MBNA Thames Clippers operates a fleet of 19 vessels. 17 are high-speed catamarans that operate all of our River Bus routes except RB4 which is usually operated by Twinstar.
It is maritime tradition to give a fleet connected names and all our vessels have a strong weather or space related link.
Venus Clipper - Hunt Class Mark 3
Venus Clipper is the flagship of our fleet. She was built at Wight Shipyard Company on the Isle of Wight, can carry 220 passengers, and arrived in London on 5 March 2019. Venus's livery carries an emerald green wave as she is our greenest vessel to date and joined our fleet just in time for our 20th anniversary, for which emerald is the gemstone.
Jupiter and Mercury Clippers - Hunt Class Mark 2
Twin catamarans Mercury and Jupiter, have 172-passenger capacity, 35m long ultra-high specification and are sisters to Neptune and Galaxy. They were designed by Australian naval architects One2Three and were built by Wight Shipyard Company on the Isle of Wight.
Galaxy and Neptune Clippers - Hunt Class
Twin catamarans, Neptune and Galaxy, have 150-passenger capacity, 35m long ultra-high specification and are the first technically advanced and energy efficient river and harbour fast ferries in the world. They were designed by Australian naval architects One2Three and were built by Incat Tasmania.
Aurora, Cyclone, Meteor, Monsoon, Tornado and Typhoon Clippers - River Runner 200 Mark 2B (Typhoon Class)
Our fleet has six of these comfortable 220 capacity catamarans which can travel at up to 28 knots, are 38 metres in length and have an outside rear deck. Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni travelled on Aurora during an official visit to London in 2008.
Hurricane Clipper - River Runner 200 Mark 2
This 220 capcity vessel has an outside deck and travels at a speed of up to 28 knots. Hurricane has carried a number of famous politicians including Tony Blair, Ken Livingston, John Prescott and ex-Australian Prime Minister, John Howard. Michael Palin also travelled on Hurricane while filming one of his BBC programmes.
Moon and Sun Clippers - River Runner 150
At 32 metres in length, Sun and Moon hold 138 passengers and can travel at a speed of up to 25 knots.
Sky, Star and Storm Clippers - FBM Hydrocat
The Queen has travelled on the Star Clipper from Lambeth to Chelsea Harbour. A little smaller at 25 metres long, they seat 62 and travel at a speed of up to 25 knots.
Twinstar carries passengers between Canary Wharf Pier and the Doubletree Docklands Pier at the Doubletree Docklands Hotel in Rotherhithe. The ferry can seat up to 120.
Travel like the stars with Orion, our 12 seater executive launch. Add a touch of luxury to your event with our VIP high speed vessel, ideally suited for private events or transfers across London.
Treat up to 12 guests to canapés in the cabin as you speed along at 35 knots.