Thames wooden boatbuilders maintaining the traditions of the past
The Henley Festival 9-13 July A riverside extravaganza of music, comedy, art, food, champagne - and fireworks! Fesival-goers can also enjoy a short trip on the river in style on the historic steam launch 'Consuta' which was restored in 1999 by Henwood & Dean Boatbuilders.
This summer our major 2-year restoration project on the 43ft electric launch Lady Charlotte was finally completed and she left the yard to be launched on the Thames - 100 years almost to the day that she was first put on the water!
Photographer Michael English was there for the event, and we will shortly be uploading his photos of Lady Charlotte onto the website.
Antiques Roadshow Magazine
Colin Henwood and the boatyard are featured in an article - 'The Master Boatbuilder' - in the August issue of Antiques Roadshow magazine.
Maker of the Year Award
We are delighted to announce that Colin Henwood has won the Heritage CraftsAssociation's Maker of the Year Award!
See photos and the full story in our 'News & Occasions' page.
Enjoy summer days on the river with our beautiful book by Colin Henwood and photographer Michael English:
Henwood and Dean are members
of the Wooden Boatbuilders
Henwood and Dean Boatbuilders have been established for nearly 30 years and are internationally renowned as specialists in the restoration, rebuilding and maintenance of classic wooden Thames craft.
RESTORATION: we use traditional and time-honoured methods of craftsmanship and the quality of our work is exceptional. We have won many prestigious awards for our classic wooden boats, and have regularly featured in Thames-based events and on television.
NEW BUILD: we design and build new wooden boats, combining traditional skills with a modern approach to design and craftsmanship.
SERVICES: we offer storage facilities, seasonal maintenance, transport and all the essential follow up services to keep historic and classic craft in first class condition.
Colin & Lucie Henwood at Henwood & Dean Boatbuilders
Greenlands Farm Dairy Lane Hambleden Henley-on-Thames Oxfordshire RG9 3AS
Tel +44(0) 1491 571692 Email us using the Contact page