MV Interceptor


The Interceptor, flagship of Chas Newens Marine is available for private and corporate hire with a passenger capacity of up to 28 people.

Specially designed with a large open cockpit at the stern, a luxurious inside seating area and complete with toilet and galley facilities.

Interceptor is perfect for just about any occasion: hosting corporate receptions, perhaps with a three-course meal or just for a luxury transfer between venues with a champagne reception.

A period boat, constructed from mahogany and teak in 1965 by Thorneycroft, but now with modern central heating and air conditioning.

Interceptor was built with the style and elegance demanded by the directors of the Ford Motor Company and was moored opposite their factory at Dagenham. The directors held their board meetings and also entertained their American counterparts on-board. Her name is taken from the well-known car.

The large windows in the saloon allow the splendour of the River Thames to be enjoyed to its full extent at a sedate speed whilst enjoying food and drink from a well-appointed galley. Her original petrol engines were replaced with modern, powerful Mermaid diesel engines which gives the 16 ton vessel a top speed of 12-14 knots when required.

In fine weather, the quarterdeck is often used for pre-dinner drinks or to watch one of numerous firework displays that are held along the Thames - in either case, the panoramic views of London are there to be enjoyed by all.

The maximum number of passengers allowed on board is 28 (which includes any catering or front-of-house staff). For catering on board, our limits are 18 for a silver service meal, 22 for a buffet and 24 for Canapés. When on charter, Interceptor has a standard crew of two: the Skipper and a Mate.

She is equally at home transferring performers or guests to The O2 by North Greenwich Pier, providing a comfortable venue for conferences or dinner parties in Central London, through to the pageantry of events such as the Great River Race or the Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race.


Max Capacity


28 Passengers

27 Passengers

Formal Dining

Buffet / Canapés

18 Passengers

24 Passengers

Charter Rates



0700 to 1900

1900 to 2359

£235.00 per hour
Min 3 Hrs. hire

£240.00 per hour
Min 3 Hrs. hire


0700 to 1900

1900 to 2359

£265.00 per hour
Min 4 Hrs. hire

£325.00 per hour
Min 4 Hrs. hire



Additional Hire Costs

Pier Charges

Between Midnight and 0700
£100 per hour

£35.00 per stop

Standby and Waiting time

Bank Holidays

50% of the Hourly Rate

Charged at Weekend Rate