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12′ traditional clinker launch


Traditional varnished clinker launch with inboard Stuart Turner Petrol engine. An exceptionally pretty pre-war boat, fully restored with a rebuilt Stuart engine. Built in Dartmouth before WWII as a hire boat on the river, engine fitted in the 1950's. Rebuilt by previous owner, in lovely condition and ready to use. A real little gem to be cherished and enjoyed. Engine recently overhauled and in fine working condition.

  • Designer: traditional
  • Builder: Lavers of Dartmouth
  • Year: 1935
  • Location Dartmouth
  • Length on deck: 12'
  • Beam: 4'3"
  • Draft: 12"

Fifes rowing dinghy


Believed to have been built by William Fife at Fairlie for the late owners father as a yacht tender. Major refit in recent years, she is now in a very smart and sound condition. 2 rowing positions with rowlocks but no oars. Unfortunately she does not have a trailer. A very pretty rowing dinghy in super condition.

  • Builder: Believed to be William Fife
  • Location Scotland
  • Length on deck: 11'8"
  • Beam: 4'11"

Salcombe Rowing Dinghy


Built in Salcombe in 1954 by local boat builder Roger Ageart, she was commissioned for use as a tender to a local vessel called ‘Vespa’. Later in her life she worked as part of a hire fleet based in Salcombe. Typical very pretty Salcombe design with a nice sheer line and straight stem.

  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Roger Ageart
  • Year: 1954
  • Location Salcombe
  • Length on deck: 11'
  • Beam: 4'9"

Ian Oughtred Shearwater sailing dinghy


Shearwater sailing dinghy designed by Ian Oughtred, yet another of his pretty yet practical small sailing dinghies. Built by the current owner in 2001 using Robbins Elite marine plywood glued with epoxy. Standing lug rig on varnished wooden spars. Comes with an all over cover and combination launching trolley/road trailer so she is a complete package ready to tow away and go sailing immediately. Very lightly used with occasional lake trips but otherwise dry stored. Proceeds of the sale going to the Windermere Jetty appeal at the Steamboat Museum on Lake Windermere. Priced for a quick sale

  • Designer: Ian Oughtred
  • Year: 2001
  • Location Lake District
  • Length on deck: 11'10"
  • Beam: 4'11"
  • Draft: 6"
  • Tonnage(TM): 90kg

Fairey Duckling


Fairey Duckling built by Fairey MArine, hull no.615. Refurbished in previous ownership, a tidy boat in sound condition. Owned unti recently by an RAF sailing school and used as a tender. Original sails and complete rig. Tidy boat on a launching trolley ready to go.

  • Designer: Uffa Fox
  • Builder: Fairey Marine
  • Location Devon
  • Length on deck: 9'
  • Beam: 4'

Flying Dutchman Olympic One Design.


Flying Dutchman built in 1960, believed to have been owned in her early years by the designer of the class, Conrad Gulcher. Used as the 2 man Olympic dinghy from 1960 to 1992, there is still a healthy racing fleet of boats in the UK. This example is built of cold moulded mahogany which offers an excellent strength to weight ratio. Complete with 2 sets of sails, road trailer and launching trolley. In present ownership for 47 years, she has been cherished and cared for but now must find a new home

  • Designer: Conrad and Van Essen Gulcher
  • Builder: Netherlands
  • Year: 1960
  • Length on deck: 20'
  • Beam: 5'8
  • Draft: Centreplate

Edgar Cove Rowing dinghy


Although the builder and year of this dinghy are not known, it is thought she was built in Salcombe by Edgar Cove. All mahogany on steamed oak timbers, recent refit with new paint and varnish. Very pretty and in lovely condition, complete with oars and rowlocks.

  • Location IOW
  • Length on deck: 10'2"
  • Beam: 4'3"
  • Tonnage(TM): 75kg weight

8′ rowing dinghy


A pretty 8' rowing dinghy, probably built as a yacht tender. 2 rowing positions and a full bilge enabling her to carry a decent load. Comes with a road trailer and oars. Several cracked ribs as expected in a small dinghy of this type but otherwise sound.

  • Location Northamptonshire
  • Length on deck: 8'

Ian Oughtred Sooty Tern Rowing Skiff


Ian Oughtred Sooty Tern rowing skiff built from an Alec Jordan kit. The Sooty Tern is a slightly stretched version of the Arctic Tern design, a sailing beach boat with a large following. This particular boat was built for rowing and has no rig, the owner lives near the Thames and wanted a light weight but capable rowing skiff, able to carry 3 rowers as well as kit and crew.

  • Designer: Ian Oughtred
  • Year: 2014
  • Location Chiswick
  • Length on deck: 19'7"
  • Beam: 5'6"

Edgar Cove clinker launch


14'6" Edgar Cove motor launch for restoration. Very pretty boat that has been stored undercover ashore for many years and now needs a thorough refit. Fitted with a Stuart Turner Petrol engine in unknown condition. A suitable caring home is sought by the long time owners of this beautiful launch.

  • Designer: Edgar Cove
  • Builder: Edgar Cove
  • Location Devon
  • Length on deck: 14'6"