Small craft

Iain Oughtred Shearwater

(REF: 25564)


  • Designer: Iain Oughtred
  • Builder: George Hoad
  • Year: 2004
  • Location: Dorset
  • Length on deck: 11'10"
  • Beam: 4'11"

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Iain Oughtred Shearwater

The Shearwater is a planing hull dinghy designed by Ian Oughtred and another example of his prowess as a designer of small boats.  This boat was professionally built in 2004 for the current owner and has been used very little since new.  She sits on a new combination road trailer ready to be taken away and used.

The Shearwater is a fast and responsive boat with potential for some exciting sailing if desired, also capable of taking a bit of weather and chop.  Ideally crewed by two but she can take 3 and could also be easily sailed by one person with her simple rig.

When rigged her weight is less than 100kg so she is easily launched and retrieved making her a simple and hassle free trailer sailer.  Presented in superb condition with 2 sets of sails, outboard engine and all the extras needed for safe towing.


Length Overall                   11′ 10″

Beam                                    4’11”

Weight                                 >100kg


Clinker planked in marine plywood with epoxy glued plank lands.

Mahogany gunwhale and rubbing strake with a varnished sheer strake.

Mahogany transom and quarter knees.

Weather decks fore and aft made of sheathed marine plywood create a large locker in the stern and a water tight buoyancy tank forward.

Varnished mahogany thwarts and scrubbed teak sole boards.

Weighted wooden centreplate in a wooden centreboard case, raised and lowered on a tackle.



Gunter rig on a deck stepped varnished wooden mast.  Varnished wooden boom and gunter yard.

Stainless steel standing rigging to internal stainless chain plates.

Rig is fitted with modern dinghy fittings to improve performance and ease of handling.

Jib is on a roller furling mechanism to the stem head.

2 suits of sails, one cream and one white, plus a spinnaker.


Mariner 3.3hp 2 stroke outboard engine.


Combination road trailer/launching trolley from Mersea Trailers in as new condition

Mainsail and jib in white

Mainsail and jib in cream


All over boat cover

All over cover for use when rig is stepped.

Rudder and tiller

Transport supports for spars

Trailer light board and fittings for transport

Pair of oars and rowlocks

2 x buoyancy bags

Foot straps

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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.