Stem Dinghy




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Product Description

This 7 foot 6 inch clinker style stem dinghy is our highest selling little boat and probably our most attractive one.

Finished boat in back garden and the launch Brighouse – It floats! It will turn on a sixpence and carves through the water with the 2.3 hp Honda outboard.


This is a sturdy boat that will make a good tender but it is also proving popular as a pretty boat for private ponds or lakes.

This attractive clinker style rounded bottom traditional stem dinghy has 6 panels per side and is very roomy for her length. She is sturdy and will give many years of service and still look good.

The Stem is a light boat with a high freeboard. The draught is only about 150 mm making it ideal for shallow water. Despite the shallow draught the boat tracks well thanks to an extended skeg. There is a buoyancy chamber fore and aft with a hatch for easy access.

She can take a simple lug sail for those who do not want the exercise of rowing.

Following several requests the carrying handles, motor cut-out and transom stiffener are now a part of the standard kit.

This is not the easiest of our boats to build: no greater skill is required but one operation requires a little more patience than is normal for our boats. However, it is within the capabilities of most first-time boat builders. Only very limited wood working skills are needed. This boat is built using CLC's patented LapStitch™ joints which means that the result is a remarkably stiff and strong hull that has the appearance of traditional lapstrake or clinker planking.

The kit includes:

What is in a boat kit.

Study manual

This is intended for pre-build study or to help with the decision to purchase. Reading this manual will help you decide whether or not you can build the boat. It is the manual that accompanies the kits. It describes all of the techniques that will be used during the building and also a step by step guide to construction. Scale drawings are used throughout as well as photographs of critical jobs.

If, later, you decide to purchase the kit the cost of this printed manual will be deducted from the kit price.

This manual does not contain the plans of the panels with the cutting instructions so it is not possible to build the boat from scratch using only this manual.

PDF Version of Manual

An electronic, non paper, version of the study manual above that can be viewed only using Adobe Reader.

After credit card authorisation the file will be sent to the email address put on the order form. The file is about 800 KB and takes about 30 seconds to download on slow broadband.