Useful Information

Bank Details

To make a bank payment, please use the following details:

Bank: Cater Allen
Sort Code: 16-57-10
Account Number: 54092656

Office Address

All office correspondence can be made to:
4Charter, Windward, Windmil Field, Bosham, West Sussex, PO18 8LH

Mooring Address

All office correspondence can be made to:
Gun Wharf Marina, Millennium Walkway, Portsmouth PO1 3TZ

Terms and Conditions

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Safety Policy

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Thames sailing barge – Staysail Class – SSR No. 151336

Built in 1954 as a steel, swim headed lighter, by J. W. Cook for Hubbocks, for whom she operated from the river Lea to the Lower Pool of London. At that time, she was towed or rowed. During the time she operated as a lighter, she was for a short time in the 1970’s used to supply the Pirate ship “Radio Caroline”.

She was taken out of trade in 1994 and bought by Owen Emerson. He refashioned bow and stern, fitted all the necessary sailing, equipment, an engine and a fully fitted pine interior and in 1998 Alice was re-commissioned as a classic Thames Sailing Barge.

Able to accommodate up to 60 people alongside, or 12 when sailing, She has been owned since 2005 by the Gick family and operates in the Solent from Gun Wharf Quays, Portsmouth. She can be viewed on Google earth at PO1 3TZ.


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