This is a lovely slipper launch. It has been built to traditional specifications but with a GRP hull, resulting in greatly improved practicality and reduced maintenance costs. The mould for the hull was made from an Andrews 25 feet launch. The deck and cockpit is finished to a traditional Andrews specification, Mahogany and Obeche deck with traditional ‘bullet’ shaped cleats and Lucas ‘motorbike’ style navigation lamps. The engine is a 1600 Ford Watermota unit.
Please contact Val Wyatt Marine at 0118 940 3211
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Derek Dulake,The Boatworks, Benson
LOA: 7.62 m
Beam: 1.70 m
Maximum Draft: 0.50 m
Dry Weight: 1000 kgs
Total Power: 47 HP
Engine Brand: Ford Watermota
Year Built: 2000
Engine Model: Sea Tiger
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 47 HP
Engine: Ford Watermota Sea Tiger 1600cc, 47 hp petrol engine, this is the updated version of the original engine used by Andrews in the 1950's. It is smooth running and very quiet.
Cockpit: Carioca was constructed as a direct copy of an Andrews 25 and features two Lloyd Loom chairs and a rear bench, in the sides there are fitted 4 tear drop cubby lockers and the windscreens are of the traditional Andrews curved top finish. To complement the entire feeling a modern Brooklands steering wheel is fitted.
This is a superb modern slipper launch that can easily be used as a comfortable family craft. The year of build cannot be confirmed, we believe she was built during the 1990's, she was used by the builder initially and subsequently sold to the current and only owner in 2000.
Design and History: The Slipper Launch is a traditional river Thames craft. It is a long, thin boat of low free board where the stern curves elegantly down to the waterline. The hull is a 'low wash' design to maximise efficiency with the relatively low power originally available. Most slipper launches were open river or lake boats but a few were built with cabins. Slipper Launches were very popular in the 1930's to 1950's, and they are still being built today. Carioca is one of these replica slipper sterns. The Langley hull is a fibreglass mould taken from an original Andrews 25. Carioca features all of the original Andrews fittings and the timber work has been finished to emulate an original Andrews 25. The prototype slipper launch was built in 1912 by John Andrews of Bourne End on the river Thames.
Boat Safety Certificate, serial number BSSER-258951/13 valid to 01/01/2018
No original invoice is available confirming VAT paid, however the vendor will certify his purchase when new.
Cockpit & Exterior
Overall white canvas cover
Central ridge pole
Cockpit bimini cover
Cockpit bimini cover storage cover
Fuel dip stick
Oil pressure gauge
Water temperature gauge
Pennant staff to bow
Ensign and staff
Replica brooklands steering wheel
Six fender cleats
Four mooring cleats
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 contact. A prospective buyer is advised to check the particulars and specification and where appropriate to have the vessel fully surveyed/trialed and inspected.