The Duke
Boat Owner
Peter Darke
Designer
unknown
Builder
V.E.Darke
Description

This one of 2 boats built by my father in 1956, one was sold this boat was obviously retained and is still used on small lakes and lagoons in the midlands and highlands. The seagull outboard was purchased in 1974 and has been used on the boat since. This type of dinghy was common at the time but was superseded by Fiberglas and later aluminium. The brass fittings contrast well with the mahogany and adds to the appeal of the boat. It is important that this type of boat is preserved as part of boating history.

LOD feet
13
Hull Timber
Huon & Celery Top Pine
Type of Boat
Fishing Dinghy
State
Tasmania
Built
1956
Location
PW1 Forecourt
Category