Thames Marine (UK)

1959 -

Founded by Ray Walsh and Len Wakefield as Thames Structural Plastics, originally to build fiberglass components for a number of industries. The emphasis turned to the manufacture of boats early on. The first sailing yacht was the 23' SNAPDRAGON (1962). Expansion came in a number of stages and the company started to build it's own factory at Canvey Island, Essex. (1965)
As TSP Ltd., the company began doing the moldings for other boat builders; Thames Marine became the name for selling their own models.
There was also a branch that built power boats and another to build the Prout line of catamarans.
No longer in business.

Sailboats Built By Thames Marine (UK)

(Dates indicate when boat was first built by any builder)

Model LOA First Built
DIAMOND 27 27.00 ft / 8.23 m 1963
GP14 14.01 ft / 4.27 m 1949
INVADER 22 22.00 ft / 6.71 m 1975
MIRAGE 2700 (UK) 25.42 ft / 7.75 m 1979
MIRAGE 28 (FELTHAM) 28.33 ft / 8.63 m 1977
MIRAGE 29 (UK) 28.83 ft / 8.79 m 1983
MIRAGE 37 (FELTHAM) 36.17 ft / 11.02 m 1974
ROBBER 3E 24.75 ft / 7.54 m 1977
SNAPDRAGON 21 21.00 ft / 6.40 m 1970
SNAPDRAGON 23 23.00 ft / 7.01 m 1962
SNAPDRAGON 24 24.50 ft / 7.47 m 1962
SNAPDRAGON 26 26.00 ft / 7.92 m 1966
SNAPDRAGON 27 MK II 27.18 ft / 8.28 m 1974
SNAPDRAGON 29 29.00 ft / 8.84 m 1971
SNAPDRAGON 600 19.67 ft / 6.00 m 1970
SNAPDRAGON 670 22.00 ft / 6.71 m 1963
SNAPDRAGON 747 24.50 ft / 7.47 m 1964
SNAPDRAGON 890 29.00 ft / 8.84 m 1971
THOMPSON 24 24.00 ft / 7.32 m 1968


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