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Bantham Class Sailing Dinghy

(REF: 21344)


  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Mike Atfield
  • Year: 2003
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 12'6"
  • Beam: 4'11"

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Bantham Class sailing dinghy built by renowned professional boatbuilder Mike Atfield of Salcombe and launched in 2003.  The Bantham cLass was developed for racing on the River Avon in South Devon at the village of Bantham where there is still a healthy fleet of dinghies.

They are a very pretty boat with a sweet sheer and easily handled gunter rig, perfect for ‘messing about in boats’.  This boat comes with a fairly new Mercury outboard engine, 2018 road trailer and all over cover.

A particularly nice and well cared for dinghy in lovely condition.

Length                  12’6″





Clinker planked in Khaya mahogany, copper rivet fastened to steam bent oak timbers.  Hood ends and garboards fastened with bronze screws and epoxy.

Reinforced sheer strake and capping rail with 2 rowing positions.  Rope fender all round.

Varnished mahogany thwarts with oak knees to support them.

Wooden centreplate box with a galvanised plate.

scrubbed teak sole boards.

Transom hung wooden rudder with stainless steel pintles and varnished tiller.




Gunter rig on a varnished keel stepped douglasfFir mast with varnished spruce yard and boom.

An easily set up rig taking a very short time to step and make ready for sailing.

Stainless steel standing rigging tensioned with lanyards to internal chain plates.

Mainsail and jib in white terylene by McKillop Sails, both in good condition.  Slightly smaller mainsail in tan.

Wooden belay pins at the base of the mast for halyard falls.

Mainsail sheet fixes to a rope horse across the transom.  Jib sheets make off on cleats on the centre thwart.




Mercury 3.5hp 4 stroke outboard mounts on a bracket on the transom.




2018 road trailer

All over cover

Mercury 3.5hp outboard with mounting bracket

4 buoyancy bags

Pair of oars and rowlocks

Anchor with chain and warp

2 mainsails and a jib

Standing and running rigging




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