Preview of boats appearing
at Classic Boat Auction on Saturday, 3rd June 2017 Beale Park
We will display some of the boats that will be in the auction on this page. Please check back often as we will profile new boats each week. For the full list of boats at the auction then please go to our bidder registration page and fill in a registration form to order the print catalogue which has 26 boats listed.
14. 1930's Andrews Slipper Stern Launch :
Sold at Auction at Beale Park June 2017
The Slipper Launch is a welcome sight during lazy summer days by the river, and it has been for many decades now. I wonder rather like the ravens at the Tower of London whether if we ever saw the loss of Slipper Launches from the River Thames whether some calamity may befall Merry England. As Andrews of Bourne End closed its doors on boatbuilding in the early 1980's there are no new Andrews launches to be had.
However, calamity will be averted with beautifully restored examples still available that are being kept in tip top condition by their owners. So we are delighted to offer one such example in our auction this summer.
Anguilla was built by Andrews of Bourne End, sometime during the 1930's. She is a 25 foot long with 5' 9" beam
and is equipped with an authentic BMC Vedette 1100 cc petrol engine which runs very smoothly and quietly.
The owner has had the pleasure of owning this boat over the last 9 years, having bought Anguilla after a major restoration. Anguilla was the runner up for the Andrews Trophy at the Traditional Boat rally in 2011. Since then she has been continuously maintained to a high standard by Peter Freebody's yard receiving regular coats of varnish, new pain and carrying out necessary running repairs. are in very good condition, having been recently revarnished and the hull was recaulked in April 2017 so she is ready to take to the river so you can enjoy her this summer.
She has striking two tone foredeck and she comes complete with a green boat cover and a pram hood in cream. The upholstery is cream leather bench seating and there is a current Boat Safety certificate to 2020