Boat Building

We offer to build the following dinghies:

Brightlingsea One Design

In partnership with White Formula we are the approved builder of the new GRP Brightlingsea One Design (BOD). The hull and tank mouldings are produced by White Formula from moulds owned by the class association and the boats then come to us for decking, finishing and fitting out. Full details of this fantastic class can be found at

New BODs are now available from £23,995 on the water. This includes sails, Harken fit out and delivery to anywhere in the UK. Please call to discuss your requirements, or even better come down to Brightlingsea and have a go in one!

Merlin Rocket

We can build one-off Merlin Rockets to any design in either conventional clinker plywood or Corecell foam planks.


In 2014 we were commissioned to build the first professionally-built Hadron dinghy for Ian Ogden of Notts County Sailing Club. The Hadron was designed in 2011 by Keith Callaghan as an updated version of his 1970s ‘Harrier’ dinghy and draws heavily on his experience in Merlin Rockets. Full details of the design can be found at  We are able to offer the boat in all stages of completion from a kit of pre-cut parts to ‘ready to sail’. Please call to discuss your requirements. Prices for the kit, which includes fittings, spars and sail start at £4,100.00

National 12

The new 4-plank Dead Cat Bounce is now available in all stages of completion in both plywood and foam sandwich construction. Prices for a bare hull (painted and ready to fit out) start from £4995 depending on specification. Please contact me to discuss options. These boats are entirely bespoke so layout and internal detail is completely flexible.

Custom Builds

We are able to undertake custom builds of boats up to approximately 20ft LOA in plywood, strip plank or foam sandwich.