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Cornish Crabber 22 (2008)

May 1st , sat ashore in Hythe Marina, Clean and Smart as always!

you can see the Bilge keel runners, and the drop keel half down out of its box.

Mock "Clinker" hull style very pleasing to the eye!

Type Gaff Cutter with drop keel, Dimensions Hull length 22', LOA, inc Bowsprit 27' LWL 20'8" Beam 8'3" Draught 2'4" to 5' keel down, Displacement 4,480 Lbs Sail area total 300Sq feet.
Built Designed By Roger Dongray built By Cornish Crabbers  ( Rock Cornwall)in Heavy Hand laid GRP with Teak details. as a Trailable boat. Engines Yanmar twin cylinder 2YM15 fresh water cooled driving through a redcution gearbox down a staright shaft to a three bladed Bronze feathering propeller (2016) Hours run awaited,
Tanks Fuel 40lts in a  stainless steel tank, Water capacity awaited Berths Up to four with double forward and twin singles in quarter berths.


Sat at her berth Earlier in the Year

Fabulous Cockpit cover enclosure, ( "Habintent" ) option, makes a huge difference is cruising , little used and in excellent order.

The bow sprit is lifted to reduce her length and get it out of the way when not in use!

Control lines run aft from mast, simple decent Static deck ventilators

notice guard rail Gates shown open,

All the spars look in superb state of repair, here you can see the Pole topper mid bowsprit, with 4/1 on the bobstay, all adjustable from cockpit.

Main mast, nice to see halyards pulled away to stop chaffe and annoying Clatter

cover for forehatch ( reduce UV degragation, ), good view of  wonderful solid stainless Tabernacle


Starboard side deck, solar panel fitted

Aft end, note cover on Tiller, and decent Pushpit, engine throttle lever to port side

starboard view,

POrt side view,

neat control handling, and note bulkhead compass, with wind instruments and tri data below


Aft end,

External Teak badging all in super order,

Transom hung rudder ( super solid Gudgeon and pintle)

The Darglow Featherstream Self feathering prop, is recent , you can see it has  arecent anode as well, the prop is enclosed between the keel end and the rudder, so protecting it to a large degree from certainly any grounding, but helping stop ropes, or pots getting caught..you can see the bottom heafty set of attachment fittings,


Skin Fittings are in bronze.. which is rather nice

better view of that keel down. ( part way)

Neat anchor stowage, reduces how much of a Nuisence it is to feet, ropes, sails etc, note the Bow sprit is offset to port,

Good Plough type anchor with a chain tail and then Nylon line,

"Parral Beads" on this boat which is better than standard, from spar ends round back of main mast,

general view aft,  main hatch slid open,

wonderful simple solid beautifully finished Stainless work all around the boat.

Cockpit will take four with little trouble, Hatch shut, washboards in,

Cover off tillee, which is immaculate like the rest, ,


Main sheet horse

Main cabin hatch

note wear strips on hatch threshold

Engine panel inside transom,

Aft to starboard, note top, socket for tiller autopilot, with power supply socket below, and two

white fittings are bilge pump and 220-240v socket for shore power

Camping Gaz 907 bottle, and the bottle is wrapped to protect , typical care

also note strong eye, below ( harness attachment point)

starboard locker forward, battrery charger and shore line,

with big locker aft, and note the bilge pump handle under lid

with strap to hold open safe

More lockers to port, Over centre clips, pull hatch down on to rubber seal.

and decent big scupper drains

access through floor to shaft exit, gearbox, exhaust wtare trap, and batteries,

NOW inside;

Bow, the lower shelf is an addition, which could easily be dismantled should you wish,

manual seatoilet central, note, this has been lifted from standard to get external water level

BELOW bowl top, which seems a VERY sensible modificaton,. The toilet is covered and cushioned over to make up forward berth


Lockers under all

the owner has rigged a second water pump forward and pump soap dispenser

to a Plastic bowl, ( velcro attachment) as a forward wash facility, this can all be easily removed should you wish, to enable the full forward double Vee berth to be used.

super clean and tidy throughout, ( port saloon locker)

and above, clever velcro use,

Saloon port side

galley set across the boat behind main bulkhead,

Looking aft, double leaf table, two quarter berths, extend beyond the cushion in photo,

View in from cockpit, table atop the Drop Keel box

port side looking aft, with engine box open

"Nav station" with domestic controls and Gauges etc with DSC/VHF radio,

ALL lighting LED Type in both cabins

Port side,

One of the best feautures of THIS one, is her upgraded engine choice, The 19hp

Yamar gives this boat plenty of Punch if she needs it, It also allows relaxed cruising

without the labouring Engine Note of a smaller engine. BIG PLUS.


And of course it is beautifully clean and tidy, and has correctly had its water pump impellor removed whilst not in use.


What a super looking craft,

NEW jib and staysail in 2017, with UV strips

The mainsail has a full boom cover and is original but still in excellent shape,

note the ensign sits in a stainless socket on rudder head.

Electronics Icom VHF/DSC Radio, Nasan Windspeed and direction , Nasa 640 Speed and depth, ST1200 Tiller Pilot, Shore power with Metered lead, and Battery charger, Solar Panel on deck to TWO batteries (2016)
Extras BIGGER Yanmar option 2YM15. fresh water electric pums in and grey water out, "Habitent" cockpit cover, S/S stanchions with life lines, and stainless pulpit and pushpit, Drop Down boarding ladder aft, Ensign and staff, additional SMoked Perspex washboard, Mainsail plus Hatch and tiller covers, NEW cabin Upholstery complete in 2018 ! fenders, warps, various bits and bobs !
History Bought by her current Owners in 2016, They have loved her and spent a bit on getting her into this superb order, Now looking at Doing different things!
Broker's Comments Not much to say really, Super boat, In super order, with great specification, and some Good owner mods, ALL of which I would keep. But ALL of which can easily be returned to original. Watch the VIDEOWALKS for a good overview first  clcik the blue links, Exterior;https://youtu.be/nE92dY4nNCs  then Interior and deck ; https://youtu.be/BqD_p9g8aCM

Ashore Hythe £36,000 SOLD

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