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Burton Waters Boat Sales - Burton Waters - Ipswich Office
Andrews Greyhound Slipper Launch, 1969. Absolutely stunning vintage slipper launch which has been meticulously restored and maintained. 1 of only 3 of this model and the only one to have a fitted wheelhouse. History and receipts going back to the 1970's. This beautiful launch had won awards in her past and present ownership. Viewing by appointment only, call 01473 225710
Lady Petite II, No. 484, is the second of three 20ft greyhound slipper launches built by Andrews Boathouses in Bourne End. She was built with her wheelhouse to a commission by her original owner. She is unique, being the only 20ft Andrews Slipper launch with a wheelhouse.
The current owners are lucky to have the history for Lady Petite II, including original specification documents, the Provenance report by Neil Garside and all sorts of receipts, going back to the 1970s.
She won the Thames Traditional Boat Rally Andrews Trophy two years running, in 1989 and 1990. Since in her current ownership, she’s won this prized award twice more, as well as the inaugural Ford Trophy.
She is also a TV star, having featured in the children’s programme Educating Marmalade, Episode 6, “Marmalade in Venice”, which first aired on 29th November 1982.
Whilst this launch was in great condition when purchased in 2010, the current owners are perfectionists so the launch was treated to a detailed check through and maintenance programme.Winter 2010 – 2011
Winter 2012 – 2013
Winter 2013 – 2014
Winter 2014 – 2015
Winter 2015 – 2016
Winter 2016 – 2017
Winter 2017 – 2018
Winter 2018 – 2019
Winter 2019 – 2021
Lady Petite II is currently stored inside. With the Covid-19 situation, the owners believe it’s wiser to keep her inside rather than on a mooring.
Thames Traditional Boat Festival awards:
1989 - Andrews Trophy
1990 - Andrews Trophy
2013 - Andrews Trophy for restoration, maintenance and presentation. Best Slipper Stern Launch
2015 - Andrews Trophy for restoration, maintenance and presentation. Best Slipper Stern Launch
2016 - Ford Trophy for best restoration of Ford engine in any boat. Best Ford Engine