Andrews 25ft Slipper Stern Launch

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Andrews / 25ft Slipper Stern Launch



  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Year: 1956
  • Length: 7.62m / 25ft
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Built 1956 by Andrews of Bourne End. Build No. 400. She is mahogany on oak and fitted with the Morris Vedette 4 cyl, water-cooled. 

Annually maintained by marine engineers. S/S fuel tank. She has Boat Safety Certificate expires April 2019 and a current 2018 EA River Licence.




There is an extensive and fascinating history of this launch written by Andrews’ archivist, Neil Garside held on file.

This shows No.400 was exhibited at the London Boat Show 1956 but was not actually sold until the following February to a gentleman who did see the boat on display at the show.

Included with the history is is an extract from the Andrews Boathouses Sales Ledger dated 12th February 1957 relating to no 400, originally named "L’Hirondelle".

Interestingly, this is believed to be the last craft fitted with a side valve engine of this type.


  • Fenders
  • Warps
  • Ensign and pole
  • Paddle
  • ‘Lloyd Loom’ style chairs
  • Boat hook
  • Full mooring cover
  • Pram hood



In this transaction we are acting as Brokers only. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is advised to check the particulars and specification and where appropriate to have the vessel fully surveyed/trialed and inspected.

  • Hull material: Wood
  • Length: 7.62m / 25ft
  • Beam: 1.7m / 5.58ft
  • Draft: 0.5m / 1.64ft
  • Dry Weight: -
  • Number of Engines: 1
  • Engine Make: Morris
  • Engine Model: Vedette
  • Fuel: unleaded
  • Engine Hours: -
  • Total Power: 12.0
  • Max Speed: 8 kn
  • Cruising Speed: 5 kn
  • Cockpit cover
  • Electric bilge pump

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