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12′ Clinker Rowing Dinghy

(REF: 23767)


  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: G&A Waddell, Argyll
  • Location: Scotland
  • Length on deck: 12'2"
  • Beam: 5'7"

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Wooden Ships Comments on this 12′ Clinker Rowing Dinghy

Built by G&A Waddell Boatbuilders of Sandbank, Argyll.  Probably built in the 1950’s or 1960’s, exact date unknown.  The Waddell brothers had a yard building smaller boats and ran a ferry service across the mouth of the Loch, they evidently had an eye for a pretty boat with the nice sheer line, slight tumblehome on the transom and elegant proportions of this dinghy.

Bought by the current owner in 2017, she has had a cosmetic refit with new varnish inside and out, and has been used for light rowing on the Solway Firth and Berwickshire coast.


Length                 12’2″



Clinker planked in larch all copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers.  Mahogany sheer strake

Hull finished inside and out with Teamac varnish.

Oak stem and keel with mahogany transom.  Possible to mount an outboard on the transom if required.

Varnished mahogany thwarts with oak hanging knees.

Varnished oak sole boards in sections to enable them to be easily lifted.

Adjustable foot stretcher for each rowing position.



Combination launching trolley/road trailer

Fitted cover by Saturn Sails, 2019

Old canvas cover

2 pairs of galvanised rowlocks

Pair of spoon blade oars




These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.