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Chamberlain Dory Rowing Skiff

(REF: 23863)


  • Designer: John Gardner
  • Year: 2020
  • Location: Scotland
  • Length on deck: 15'
  • Beam: 4'

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Chamberlain Dory Rowing Skiff

Professionally built in 2020 to the lines of a Chamberlain Dory Skiff from John Gardner, as seen in his book Building Classic Small Craft.

The builder stretched the length slightly to gain more leg room for rowing but kept the same beam to create a slippery rowing boat that is still nice and stable.

Professional quality build and finish, she has recently had a fresh paint and varnish job so she is ready for her new owners.  Comes with a launching trolley.

Length                  15’

Beam                    4’



Clinker planked in 8mm Robbins Elite marine plywood.  The strakes are large which is common for American boats of this design with only 3 strakes per side.

Bottom strake is 16mm plywood for added strength.

Strakes are glued using SP epoxy resin and bronze ring nails where required.

Laminated Douglas fir stem and frames.  Only 3 frames per side, fastened with A4 stainless screws.

Mahogany transom with sawn mahogany quarter knees.

Laminated douglas fir gunwhales with an oak rubbing strake and oak rowlock risers.

Solid douglas fir thwarts sat on a douglas fir stringer.




Pair of Leathered wooden oars

Pair of galvanised rowlocks

Danforth anchor with rope and chain

2 fenders

Alloy launching trolley







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.



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