Small craft

Iain Oughtred Acorn 17′ Rowing Skiff

(REF: 27305)


  • Designer: Iain Oughtred
  • Year: 2003
  • Location: Dorset
  • Length on deck: 17'
  • Beam: 4'1"

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Iain Oughtred Acorn 17′ Rowing Skiff

Iain Oughtred Acorn rowing skiff built in 2003 by the current owner and a professional carpenter.

Probably a totally unique boat, she is based on the Iain Oughtred Acorn 15 dinghy but extended to 17’ in order to compete in the London Great River Race. This design alteration gives the boat a substantial amount of extra volume and is an interesting upgrade to the standard Acorn design.

The boat has been kept under cover for most of its life and comes complete with two sets of oars and a good quality road trailer. Curlew is in excellent condition and ready to row.

Can be rowed by one or two rowers with or without a cox. A good-looking, seaworthy boat that slips easily through the water.


Length Overall                 17’

Beam                                 4’1”


Clinker planked in marine plywood, lands all epoxy glue fastened.

Hull is finished in 6 coats of Deks Olje.

Laminated oak stem with an oak keel and transom.

Floorboards running parallel to the centreline and easily removed for cleaning purposes.

Oak gunwales and rubbing strakes. 2 rowing positions built into the gunwales. Bronze bow fairleads.

2 thwarts in douglas fir with laminated oak hanging knees.

Rear stern sheets in cedar

Bronze garboard drain plug

Scrubbed wooden sole boards screwed to the floors with adjustable foot stretchers.

Rudder with bronze hangings can be used with tiller or a quadrant with steering lines.


2 pairs of bronze rowlocks

2 pairs spoon blade oars with leather collars

Galvanised road trailer

Mooring line

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