Thomas Doggett: The Lower Deck.
Thames River Services launches its newest 500 seat sightseeing boat onto the Thames
MV Thomas Doggett is the Thames River Services’ newest boat, launched on 14th of July 2017.
With 524 seats she becomes the largest of the Thames River Services fleet operating from Westminster Pier – St Katharine’s Dock – Greenwich Pier – Thames Flood Barrier.
The 34.5 m long vessel costing £2.5m is purpose built for sightseeing with open and covered decks and will provide four extra services a day to cope with the burgeoning demand for trips along the river. She has a spacious lower saloon and large upper deck with panoramic windows offering the best views of London.
The vessel has been named after the famous 17th century Irish actor Thomas Doggett who started the first Doggett Coat and Badge race 302 years ago for young Watermen who worked on the river.
Thomas Doggett is fitted with a multilingual wi-fi commentary system allowing passengers to use their smartphone to listen through their headphones in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Mandarin, without using their own data in real time as they sail past the numerous historic landmarks.
If you would like be one of the first to hire it as your party boat, call us on 020 7930 4097.