditionally panelled wooden saloons and spacious decks make excellent entertaining venues beneath their tall masts and traditional rigs. Their height means they command Tower Bridge to open every time they cruise through providing a magnificent highlight to any event held on board. More here…

  2. RIVER CRUISE ICONRiver Cruisers

    River Cruisers on the Thames come in all shapes and sizes from sleek and modern purpose designed vessels built for hospitality to replica Mississippi Paddle Steamers. These impressive vessels can cope with parties great and small; dinner cruises for 15 guests are just as wonderful as lunch cruises for up to 500, we have the right ship for you whatever your requirements. More here…

  3. mercedes_-at_sail1Tall Ships

    Always impressive whether under full sail in open waters or cruising the historic Thames and being allowed passage through Tower Bridge, Tall Ships provide the wow factor to any event. Ideal for entertaining special clients, big celebrations, promotional activities to grab headline images, or the wedding reception of the year. Chartering a Tall Ship for your event ensures everyone says yes to your invite. More here…

Topsail and Ships

Topsail is first and foremost a marine event management company whose roots and ethos evolved with the aim of preserving historic vessels and our maritime heritage That all started 22 years ago, now we work with vessels of all types from modern beautifully-equipped river boats to amazing historic square riggers and sailing barges all with excellent facilities down below and spacious decks for entertaining. Whatever the vessel we never forget that if you don’t charter we have no business, so we have always chosen vessels not just for the character but of high standards and quality. The great thing is customers keep coming back because they like what we do and how we do it. This has all allowed us to fulfil our original dream of providing work and millions of pounds for our wonderful British and European maritime heritage. See Ethos.