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Sold -10ft. TWINKLE CLASS SAILING DINGHY – Clinker Mahogany – 1961 – Recent Trailer – Lying: West Scotland

Boat Details

Overall Length: 10ft
Waterline: 9ft 6ins
Beam: 4ft 6ins
Draught: 1ft/2ft 6ins Centre-Board
Displacement: not know
Engine: None
Berths: n/a
Sail: Gunter Rig
Designer: Traditional
Builder: Wright & Sons of Ipswich
Year Built: 1961
Location: West Scotland


FINGAL 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.

FINGAL was built in 1961 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, varnished inside and out with a blue waterline.

FINGAL was a yacht tender for many years and has a white fender rail which offers protection when alongside.
Gunter rigged, with mast, boom, mainsheet, jib sheet, rudder and tiller.
The sails are original by Jeckells, still usable.
Oars and rowlocks. FINGAL has the benefit of a heavy duty PVC cover.

Purpose built road trailer, new in 2016 with spare wheel. 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 bought by the current owner in 2015 to do some day sailing and rowing in the Kyles of Bute. A very original dinghy, ideal as a yacht tender or for enjoying getting afloat in true Swallows and Amazons style. Only two previous owners, Dr David Doyle and a Dr McKinlay and named after the famous Fingal’s Cave, Outer Hebrides.

GUIDE: SOLD – July 2022 (Further Twinkle 10 available soon)

LYING: Kyles of Bute, Scotland


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.