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Iain Oughtred Auk Sailing Dinghy

(REF: 21532)


  • Designer: Iain Oughtred
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Suffolk
  • Length on deck: 8'10"
  • Beam: 4'

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Iain Oughtred Auk Sailing Dinghy

Iain Oughtred Auk design, built by the owner in 2007 for his own use as a tender to his sailing yacht.  This is a slightly stretched version of the Auk making her a little sleeker.

As a tender the design was chosen as it is small enough to manhandle but sturdy and buoyant enough to tow behind a sailing yacht at sea.  The dinghy has proved to be excellent in all regards and performed very well over the years.

The hull is built from marine plywood bonded with epoxy.  This has several benefits, it makes her light, rigid and because the lands are glued she does not dry out and leak after being ashore for a while.  One person is able to lift the boat and move her about, but with the launching trolley included in the sale it is very simple to move her to and from the water.

Built to a good standard using good materials, she is equipped with a lug rig to enable her to be sailed when desired. A great fun and very pretty dinghy, perfect for the family to mess about with or as a tender to a larger yacht.

Length                  8’10”

Beam                    4′ 1/2″

Sail Area               38sqft





Clinker planked in 6mm Gaboon marine plywood.  Lands glued with West System epoxy.  The hull is sheathed externally from new in a light epoxy glass cloth.

Laminated iroko stem with a mahogany apron.  Iroko keel.  Brass rubbing bands on the keel and bilge stringers.

Epoxy bonded floors across the centreline.

Oak transom with a varnished teak top.  Sculling notch in the transom.

Varnished iroko gunnels with oak lodging knees in the quarters and an oak breast hook.  White polyester Gunnel Guard fender all round.

Iroko thwart with laminated iroko knees.

Built in buoyancy tanks fore and aft double as the thwarts.

Plywood dagger board case with a varnished oak dagger board.

Lifting rudder with a varnished utile stock and oak blade on bronze hangings.  Varnished ash tiller.

Varnished yellow cedar sole boards.




Balanced lug rig on an un-stayed oregon pine varnished mast with leather collar.

Varnished oregon pine boom and lug yard.

Tan Dacron lug sail by Gowens with a sail bag.  Single reefing point.

3 Strand polyester running rigging.  Mainsheet goes to a rope horse across the transom.  Halyard and downhaul either side of the mast.




Stainless steel launching trolley (folds up to fit inside the dinghy

Sail and spars

Rudder, tiller and dagger board

Pair of bronze rowlocks





Full specification and details available upon request





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.