Yachts based on a sailing barge design - flat-bottomed with leeboards - first appeared in the late 19th century.
Some, known as 'Bargeyots' were fashionably lean compared with the barges; Doreen, built by JW Shuttlewood in 1898, is an example of this type. Later examples such as Frank Shuttlewoods' Dione, Tiny Mite and Nancy Grey, are broad-beamed and more like the East Coast sailing barges themselves.