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Laughing Water II - Historic Vessel For Sale

After nearly 50 years in the family, the current owner (who now lives in North
Yorkshire) is keen to transfer this historically important boat to a new
custodian.  He is open to offers which recognise the considerable
expenditure on professional restoration works over the past 15 years or so.
 Please email to be
put in touch with the owner, and for further details about the vessel’s
history, construction and condition (including numerous photos).

More details can be found at:

Swallow - Slipper Launch For Sale at £30,000 or near offer

Swallow is a beautiful, traditional wooden Slipper Launch built by Andrews of Bourne End in 1932, a rare example with a curved, varnished hardwood “Turtle Deck”, and one of only three known to survive. In 2006 Swallow underwent a major refurbishment by Peter Freebody of Hurley. In 2008, she was converted to electric by Rupert Latham: she uses 1 kW for river cruising, so has ample range for a day out.  The near silent cruising is a real joy. Since 2016, she has spent the warmer months at the owners’ private mooring in Shepperton, whilst in winter she is stored on the hard at Tom Jones Boatyard (formerly Stanley & Thomas) in Windsor, where she is maintained annually. She is currently available for viewing at the boatyard or, from mid-April, on the Thames at Shepperton.

* Dimensions. Length 24 feet and beam 4’ 6” (7.3m x 1.37m)

* Best 2.5kW DC motor, Zapi FS5033 controller, and Zivan NG1 charger

* Batteries: 8 Trojan TE35 batteries giving a total of 200 Ah at 48V (new in 2021)

* Automatic water top-up system for batteries

* Double bilge pumps

* Valid 2024 EA licence and current Boat Safety Certificate

* Three covers — summer, a ‘pram hood’ and winter (for storage out of water)

* Two movable front seats and a rear bench seat, all with fitted seat cushions

* Survey reports from 2016 and 2024

* Price: £30,000 or near offer

* Contact Anthony on 07801-318873 or Nicola on 07767-802233

Serena Electric Launch For Sale at £11,000

Serena is an 18ft x 5ft 6” teak hulled Electric Launch with eight brand new 6volt Chloride batteries ( costing £1,399 ) replenished by a Curtis 48v 30a charger. The electric motor is an Italian made Best rated 1.5kw at 48v. The motor controller is a SEM-2 48/200. There are two electric bilge pumps.

To include the following equipment – 2 life jackets,  paddle, boat hook and mooring lines. Small anchor, 7 fenders and 8 cushions.  2 large green umbrellas with built in fittings.  Fully fitted hard wearing waterproof cover for when not in use.  Boat Safety Scheme certificate in place until May 2027.

Sale to include a purpose built galvanised trailer together with electric winch.

Full survey undertaken in May 2023.

In dry storage Hampshire.   Tele: 01489 785072 or 02380 474211

Sun Penny Electric Slipper Launch For Sale at £34,950


Sun Penny was built in 1991 by the Steam and Electric Launch Company and has a low maintenance GRP hull, whilst the deck and interior are made of mahogany, teak and spruce solid wood.
She measures 26 feet long and beam of 6ft 6 inches and can seat up to 6 people.
Powered by a 5kW Sepp Ex motor and a bank of 16 low maintenance gel batteries, Sun Penny has a good turn of speed and an impressive range between charging from the onboard charger.
The batteries are only 3years old and the woodwork has been beautifully maintained by Henwood and Dean and electrics by the Thames Electric Launch Company and has a current boat certificate and Thames licence.
Complete with flat cover for when stored and a pram hood with sidescreens to cater for the English summer!