Sailing yachts

Hillyards rowing dinghy

(REF: 18465)


  • Designer: Hillyard, David
  • Builder: Hillyards of Littlehampton
  • Year: 1940's
  • Location: IOW
  • Length on deck: 9'2"
  • Beam: 4'

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Hillyards rowing dinghy

Designed at built by David Hillyard of Littlehampton, known for his bigger yachts so probably supplied as a tender for one of his clients.  Thought to have been built in the late 1940’s.

Designed purely as a rowing tender, she moves through the water very easily and  is stable and easy to use.  2 rowing positions if required but easily rowed by one person.

All varnished inside and out, pretty and smart little boat.

Length Overall                   9’2″

Beam                                    4′

Hillyards rowing dinghy



Clinker planked in mahogany all copper rivet fastened to steam bent oak timbers.  Hood ends fastened with copper nails.

Oak keel and stem with a brass rubbing strip on the bottom of the keel.

Varnished mahogany rubbing strake with solid rowlock positions fastened to them.

Solid mahogany transom with a sculling notch cut in.  Grown oak quarter knees.

3 simple mahogany thwarts held with a grown oak knee either side and fastened to a short stringer under each thwarts.

Slatted varnished sole boards.




Pair of oars

Pair of rowlocks

Slatted sole boards


2 fenders

All over cover

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.