Small craft

Findhorn Fairey sailing dinghy

(REF: 18415)


  • Designer: Not known
  • Builder: Not known
  • Year: 1954
  • Location: Dartmouth
  • Length on deck: 12'
  • Beam: 4'9"

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Wooden ships comments on this Findhorn Fairey sailing dinghy

Findhorn Fairey sailing dinghy built in 1954.

Currently ashore for winter storage but used regularly in recent years.  A stable boat with generous beam and good volume, handy gunter rig which is easy to manage.

Structurally in good condition but would benefit from attention to paint and varnish,  A complete bat on a road trailer with a rig, outboard engine and cover.

Length Overall               12′

Beam                                4’9″

Private: Findhorn Fairey sailing dinghy



Clinker planked in larch.

Steam bent timbers fastened with clenched copper nails.

Varnished oak sheerstrake and varnished capping.

2 varnished mahogany thwarts + varnished mahogany seating round the stern.

Twin grown oak knees to the centre thwart, single knees to the forward thwart.

Almost new Yamaha 4-stroke 2.5hp outboard mounted on a stainless bracket on the transom.

Timber centre-board lifted by a stainless steel wire from a hole in the top of the centreboard box up to a small turning block inside the stem and back to jamming cleat under the centre thwart making it easily accessible and manageable from the helm position aft.

Rudder drops on a bronze slider track on the transom and the tiller goes through an aperture in the transom.



Gunter rig on a varnished pole mast stepped forward onto the keel.  Varnished wooden yard and boom.

White terylene sail in good condition.

Single stainless steel shroud each side and a fore stay all set up to lanyards to external bronze chain plates.

Bronze main sheet horse across the upper edge of the transom.




Galvanised road trailer

All over cover

Mast, yards and sail.

Running and standing rigging

Tiller and rudder

Fishermans anchor

Oars and rowlocks

Yamaha 2.5hp outboard

2 small fenders

Sole boards





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