River Thames and boaty things

FLOATING DOWN THE RIVER


THE RIVER THAMES -
FACILITIES FOR BOATERS

Drinking Water

Dry Boat Refuse Disposal

Chemical Toilet Disposal

Pump-out

Fuel

Electric Launch Charging Points

Chandlers

Slipways

DRINKING WATER

Drinking water should only be obtained from properly marked facilities. Water hoses for bulk supplies are available at the following locks:-

Grafton

Radcot

Shifford

Eynsham

Abingdon

Cleave

Shiplake

Hurley

Cookham

Boveney

Chertsey

Molesley

Water hoses are also available at a number of marinas and boatyards but some of these charge a small fee for using the facility.

In addition to the above, drinking water taps for filling portable containers are available from these locks:-

St.John's

Rushey

Northmoor

Pinkhill

King's

Osney

Culham

Clifton

Benson

Goring

Temple

Marlow

Boulter's

Romney

Old Windsor

Penton Hook

Shepperton

Sunbury

Teddington

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It should be noted that water supplies in sanitary stations are not fit for drinking.

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DRY BOAT REFUSE DISPOSAL

Dry boat refuse can be disposed of in facilities at these locks:-

St.John's

Rushey

Eynsham

Abingdon

Day's

Goring

Mapledurham

Sonning

Shiplake

Hambledon

Hurley

Cookham

Bray

Boveney

Bell Weir

Penton Hook

Shepperton

Sunbury

Molesey

Teddington

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CHEMICAL TOILET DISPOSAL

Facilities for chemical toilet (Elsan) disposal are available at the following locks:-

St.John's

Rushey

Eynsham

Abingdon

Day's

Whitchurch

Shiplake

Hurley

Boveney

Shepperton

Sunbury

Molesey

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PUMP-OUTS

Pump-out stations are available at the following locks:-

St.John's

Rushey

Eynsham

Abingdon

Shiplake

Boveney

Molesey

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These stations, which are provided by the EA, are self service and operate on a pre-paid card system. Cards can be obtained from the Lock-keeper. Pump out facilities are also available from a number of private boatyards and marinas listed below. Prices vary between 10 and 20.

Location

Facility

Eynsham

Oxford Cruisers

Binsey

Bossoms Boatyard

Osney

Osney Marine

Abingdon

Kingcraft

Reading

Bridge Boats

Reading

Caversham Boat Services

Caversham

Better Boating

Caversham

Thames & Kennet Marina

Bourne End

Bourne End Marina

Windsor

Windsor Marina

Datchet

Kris Cruisers

Chertsey

Penton Hook Marina

Chertsey

Harris Boatbuilders

Chertsey

Chertsey Meads Marine

Walton

Walton Marine

Shepperton

Shepperton Marina

Thames Ditton

Thames Ditton Marina

Teddington

Tough Bros

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FUEL

Fuel is obtainable at the following locations but, as can be seen, the number of places selling petrol is declining.

Location

Name

Type of Fuel

Lechlade

Riverside (Lechlade) Ltd

Diesel & Petrol

Eynsham

Oxford Cruisers

Diesel & Petrol

Osney

Osney Marine

Diesel

Abingdon

Kingcraft

Diesel

Abingdon

Red Line Services

Diesel & Petrol

Reading

Reading Marine Services

Diesel

Reading

Bridge Boats

Diesel

Reading

Caversham Boat Services

Diesel

Caversham

Better Boating

Diesel

Caversham

Thames & Kennet Marina

Diesel

Henley

Hobbs & Sons

Diesel & Petrol

Bourne End

Bourne End Marina

Diesel

Bray

Bray Marina

Diesel & Petrol

Windsor

Windsor Marina

Diesel & Petrol

Windsor

Racecourse Yacht Basin

Diesel & Petrol

Datchet

Kris Cruisers

Diesel

Egham

Assured Boating

Diesel

Chertsey

Penton Hook Marina

Diesel & Petrol

Chertsey

Harris Boatbuilders

Diesel

Shepperton

Shepperton Marina

Diesel & Petrol

Thames Ditton

Thames Ditton Marina

Diesel

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ELECTRIC LAUNCH CHARGING POINTS

In order to encourage the use of electric powered craft, the Environment Agency has recently installed nine points along the non-tidal Thames where electric launches can re-charge their batteries. They are located adjacent to the following locks. The cost is 5 (including the mooring fee) and pre-paid tickets are available from the lock keepers.

The charging point is a 240 volt outdoor weatherproof round 3 pin female connection.

Requests for use should be made to the lock-keeper before 4 pm on the day the facility is required to ensure that a reserved mooring for the boat is available.

Lock

Telephone

St. John's

01367 252309

Shifford

01367 870247

Sandford

01865 775889

Benson

01491 835255

Goring

01491 872687

Shiplake

0118 940 3350

Cookham

01628 520752

Old Windsor

01753 861822

Molesey

0208 979 4482

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CHANDLERS

The following is a list of chandlers on the non-tidal Thames and in London.

Location

Name

Telephone

Lechlade

Riverside (Lechlade) Ltd

0776 1003828

Oxford

Oxford Cruisers

01865 881698

Binsey

Bossoms Boatyard

01865 247780

Abingdon

Kingcraft

01235 521125

Abingdon

Red Line Services

01235 521562

Cholsey

Sheridan Marine

01491 652085

Reading

Reading Marine Services

0118 942 3877

Caversham

Better Boating

0118 947 9536

Caversham

Thames & Kennet Marina

0118 948 2911

Wargrave

Val Wyatt Marine

0118 940 1141

Henley

Hobbs & Sons

01491 572035

Marlow

Harleyford Marina

01628 471368

Windsor

Racecourse Yacht Basin

01753 851501

Egham

Assured Boating

01784 473300

Chertsey

Penton Hook Marina

01932 568681

Shepperton

Nauticalia

01932 244396

Walton

Bridge Marine

01932 245126

Shepperton

Shepperton Marina

01932 247427

Thames Ditton

Thames Ditton Marina

0208 398 6159

Teddington

The Boat Shop

0208 977 9978

London

Ocean Leisure

0207 930 5050

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SLIPWAYS

There are a number of slipways along the River Thames many of which are public and denoted as such in the list below. The location of all these slipways are shown on Standford's 'Map of the River Thames'.

For details regarding access, opening times, parking facilities, maximum size of boat etc, please telephone the owners of the private slipway direct.

A boat may be launched at any of the public slipways but it is not aways possible to park a car or trailer. For enquiries about public slipways please contact the Local Navigation Office of the Environment Agency (EA) and they will endeavour to assist. It must also be remembered that you cannot use a boat on the non-tidal Thames without a licence from the EA. For datails Click Here

The telephone numbers of Local Nvigation Offices are:

UPPER THAMES OFFICE - Cricklade Bridge to Tail of Cleeve Lock - 01 865 721271
MIDDLE THAMES OFFICE - Tail of Cleeve Lock to Tail of Bray Lock - 0118 953 5533
LOWER THAMES OFFICE - Tail of Bray Lock to Teddington Boundary - 01 276 454900

Town

Location

Telephone

Lechlade

Riverside (Lechlade) Ltd

0776 1003828

Eynsham

Oxford Cruisers

01865 881698

Binsey

Bossoms Boatyard

01865 247780

Osney

Osney Marine

01865 241348

Abingdon

Kingcraft

01235 521125

Abingdon

St. Helen's Wharf

Public

Abingdon

Abingdon Marina

Public

Long Wittenham

Lees Moorings

01865 407828

Wallingford

Maidline Cruisers

01491 836088

Cholsey

Papist Way

Public

Cholsey

Sheridan Marine

01491 652085

Reading

Caversham Bridge

Public

Wargrave

Ferry Lane

Public

Wargrave

Val Wyatt Marine

0118 940 3211

Henley

Wharf Lane

Public

Hambledon

Aston Ferry

Public

Medmenham

Medmenham Ferry

Public

Marlow

St. Peters Street

Public

Cookham

Ferry Inn

Public

Bray

Bray Village

Public

Windsor

Racecourse Yacht Basin

01753 851501

Windsor

Windsor Leisure Centre

01753 850004

Chertsey

Truss's Island, Chertsey Lane

Public

Chertsey

Penton Hook Marina

01932 568681

Shepperton

Nauticalia

01932 244396

Weybridge

Weybridge Marine Ltd

01932 847453

Weybridge

Thames Street

Public

Shepperton

Church Square

Public

Walton

Cowey Sale

Public

Walton

Walton Wharf

Public

Walton

Bridge Marine

01932 245126

Walton

Lower Hampton Road

Public

Sunbury

G Wilson & Son

01932 782067

West Molesey

Hurst Park

Public

Molesey

T W Allen & Sons

0208 979 1997

East Molesey

Drawdock

Public

Hampton Court

Taggs Boatyard

0208 398 2119

Hampton

Tim Barfield Marine

0800 980 1688 or
0208 941 2676

Thames Ditton

Swan Hotel

Public

Kingston

Lower Ham Road

Public

Teddington

Drawdock

Public

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