25ft slipper stern launch built by Andrews of Bourne End in 1956

  • Peter Freebody River Craft
  • Peter Freebody River Craft
  • Peter Freebody River Craft

  • Length25ft
  • Beam5ft 8in
  • Draft1ft 6in
  • HullMahogany on oak
  • DecksMahogany
  • Powered by1 x BMC Vedette 4 cylinder petrol engine - original to the boat
  • Year of build1956


Built by the renowned Thames boatbuilding firm Andrews of Bourne End in 1956, “Portofino” has been in the same ownership for the past 30 years and during that time has been professionally restored and maintained to a high standard. 

She has made regular appearances, and is a past trophy winner, at the Thames Traditional Boat Rally, Henley-on-Thames, and has also featured in many magazines over the years including Classic Boat, Boat International and Marie Claire, and several television programmes.

Her seating is of the traditional layout of bench seat at stern with two Lloyd Loom chairs at helm. 

Equipment includes: 

  • overall cover
  • new dark blue canopy, and cover for same
  • 6 x fenders
  • mooring lines
  • boathook
  • anchor
  • removeable blue carpet
  • radio/cd player with mahogany facia
  • ensign staff
  • pennant staff
  • mahogany table

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