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Blighty – an Andrews slipper stern launch



A painted mahogany slipper stern launch

Blighty is an Andrews slipper stern launch based on the river Thames and in excellent order with canopy and full length cover. Painted mahogany hull

Thames Bank – electric punt



Traditional electrified punt

A great opportunity to acquire a traditional wooden electric punt

Jayfor – an Andrews slipper stern launch



Andrews slipper stern launch number 454

In the nineteen fifties the strawberries and cream effect of the stripy mahogany and obeche deck was very popular at Andrews of Bourne End, the eponymous builders of the famous slipper stern launch. When we say “It’s an Andrews” […]

Wise Folly



A newly restored historic varnished mahogany launch

If you are looking for a new boat but actually want something traditional and wooden then look no further. Wise Folly is exactly that. She was built in 1915 by John Hart in Surbiton near Kingston on Thames which […]

a Frolic 21 open launch



Motorised open Frolic 21

A rare GRP hulled Frolic 21 built by Stelco (previously The Steam and Electric Launch Company) for those who love the shape but have no access to an electricity supply or might simply prefer the purr of an internal […]

The Viceroy



Andrews Slipper stern launch

Currently in our workshops and about to reemerge after several months of refurbishment with the engine rebuilt and a complete revarnish and repaint job, this lovely Andrews is one to cherish. More information to follow and new photos on […]

Lilian – Double skiff by Ashley of Pangbourne


Traditional double skiff

24’ Double Thames Skiff ‘Lilian’

Lilian was built in late 1908/early 1909 by a well-known freelance boat builder, Walter Dowling, for ET Ashley of Pangbourne. He signed and dated one of the front grating bearers ‘WG Dowling Feb 1909’. She […]

Thornelle – a fifties coastal wooden dinghy


Fifties estuary launch in clinker mahogany

Thornelle has been owned by a South Coast enthusiast who has cared for her well. She is built of clinker mahogany planking with a deck of sapele. All timbers are of oak. With her diesel 6 hp Petter engine […]

Lady Jane VII – Electric slipper launch

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Andrews electric slipper stern launch

Sold originally as a rebuild project by HSC to the current owners in 2012 when they parted with an original Brooke Launch, Lady Jane VII is now for sale afloat with a 2017 licence and the possibility of a […]

Sapphire Rose – an electric launch

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A canopied electric launch with beaver stern

Sapphire Rose, like The Juliet is a fine example of a limited edition Sapphire launch. So called after the original early twentieth century Taylor Bates patented beaver stern design in which the tunnel hull enabled the propellor to be […]