Wednesday, May 15, 2013
This is a Torch.
"The Torch is an ideal boat for the family. Children can learn to handle her quite easily."
There is a 1961 original Torch dinghy for sale on this forum.
Here's one that was for sale on eBay.
According to this forum thread, the The Torch was designed by Bert Keeble, a metalwork teacher at Maldon Grammar School in England, in the early 1960s. It was meant as a boat that could be built in schools and used to teach pupils to sail.
Here is another picture of the Torch...
The designer, Bert Keeble, died in 2008. Here is his obituary.
Thanks to Scuttlebutt for breaking some of this news a few weeks ago.
Posted by Tillerman at 4:31 PM