Cornish Crabber 24 (new style)
This is a much bigger yacht than the original 24ft Cornish Crabber, which was replaced some years ago by a new-style Crabber 22. The new-style boats preserve most of the original Crabber’s virtues: sweet, rugged-looking traditional lines, a functional, efficient, high-peaked gaff cutter rig and a large, comfortable cockpit. Below the waterline, a fixed-draught long keel with a cutaway forefoot makes her an excellent sea-boat for her size. The raised coachroof may not be quite as pretty as a flush deck, but allows for ample standing headroom in the saloon. Down below, she has a simple but practical accommodation layout, nicely fitted out with a tongue-and groove effect. There are various fit-out configurations, with three or five berths (the latter at the expense of stowage), a galley, a decent-sized chart table and an enclosed heads with a shower. Her 3ft 6in draught makes her less effective as a creek-crawler than the old 24ft Crabber, or the new-style 22 – and she’ll need legs or a wall to lean against if you want to dry her out – but
the trade-off is more luxury below decks and greater offshore potential.
LOA 9.3m (30ft 6in), LOD 7.46m (24ft 6in), LWL 6.32m (20ft 9in), beam 2.59m (8ft 6in), draught 1.07m (3ft 6in), displacement 3,550kg (7,826lb). Price guide: £30,000 to £68,000.