Small craft

Howard Chapelle dinghy

(REF: 18357)


  • Designer: Chapelle Howard
  • Builder: devon
  • Year: 1996
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 9'
  • Tonnage: 160lbs

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Full specification

wooden ships comments on this Howard Chapelle design dinghy , inspired by a Nat Herreshoff dinghy.

Built by Devon boat builder, 1996.

Sail area                      75sq’

Howard Chapelle dinghy

Built in marine ply, sealed with Eposeal epoxy sealer.

Iroko bright work.

Varnished iroko transom.

Lifting rudder on stainless steel pintles.

Ply dagger board.

Bronze rowlocks and fittings.

Varnished spruce pole mast.  Varnished spruce yard. Single stainless steel stay each side, set up with lanyards to bronze chain plates.

Dipping lug sail in white terylene. No boom.

Mainsail, oars and a painter. What more do we need to go sailing?


A little gem, ready to go. No more maintenance than grp but much more appealing. Ideal kiddies first boat or as a small yacht tender.

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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.