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Twinkle 12 sailing dinghy

(REF: 20646)


  • Builder: Wright and Sons Ltd, Ipswich
  • Location: Surrey
  • Length on deck: 12'
  • Beam: 4'8"

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Twinkle 12 clinker sailing dinghy that has been in the same family ownership for over 40 years.  Used extensively for family holidays through the 1970’s and 1980’s after which she was in storage for many years until recently when she was given a refit and put back afloat.

Built by Wright and Sons Ltd of Ipswich to the Twinkle 12 design, a dinghy designed for the Burnham Overy Staithe Sailing Club where there is still an active fleet.

Thorough refit in 2016/17 including new sails and varnish throughout, used lightly for the grandchildren in the summers since then but now unlikely to be of use so a new caring home is sought.

A complete package with as new sails, all over cover  (2017) and a combination launching trolley/road trailer.  In need of some varnish work and will need to take up when launched, but otherwise ready for the summer.  A very complete and pretty boat, perfect for getting the family afloat.




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

Mahogany transom.

Varnished plywood side decks and foredeck with a varnished mahogany coaming all round.

Varnished mahogany thwarts

Wooden centreplate and varnished wooden rudder and tiller.




Bermudan sloop rig on varnished wooden mast and boom

Mainsail and jib new in 2017 from Nicholson Hughes Sails.

Stainless steel shrouds and forestay.  External bronze chain plates.

Mainsheet track across the top of the transom.




Road trailer and launching trolley, combination type.

All over cover

Mainsail and jib, 2017


Running and standing rigging

Rudder, tiller and centreplate

Pair of oars and rowlocks

Sole boards

Flotation bags



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