Sailing yachts

Scorpion Sailing Dinghy

(REF: 23237)


  • Designer: T.J. Dorling
  • Builder: SWALE Boat builders
  • Year: 1964
  • Location: Herts
  • Length on deck: 14'
  • Beam: 4'9"

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Scorpion Sailing Dinghy

Scorpion sailing dinghy built by the SWALE boat builders in Sheerness, Kent in 1964 to the standard design of the Scorpion from that time.  The design has evolved over the years and modern boats are faster and lighter, but this dinghy is still in nice condition and great fun to sail.

Sail No.633.

Bought by the present owners in 1969 and since the early 1980’s has been garaged most of the time and used for summer holiday sailing

Recently the owner has re-painted and varnished the hull so that she is looking in smart cosmetic condition.

A great fun dinghy that will provide exciting sailing, and although she will not be competitive in the modern fleet a new owner could still happily race her in club events.

Length                  14’

Beam                    4’9”




Hard chine hull built of plywood with a solid mahogany transom.

Varnished plywood decks with mahogany rubbing strake.

Wooden centreboard in a plywood centreboard case, raised and lowered by hand

Built in buoyancy tanks either side and at the stern

Self bailers in the cockpit with new rubber seals.




Fractional Bermudan sloop rig on a deck stepped Proctor alloy mast.  Alloy boom new in 2006 from P&B riggers.

Stainless steel standing rigging new in 2010.

2 sets of sails including an older main and headsail from Jeckells and a 2006 main and headsail from Banks.

Spinnaker and spinnaker pole.

Complete set of running rigging.




Road trailer

Worn boat cover

Proctor mast, P&B boom

Running and standing rigging

2 x mainsails

2 x headsails

Spinnaker and spinnaker pole

Webbing foot straps

Rudder and tiller







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.



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