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If you're short on space and need a small dinghy then you've come to the right place! If easy storage, light weight, stability and the ability to row, motor or sail is high on your list of priorities then one of our four models will surely suit.

The Fliptail is a simple folding dinghy which is pretty, functional and easy to build. It consists of a central keel with two drop down floors, four hinged hoops and a reinforced PVC cloth skin.

It assembles in moments and rows and sails extremely well. Tough, light and resilient, with a 3.3hp motor it can also plane at speeds of up to 14 knots! Available in three sizes from 6 to 9 feet long. (1.8m to 2.75m)

The Stasha is the World's lightest nesting dinghy weighing in at about 10 kilos (22lbs) making it child's play to launch and retrieve. The Stasha is an elegant design and is a delight to row and great fun to sail. Despite it's light construction it is surprisingly strong.

The Stasha is made of two halves with a simple locking mechanism allowing it to be easily assembled on deck, on shore or even in the water. As it's made from so few materials it doesn't cost much to build.

The Origami is a sturdy design that has stood the test of time. Like the Fliptail, the Origami has a central keel, two drop down floors and a reinforced PVC skin. The Origami has plywood side panels which makes this dinghy very robust.

Folding flat to just a few inches in moments and weighing from as little as 15 kilos (33lbs) she is easy to move around and stow. The Origami will take an engine, rows very well and also sails. Available in 6 and 8 foot versions. (1.8m & 2.4m)

The Deckster is the boat with a hole in it! Designed to stow on deck around the foot of your yacht's mast, it's the hard dinghy solution for the spatially challenged. Like all our other designs, the Deckster is stable, rows well, takes an engine and sails.

The Deckster does more, it can also use the revolutionary Hobie Mirage drive allowing you to face forward and keep your hands free whilst in motion. To learn more about any of our designs and our plans, please click on any of the images.

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Our Dinghies

Every Woodenwidget design is very easy to build regardless of your level of experience. The illustrated plans lead you every step of the way, so if you have always wanted to have a go at making something useful, now is your chance. Included in the plans are all you need to know about all aspects of the project from selecting wood, using and sharpening tools, using epoxy and much much more. Making things has never been simpler. If you would like to learn more about our plans, please click here
Lightweight folding dinghy 6, 7 & 9 ft
fliptail 9
Lightweight 2 berth folding bike caravan
5.5 ft hard dinghy
The Deckster, the boat with a hole in it
Lightweight folding dinghy 6 & 8ft
Origami folding boat
Super lightweight nesting dinghy 7ft
the worlds lightest nesting dinghy

All our designs have been created to be inexpensively built from easy to find materials. Our unique step by step illustrated instructions simplify the building process so that anyone can easily build themselves any of our innovative products.

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The Foldavan is an ingenious bicycle caravan with three modes. In 'Stow' mode it concertinas down to just 21cm so it can be put away easily when not in use. In 'Road' mode it extends to 60 cm wide so you can get where you are going with ease. In 'Camping' mode it is a full metre wide (option to build a 1.2 metre version). With it's small and aerodynamic shape and super light weight it is no problem to tow along. You can even put a 6 ft Fliptail or Origami dinghy inside!

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