- Capacity: Guests: 550
- Facilities: Dining Booths, Indoor & Outdoor Bars, Outside Viewing Area, Sundeck
- Events: Birthdays, Christmas Parties, Christmas Parties London, Dinner Cruises, Guided Tours, Parties, Private Performances, Theme Nights
- Decor: Chestnut, Chic, Contemporary, Cool, Inside, Maple, Oak, Relaxing Environment, Warm Natural Colours In Cream
- Availability: Day Charters - Until 5pm, Evening Charters - From 18:00pm - 22:00pm
- Recognition: A Member Of Prestigious Venues, Prestige Events Magazine 2007 Winner Of 'Coolest On Water Venue'
The sensational Silver Sturgeon is a design-led river yacht available for private charter on the River Thames, London's historic heart. With over sixty years experience entertaining everyone from presidents to film stars and hosting everything from corporate launches to birthday parties - you are certain to enjoy an exceptional event for you and your guests.
Re-launched in March 2007 following a multi-million pound refurbishment, the Silver Sturgeon's interior and Upper Deck has been completely re-created by leading British designers and architects to produce a stunning 21st Century yacht. A curvaceous glass staircase with subtly illuminated treads, is the impressive and imposing feature of the River Room. As well as a solid oak dance floor, the River Room has a large leather bench seat, positioned at the very fore of the boat; perfect for relaxing and taking in the views of London from the river.
A stylish 150sqm open air teak deck with a Veuve-Clicquot Champagne bar boasts a spectacular glass roof and offers space for outdoor entertaining and BBQ parties. Sipping cocktails here on a long hot summer evening whilst taking in what are arguably the best views of London is a magnificent experience.
Host your celebrations for up to 550 guests or 458 in a seated dining capacity. Conferences and meetings (for up to 300 theatre style) benefit from enhanced presentation and screening facilities; featuring advanced audio-visual technology. And for the all important business presentations, product launches or even fashion shows, the River Room offers a black out blind system.
A sophisticated lighting system featured throughout the Silver Sturgeon has been designed by the internationally renowned Sally Storey.
In 1866 Alfred Woods was apprenticed as a Waterman & Lighterman of the River Thames and 1947 Alfred operated a small ex-World War 2 launch from Irongate Stairs beneath Tower Bridge. In 1966 Alan Woods, the son of Alfred, built the 'Silver Marlin' the first vessel designed specially for parties.
As the concept of entertaining on the River was extremely novel the boat attracted celebrity guests such as Brigitte Bardot, Michael Caine and the first astronauts to land on the Moon. In 1981 Alan Woods was made Waterman to HM the Queen. In 1997 the 'Silver Sturgeon' was launched as the largest passenger vessel ever to operate through the bridges of the River Thames thanks to a revolutionary wheelhouse design by Alan Woods.
The Silver Sturgeon was selected to host a river trip to celebrate HM the Queen's Golden Wedding Celebrations, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry are joined by every European crowned Head of State. In 2007 the Silver Sturgeon underwent a £2 million redesign showcasing a contemporary, 'yacht' interior to celebrate the company's Diamond Anniversary Year.