Traditional yet modernised beautiful river boat.
Originally built on the River Thames in London, she has been operating here on The River Exe with us since 1990. Most commonly, she can be spotted along the Exe Estuary operating our ‘River Exe’ and ‘Round Robin’ cruises, making easy work of ambling all the way up the River to Topsham, when the tides allow.
True versatility for any event!
The vessel shows her true versatility during the evenings when she proves to be an excellent party boat, boasting a generous open-top deck – perfect for Summer barbeques and watching the sun go down, as well as a heated lower deck saloon for live bands, discos and the all-important fully licensed bar! So, whether you’re organising your summer wedding reception or the office Christmas party, this is the perfect boat for you!
Old meets new.
During 2015, Tudor Rose underwent an extensive overhaul resulting in a new lightweight aluminium structure, installation of modern electronics in the wheelhouse, a new generator and general running systems. The old and the new appear at harmony with each other throughout the vessel and in particular can be seen in the lower saloon, where we have constructed a new wooden bar with granite work surfaces. Despite this modern feel, we have endeavoured to maintain the nautical charm of an old vessel, with original varnished oak flooring and by keeping original brass artefacts such as the bar bell and plaques and jovial signs dotted around the vessel. Brass polishing also ensures that our crew are never stuck for a job!
The Pride of Exmouth
Built to European class ‘C’ standards and the most modern and up-to-date passenger boat in the Country!
As our flagship vessel, The Pride of Exmouth, was purpose-built for Stuart Line Cruises in 2003 and The River Exe has been her home ever since. With her license allowing her to cruise along the Devon coastlines, she can be spotted sailing along the World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast, as well as along the South Devon coastline as far as Torquay and Brixham, where she ventures every Thursday during the Summer months.
In addition, she accommodates a whole host of special events throughout the year, such as University parties, summer air shows, live band nights, Exeter Canal Cruises and of course, our Christmas Day swim cruise (for those wiser folk, who prefer to spectate, out of the chilly water, with a mug of mulled wine!)
The Pride of Exmouth was almost completely transformed in 2017; after a 20-hour voyage to a large enough boatyard in Padstow, she was quite literally cut in half in order to add 4 metres to her length. This highly complex, yet thrilling project occupied just over 4 months of our devoted time but, happily we couldn’t have hoped for a more pleasing result. Our main motive for this (arguably) extreme modification was increased passenger comfort and, based on this vision it has certainly proved a huge success. With 142 seats available on the open-top deck and 120 seats in the lower saloon with some table and chair seating available, there is plenty of leg-room all around and space for our passengers to move around and take in the truly breath-taking beauty of our River and coastlines from all perspectives.
Why not celebrate on the water — with a customised private party for you and your guests! Stuart Line Cruises offers the most fun and unique Exmouth party venue — a private charter boat cruising the beautiful Devon Coastline or River Exe! Let us make your upcoming celebration extraordinary. With our floating venue, you will experience all the features of a land-based venue but with the added bonus of the ever-changing, breathtaking scenery of the Devon coastline! From the natural splendour of the River Exe, reaching out to the magnificent views of Exmouth’s waterfront down the Jurassic coastline, Stuart Line Cruises offers an experience that abounds with scenery for people of all ages and interests.