The Dinghy Row Boat Manufacturer

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Welcome to Otter Boats

Our Small Row Boats are ideally suited to be used as Pond or Lake maintenance Boats, Recreational Rowing Boats, Boat Tenders plus kids love playing in them on the water.

Made from tough (GRP) fibreglass in our workshop in Bideford North Devon, our dinghies are strong, light, durable and especially attractive. These Boats are virtually unsinkable due to the integral seats, there is nothing to rot or deteriorate so they are fine to be left outdoors all year round, our 6 and 7ft dinghies will fit in most estate cars and all our dinghies can be roof topped.

Our Dinghies


6ft Pram Dinghy

Perfect for Pond or Lake maintenance for one medium size adult. Additionally, 2 children can have a lot of fun in this lovely little Boat. This 6′ Pram Dinghy is also great for use as a Boat Tender in very sheltered Harbours.  (for more information click top menu or the pink boat below)

7ft Pram Dinghy

Great for pond or lake maintenance, recreation and boat tenders it can accommodate one adult or a small adult plus a child. Additionally, 2 or 3 children can play for hours in this great little boat. Our 7′ Pram Dinghy is also great for use as a Boat Tender in sheltered Harbours, alternatively, this rowing boat could be used on slow-moving rivers, estuaries, and canals. (for more information click top menu or the pink boat below)

7 1/2ft Rowing Boat

Our 7 1/2ft dinghy is a very versatile great looking boat it will accommodate 1 or 2 adults so long the occupants aren’t above 95kg, or even 2 adults and a child (for more information click top menu or the pink boat below)

8 1/2ft Rowing Boat

The same as our other Boats, it’s ideal to use on Ponds, Lakes, and to use as a boat tender. It’s suitable for up to 3 adults (size depending) and very comfortable for longer rowing distances. (for more information click top menu or the pink boat below)

Please click the pink boat for detailed info on our range


We can deliver our boats within a 320-mile radius from Bideford North Devon EX39 2EA, if you are further away than 320 miles we can deliver our 6′ and 7′ dinghies using a carrier (excluding Ireland and the Scottish Highlands) there is a £30 surcharge for this palatalized service which would have to be ordered over the phone, we can’t send our 7 1/2′ and 8 1/2′ boats further than 320 miles sorry.

Delivery Rates

  • 6ft £95.00 (over 320 miles £125.00)
  • 7ft £95.00 (over 320 miles £125.00)
  • 7 1/2ft £105.00
  • 8 1/2ft £125.00

What are our Rowing Boats Being used for?

Pond Maintenance

We find a lot of our customers use our dinghies for clearing ponds,  small lakes and getting to islands on their Ponds. Our boats are perfect for all these purposes as they are light, strong and unsinkable, with the added advantage that nothing on the dinghy can rot or deteriorate.


Our dinghies make great Boats for simply playing on the pond or small lakes rivers and canals. Children can have hours of fun and stay safe at the same time. We often fit extra seats making our dinghies more versatile for this use.

Boat Tenders

If it’s a boat tender that you require, then our 6′ Pram Dinghy is perfect for one person in a very sheltered harbour with a short distance to row. This little Dinghy can easily fit in the back of most estate cars and can be strapped to the roof rack single-handed.

Our 7′ is very similar, with the added advantage of being able to take a larger adult, also it will accommodate an electric outboard motor.

Our 7 1/2′ dinghy is great for one or two adults, It will also take an electric or very small petrol outboard motor.

Our 8′ dinghy is considerably larger, making it a more stable boat, this larger Dinghy can accommodate two or three adults, with the advantage of being able to have a small outboard motor on the back.

Fishing Dinghies

Otter Boats are very popular with the inland fisherman who loves to have the choice of 4 sizes (6′, 7′, 7 1/2′ 8′) that we manufacture.

We are sure to have a Boat that fits your requirements. Please feel free to email or phone if you have any inquiries and we will be more than happy to help or advise you.

Wood Effect

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We have perfected a truly authentic unique wood-effect finish that can be applied to all of our dinghies.


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