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25ft / 7.62m
5.5ft / 1.68m
BMC 1936 Vedette 950cc Inboard unleaded
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Located In:
Marlow, United Kingdom
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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.

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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


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Contact Information

Boatshowrooms of Harleyford - Joe Clifford

Office +44 (0)1628 569888

Mobile +44 (0)7713 462 327

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