A stout and safe little 1980s starter boat designed by E G Van de Stadt, the
Etap 20 sails nicely and handles rather like a big dinghy. She has a simple,
open-plan interior with four berths and reasonable headroom under a
raised, semi-ﬂ ush deck. The lifting keel box takes up remarkably little room,
yet she has enough ballast to right herself following a knockdown.
There is space for a simple cooker and a chemical toilet stows under the
forward bunks. Stowage is somewhat limited. She is easily trailed and can be
rigged and launched in half an hour.
LOA 6.1m (19ft 10in) LWL 5.2m (17ft)
Beam 2.3m (7ft 6in)
Draught 0.5m to 1.1 m (1ft 6in to 3ft 9in)
Displacement 680kg (1,499lb)
YM test report May 1983