Boats

The fleet

Ideal for
  • Family outings
Additional info
Note: The maximum hire period for this boat is 4 hours.

Derby

This open electric launch is ideal for fine weather and lazy cruising with friends. This is a popular boat for two and four people with two cushioned benches one behind the other. The design is somewhat reminiscent of the slipper stern launches so popular with rental companies in the mid nineteen fifties.

Hire Location
Streatley, West Berkshire
The Swan at Streatley
Price
£30 / 30 min
Passengers
Up to 5
Min. hire period
Half an hour
Ideal for
  • Family outings
  • Special Occasions
  • Birthdays & Anniversaries
  • Corporate Events

Lolly

Lolly is an updated version of the Scoop, which is our most popular 7 seater launch. Fitted with cushions for enhanced comfort and with tables in the bow too. Bring the family and enjoy some time on the river Thames whatever the weather.

Lolly is fitted with a fixed canopy which is great for keeping out the harsh sun's rays and for protecting from an unpredictable shower. Driven from the stern so the skipper has good visibility and is very much part of the fun.

Hire Location
Wallingford, South Oxfordshire
The Boat House
Price
£75 / hr
Passengers
Up to 7
Min. hire period
1 hour
Ideal for
  • Family outings
  • Special Occasions
  • Birthdays & Anniversaries
  • Corporate Events

Scoop

The Scoop is our most popular 7 seater launch. Fitted with cushions for enhanced comfort and now with tables in the bow too. Bring the family and enjoy some time on the river Thames whatever the weather.

The Scoop is fitted with folding biminis which are great for keeping out the harsh sun's rays and for protecting from an unpredictable shower. Driven from the stern so the skipper has good visibility and is very much part of the fun.

Hire Location
Wallingford, South Oxfordshire
The Boat House
Price
£70 / hr
Passengers
Up to 7
Min. hire period
1 hour
Ideal for
  • A pre or post-prandial cruise
  • Family outings
  • Special Occasions
  • Birthdays & Anniversaries
Additional info
  • Unfortunately dogs cannot be taken on The Preterist
  • Skipper included
 

The Preterist

This Edwardian counter stern replica launch is completely fitted out in mahogany with varnished decks. The Preterist has a silent electric motor and a pram hood which covers the skipper and the adjacent seating aft.

Enjoy a pre-dinner cruise or an afternoon on the river following lunch on the dock at The Beetle & Wedge restaurant (booking advised).

The Preterist can currently only be hired with a minimum of 24 hours notice and with a skipper included.

Sit back and enjoy the river from your ringside seat in the company of your trusted and knowledgeable skipper.

Hire Location
Moulsford, South Oxfordshire
The Beetle & Wedge
Price
£125 / 1 hr
Passengers
Up to 8
(plus a skipper)
Min. hire period
1 hour
Ideal for
  • Skippered family outings
  • Special Occasions
  • Weddings & Proposals
  • Birthdays & Anniversaries
  • Corporate Events
Additional info
  • Skipper included

Sapphire Rose

Sapphire Rose is a smart replica of an early 20th-century beaver stern launch. Originally designed as an electric launch with a low wash hull she is stable and silent. The interior is of varnished mahogany and seating is on cushioned benches with the addition of 4 Lloyd loom chairs. We can add a small table for picnics if required. 

This is our one of our most luxurious electric launches and currently is only hired out with a skipper included.

Hire Location
Streatley, West Berkshire
The Swan at Streatley
Price
£295 / 2 hrs
(+£100 / additional hr)
Passengers
Up to 10
(plus a skipper)
Min. hire period
2 hours
Ideal for
  • Family outings
  • Special Occasions
  • Birthdays & Anniversaries
  • Corporate Events
Additional info
OPTIONAL: Call us - 07436 812 508 - to book a skipper for this boat. (minimum 24 hours notice)

Inspector Morse

Inspector Morse is our largest electric boat available from Wallingford. This contemporary boat joined our fleet in 2021. She is very stable and is fitted with cushions and a bimini for sun and showers, providing comfort for up to 11 passengers.

Hire Location
Wallingford, South Oxfordshire
The Boat House
Price
£85 / hr
Passengers
Up to 11
Min. hire period
1 hour

Pure Boating offers a number of different self-drive rental boats from our Wallingford, Streatley and our Moulsford base, all of them electric and all of them ideal for blissful river cruising.

All our boats are fitted with trackers, so you have peace of mind when leaving the kiosk area and are out of sight. We can then keep a close eye on your location in case of a problem and also can contact you if we believe you are running behind schedule.

Easy to drive

All our boats are easy to drive with no experience required. On arrival, our experienced crew will instruct you on how to operate the boats, and familiarise you with the rules of the river.

100% electric

Electric boats have very few moving parts. This makes them safe to operate and relatively maintenance free. The batteries are charged up overnight from excess electricity generated by the national grid.

Safe & Quiet

Our electric boats are designed to be safe and easy to drive leading to a stress free boating experience for you and your passengers. The boats run so quietly that they enhance the feeling of being at one with nature. No other boats can surprise the kingfisher mid flight or creep up on a flock of geese.

Environmentally friendly

Electric boats emit no noxious gases or smelly fumes which is not only pleasant for river users, but also helps to keep our rivers clean and pollution free.

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We are a self-drive and skippered day boat hire company on one of the most beautiful reaches of the River Thames between Reading (Berkshire) and Wallingford (Oxfordshire). Since opening Pure Boating back in 2015 our electric hire boats have silently graced the river between Wallingford and Streatley.

Our crew are passionate about the River Thames and know the boating environment intimately. They can advise not only on river safety and boat operation but also on where to picnic, good riverside restaurants, where the kingfishers fly and the Loddon lilies grow. 

Hire Locations

The Boat House
High Street
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
OX10 0BL

The Swan at Streatley
High Street
Streatley, Berkshire
RG8 9HR

The Beetle & Wedge
Ferry Lane
Moulsford, Oxfordshire
OX10 9JF

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 07436 812508

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