Dinghy Kits

In current Covid19 situation we have reduced the designs available but may be able to cut other designs.

Contact us for further details.

Standard Kit Contents

Cut from a quality but cheaper plywood you will receive all the hull panels with stitch holes drilled where required.  Solid wood trim, gunwales and seats (thwarts) also included .

See individual kits for full contents

Premier Kit Contents

Cut from a high quality but cheaper plywood you will receive all the hull panels with stitch holes drilled where required.  Solid wood trim, gunwales, inwales, seats (thwarts) and rowlocks also included.

See individual kits for full contents

If you require anything not listed with the kits or an extra you require, please contact us.

Rye Bay Pram 6

The pram dinghy version of this design is currently only available as the 6'. A small flat bottomed rowing pram dinghy for use perhaps as a small tender or for lake fishing, only 6' - 0" long and 3' - 8" wide and designed to be light enough to be easily carried by one person and transported on the roof rack of almost any car. She will take the smallest electric outboard but can be rowed or paddled. Built-in buoyancy is under the centre thwart or the alternative full length seat but buoyancy bags could be fitted too. Examples of this boat have been used as maintenance craft for small private lakes or ponds.

Rye Bay 6 Pram DIY Full Ply/Epoxy DIY Dinghy Kit

Rye Bay 6 Pram DIY Full Ply/Epoxy DIY Dinghy Kit

£525.00Price

The kits include:

 

Standard Kit

CNC cut plywood panels

Epoxy resin and hardener

Epoxy fillers

Fibreglass tape

Cable ties where required

Gunwale trim 

Full build instruction manual

Free advice and support

 

 

 

Premier Kit

CNC cut plywood panels

Stitch holes drilled

Epoxy resin and hardener

Dispensing pumps

Epoxy fillers

Fibreglass tape

Cable ties

Gunwale trim

Inwale trim 

Seat(s) (thwart)

Rowlocks

Full build instruction manual

Free advice and support

Rye Bay 228
An easy to build dinghy which can be rowed, motored and sailed. It takes around 25hrs to build from the full kit and you can have the hull stitched together on the same day you receive it. 
This dinghy will take up to a 30lb thrust electric outboard with the battery box under the centre thwart. These lightweight dinghies are easily driven and do not require a lot of power to drive them. A 1hp petrol outboard is the maximum power size engine for this dinghy weighing between 9 and 12kg. Heavier engines (not recommended) as will require added weight forward and sitting further forward. 
Rye Bay 228 DIY Full Ply/Epoxy DIY Dinghy Kits & Options from

Rye Bay 228 DIY Full Ply/Epoxy DIY Dinghy Kits & Options from

£595.00Price

The kits include:

 

Standard Kit

CNC cut plywood panels

Epoxy resin and hardener

Epoxy fillers

Fibreglass tape

Cable ties where required

Gunwale trim 

Full build instruction manual

Free advice and support

 

 

 

Premier Kit

CNC cut plywood panels

Stitch holes drilled

Epoxy resin and hardener

Dispensing pumps

Epoxy fillers

Fibreglass tape

Cable ties

Gunwale trim

Inwale trim 

Seat(s) (thwart)

Rowlocks

Full build instruction manual

Free advice and support

Watch Bell Pram 8

 

Length - 7' - 8" (2.34m)

Width - 4' - 0" (1.22m)
Dry weight of 50lbs (23kg).
Crew - 2/3 Adults
 
 Taking around 35 hours to build, the WATCH BELL 2.3 Pram Dinghy is a great little boat that was very popular as our production boat about 10 years ago. 

Although this kit is for the rowing or motor versions, she can also be converted to sail and has plenty of room inside for a boat of this size, ideal for learning to sail. It has a slight "V" bottom which helps deal with choppier water directional stability when rowing.

The design of these boats allows us to build you a boat with more room and and better stablility for it's size than a stem dinghy.

And it can be carried on the roof rack of the average family car!
The hull is built using the "Clinker Ply" method of construction which gives a more traditional looking boat. You will receive the mould/centre frame.
The kit is supplied in a quality marine plywood with a 6mm planks, 12mm transoms and 6mm framed centre bulkhead and the wood for the seats and trim and and a 6m mooring rope with a cleat.
The boat can be built as our standard rowing dinghy or you can add an electric motor or lightweight 1hp petrol outboard, or add the sailing rig.

The kits include:

 

Standard Kit

CNC cut plywood panels

Epoxy resin and hardener

Epoxy fillers

Fibreglass tape

Cable ties where required

Gunwale trim 

Full build instruction manual

Free advice and support

 

 

 

Premier Kit

CNC cut plywood panels

Epoxy resin and hardener

Dispensing pumps

Epoxy fillers

Fibreglass tape

Cable ties

Gunwale trim

Inwale trim 

Seat(s) (thwart)

Rowlocks

Full build instruction manual

Free advice and support

Watch Bell Pram 8 full plywood/ epoxy & plywood only Kits & Options

Watch Bell Pram 8 full plywood/ epoxy & plywood only Kits & Options

£825.00Price
Karun Pram 8 
Loa: 2.36m (7’ - 9”)
Beam: 1.17m (3’ - 10”)
Draft: 0.127m (0’ - 5”)
Dry Weight: 22kg (50lb)
Another easy to build dinghy that takes around 25hrs to build. Pram dinghies make for a spacious boat and this one is no exception. Ideal workhorse as a tender for a larger boat or a canal picnic cruise with an electric outboard.
Karun Pram 8 Full Ply/Epoxy DIY Dinghy Kits & Options

Karun Pram 8 Full Ply/Epoxy DIY Dinghy Kits & Options

£595.00Price

The kits include:

 

Standard Kit

CNC cut plywood panels

Epoxy resin and hardener

Epoxy fillers

Fibreglass tape

Cable ties where required

Gunwale trim 

Full build instruction manual

Free advice and support

 

 

 

Premier Kit

CNC cut plywood panels

Stitch holes drilled

Epoxy resin and hardener

Dispensing pumps

Epoxy fillers

Fibreglass tape

Cable ties

Gunwale trim

Inwale trim 

Seat(s) (thwart)

Rowlocks

Full build instruction manual

Free advice and support

Rother 230

Loa 2.26m (7’ – 5”)
Beam 1.19m (3’ – 11”)
Draft 0.115m (0’ – 4.5”)
Dry Weight 18kgs (40lbs)
 
This dinghy was designed as a simple tender for a yacht. It's size was dictated by deck stowage and it had to be lightweight but sturdy and traditional looking. The kit can be built surprisingly quickly, using the clinker plywood method  where the 
boat is built upside down over a framework of the centre support, stem, transom and bottom plank (all supplied). The planks are added and then it is turned over to be fitted out with trim and seats. This all takes about 40 hours but you will build an attractive, traditional looking dinghy 
The hull build kit is available and the sailing kit will be added soon (early 2021).

Only available as a Premier kit.
Rother 230 Ply/Epoxy Kit

Rother 230 Ply/Epoxy Kit

£950.00Price

This kit is only available as the

Premier Kit

CNC cut plywood panels

Stitch holes drilled

Epoxy resin and hardener

Dispensing pumps

Epoxy fillers

Fibreglass tape

Cable ties

Gunwale trim

Inwale trim 

Seat(s) (thwart)

Rowlocks

Full build instruction manual

Free advice and support

The kits include:

 

Standard Kit

CNC cut plywood panels

Epoxy resin and hardener

Epoxy fillers

Fibreglass tape

Cable ties where required

Gunwale trim 

Full build instruction manual

Free advice and support

 

 

 

Premier Kit

CNC cut plywood panels

Epoxy resin and hardener

Dispensing pumps

Epoxy fillers

Fibreglass tape

Cable ties

Gunwale trim

Inwale trim 

Seat(s) (thwart)

Rowlocks

Full build instruction manual

Free advice and support

Winchelsea 2.2

 

Loa 2.26m (7’ – 6”)
Beam 1.19m (3’ – 11”)
Draft 0.127m (0’ – 5”)
Dry Weight 22.5kgs (50lbs)

​Engine  -  maximum 24lb thrust electic or 1hp or 1.5hppetrol

 
This boat is built upside down over a framework of the centre support, stem, transom and bottom plank (all supplied). The planks are added and then it is turned over to be fitted out with trim and seats. This all takes about 40 hours but you will build an attractive, traditional looking dinghy that makes for a fun picnic or inland waters fishing boat for the local canal, lake or river. It performs well with an electric outboard but will take a lightweight  1.5hp petrol outboard. 
Winchelsea 2.2 Full Ply/Epoxy DIY Dinghy Kits & Options

Winchelsea 2.2 Full Ply/Epoxy DIY Dinghy Kits & Options

£995.00Price
Sailing version details available on request.

The kits include:

 

Standard Kit

CNC cut plywood panels

Epoxy resin and hardener

Epoxy fillers

Fibreglass tape

Cable ties where required

Gunwale trim 

Full build instruction manual

Free advice and support

 

 

 

Premier Kit

CNC cut plywood panels

Epoxy resin and hardener

Dispensing pumps

Epoxy fillers

Fibreglass tape

Cable ties

Gunwale trim

Inwale trim 

Seat(s) (thwart)

Rowlocks

Full build instruction manual

Free advice and support

Winchelsea 10
This boat too is built upside down over a framework of the centre support, stem, transom and bottom plank (all supplied). The planks are added and then it is turned over to be fitted out with trim and seats. This all takes a little longer at about 40 hours work but you will build a larger, attractive, traditional looking dinghy that makes for a fun picnic cruiser on inland waters or harbour. It performs well with an electric outboard but will take a 2hp petrol outboard. The planks for this kit come in two parts that need to be joined together before fitting.
Winchelsea 10 Full Ply/Epoxy Kits & Options

Winchelsea 10 Full Ply/Epoxy Kits & Options

Out of Stock

The kits include:

 

Standard Kit

CNC cut plywood panels

Epoxy resin and hardener

Epoxy fillers

Fibreglass tape

Cable ties where required

Gunwale trim 

Full build instruction manual

Free advice and support

 

 

 

Premier Kit

CNC cut plywood panels

Epoxy resin and hardener

Dispensing pumps

Epoxy fillers

Fibreglass tape

Cable ties

Gunwale trim

Inwale trim 

Seat(s) (thwart)

Rowlocks

Full build instruction manual

Free advice and support

Build times are an estimate based on feedback and relate to the hull build up to preparation to paint stage.
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Delivery is Included for UK Mainland Only - Highlands & Islands and N.I. have a courier surcharge of £48 added.
Please contact us for these areas or if you need any further information.
Note: Prices differ on eBay as not the same quality plywood and not CNC cut
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