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Private Hire

Whether you're celebrating a milestone birthday, having a hen party, having a corporate party or just wanting an exclusive party with friends, we offer private hire. With an onboard PA system you can create your own playlist to dance the night away or pass it over to the professionals and hire a DJ. With the option of having catering, you can make the party as formal or informal as you like but we know however you choose to party you won't be disappointed.

Hire price:

Isabella £550 for the first two hours and the £750 for up a maximum of three hours.

Princess Katherine £250 an hour.

Minimum booking requirement: 2 hours

Saturday minimum booking requirement: 3 hours

For more details contact Abbey: on email / 07380329471

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The Princess Katherine is licensed to carry 80 passengers. Depending on your event and to some extent the weather we recommend sixty to eighty passengers.

Isabella is licensed to carry 80 passengers. We would recommend fifty to sixty passengers, taking into account space for catering, DJ or other act.

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We work with the catering firm Impact Catering for most of our events. They have a good range of buffet selections with either hot or cold options. Alternatively, you are welcome to provide your own food or use your own caterer. Alcoholic drinks can not be brought aboard and can only be supplied by us through our licenced bar.



If you would like a DJ then this can be arranged through Unit One Entertainment.

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