Bosun (dinghy)

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Crew 2–4
Draft 1.37 m (4 ft 6 in)
Hull weight 168 kg (370 lb)
LOA 4.27 m (14.0 ft)
Beam 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Upwind Sail Area 10.27 m2 (110.5 sq ft)
RYA PN 1198[1]

The Bosun is a 14-foot GRP sailing dinghy originally created for the Royal Navy by designer Ian Proctor and built by Bossoms Boatyard in 1963. The design specification was for a robust dinghy, able to handle open seas, capable of carrying a crew of 3 to 4 people and be fast enough for a competent helm to enjoy sailing, whilst stable enough for a beginner to learn on.

The sailmark is a boatswain's call.


  1. ^ "RYA Portsmouth Yardstick List 2010" (PDF). Royal Yachting Association. Retrieved 21 August 2012.