Twenty vessels make up the Uber Boat by Thames Clippers fleet. Every vessel has its own unique colour (which can be seen on the boat's bow), weather or space-related name, and character.

Our three Hydrocats (or 'little Clippers') were the first vessels to join our service. River Runners form the bulk of our River Bus fleet and our newest Hunt Class vessels are specifically designed to cater for the shallower waters and low-lying bridges of the West Zone.

All our vessels adhere to the highest possible safety standards.

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Click a vessel's name to learn more about it:

Hydrocat River Runner Hunt Other
Sky Aurora Galaxy Comet
Star Cyclone Jupiter Orion
Storm Hurricane Mercury Twinstar
  Meteor Neptune  
  Monsoon Venus  
  Moon    
  Sun    
  Tornado    
  Typhoon    

Aurora Clipper

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Aurora Clipper was the last River Runner 200 Mk IIB vessel to join our fleet. Like her five sisters, Aurora was built by Brisbane Ship Construction in Australia. The additional six vessels doubled the size of our existing fleet allowing us to operate a more frequent and higher capacity service.

Aurora usually operates on our RB1 route.

Model River Runner 200 Mk IIB
'Typhoon Class'
Colour

Powder blue

Passenger capacity 220
Top speed 29 knots
Joined us 2008

Comet Clipper

Comet Clipper

Comet Clipper isn't like other Clippers, she carries parcels instead of people. A partnership between Thames Clippers Logistics and DHL, parcels are loaded onto Comet at Wandsworth Riverside Quarter Pier and unloaded onto bicycles at Bankside Pier, helping keep larger transit vehicles off central London streets.

Comet and Orion Clippers are sisters.

Model Executive Launch
Colour

DHL yellow

Passenger capacity 12
Top speed 26 knots
Joined us 2019

Cyclone Clipper

Cyclone Clipper Charing Cross

Cyclone Clipper is a Typhoon Class vessel built by Brisbane Ship Construction in Australia for our River Bus service. Cyclone usually operates on our RB1 route.

Model

River Runner 200 Mk IIB
'Typhoon Class'

Colour

Orange

Passenger capacity 220
Top speed 29 knots
Joined us 2007

Galaxy Clipper

Galaxy Clipper

Galaxy Clipper, and her sister Neptune Clipper, were our first Hunt Class vessels. Built by Incat of Hobart, Australia, the two River Buses were loaded onto a cargo ship for the 10,000-mile journey to the UK. When they arrived, Tower Bridge was raised so that Galaxy and Neptune could be welcomed onto the Thames in central London.

Galaxy can often be found on our RB6 and RB2 routes.

Model Hunt Mk I
Colour

Yellow

Passenger capacity 150
Top speed 30 knots
Joined us 2015

Hurricane Clipper

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Our former flagship, Hurricane Clipper was the first vessel to be built for us and has had a distinguished career at Uber Boat by Thames Clippers. Notably, Hurricane was covered in dots by Damien Hirst to promote our RB2 Tate-to-Tate service.

In 2019, Hurricane was fitted with a greener Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) engine, as a result, her NOx and SOx emissions have been reduced by up to 70%.

Hurricane usually operates our RB1 or RB2 routes and is easy to spot as her wheel box (where the captain steers her from) is at the very back of the vessel's cabin.

Model River Runner 200 MkII
Colour

Green

Passenger capacity 202
Top speed 29 knots
Joined us 2001

Jupiter Clipper

Uber Boat By Thames Clippers at Canary Wharf

Jupiter Clipper, and her sister Mercury, were built by Wight Shipyard on the Isle of Wight. Like Hunt Mk I, these vessels were designed to be lightweight and low-lying. Hunt Mk II feature a redesigned back-deck and different seating arrangements enabling them to carry an additional 20 passengers.

Jupiter usually operates RB6 or RB2 routes.

Model Hunt Class Mk II
Colour

Gold

Passenger capacity 172
Top speed 30 knots
Joined us 2017

Mercury Clipper

Mercury Clipper LBC

Mercury Clipper, and her sister Jupiter, were built by Wight Shipyard on the Isle of Wight and sailed into London, Mercury arrived first. The Hunt Mk II vessels are 2.5 - 3 tonnes lighter than Hunt Mk I enabling greater fuel efficiency.

Like fellow Hunt vessels, Mercury usually operates RB6 or RB2 routes.

Model Hunt Class Mk II
Colour

Silver

Passenger capacity 172
Top speed 30 knots
Joined us 2017

Meteor Clipper

Meteor Clipper

Meteor Clipper was the fifth River Runner 200 Mk IIB to join our fleet. Aurora Clipper joined us soon after Meteor completing our order of six vessels from Brisbane Ship Construction in Australia.

Meteor can usually be found operating our RB1 route.

Model

River Runner 200 Mk IIB
'Typhoon class'

Colour

Spiced red

Passenger capacity 220
Top speed 29 knots
Joined us 2008

 

Monsoon Clipper

Monsoon Clipper at Tower

Monsoon Clipper brightens the Thames with a flash of hot pink! Built by Brisbane Ship Construction in Australia, Monsoon and her sisters are usually found on our RB1 route.

Model

River Runner 200 Mk IIB
'Typhoon Class'

Colour

Pink

Passenger capacity 220
Top speed 29 knots
Joined us 2007

 

Moon Clipper

Moon interior

Moon Clipper, and her sister Sun Clipper, were built in 2001, originally to serve Belfast where she was known as 'Down Runner'. Moon's wheel box was lowered in 2012 so that she could navigate the West River Zone's low-lying bridges more easily.

Moon Clipper regularly operates on our RB1, RB5 and RB6 routes.

Model River Runner 150 Mk II
Colour

Violet

Passenger capacity 138
Top speed 25 knots
Joined us 2005

 

Neptune Clipper

Neptune Clipper at Greenwich

Neptune and Galaxy Clippers were our first Hunt Class vessels, built by Incat, Tasmania. The two Hunt Mk Is were the first new vessels to join our fleet since Aurora Clipper's arrival seven years prior and were designed to cater for the increased demand on our RB6 route.

Model Hunt Class Mk I
Colour

Purple

Passenger capacity 150
Top speed 30 knots
Joined us 2015

 

Orion Clipper

Orion

Named after the Orion constellation, Orion Clipper is no stranger to the stars. Our Executive Launch does not operate any River Bus routes, instead, she is available for private charters providing the most luxurious way to travel across London.

Model Executive Launch
Colour White
Passenger capacity 12
Top speed 26 knots
Joined us 2016

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Sky Clipper

Sky Clipper

Sky Clipper, and her sisters Storm and Star, were the first vessels to join our fleet. The three vessels were originally built by FBM in 1992 for a high-speed passenger ferry service that would aid the redevelopment of London's docklands.

Model FBM Hydrocat
Colour

Aqua

Passenger capacity 62
Top speed 22 knots
Joined us 1999

Star Clipper

Star interior

Star Clipper was the final Hydrocat to join our fleet. Our three 'little Clippers' are both reliable and versatile and are often found operating RB2 or RB5 routes. Due to their limited passenger capacity, they rarely operate RB1 but are often deployed on RB4 when Twinstar is unavailable.

Model FBM Hydrocat
Colour

Lemon

Passenger capacity 62
Top speed 22 knots
Joined us 1999

Storm Clipper

Storm Interior

Sailing from Greenland (Surrey Quays) Pier to Savoy Pier, and captained by our CEO and Co-founder Sean Collins, Storm Clipper launched our service on 24 May 1999.

To mark our 20th anniversary, Sean captained Storm for a special charter mirroring the original route on 24 May 2019.

Model FBM Hydrocat
Colour

Wine red

Passenger capacity 62
Top speed 22 knots
Joined us 1999

Sun Clipper

Sun Clipper

Like her sister Moon, Sun Clipper was built in 2001 to serve Belfast where she was known as 'Antrim Runner'. Like Hurricane, Sun and Moon Clippers were built by NQEA Australia. Unlike Hurricane, whose wheel box is at the stern end of the vessel's cabin, Sun and Moon are captained from the bow of the vessel.

Sun Clipper regularly operates on our RB1 and RB5 routes.

Model River Runner 150 Mk II
Colour

Yellow

Passenger capacity 138
Top speed 25 knots
Joined us 2005

 

Tornado Clipper

220 interior 2

Tornado Clipper was the fourth River Runner 200 Mk IIB to be built for us by Brisbane Ship Construction in Australia. Like her five sisters, Tornado usually operates on our RB1 route.

Model River Runner 200 Mk IIB
'Typhoon Class'
Colour

Mint

Passenger capacity 220
Top speed 29 knots
Joined us 2007

Twinstar Clipper

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Few vessels are as endearing as Twinstar, she’s been helping people cross the Thames for over 40 years!

Originally Twinstar carried staff between Ford’s Dagenham plant and Belvedere; now she carries hotel guests, visitors and commuters between Canary Wharf and Rotherhithe. Twinstar only operates our RB4 route.

Model Class V
Colour

RB4 brown

Passenger capacity 120
Top speed 8 knots
Joined us 2004

 

Typhoon Clipper

Typhoon Clipper London Eye

Typhoon Clipper was the first River Runner 200 Mk IIB to join our fleet, as a result, our six River Runner 200 Mk IIB vessels are often referred to as "Typhoon Class". She was built by Brisbane Ship Construction in Australia and usually operates on our RB1 route.

Model River Runner 200 Mk IIB
'Typhoon Class'
Colour

Purple

Passenger capacity 220
Top speed 29 knots
Joined us 2007

Venus Clipper

Venus Eye

Venus Clipper, the flagship of our fleet, was built by Wight Shipyard. Venus can carry the most passengers, has an extended back-deck and features more compartment-style seating than any of our other vessels.

Emerald was selected as Venus's colour as she is our greenest vessel to date and arrived just in time for our 20th anniversary, which emerald is traditionally the gemstone for.

Venus frequents our RB1, RB2 and RB6 routes.

Model Hunt Class Mk III
Colour

Emerald

Passenger capacity 220
Top speed 30 knots
Joined us 2019

 

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