Can anyone identify the origins of this mystery dinghy?

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Fowey boat builder Marcus Lewis has received an enquiry asking whether he can cast any light on the origins of this clinker dinghy, now brought up to sailing standard and in use on the Tamar.

She’s 13ft 2in in length, 4ft 10in in beam, is gunter-rigged with a jib, and has an iron centre plate and rudder. The owner thinks it may be from the West Country, but I think she may have a touch of The Broads about her – that veed half deck forward  and her elegant low sheerline has me thinking that she’s an inland boat.

If you have any information – or even a good guess – to share about this boat, please drop me a line at, and I’ll pass the information along.

2 thoughts on “Can anyone identify the origins of this mystery dinghy?”

  1. Such an unusual length don’t you think most dinghies would tend to be 12 or 14 feet?.And a cockpit that extends that far forward implies she was built for inland waters. I tend to agree with you Gav, the Broads or Lakeland might be the go.

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