Awaiting photos of this stunning 30ft Andrews slipper stern launch bearing the plate 325. The present owner purchased her in 1996 from the boatbuilder Derek Dulake who had a store of slightly dowdy boats in Benson. Lisanne was one which he hadn't got round to restoring so having purchased her Christopher looked around for the right boatbuilder to take her on. David Graham, then working on the Thames, was tasked with a massive restoration and two thirds of the planking was replaced.
The old Austin side valve engine was replaced by a reliable 105E Ford Watermota which has done sterling service. There are excellent covers including a tonneau, folding hood and a full length cover. The aft bench has a blue fabric covering to match the navy blue Lloyd loom chairs which also have matching fabric cushions.
The mahogany topsides are varnished while the hull is a smart dark navy with a white boot top and red antifouling. The floor is also wide planked mahogany (an improvement on the original rather basic flooring which used to be covered by seagrass matting on most boats).
Since David Graham left the Thames the boat has been carefully maintained by Henwood and Dean over the years and she is presented in immaculate condition. The vendor tells me that prior to owning Lisanne he had a 25ft Andrews slipper and was thrilled to win the best slipper in show with Lisanne in 1998 following the original rebuild.
There is a lovely pontoon mooring at Hambleden Mill Marina which may be available by separate negotiation.
This is a perfect boat for an owner who wishes to simply purchase and set sail immediately.