Based on the fisherman’s type dinghies of old, the WBS Dinghies offer the opportunity to own something unique. Copper fastened with steam bent frames, fitted with laminated and tapered knees, our dinghies boast great carrying capacities. Our boats are built with a proven blend of modern technologies and traditional skills to ensure a hardy boat with a timeless elegance.
Our dinghies plans and materials are also available and present a challenging and fulfilling experience for the accomplished woodworker.
Owners name burned into the transom for theft deterant and identification, comes with a spliced painter, chain & padlock!
In the days of fishing under sail a clinker dinghy was an essential work boat for most fisherman. The WBS Dinghies are based on the Tasmanian cray-fishing boats built by such Famous artisans as Percy Coverdale,Wilson Brothers and Ned Jack, to tender big boats such as Storm Bay and Derwent Hunter.


Whether drifting around fishing or going for a “Swallows and Amazon” camping cruise the WBS dinghies can do it all. The swing centre-board and folding rudder make launching, retrieving & getting off the beach under sail easy.
With all the beauty of copper fastenings and steam bent frames, long stylish graceful knees The WBS Dinghies are available in solid timber or plywood clinker construction, epoxy 2 pack painted making them virtually maintenance free. X You are using an outdated browser For a better experience using this site, please upgrade to a modern web browser. When checked, Shutterstock's safe search screens restricted content and excludes it from your search results.
Beautifully functional dinghies were built for rowing, sailing and always for carrying a large load.
There was always a fine line between the size of the boat and what one man could row, or two men could haul aboard the mother ship, often hurriedly, sometimes in very hazardous weather when time was essential to escape a lee shore under sail.


Quick and Easy to rig their conservative, balanced sail plan will astound you when they ghosts along in a light breeze, then get up and starts to plane on the reach in a fresh breeze. When the breeze is down the 2 hp outboard, a pull of the oars or skulling will shoot them home in a calm. She was fitted with a wet well that could keep up to five dozen mixed fish alive between “net-shots” or returning to the Storm.




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