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of London.
Official No. 123640. 98 ton, built of wood at Rochester in 1906 by Gill.
Owners Burt, Boulton & Heywood, George Andrews of Sittingbourne and later G.F Sully.

The days when Hydrogen caried cargoes under sail in all weathers on the East Coast, seem far removed from the balmy times enjoyed by her guests today. Built in 1906 in Kent, she is the largest surviving wooden barge, a Coaster whose fine line and sturdy construction are a great example of the shipwright's craft.
After over a century under sail, the Hydrogen continues to work to earn her living and is actively preserved as part of our national maritime heritage.

Hydrogen provides a really memorable and interesting venue for all kinds of occasions, in particular for birthday and anniversary parties, wedding receptions, club outings and corporate hospitality. She also has a programme of day trips that individuals can book.

Able to carry up to 50 passengers when sailing and 80 when static, her unique feature is her sunken deck which provides a great seating and reception area.
Her saloon has been tastefully refurbished to provide an authentic atmosphere but with comfort in mind. Up to 48 guests can be accommodated for a formal seated meal.

Based in Maldon, Essex, Hydrogen can also be seen further afield in Ipswich, Harwich, Brightlingsea, Tilbury and London.

For further details contact:
Topsail Charters,
Cooks Yard,
The Hythe,
Tel 01621 857567

More information on the barge's
history here

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