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 About 

Bygone Boating is a failry new company to Boating Holidays.

Well, we have now just finished our second full season, and things seem to be going very well ! :)

We are small at the moment, and will never be too large to not give a personal service, but we will be adding new craft as they get restored. See ‘Our Boats’.

In the meantime, small is:

  • Personal
  • Friendly
  • Individual

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Our philosophy: 

  • To always try and go that extra mile.
  • Treat our guests holiday as if it were our own.
  • Fit our boats out to be as comfortable and as functional as possible

Please note that our season (and most hire boat businesses on the Thames) runs from April to October. After October it is very difficult to buy diesel, and pump out stations are closed, so really would not be very enjoyable!

We always welcome your feedback – Facebook best option - or email us.

We love wooden boats. We love our wooden boats and we hope you do too! Although our Freeman does have a fibre glass hull, she still has lots of wood!

We do all the work on them ourselves - although, admittedly, Jeff definitely does the bulk of the work - but I help as much as I can.

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I work on sanding, varnishing, painting, sustenance, marketing, admin, accounts, buying, customer service, cleaning plus ...

Jeff works on carpentry, mechanics, electrics, plumbing, big painting jobs, big sanding jobs, working out where things are going to go, and how they will work, drinking tea plus......

We are hoping to add another boat, one that is well travelled, to the fleet next year - Ruby - though may well be renamed Rubette! We will keep you updated...

Sue :)

 

Did you Know?

 

The River Thames may take its name from the Sanskrit Tamas meaning “dark” as its waters are often dark and cloudy; another school of thought is that it is named after the Roman Tam meaning “wide” and Isis meaning water.