Cornish Shrimper

This phenomenally successful little 19ft weekender is cruised and raced as a class in several countries. Her success is down to good looks, genuine trailability, an easily managed gaff rig, usable two-berth accommodation and a generous application of the fun factor. First built by Cornish Crabbers to a design by Roger Dongray – originally for his own use – in 1980, she is still the mainstay of Select Yachts, the company that continues to build her in large numbers. She has a big, open cockpit and a secure anchor well in the foredeck, and contains enough foam buoyancy  to be unsinkable. More modern boats have a higher deckhead and improved

LOA 6.9m (22ft 6in), LOD 5.8m (19ft 3in), LWL 5.3m (17ft 6in), Beam 2.2m (7ft 2in), Draught 0.5m to 1.2m (1ft 6in to 4ft), Displacement 1,065kg (2,350lb). Price guide: £10,000 to £32,000. YM test report March 1981.