Casablanca - £98,950 depending on final specification.

1936 Andrews 25ft Greyhound



Boat Name Casablanca
Original boatbuilder Andrews of Bourne End
Year of build 1936
Length 25ft
Beam 5ft6
Draft 1ft9
Hull Number 151
Decking Sapele and maple
Hull Colour Cream painted mahogany
Propulsion BMC Vedette 950cc petrol engine
Seating Bench seating upholstered in burgundy marine leather


Casablanca is a stunning, fully restored, 25ft Greyhound Launch. Originally built by Andrews of Bourne End in 1936. She has now been totally restored by Andrews Boathouses during 2021/22. Her exterior and interior were stripped back to bare wood, renovated and sympathetically repaired where required. She was then finished with over 16 coats of Awlwood varnish, each coat hand finished before the next coat is applied to give that deep lustrous shine that is synonymous with the classic boats of the period.

She benefits from an original BMC Vedette engine rebuilt by experts Tom Roy and upgraded with hidden electronic ignition, and her engine bay has been finished to show standard. She has been completely rewired with marine grade components and has been fitted out with marine leather upholstery. Finally, as a nod to the present she has USB charging ports, B&O Bluetooth speakers, and a security tracker – all hidden away to ensure she keeps the originality of the launch intact.

For options specific to this slipper launch
  • Deck, hull and sides stripped and repaired
  • Caulking replaced on deck
  • Bilges scraped back to bare wood, cleaned and painted with three coats of grey bilge paint then finished in cream
  • Cockpit floor treated with 16 coats of Awlwood varnish, wet sanded and machine polished to a mirror finish
  • Running gear and steering removed, rebuilt and re-packed
  • Original column retained and fitted with hydraulic steering and new Bluemels’ Brooklands steering wheel
  • Complete rewire with top quality marine wire and fuse boxes
  • New custom-made Smiths dials in cream with black markings, includes fuel, rev counter, oil pressure, temperature, voltage and clock
  • Custom made chrome plated switch panel with the functions laser engraved
  • Original BMC Vedette 950cc petrol engine engine fully rebuilt by Morris experts Tom Roy, with hidden electric ignition in the original casings and new Dynamator (alternator in a classic car dynamo case)
  • Engine painted and detailed to a high show standard with hidden wiring so the engine bay is neat
  • Gearbox rebuilt with all new bearings and seals. The engine painted and detailed to a high show standard
  • New exhaust pipe fitted with a CNC machined stainless steel finisher on the stern
  • Decks treated with 16 coats of Awlwood varnish, wet sanded and machine polished to a mirror finish
  • Original navigator lights stripped back and triple chrome plated
  • New brass rub rail with chamfered joints for seamless finish, triple chrome plated
  • Triple chromed brass screws, individually plated, used on all chrome fittings
  • Bench seating upholstered in burgundy marine leather
  • Two removable Bang & Olufsen waterproof bluetooth speakers controlled by the B&O phone app
  • Two dual charging points with USB for phone/tablet and speakers
  • Security tracker monitored by a phone app
  • Burgundy hood and all over winter cover
  • Accessories: two burgundy Andrews umbrellas stored in Rolls Royce-style stainless steel holders with drain holes; four life jackets; full set of colour matched dock lines; six fenders; Andrews picnic hamper with four crystal cut Andrews glasses; two baseball caps and two gilets