The Puffin was designed by the famous DIY specialist and TV presenter Barry Bucknell as a collapsible car top dinghy/tender.
The GRP hull has a hard chine shape with folding fabric sides and the DIY parentage is reflected in some of the vessel’s simple but effective fittings. It is complete with a Una Bermudian rig with a synthetic sail sleeved over the tubular aluminium light weight mast, all of which can be stowed within the hull. It can be rowed or fitted with a small outboard as well as making an excellent junior racing boat. The Museum’s example was built from a kit in 1969.