Sailing yachts

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.