BOAT hire firm Hobbs of Henley has introduced a new vessel to its fleet
BOAT hire firm Hobbs of Henley has introduced a new vessel to its fleet.
The company has bought a 36ft Linssen Grand Sturdy motor yacht which it will bring to the UK in April.
The boat was christened Midsomer when it was unveiled at the Dusseldorf Boat Show last week in the presence of Tony Simms, director of UK Trade and Investment, a government department.
It is named after television drama Midsomer Murders, which is filmed in Oxfordshire and has featured many locations in and around Henley.
Customers will be able to follow the ?Midsomer by boat? trail, which passes through many of the towns and villages the show has been filmed in.
Midsomer is the second Linssen yacht to join Hobbs of Henley?s fleet after it took on the 36ft cruiser Jacqueline in 2012. Managing director Jonathan Hobbs, who attended the German show, said: ?These two boats are the finest quality self-drive hire boats on the Thames and constitute a serious investment in attracting visitors to the river.?
To mark the launch, the company is running a competition with a top prize of a five-night Midsomer Murders-themed break which includes three nights aboard Midsomer, two nights at Greenlands, near Hambleden, a chauffeur-driven tour and meal vouchers.