Wooden Ships Comments on this Salcombe rowing dinghy


Built in Salcombe in 1954 by local boat builder Roger Ageart, she was commissioned for use as a tender to a local vessel called ‘Vespa’.  Later in her life she worked as part of a hire fleet based in Salcombe.  Typical very pretty Salcombe design with a nice sheer line and straight stem.

This little boat is in fine condition both structurally and cosmetically, she is now looking for a new home as either a day boat or as a tender.


Length                  11′

Beam                    4’9″




Clinker planked in mahogany all copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers.

Hull has been sheathed externally in glass cloth for reinforcement.

White painted hull with varnished mahogany sheer strake and dark blue antifoul, white and grey internal finish.

Varnished mahogany thwarts with grown supporting knees. Aft thwart with a varnished mahogany back rest. Mahogany slatted sole boards.

Varnished oak capping rail and rubbing strakes, replaced in 2009. Two fixed rowing positions.




Pair of 7’6″ varnished oars

Bronze rowlocks

Anchor and warp

Road trailer




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