Wooden Ships Comments on this Ian Oughtred Acorn 12

The Ian Oughtred Acorn 12 dinghy was designed as a lightweight rowing skiff, able to take a small rig if desired, that could be easily built by a competent amateur.  The design has proved hugely successful and they are an extremely pretty, fast and easily rowed boat that is stable enough for several people.  Acorns have been used as tenders on larger yachts but are just as at home being a family boat moved around on the roof rack of the estate car.

This example was built by a retired gentleman in Devon purely for the enjoyment of the build.  She was sold soon after to the current owner who has used her for rowing mainly on the River Dart.  with a nice road trailer and combination launching trolley she is a simple boat to launch and retrieve and a delight to row.

In almost as new condition with a very good trailer and all over cover, this is a complete package ready to go afloat and enjoy the water.

 

Construction

Clinker planked in marine plywood, edge glued with epoxy.

Laminated mahogany stem and keel with a solid mahogany transom.

Gunnels are made from laminated mahogany and cherry giving a contrasting finish from the different colours of timber.

Mahogany thwarts laminated with cherry and held with sawn mahogany knees.

Slatted pine sole boards with an adjustable foot stretcher to support the feet when rowing.

Pair of custom made spoon blade oars with modern gates instead of rowlocks.

 

Equipment

Road trailer with piggy back launching trolley

All over cover

Pair of spoon blade oars with gates

Sole boards

Foot stretcher

 

 

 

Full specification and details available upon request

 

 

 

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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.