Watch Bell Pram 8 Custom Build


Length - 7' - 8" (2.34m)
Width - 4' - 0" (1.22m)
Dry weight of 50lbs (23kg).
Crew - 2/3 Adults

Engine - maximum 1hp petrol or 24lbs thrust electric
The WATCH BELL 2.3 Pram Dinghy is a great little boat that we sell as kits and DIY plans. Now it is available as one of our standard custom built boats.

She will row, motor or sail and has plenty of room inside for a boat of this size, ideal for learning to sail. 

The boat for the price above is built in plywood with a 6mm planked hull with 12mm transoms and 6mm centre frame, oars and rowlocks with a mooring rope with options to ad a motor or sail rig - contact us for details.


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 type of design, perhaps it might start to look more attractive.

Custom Built Ready for the Water – from £875 for standard build

The standard built boat is built in a quality marine plywood, trim and seats are fitted with bottom runners to complete the build. The hull is then finished - one colour outside, white or varnished inside with varnished wood trim and seats. Black nylon rowlocks, basic wooden oars, a 5m mooring rope fitted and it's ready to launch. If you prefer, these boats can be built to order which gives you an opportunity to decide on a colour and make any other changes you might want. Depending on those changes, your boat could be ready in 21 - 28 days from receipt of payment. We build your boat to your choice of colour on our standard hull build adding or omitting items as you want it.


Custom Built Boats are Collection Only


We have used this dinghy with a 24lb thrust electric outboard with the battery box under the centre thwart. It performed well but an 18lb thrust probably would have been ample. These lightweight dinghies are easily driven and do not require a lot of power to drive them. A 1hp or 1.5hp petrol outboard is the maximum power size engine for this dinghy weighing between 9 and 12kg. Heavier engines (not recommended) will require added weight forward and sitting further forward. 

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