Thames Steamers Limited are specialists in steam boat hire on the Thames and operate
the stunning 1883 steam passenger vessel ‘Alaska’. Based near Marlow they provide
top end corporate and private charter services at locations including Henley, Marlow,
Windsor, Reading, Maidenhead and further afield.
Thames Steamers Limited
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Dimensions Alaska is 60' long, 9'6" beam and draws 3'2".
Construction Alaska is constructed of double diagonal teak over oak frames, painted
hull and highly varnished teak superstructure where appropriate.
Engine The original non-condensing steam engine by Seeking's of Gloucester
which has two cylinders 6.5" in diameter and 7" stroke. It is of a twin simple
pattern with no expansion and steam used to push the pistons down and up, giving
4 power strokes per revolution.
Boiler Alaska has worn out 3 boilers during her life. The current one
was installed in 1985 and operates at up to 150 lbs per sq. inch pressure. It is
a side fired locomotive type with 101 fire tubes and can be fired with coal or
Weight Alaska's deadweight is 20 tons.
Capacity Alaska is licensed for up to 36 passengers