Doryman would probably approve of this little dinghy left on the foreshore outside La Trinite sur Mer, but undoubtedly well cared for and used.
Mala is a flat bottomed as they come, traditionally build with thick planks and a generous rocker to the bottom.
Apart from the straight stem she has the look of Atkin's cabin Boy tender, My guess is that she's a stable and with minimal draft an ideal craft for getting ashore in the shallows where the tidal range can be 5 meters.
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