Certificate no 2477
Status Registered


Function Leisure Craft
Subfunction Yacht
Location Dartmouth
Vessel type Thames Rater
Current use Unknown
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Thames Yacht Building Co.
Built in 1894
Hull material Wood
Rig Sloop
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Sail
Primary engine type None
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
7.25 feet (2.21 m)
4.00 feet (1.22 m)
Length: Overall
33.20 feet (10.13 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



DOROTHY is a yacht of teak carvel construction built in 1894 by the Thames Yachtbuilding Company to a design by Linton Hope. Her history can be followed in Lloyds Register of Yachts until 1919 when she moved to Dartmouth where she remains. She was rescued from a beach in the 1980s by a local boatbuilder who replaced the rotted deck and coachroof in the style of the original. DOROTHY was designed to race and continues to win races and concours d'elegance on the South Coast and Brittany.

Key dates

  • 1894 Built at Thames Yachtbuilding Co, Greenhythe
  • 1919 Vessel moved to Dartmouth
  • 1980s Rescued from a beach in Dartmouth by a local boatbuilder

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