Cornish Pilot Cutter 30
The flagship of the Crabber range, she started life as the yawl-rigged Trader, of which six were built. The hull was then fitted with a new interior and gaff cutter rig in 1985 before being relaunched as a pilot cutter. Provided you don’t expect ultimate close-windedness, she is a delightful and quick boat to sail. Similarly, if you aren’t looking for maximum space and three separate cabins down below, she makes a comfortable and practical offshore cruiser. The original white ply with pine décor is bright and cheerful, but other styles were adopted later. She has a
two-berth saloon well forward in the hull and two large quarterberths. There is either a capacious heads and shower in the forepeak, or a double v-berth with a smaller heads/shower
compartment aft of it. The galley and chart table are amidships.
LOA 11.9m (39ft), LOD 9.14m (30ft), LWL 7.84m (25ft 9in), beam 2.89m (9ft 6in), draught 1.06m to 1.60m (3ft 6in to 5ft 3in), displacement 6,350kg (14,000lb). Price guide: £45,000 to £121,000. YM Test Report January 1986.