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Sold: 12ft. TRADITIONAL GARTSIDE SAILING DINGHY – 2011 – Lying: Berkshire


A 2011 TRADITIONAL SAILING DINGHY designed by Paul Gartside and built by James Higson at the Lyme Regis Boat-Building Academy, Dorset


Boat Details

Overall Length: 12ft
Waterline: 11ft
Beam: 4ft 10ins
Draught: 6ins minus dagger board
Displacement: not know
Engine: None
Berths: none
Sail: Standing Lug Rig
Designer: Paul Gartside
Builder: James Higson, Lyme Regis
Year Built: 2011
Location: Berkshire

Alessi is a traditional clinker sailing dinghy designed by Paul Gartside and numbered the 130 design.

Brand new and beautifully built to a very high standard by James Higson a talented former student at the Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy. Alessi was exhibited at the Beale Park Boat Show where she received many admiring comments and was commissioned and sailed on the lake.

Alessi was also entered in the Best of the Best catagory at Art in Action, Wheatley, Oxfordshire as the Boat Building Academy’s sole entry. To commission a boat to this specification would currently cost in excess of £14,000.


Larch on oak lapstrake construction with grown oak knees and copper rivets, rubberised epoxy coating inside and out followed by Epifanes one-pot paint and varnish. (15 coats of varnish on seats and 8 elsewhere!)

LOA 12′

Beam 4’10″”

Draft 6″” Wooden dagger board

Weight 120kg Estimate.


Standing lug with spruce mast, boom and yard.


<Main Tan clipper canvas sail with slab reefing.



New overall cover in 2011, New bespoke hand-made leathered spoon oars with bronze rowlocks.


2011 Indespension galvanised A-frame road trailer.


<style=””text-align: justify;””>A rare opportunity to purchase a brand new traditional sailing dinghy, beautifully built at the famous boat-building academy in Lyme Regis. Only sailed once and offered with a new road trailer, Alessi would make a attractive addition as a tender to a large classic motor or sailing yacht and a superb family boat for exploring lakes and estuaries or for sailing on Henley Reach.

Guide: £9,950

Lying: Berkshire

Viewing: Through the brokers