Over a period of more than 30 years, Livett’s have developed an enviable reputation for operational excellence on the River Thames in boat hire, chartered venues and more. 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, PR & Filming, Boat Charters and much more.


We offer a range of services on the River Thames and have tugs, barges, pontoons, chartered passenger boats, yachts, speed boats, camera boats, safety boats and specialist craft to hire for your requirements.


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.

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

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 and Eurostar locomotives.

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

Livett’s have experience locating residential barges through to visiting Super Yachts. We operate and/or own a number of private moorings and piers on the River Thames in London.

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 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.


“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