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of London.

Photo - R. Polden
For Further details contact:
Topsail Charters
Cooks Yard,
The Hythe,
Essex CM9 5HN
T el: 01621 857567

Official No. 105727.
82 Reg. tons,

Built in 1895, Thistle is the oldest surviving iron barge and the only barge to have been built in Scotland. Her hold, which used to carry two hundred tons of cargo, now offers a rich wood panelled area, ideal for many kinds of events and special 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.

Thistle is able to carry up to 50 passengers when sailing and 70 when static, and up to 42 guests can be accommodated for a formal seated meal.

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

Find out about Thistle's history here

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