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Iain Oughtred Whilly Tern

(REF: 21235)


  • Designer: Iain Oughtred
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Dorset
  • Length on deck: 15'1"
  • Beam: 5'1"

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Iain Oughtred Whilly Tern

Iain Oughtred Whilly Tern, built around 2008.  This design from Oughtred was inspired by the Shetland working boats and is designed to be a safe and stable load carrier, easy to row and a joy to sail.  She has more beam than some of his Dory type designs making her more stable.

The epoxy plywood construction makes for a very light boat so she is easy to launch and recover with one person.  She can easily be sailed and handled by one but has space for 3 adults.

Complete with trailer, cover, oars and rig, she is a nice package ready to sail this summer.

Length on Deck                 15’1″

Beam                                    5’1″



Epoxy glued clinker construction in marine plywood.  Makes for a strong and light weight hull.

Hardwood keel and stem.

Hardwood gunnels with a single rowing position.

3 thwarts with supporting knees.

Centreboard box with plywood dagger board.

Stern hung plywood rudder with a hardwood tiller.



Standing lug rig on an unstayed varnished wooden mast.

Full length batten in the foot of the sail.  Can be sailed as a balanced lug with boom.

Optional jib.

Sail in tan terylene with 2 reefing points.



Galvanised road trailer with new indespension units

Spare wheel and lighting board

Launching trolley

All over cover

Rig with spars, running rigging and sail

Dagger board, rudder and tiller

2 x buoyancy bags

Pair of oars and rowlocks

Anchor with chain and warp

Bilge pump






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