The Best Luxury Houseboats On The Market Right Now

Ellen Millard

5 September 2018

All aboard: discover the latest vessels making waves on the River Thames this month

A floating home has never been more enticing 

5 September 2018 | Ellen Millard

1) St Katharine Docks, E1W

Originally a steel barge from the 1930s, Matrix Island has been converted into a stunning contemporary houseboat. An open-plan upper deck harbours large reception, kitchen and dining areas, while a second reception area can be found on the lower deck with access to a RIB and jet-ski platform. There are five large double bedrooms, three bathrooms and a recently built office space at the rear of the boat.

£3.5m, 020 7407 8000,

2) Riverside Quarter Moorings, SW18

Launched in 2011, Il Nauti Buoys was built with luxury living in mind. It combines craftsmanship and technology, with cluster oak veneer panelling and limestone and oak flooring throughout, as well as an integrated speaker system, air conditioning and built-in storage solutions. There are three double bedrooms, four bathrooms and a substantial reception room with access to a sun deck. The roof boasts
a 54-foot terrace.

£1.75m, 020 8788 6000,

3) Cheyne Walk, SW10

This 1,760 sq ft vessel was designed by the Chelsea Yacht and Boat Company, which has been building boats since 1935. The ground floor is dedicated to an open-plan kitchen, dining area and drawing room, which leads to a large terrace. Upstairs, the two bedrooms both have en suite bathrooms and the master bedroom also boasts a dressing room. There is underfloor heating throughout, air conditioning in the drawing room and bedrooms, and a zoned alarm system. Named after renowned local painter Walter Greaves, this Chelsea-based boat is less than a mile from Imperial Wharf and Fulham Broadway.

£1.75m, 020 3597 7670,

4) Riverside Quarter Moorings, SW18

Moored at Riverside Quarter, with a licence until 2063, Penelope was built to its current owners’ designs and was finished in 2008. Spanning 2,405 sq ft, the ship boasts three bedrooms, three bathrooms and two large reception rooms, as well as outdoor space on the front, upper, lower and walkway decks. Residents have access to facilities at the Riverside Quarter development, which include private underground parking, a gym, swimming pool, hot tub and steam room.

Offers in excess of £1.75m, 020 8788 6000,