Praam dinghies on the boating lake at Dunorlan Park
The old wooden praams at Dunorlan Park, in Tunbridge Wells may all be gone now, but here are some photos I took with my mobile phone a couple of years ago.
It’s intriguing that a collection of classic little Norwegian-style dinghies like this should end up on a pleasure boating lake in South-Eastern England, but they did a good job for several generations – not least, I suppose, because they had the capacity to carry four adults in comfort an a short hull.
I have a hazy recollection that I was told they were built in the North-East by McNulty.
The Wikipedia doesn’t say much about praams, but there is this nice photo of a praam on the Wikimedia.
PS – There’s a comment below from the gentleman who hires them out. I’m pleased to be able to say that after 40 years, these boats are still available for hire at Dunorlan Park.