Small craft

Turks of Kingston Rowing Skiff

(REF: 27447)


  • Designer: Traditional
  • Builder: Turks of Kingston
  • Year: 1910
  • Location: Leicestershire
  • Length on deck: 14'1"
  • Beam: 4'8"

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Turks of Kingston Rowing Skiff

Built by Turks of Kingston on the River Thames in 1910.  The dinghy is complete with a rig and oars plus an original frame to take an awning for hot summer days on the river.

The boat does require work, a full survey was carried out for the owner a number of years ago but the work was never done.  She is very original and exceptionally pretty, so would make a worthwhile and interesting refit project for someone with the skills to do so.  Her length is such that she will fit in an standard car garage so could be a fun winter project for the enthusiastic amateur.


Length                  14’1”

Beam                    4’8”


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

Oak stem and keel with a mahogany transom.

The hull requires some re-fastening of hood ends and a few small cracks in the planking to be reapired.

Varnished thwarts with grown oak knees.

Galvanised centreplate in a wooden centreboard case.  Plate raised and lowered on a tackle.


It is believed the rig is not original and fitted at a later date.

What is believed to be a gunter rig on varnished wooden spars.

Mast held in a wooden tabernacle.

Rig is believed to be complete with standing and running rigging and mainsail.


Road trailer

Complete rig



Pair of spoon blade oars and rowlocks

Galvanised hoops for sun awning

Sole boards

Aft thwart back rest

Stretchers for rowers feet

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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.