Gartside 10 dinghy

How quickly July comes around every year.

Each July for the past 8 years we have started one of these beautiful small dinghies to support a small local school raffle - the Peregrine School. The raffle prize includes the trailer, boat and free delivery anywhere in Australia.

This is the eighth one of these dinghies we have built for Peregrine and although the design is the same, each boat has its own character and subtle differences.

cutting the stem rabbet   all planked up
 Cutting the stem rabbet  all planked up


Clinker construction is really the traditional boat builders art. Exemplary workmanship combined with the finest boatbuilding timbers in the world produce a truly wonderful craft.

Here's a little on her construction -

- keel - celery top pine
- transom, stem and stern knee - huon pine
- planking - book matched huon pine with a king billy pine sheer strake
- fastenings - copper nails/roves and silicon bronze screws
- thwarts - king biilly pine
- knees and breaskhook - houn pine crooks, book matched
- bottom boards - Tasmanian swamp gum

She will sport a small balanced lug and they do sail and row beautifully.

frames in selkie at cradle mountain
 steam bent celery top pine frames installed  one of our Gartside 10 dinghies at Cradle Mountain

Tickets are available every Saturday from October to May at hobart's Salamanca Markets or ont the School's Website

You can view more information on these lovely boats including a sailing video on our Gartside 10 page here.

Denman Marine specialises in custom wooden boat building and repair. We utilise both traditional methods such as carvel or clinker and modern methods such as strip planking, cold molding or clinker plywood.

We can custom build to any design - for example those by Iain Oughtred, David Payne, Paul Gartside, John Welsford, Mark Bowdidge, Francois Vivier, Atkin , Bolger B&B etc.

We are sole Australian agents for Swallow Boats(UK) including the BayRaider, the Australian importer and re-seller of the world renowned Bruynzeel BS1088 Gaboon Marine Plywood (Lloyds certified), Barton Marine products (UK) and Chesapeake Light Craft (USA).

Denman Marine Pty Ltd ATF | ABN: 54779786053 | 2888 Channel Highway Kettering, Tasmania 7155