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Sold: 10ft TWINKLE CLASS SAILING DINGHY – 1960s – Excellent Condition – Road Trailer – Lying: Somerset



Boat Details

Overall Length: 10ft
Waterline: 9ft 6ins
Beam: 4ft 6ins
Draught: 1ft/2ft 6ins dagger board
Displacement: n/a
Engine: n/a
Berths: n/a
Sail: Gunter Rig
Designer: Traditional
Builder: Wrights of Ipswich
Year Built: Circa 1960
Location: Somerset


TUFTY is one of a series of traditional lapstrake sailing dinghies built by Wright’s of Ipswich during the 1950s and 60s. Principally these were the Twinkle Class available as 10ft or 12ft sizes with a few 14ft dinghies built. Many of the Twinkle Class were raced at Overy Staithe Sailing Club in Norfolk and a good class representation still exist, proving the popularity of the design. The Twinkle 10 makes an idea yacht tender for a classic sailing or motor yacht and is an excellent boat for the family to learn and enjoy sailing in true Swallows and Amazon’s style.

TUFTY was built in the 1960s by Wright’s of Ipswich of 5/16 inch planking Mahogany, clinker construction, copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers. Varnished Mahogany transom, thwarts and centreboard casing.
Very original, fully re-varnished inside with a varnished exterior top strake and Royal Blue finished hull.

Original gunter rig, with mast, boom, mainsheet, jib sheet, rudder and tiller.
Original sails by Jeckells.
Oars and rowlocks. TUFTY has the benefit of a fitted cover.

Gull road trailer.

The trailer is manufactured to a robust, high specification. She can easily be launch off the trailer single handed.


An increasingly rare opportunity to buy a traditionally designed and built sailing dinghy refurbished in 2022 by the current owner.  A very original dinghy, ideal as a yacht tender or for getting afloat for family days and picnics on the water in true Swallows and Amazons style.

GUIDE: Sold – May 2023

LYING: Somerset


DISCLAIMER: Classic Yacht Brokerage offer the details and photographs of this vessel in good faith as a guide but cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information or images, or warrant the condition of the vessel, machinery or rig. Buyers should instruct their representative, agents or their surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer requires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice