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, Waterman 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.


With more than 35 boats in the Livett’s Group fleet, we offer a wide range of tugs, barges, pontoons, workboats, safety boats, camera boats, speed boats, luxury passenger boats, yachts and specialist craft for hire.


Marine Civil Engineering

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.

River Thames Filming

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.

Product Launches & PR Stunts

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!

Tugs & Towage

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.

Luxury Event Venues

We own and operate one of the largest fleets of luxury private charter boats in London, presenting a selection of unique venues for hire that are perfect for both personal and corporate events.

Ships & Superyacht Agency

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.

Piers & Moorings

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.


“It was a pleasure to work with Livett’s and I will most definitely be recommending you in the future to everyone and I hope to work with you again in the future. Great company and great people, a business to be proud of.”

Production Manager, Jaguar XE Launch



Tel: +44(0)20 7378 1211


Knot House, 2-7 Brewery Square, London, SE1 2LF