A rare opportunity to acquire a very unusual Thames classic. Punts were hugely popular in Victorian times when people donned their summer best and boarded a train for a day on the river anywhere between Richmond and Oxford with Henley and Maidenhead particularly popular.
If you are looking for a new boat but actually want something traditional and wooden then look no further. Wise Folly is exactly that. She was built in 1915 by John Hart in Surbiton near Kingston on Thames which was a busy area at that time for boat building.
An extremely pretty gentleman’s launch in great condition with an unusual clerestory roof, toilet compartment and galley, built of mahogany on oak in 1932 by Taylor Bates of Chertsey where she was named Kelpiette.
Built by the excellent Creative marine team at the Secret Boatyard in Norfolk Zanzibar was built for a discerning riparian on the Thames. They chose teak decking and internal flooring with a mahogany cabin on a low maintenance GRP hull.