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Open Day Weekend – 22nd & 23rd Sept 2018

This September we welcome traditional Thames sailing barge Lady Daphne to Hermitage. Lady Daphne is a wooden spritsail barge built in 1923 in Rochester, just over 90 foot long and 21 foot on the beam. In 1932 an engine was first fitted, on the port side (it being generally not easy to fit a central [...]

Great Get Together at Hermitage

Tea & Cake in the Pierhouse this Saturday and Sunday

By | June 21st, 2018|Hermitage Community Moorings|Comments Off on Great Get Together at Hermitage

Residential Berths

Current availability: "Anna" (21m) is for sale. Built 1928, single masted Steilsteven. Based at Hermitage for the last 9 years, and is now for sale, without her Membership pertaining to the berth on which she is moored. Details: https://www.apolloduck.com/boat.phtml?id=530740 "Ederlezi" is for sale, without her Membership pertaining to the berth on which she is moored. Details: http://barges.apolloduck.co.uk/boat.phtml?id=557728 "Dankbaarheid" [...]

By | July 21st, 2017|Hermitage Community Moorings|Comments Off on Residential Berths

Misty mooring

By | January 24th, 2017|Flotsam, Hermitage Community Moorings|Comments Off on Misty mooring

Jo Cox – our message

  2016-06-16 Today is the saddest day of this close community. We have lost a dear, dear friend in the the most tragic and outrageous circumstances. We pay tribute to our amazing, wonderful and spirited member of this community. A beacon of hope who believed in love, friendship and values and that we all so [...]

By | June 17th, 2016|Hermitage Community Moorings|Comments Off on Jo Cox – our message

Open Day Weekend – 25th & 26th June 2016 [cancelled]

Update: Given recent events, we hope you understand that to give our community space to grieve, we felt it inappropriate to hold our open day this weekend. We welcome people who wish to leave flowers or a message for Jo – thank you, please place them by the gate. We look forward to seeing you [...]

By | April 19th, 2016|Hermitage Community Moorings, Hermitage River Projects|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 25th & 26th June 2016 [cancelled]

Selby Ellen

Type: Humber Barge Year: 1954 Length: 30.8m Beam: 6m Draft: 1.2m Engine: Lister Selby Ellen is one of a generation of small motor barges that gradually replaced the sailing Keels and Sloops of the Humber after the Second World War. Built by Richard Dunstan’s yard at Thorne in 1954 along similar lines to the first steam [...]

By | January 26th, 2016|Comments Off on Selby Ellen


Type: Medway Coaster Year: 1961 Length: 27.4m Beam: 6m Draft: 1.4m Engine: Kelvin K4 Designed by Richard Dunstan Shipbuilders of Thorne in Yorkshire, Rock was built by the London and Rochester Trading Company at their Quarry Yard in Frindsbury on the River Medway in 1961. A distinctive feature of the smaller coastal motor barge fleet [...]

By | January 26th, 2016|Comments Off on Rock


Type: Luxe Motor Year: 1931 Length: 23.1m Beam: 4.5 m Draft: 1.2m Engine: DAF 575 Maxime was built by the Van Der Laan brothers of Woubrugge, Holland in May 1931. The Luxe Motor barge type rapidly supplanted the older aak and tjalk hull styles in the 1920’s and 30’s offering straighter sides and a wider [...]

By | January 26th, 2016|Comments Off on Maxine


Type: Norwegian Coaster Year: 1916 Length: 34m Beam: 6m Draft: 2.1m Engine: Scania DSI11 M/S Hans was built in 1915 by the Muller yard in Amsterdam as a coastal steamer. Built of steel riveted onto angle frames she was the last small coasting vessel of her size to work in Norway. Originally she was fitted [...]

By | January 26th, 2016|Comments Off on Hans