Traditional dinghy to order

A lovely traditional dinghy suitable for 4 - various sizes available

These robust and charming little boats are built of top quality materials and workmanship however building outside of the Thames valley keeps the prices extremely competitive.

This small company of skilled craftsmen has built more than 20 of these seaworthy dinghies to date. Their seaworthiness has been proven on several expeditions including a rounding of the Eddystone Lighthouse in March and a Channel crossing of over 100nm to Jersey.

We are able to offer a range of rowing dinghies from 9′ to 17′ at £575 per foot (ex vat) built to a very high standard. There is also the option of a 14ft sailing dinghy – The sailing dinghies are £925 per foot (ex vat). They are built to the same specification as the rowing dinghies and include a brass centreplate, bronze blocks, a brass horse, a sail of clipper canvas and three strand buff polyester rope.

Rowing dinghy specification

Built of Mahogany on Oak they come with a pair of leathered sweeps, a pair of bronze rowlocks, a brass ringbolt in stem and sternpost, a brass keelband and brass bilge rubbing bands, Mahogany capping rails and fitted sole boards. The standard finish is an oiled interior, with gloss varnish topsides, capping, gunwhales, thwarts and knees, a gold inlaid cove line and carved scroll work and paint (antifoul optional) below the waterline.

The sailing dinghies are £925 per foot (ex vat). They are built to the above specification and include a brass centreplate, bronze blocks, a brass horse, a sail of clipper canvas and three strand buff polyester rope.

At present build time is 7 or 8 weeks from receipt of deposit although there is often a 12 foot dinghy in stock so please give us a call to check on delivery.

OPTIONAL EXTRAS (add VAT @ 20 %)

  • Name carving £7 per letter
  • Gold leaf inlay to name carving £85
  • Spoon oars instead of sweeps £75
  • Ash sculling oar £210
  • Gunmetal drain plug £32
  • 12′ spliced and whipped painter £32
  • Bronze or wooden fairlead £29
  • Interior varnish £480

Outboard transom – on request

  • Fitted cover £600-£700
  • Launching trolley £180-£260
  • Road trailer – approximately £750 for a suitable trailer for a 12 ft dinghy