lily class


pure fun

We firmly believe that everyone needs a Lily Class dinghy in their life. Petit in size, but big on fun, a traditional dinghy is beautiful and brilliant fun for the whole family; whether introducing the younger generation to the joys of being afloat or invoking the golden days of your youth. The Lily Class fits the bill perfectly, merging classic looks, effortless grace and unbridled fun on the water.

Lily Class dinghies come as standard at 10' 6" but this can be adjusted to fit your deck space... or your family! Every Lily Class dinghy is individually handcrafted using traditional techniques and fastenings; each is unique to its owner's tastes and requirements, in size, fit out and finish. Lily Class dinghies are perfect as vessels in their own right; a joy to row around the creek or out to your mooring, and supplied with a lug-rig they are excellent for sailing to out-of-the-way coves or to your local waterside pub. Lily Class dinghies are also the perfect choice for a tender for any classic yacht.

Prices are in the region of £10,000 ex VAT including sail and spars, dependent on specification. Lily Class dinghies are constructed of English oak ribs and backbone, with Sitka spruce planking and a choice of teak, iroko or cedar for the transom, sheerstrakes and thwarts. The hull is fastened with copper rivets, and all fittings are bronze.

"Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats"

The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame