We are Livett's


We have an enviable reputation

Over a period of more than 35 years, Livett’s have developed an enviable reputation for operational excellence on the River Thames.

The Livett family have worked the tidal River Thames in London since 1710 and the Managing Director, Chris Livett, Bargemaster to H.M. Queen Elizabeth II, is actively involved in encouraging the positive usage and development of our great river.

As such, we are one of the most experienced boat hire companies working on London’s Thames, offering a range of river services including boat hire, filming, marine civil engineering, PR and product launches, luxury private charters and much more.

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We have a huge and varied fleet

We own one of the largest fleet of vessels on the Thames, ranging from action and camera boats to luxury passenger vessels, tugs and pontoons. Together with our highly specialised and experienced team, Livett’s Group are the go-to for any marine logistics on the River Thames and its connected waterways, offering turnkey solutions for virtually any project.


Over a period of more than 35 years, Livett’s have developed an enviable reputation for operational excellence on the River Thames.

We specialise in various marine activities on the River Thames, River Medway and connecting waterways. Our wide range of services includes:

Livett’s is hugely proud of their experienced team who are able to help with coordinating and assisting in a range of sometimes complex and usually quite innovative civil engineering projects. We have the plant and proven logistical know-how to assist with any kind of marine civil engineering.

Livett’s have vast experience in the film industry, working on well over 500 productions. We have a large fleet of specialist craft and a team of expert marine coordinators who deliver a highly professional service. Chris Livett has built a reputation as one of the best marine coordinators in the country, and has delivered some of the most technically complex stunt sequences the river has ever seen.

We offer a wide range of specialist marine services for PR stunts, events and product launches. We offer all of the marine expertise to help make so-called “crazy” ideas into a reality, safely and efficiently!

Livett’s has vast experience in towing and relocating many different types and sizes of vessel, as well as aggregate, waste, structures and cargo. Some examples include London Eye pods, Concorde, Eurostar locomotives and Thames Tideway Tunnel boring machines.

Livett’s offer a full agency service and tailored support package to superyachts and ships visiting London. A stay in the centre of London has never been so simple and rewarding.

We operate and/or own a number of private moorings and piers throughout London on the River Thames and have extensive experience locating vessels, from residential barges through to visiting superyachts.

With more than 25 boats in the Livett’s Group fleet, we offer a wide range of tugs, barges, pontoons, workboats, safety boats, camera boats, speed boats, yachts and specialist craft for hire.