Espadon - £159,950

1963 Andrews 25ft Greyhound

Boat Name Espadon
Original boatbuilder Andrews of Bourne End
Year of build 1963
Length 25ft
Beam 6ft
Draft 1ft6
Hull Number 461
Decking Mahogany and Obeche
Hull Colour Oxford blue painted mahogany
Propulsion BMC Vedette 950cc petrol engine
Seating Bench seating upholstered in cream marine leather with blue piping


Espadon, a 25ft Greyhound Launch, previously called La Bamba Tercera and originally commissioned in 1963, is constructed from Mahogany with a beautiful, deep varnished Mahogany & Obeche deck. As you can see from the pictures she is approaching the final stages of her restoration and is now ready for her new owner to begin specifying her unique design. To make this create Espadon as your own statement you can specify options that include seat design and covering,  hull, hood and seat colour, power steering, and even propulsion. You can choose either an original fully restored 950cc petrol engine or a silent and efficient electric motor.


Made in 1963 from mahogany with mahogany & obeche deck.
Previously called La Bamba Tercera

For options specific to this slipper launch
  • Deck, hull and sides stripped and repaired
  • Bilges scraped back to bare wood, cleaned and painted with three coats of grey bilge paint
  • 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 gauges in blue with cream markings fitted, 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 and tidy
  • 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
  • New cockpit floor made of utile and ash, treated with 16 coats of Awlwood varnish and machine polished to a mirror finish
  • Bench seating upholstered in cream marine leather with blue contrast piping
  • 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
  • Hood and all over winter cover
  • Accessories: two Andrews umbrellas stored in Rolls Royce-style stainless steel holders with drain holes; portable 240/12 volt cooler; 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