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New Guide Price: 9ft. McNULTY CLINKER SAILING DINGHY – 1985 – Road Trailer & Launching Trolley – Lying: West Wales


Boat Details

Overall Length: 9ft
Waterline: 8ft 6ins
Beam: 4ft
Draught: 1ft plus dagger board
Displacement: n/a
Engine: n/a
Berths: n/a
Sail: Lug Rig
Designer: Traditional
Builder: McNulty of South Shields
Year Built: Circa 1980s
Location: West Wales


The family business of McNulty dates back to 1902, founded by Captain James McNulty in South Shields. This maritime business employed shipwright who in the latter part of the 20th Century began producing a range of quality traditional dinghies. Such was the standard of craftsmanship McNulty secured the exclusive license to produce the Drascombe range.

The 9ft clinker built dinghy, featuring a lug rig proved to be extremely popular for inland lakes and waterways and perfect as a tender to larger yachts. An ideal dinghy for teaching children to sail or row in sheltered waters. As such McNulty boats are highly sought-after. OSPREY is a family boat located on the West Coast of Wales. She is a particularly smart and original example having been little used in recent years. Offered with a road trailer and launching trolley.

OSPREY probably dates from the mid to late 1980s and is of traditional lapstrake construction having mahogany strakes all copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers. Varnished mahogany aft, centre and forward thwarts.

Build Number 2853
Main mast
Mainsail & Yard
Halliard, Sheets and Painter
Tiller, Lifting Rudder
Centre board
Folding Anchor
2 Sole boards
2 Oars
2 Brass Rowlocks
2 Fenders
Boat Cover
Road Trailer
Launching Trailer


A sturdy and attractive traditional dinghy ideal as a classic tender or for days out on the water. A suitable size for towing behind the average family car to explore creeks, estuaries and lakes.

GUIDE: £2,500

LYING: Aberdovey


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