Small craft

Christchurch Coot One Design

(REF: 28654)


  • Designer: Charles Purbrook
  • Builder: Charles Purbrook
  • Year: 1937
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 14'6"
  • Beam: 5'4"

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Christchurch Coot One Design

Christchurch Coot One Design built in 1937 by Charles Purbrook in Christchurch.

In present ownership for 20 years, she had a major refit around 2008 where most of the bottom planking was replaced.

The Coot was conceived by Charles Purbrook in 1936 who wanted to design and built himself a dinghy.  The first boat was bought before she was finished and he was asked to build another.  Before long the design took off and Purbrook moved to a yard on the banks of the Avon in Christchurch.  The boat became a local one Design and was raced in good numbers in the local area.

These are solid, stable and capable boats with a good amount of internal space.  This boat comes with a road trailer and cover.  She has been in regular use with a recent week of sailing in Salcombe, Devon.


Length on Deck                  14’6”

Beam                                    5’4”

Sail area                               11.24sq.m


  • Clinker planked in mahogany all copper rivet fastened to steam bent oak timbers.
  • Plywood fore and aft decks with varnished mahogany coamings.
  • Mahogany centreboard case with a galvanised centreboard, raised with a reduction wheel.
  • Slatted sole boards.
  • Transom hung mahogany rudder.
  • Many original bronze fittings.


  • Fractional Bermudan sloop on a keel stepped varnished wooden mast and boom.
  • Stainless steel standing rigging to external bronze chain plates.
  • Mainsail and jib.
  • Running rigging falls to bronze belay pins by the mast.
  • Mainsheet goes to a bronze horse across the transom.


  • Galvanised road trailer
  • All over cover
  • Rig with mainsail and jib
  • Rudder, tiller and centreplate
  • Vertical action bronze bilge pump
  • Fenders and warps
  • 3 x buoyancy bags

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