Sea Otter 15 – For Sale

‘DORRIS’ – £7000 for Quick Sale

Call David Moss on 01253 893830 or email: [email protected]
for full details.

With this Sea Otter, it’s easy to spot the care and attention that has gone into her design and build. With her deep cockpit and curved decks, you can clearly see the wonderful strip plank and cold moulded woodwork. She’s was built to last, using woods like iroko and yellow cedar which won’t rot even after extended periods in the water.

The tiller is a masterpiece of design and woodworking skills. It has been shaped so the tiller fits around the mizzen mast, but is also beautifully curved to fit over the stern; this breathtaking attention to detail pervades the whole boat. All the fittings are of the highest quality, the rudder fittings, for example, are bronze. The sails are from sailmaker Graham Caws on the Isle of Wight and the cream paint is from Epifanes.

Complete with an outboard engine although this is a boat that relies on winds and the skills of the skipper to get about. The only other aid is a set of beautifully made oars, which are stowed neatly into the interior. The top of the centreboard case has also been beautifully carved to make an ergonomically designed seat, ideal when rowing. She handles well and carries a big mainsail.

The owner of  ‘Dorris’ a 15 footer has now fitted a Honda 2.3hp long shaft outboard and has put new wheels and rollers on the trailer all new in 2020. She has a good travel cover and another when on her mooring on south Windermere. The owner is willing to take a serious potential buyer for a sail if required.


LOA: 15ft 6in (4.7m)
Beam: 5ft 6in (1.7m)
Draught –
centreplate raised: 10in (0.25m)
centreplate down: 2ft 5in (0.7m)
Weight: 540lbs (245kg)
Sail Area: 147 sq.ft (13.6 sq.m)
The rig can be gunter main & mizzen with a jib on a bowsprit or lug main & mizzen.
Complete with road trailer.

£7,500, a great saving on the new build price of £15,000 +vat.