Custom Built Watch Bell Pram

If you don't want to build your own boat, we will build it for you.

Custom Boat building has been suspendeded due to current full border book.

We will be taking orders again soon.

Watch Bell Pram 8

Length - 7' - 8" (2.34m)
Width - 4' - 0" (1.22m)
Dry weight of 50lbs (23kg).
Crew - 2/3 Adults
The WATCH BELL 2.3 Pram Dinghy is a great little boat that we already sell as a kit. It was our production boat for a while a few years ago and we decided to offer it as a complete boat again. She will row, motor or sail and has plenty of room inside for a boat of this size, ideal for learning to sail. These boats are easier to build than a stem dinghy of the same length, have more room and are often more stable.
The boat is built in plywood with a 6mm planked hull with 12mm transoms and 6mm framed bulkheads. The bulkheads form part of the buoyancy tanks fore and aft and small hatches fitted to allow for airing the tanks plus giving you somewhere dry to stow things while on the water. There is also buoyancy built in under the centre thwart.*
The hull is built using a mothod which does not require stitch holes leaving the hull clean and clear of filled holes. It is built using a quality marine plywood for the hull and wood for the seats (thwarts) and trim.
The boat can be built as a rowing, motor or sailing dinghy or a version that is all three! The basic hull can be built to row or motor with the sail rig added later which is an option with almost all of our smaller designs. We can supply you with a professionally made sail as an extra. Some people think this type of dinghy is ugly but, when you consider that you get more space inside your dinghy and a more stable dinghy with this design, perhaps it might start to look more attractive.


* Sailing version only

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We are no longer able to deliver boats due to the high costs making it unviable.