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New-look Elizabethan returns to the River Thames

Following almost two months spent in dry dock, we are delighted to announce that Elizabethan has arrived back on the River Thames.

Her return marks a major milestone in her extensive refurbishment, which includes a fully revamped upper deck. As you can see from the fantastic images below, Elizabethan has a striking new appearance whilst maintaining her famed Mississippi paddle steamer style.

Most notably in the images is the completely new raised wheelhouse, boasting 360 degree vision and various bespoke safety and security features. Also visible are the upper deck's new large panoramic double glazed windows, which fill the vessel with light and provide spectacular views of the city. These are paired with matching hardwood sliding doors to improve flow and accessibility to the outer deck, and are featured on both sides of the vessel.

Furthermore a change in the exterior colour scheme sees the introduction of a welcoming, stylish burgundy complemented by additional external lighting. All woodwork has received at least 10 coats of yacht varnish for a mirror-like finish on the deep red hardwood.

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What else has changed aboard Elizabethan?

There are several other extensive additions to improve guests’ comfort and experience on board. Air conditioning has been installed on the lower deck, whilst Elizabethan’s signature retractable roof has been replaced with a new bespoke hydraulic roof opening system. This allows for the easy and instant opening of the roof upon request, ideal for when you want the summer sun to beam in, or dance below the stars at night!

Banquet seating on the upper deck has also been replaced by sumptuous booths designed to make the space more intimate and luxurious. They perfectly match the exclusively designed Axminster carpet that has been laid throughout.

These images give you a sneak peek of what the refreshed upper deck looks like on the inside:

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Download our guide to the refurbishment

Elizabethan is now undergoing some final TLC before returning to her Butler's Wharf Pier home. Brand new pictures and video from inside the vessel will be shared in due course, so make sure you regularly check in with our website and social media channels for more exciting developments!

How can I view the vessel?

Owing to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we are unable to offer viewings at this moment in time. However we would be delighted to welcome you on board as soon as it is feasible, so please get in touch with our Events Management Team who will keep you updated. In the meantime you can remind yourself of what the vessel looked like before her refurbishment using the 3D tour below.

This refit keeps Elizabethan in a class of her own on the River Thames as a truly breathtaking venue for corporate functions, private celebrations, events and weddings for many years to come. To find out more about what you can achieve aboard Thames Luxury Charters, please explore our website or get in touch with us with any questions you may have.

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