12ft Sailing Dinghy, GRP simulated clinker Smacks Boat with Combi trailer.

Price Details

Price: £4,500 GBP
Location: West Mersea, Essex GB
Make: Brian Kennell
Year: 2000
Condition:  Excellent, As new. Road trailer unused (no light board)
Category: Small Boats
Class: Dinghies
Keel Type: Lifting Keel


Length: 12ft 3ins   Beam: 5ft     Draft: 6ins (plate up)   2ft 9ins (plate down)
Sail area: Approx 82sq ft     Weight Approx:   250lbs, 114kg
Josephine was built by Shipwright & Marine Surveyor Brian Kennell,
as a brand-new hand built Hull No: 0001, in 2000. She was then fitted out by Colin White of Brightlingsea and came supplied supplied with a combi road trailer, full rig sails and spars.
In 2017 she underwent a major overhaul, wthis included purchasing a new launching trolley by West Mersea Trailers, Colchester. A new cover made by NJ Musset Sailmakers of West Mersea.  Brian Kennell then made new made spars and a reworked  her rudder, changed it to a lifting fin type  fashioned by Brian Kennell.
During 2023 she has been refurbished re brightened and put up “For Sale.”
Capacity for 3 Persons, (a very good weight carrier). She has been used as a tender. found to  be easy to tow, and good to row (an outboard motor could be fitted). A dry boat……
She is large enough to be kept on a mooring and yet small enough to be easily trailer sailed.

Simple and elegant in her functionality and grace when seen on the water. She’ll be kept in dry storage out of the elements.


Nominal Length: 3.73m
Length Overall: 4.27m
Length At Water Line: 3.66m


Beam: 1.52m
Draft: 0.84m
Air Draft: 4.27m
Max Draft: 0.84m
Keel Up: 0.15m
Keel Down: 0.84m

Passenger Capacity: 3


Builder: Brian Kennell
Designer: Alf Last, Brian Kennell
Boat Name: Josephine


Hull Material: Fiberglass
Hull Design: Displacement

Construction: The simulated clinker hull constructed of three layers of glass-fibre mat with a double gel coat. Pale blue colour gel exterior with painted interior in grey.
The buoyancy tanks are formed from 9mm Robbins marine plywood encapsulated in glass-fibre. Both fore and aft both with inspection hatches.
Varnished wooden gunwales. The internal fit-out is varnished Iroko with stainless steel and bronze fittings.
Her spars are varnished Douglas Fir made new in 2017 by Brian Kennell.
Ply wood swing keel.

Accommodation: Seating benches fitted.
Equipment: Rope Bow fendering.
Painted hardwood sole boards,
Side bench seating.
A two wheeled Combi galvanised road trailer with Ball hitch (unused) and a launching trolley replaced new in 2017, with a detachable Jockey wheel with steering handle.
A cover.
A sleeve for the spars and the sails.
Dry stowage locker in aft floatation tank.

Sails: A complete rig, stainless steel wire standing rigging. synthetic sheets/ halyards.
Varnished wooden mast, gaff and boom, a small fixed bowsprit.
Sails made by James Lawrence of Brightlingsea in terylene, a main sail and a jib, both in very good condition.
Navigation Equipment: Tiller steering and a new lifting rudder was constructed for her in 2017 by Brian Kennell.


Disclaimer: Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.