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Iain Oughtred Acorn 15

(REF: 24172)


  • Designer: Iain Oughtred
  • Location: Hants
  • Length on deck: 15'1"
  • Beam: 4'1"

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Iain Oughtred Acorn 15 

Iain Oughtred Acorn 15.  The history of this boat is unknown but she was evidently built by a skilled person and has been finished to a nice standard.

The Acorn is an elegant design, sleek and fast under oar.  This type of construction makes for a stiff but lightweight hull requiring minimum levels of maintenance.

The nice feature of the boat is the rig, many Acorns were not built with the rig that was part of the original design.  The boat is a delight to row, either single or double handed especially with the Raid Blades oars with gates.

Nice looking boat in need of some tidying and a little new varnish but otherwise sound and ready to use.  Solid galvanised road trailer with new wheels.


Length on Deck                 15’1”

Beam                                    4’1”



Clinker planked in marine plywood, all edge glued using epoxy.  Red painted hull with a varnished sheerstrake.

Laminated oak stem with a varnished mahogany transom.  Bronze keel band full length.

Mahogany floors across the centreline, all screw fastened.

Varnished mahogany rubbing strake and inwhale with laminated mahogany quarter knees.

Varnished mahogany thwarts.

Varnished mahogany drop plate rudder with bronze pintles.  Varnished mahogany lee boards that fasten either side when using the sail.

Rudder can be operated with a tiller or with a foot pedal when rowing.

2 pairs of spoon blade oars made by Raid Blades.  These have gates rather than rowlocks.  Also a pair of bronze rowlocks.

Each thwart has an adjustable foot stretcher.



Simple standing lug rig on a keel stepped unstayed varnished wooden mast.

Cream terylene sail with 3 reefing points.  Varnished wooden lug yard.


2 pairs of spoon blade oars by Raid Blades with gates.

Pair of bronze rowlocks

3 x seat cushions

Rudder with tiller and foot controls

2 x lee boards

Mast, yard and mainsail

Galvanised road trailer with new wheels.

Various fenders and ropes


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