Customer testimonials


We hired a boat from Steve for the day and the service was fantastic. The boat was really easy to use and Steve made it all feel very relaxed. 

Many thanks Amy

Hi Steve,

 Thank you very much for our lovely boat last Thursday.Lee is an excellent skipper and much fun was had by all.

 With thanks and kind regards,Hannah


Hi Steve,
Just wanted to pass on my thanks from the group and myself. Was a wonderful day out at Henley once again!   Laurent


 Steve, I can't thank you enough for enabling me to give my cousins from the USA  a day out that they will remember for the rest of their lives.  The boat was fantastic, very comfortable and really easy to drive.  None of them had ever seen a lock before and the experience of taking your boat through eight of them made the day a great adventure, especially for the children who at 10 and 11 were able to join in so much.

This is the stuff memories are made of and I can't wait to do it again!  Yours is definitely the boat hire service I will be recommending to all our friends.
Best wishes,
Kevin and kind regards from Laurie, Tom, Owen and Casey across the pond.


 Hi Steve,

I just wanted to say " Thank you" so much in ensuring my 40th birthday celebrations started so fantastically! 

Everything was faultless, your communication before the event was brilliant, always responded to emails quickly, you arrived on time and made the boat trip so memorable. I would have no hesitation in recommending you and we will definitely be back!
You really did make my birthday one to remember!
I wish you every success with your company, you absolutely deserve it.

Many,many thanks


Ps: Thanks for getting my cardigan back to me, that I left on the boat! 

 Dear Steve,

Just a quick not to say a HUGE thank you for our cruise on Saturday. Your service was beyond expectations and was the perfect start to our weekend of celebrations.  You are a star!

Laura Coady
(part of Una's party)
"We had an amazing time on the Thames in Henley.  Compliments to Steve for making us welcome, I would certainly recommend the experience"

 We had the best time on Steve's boat!!!

Very relaxed and very enjoyable would certainly recommend
Michelle Major 

 Dear Steve,

While posting pictures of our son's Henley races on the internet, I came across the pictures I took from your boat as we followed our team during their second day of racing. They brought back such delightful memories of a wonderful day! You and Pat along with Freddy and Jasper made us feel very welcome. We particularly appreciated how you put on Regatta Radio so we could hear the commentary as well as see our boys up close. Some of the pictures I took that were the best received were the ones at the recovery dock when the coaches came down to congratulate the team. One of the alumnus, who has been to Henley on a number of occasions, said he had never seen shots from that vantage point before. I told him next time he goes he should rent your boat! We also enjoyed our cruise further down the river. Everything was just so magical and perfect. Our ride in the Willow Brook was one of the highlights of our trip to England, and one we will remember fondly!

Best Wishes,

Elizabeth and Tim Pesce


 Thanks for a great time sitting in the co-pilot's chair and putting on some great music! You even gave me a bottle of water to share with our party. I would definitely take an SRB Mooring/Henley Charter service again.


 Dear Steve

Just wanted to say a big thank you for the mooring this weekend, perfect position, absolutely fantastic, already looking forward to next year and mooring with you again... So please put our name down GRIN’N’TONIC  Smile.

On behalf of the Social Committee of the Officers Mess at RAF Halton, may I take this opportunity to extend thanks to both yourself and Pat for the hire of Willow Brook for the evening of the Henley Regatta 3rd July 2010.
It was an excellent evening watching the Regatta fireworks in the tranquil surroundings of the river Thames, made even more enjoyable by your first rate hospitality.  It was particularly poignant for those members of the group who have recently returned from Operational Tours of Afghanistan.
Again, many thanks for a memorable evening.
Best wishes,
Officers Mess Social Committee, RAF Halton, Aylesbury, Bucks.


 Dear Steve.

 Many thanks for your hospitality on the Henley moorings. As before the welcome, kindness and help given by you was first rate. These are excellent moorings and very handy for the town, in a beautiful situation that is very Dog friendly. We look forward to coming back again soon.

 Best wishes.

 Michael and Ruth Green.

On  Boat Thalassa.



We are at the end of our two years on the Thames and mooring at Henley is one of our favourite spots. Earlier this year my wife Jennifer seriously injured her back and had to go to hospital by ambulance. Steve was a great help letting the Ambulance into the field and next day a taxi which brought her back to the boat. We would both like to thank him very much.


We have always found Steve friendly and helpful and his dedication to collecting mooring fees knows no bounds. (only kidding)


Eric & Jennifer Taylor

(Another Knot)




Hi Steve,
Thanks for putting your foot down to get us to our train on time. Very friendly service, good value and a lot quicker than walking.
And to top it all you listen to Heart, you’re clearly a man of taste
Ollie Wilson
Programme Controller at Heart Thames Valley



Dear Steve,
Just wanted to convey our thanks for the great service you provided us with at the 80's Rewind Festival. It was refreshing to find such a reliable way to and from the festival. No matter what time of day you seemed to be there with a constant smile. Please feel free to use this email as a testimonial on your website.
It's hard to find good service with a smile in today's world !
Thanks again
Lisa Kavanagh



While on holiday in Henley during the Festival six of us had a magical river trip, listening to the concert and enjoying the atmosphere of the festivities. (We were even allowed to bring our two dogs with us.)

We had a very relaxed journey and would look forward to another trip with SRB in the future.

Richard Gregg



Hi Steve,

Thanks for the excellent service you provided at the Rewind Festival. A much friendlier service than the large Boat taxis…. And the only one that took us anywhere close to our camping accommodation.

Will definitely use you next year and happily recommend,


Karen and Dave J



We’ve been mooring with SRB Moorings in Henley for several years.  Steve has always gone above and beyond our expectations with his help and support.  When we were marooned in the floods of 2007 for 23 nights Steve was on hand to assist with essential supplies such as water (the longest hose we’ve EVER seen!) and on call to inform us of any boat-related problems whilst we struggled in to work.  When we were stranded on the wrong side of the river a couple of years back he arranged to pick us up and deliver us safely back to our boat… and he’s always gone out of his way to provide the mooring we require (too deep, too shallow, too quiet, too noisy, too many sheep, too many geese, too windy…you name it, he sorts it and finds us the perfect spot!).   Over the years he’s helped us with anything and everything, and always with a smile…It’s just a shame he wasn’t on hand to point out that our anchor was still down when we cruised up the Festival Course in full view of everyone this year… but then again, no one’s perfect!
Janie & Bigsy
Providence & Forever J


 Re SRB Moorings, Henley. We would just like to say a huge THANKYOU to Steve of SRB Moorings for all the help he has given us over the years. He makes our visits to Henley so enjoyable with his cheerfulness, and his advice. I am disabled and he has advised us the best places to moor so folk can visit us by car, he knows the best eating places to go to for access, the list is endless! Indeed just after our arrival yesterday, he noticed we were struggling with our new satellite tv system. He immediately offered to help us technophobic pensioners to set it up and did so much to our delight. The moorings always feel safe and secure under Steves watchful eye, they are always well kept and tidy, it makes our yearly visits to Henley a MUST. We tell all our friends to stop and have a break here as Steve and his wife Pat make it so worthwhile.Once again our heartfelt thanks to Steve SRB Moorings
Regards Jenny and Tony NB Tom Tug



Extract from the Henley Standard


Sir,- I refer to your story concerning stranded boat owners vowing to boycott the town and would like to offer an alternative view shared by many boaters who were stranded downstream of Henley Bridge, adjacent to the Regatta marquees

The assurance and support given by both Steve of SRB Moorings, and the staff and security personnel from the Regatta could not have been better. Materials were made available to hold us off the river bank and water and toilets from Regatta were left available as long as possible.

Like the boaters at Mill Meadows, we had to overcome minor inconveniences on our boat 'Meerkat', but this was undertaken in a spirit of camaraderie which brought an element of enjoyment to our extended stay.

Far from boycotting the town in future, our experience has merely re-enforced our liking of Henley -


Yours faithfully Stuart and Elaine Crowther


Hi Steve,
Thank you so much for all your help during Henley Festival.  Willow Brook is a really welcome addition to the river.  We had a fantastic time at the Festival this year and it was made even more special with our river taxi trip across to the Festival.  This is just the service that Henley needs.  Looking forward to next year
Best wishes
Joyce and Terry Lambert




 We would like to thank Steve for his generosity and helpfulness. Just earlier today, while towing our boat to Henley, we endured a blow-out on the trailer. Luckily we found a spare but to our despair it was flat. We were able to phone Steve and he was more than helpful by allowing us to borrow his pump. In the end, we were able to get our boat to the river where Steve will be watching over it until the Traditional Boat Show next weekend. Without his help we would have found ourselves in much more of a bind and we are grateful for his generosity.
Cheers, Richard and Shannon Pratten


 We're great fans of helpful Steve at SRB Moorings.  Recently, our motor cruiser pulled out a mooring stake due to surge caused by passing umpire launches.  Steve, who usually keeps a weather eye on the craft moored at his bankside moorings was there in a flash, and provided an temporary replacement pin.  As we were off the boat at the time (shopping), it could have turned into an even more expensive afternoon.  Thank you Steve!

Neil & Valerie - TSMY Virella



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