wooden ships comments on this 12’6” Bantham Sailing Dinghy New Build. Devon £14,000
The Bantham Class sailing dinghy originates in the Devon village of Bantham on the banks of the R. Avon near Kingsbridge, a very pretty traditional sailing dinghy.
A small fleet was built by a local boat builder and still sail in the river but this is the first new boat to be built for more than 10 years.
Built by Devon boat builder Jim Little, first launched July 2013
Planked in khaya mahogany and finished varnished.
Steam bent green oak timbers copper nail and rove fastened.
Hood ends and garboards screwed and glued with epoxy glue.
Thwarts, side benches and after bench in khaya mahogany.
Galvanised steel centre-plate on simple tackle.
The hull is finished in 2 coats of West Epoxy WRA 200 with 2 coats of single pack varnish inside and 2 coats of 2-pack varnish outside.
2 coats of Epoxy Primer Undercoat below the waterline.
Lifting rudder on stainless steel hangings.
Brass rubbing strip along the keel.
Gunter rig on varnished Douglas fir mast stepped on the keel through the forward thwart. The gunter rig requires a relatively short mast so very easy to lift and step single handed standing in the boat.
Spruce yard and boom.
Kicker on tackle with quick release block.
Stainless steel standing rigging – single shroud preside and fore stay all set up with lanyards.
Mainsail and jib by Hummingbird Sails of Bantham.
Mainsail sheets to a track on the top edge of the transom.
Jib sheets through fairleads on the thwarts with adjacent jammer.
All standing rigging
Mainsail sheet and associated blocks
Jib sheets and associated fair leads
3 bouyancy bags