Christie + Co Leading Marketer of Businesses for Sale Across the UK and Europe Announce the Freehold Sale of the Thames-Based Dixie Queen
(News4us.com) December 12, 2010
Acting on behalf of Thames Luxury Charters, Christie + Co is marketing the freehold of Thames-based Dixie Queen, Britain’s largest boat for parties and events, with offers in excess of £2.6 million sought.
Brought from Sweden to the Thames in early 2000, the Dixie Queen is a replica 19th Century Mississippi paddle steamer, which was extensively refurbished to create a unique conference, party and events location that can travel from the Pool of London past Greenwich and towards the Queen Elizabeth II bridge.
The boat, which is large enough to have Tower Bridge raised, is currently licensed for 675 people while cruising and has sufficient capacity for 1,000 when moored.
There are two bar and dining areas; one seating 318 and another 170, plus external deck areas. With a fully-equipped commercial kitchen, the Dixie Queen is able to offer a full range of catering from buffet to fine dining.
The Dixie Queen is currently moored at Butlers Wharf Pier, adjacent to Tower Bridge, in central London, and surrounded by numerous high-quality and high-profile bars and restaurants. The boat is a regular sight cruising up and down the Thames, but could easily be relocated to any suitable location across the UK or further afield.
Katie Wallace of Christie + Co’s London Bars and Restaurants team said: “The Dixie Queen is an iconic boat which provides excellent facilities for dining and events. We expect interest from existing cruise businesses, plus bar and restaurant operators based in the UK and overseas. We believe the Dixie Queen will generate a high level of interest from a number of ‘captains’ looking to drop anchor on this unique opportunity.”
Christie + Co is currently marketing a number of businesses for sale businesses for sale across the UK and Europe, which would be of interest to a wide range of potential buyers.
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