Bespoke & Special Events

Betsie Jane is a unique part of Maritime History. Registered on the National Historic Ships Register and restored to her original condition, she is a time capsule back to the 1930s. Her stunning looks mean she lends herself perfectly to all sorts of photo and videoshoots. Licensed to carry up to ten passengers in her comfortable and safe cockpit she allows you to travel in style up the River Hamble, Southampton Water and onto the Solent.

At 40 foot long, Betsie Jane provides the perfect stable platform for film and support work. Always crewed by our experienced and professional Skipper and Mate and with a variety of catering options we are able to organise the perfect turnkey event for you.

Whether you are looking for a stylish way to travel to your wedding or the perfect location for a feature on maritime history, we will work with you to ensure that Betsie Jane meets with your unique requirements.

Trip Summary

  • Bespoke and Special Events can vary in duration from one to eight hours.
  • Prices from as little as £100/hour. Contact us for a bespoke quote.
  • Charter can start and finish from our home base on the River Hamble, or alternative locations for an additional cost
  • There is no lower age limit for participants for bespoke charter, however participants aged under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • There is no upper age limit for Betsie Jane. We welcome participants with disabilities, however to retain the historic nature of Betsie Jane we are limited in the adaptations we are able to make to the vessel. Participants will need to walk down two steep steps to get onto the boat and unfortunately Betsie Jane is not adapted to take wheelchairs aboard. If you would like to discuss mobility requirements for a trip aboard Betsie Jane please do not hesitate to contact us on 02380 988966 and we would be delighted to make an appointment to view the boat before booking.

Book a trip

Contact us on 02380 988966 or email to discuss your individual requirements.

Full Boat Charter Options

Speak to us with any ideas or requests you may have, but for example Betsie Jane lends herself ideally for:

  • Corporate hospitality
  • Wedding photo shoots
  • Product photo shoots / launches
  • Support boat
  • Event watching / media boat
  • Film / TV
  • Renewing vows
  • Scattering ashes

If you would like to check availability, reserve a date or make a booking contact us on 02380 988966 or by email at

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Get in touch

Looking for a bespoke charter or trip, or have questions about any of our experiences?

Betsie Jane, owned and operated by Blue Box Sailing
Phone: 02380 988 966