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Cornish Crabber 24 Mk1 Boat for Sale

  • Manufacturer: Cornish Crabber
  • Location: Southampton
  • Year: 1979
  • LOA: 24'0" (7.32m)
  • Beam: 8' 0'' (2.44m)
  • Berths: 4
  • Draft: 1.31
  • Keel: Centerboard
  • ID no.: 66F8063810
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 60 Litres
  • Engine Make: Beta
  • Horsepower: 13.5hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 30 Litres

Broker Remarks

Super example of a quality cruising boat with inboard diesel and lifting centre plate keel. 
Polly Garter has a British racing green deck with a traditional white and mahogany interior - a very characterful boat with an interesting history, she has travelled from east to west around England and wales often mistaken for a fishing boat by the large letters on her bow. She is very well equipped and seaworthy with her much-admired genuine crabber look.




4 berths in 2 cabins (1 double & 2 singles) 
Mahogany wood finished slats on white GRP hull
Nautolex champagne upholstery - new 2019 

Gally located under hinged chart table 
Gas Neptune 2500 2 hob burner hob/grill
New sink and tap 

Folding saloon table 
Seating for 3-4 persons 
3x Led lights on gimbles
12v lighting throughout 
Pioneer radio with Bluetooth 

Blakes Heads in forecabin
New Washbasin with hand pump

Mechanical and Rigging

Inboard Beta BZ482 2 cylinder 13.5HP diesel engine (2002) 
Last service - July 2021 
Shaft drive
3 bladed fixed propeller
Rope cutter
Fuel consumption - 1.7 litres per hour, Range 100 Nm

x 2 60amp hr leisure batteries (2020) 
Shore power 
Circuit breaker 
3 x plug sockets  
Solar panel (20W) with charge controller for duel battery charging 
Sterling battery charger
3 x 12v outlets 

Gaff cutter rig
Spruce mast, boom, Gaff and bowsprit - 2014
Whisker pole
Stainless steel standing rigging - 2019
Mainsail slab reefing
Roller furling headsail

Winches x 3
Jammers x 2 (Spinlock XAS)

All Tan Terylene
Gaff mainsail - Mckillop of Kingsbridge - 2004
Headsail - Mckillop of Kingsbridge - 2004
Forestay-sail - Mckillop of Kingsbridge - 2004
Forestay-sail - Mckillop of Kingsbridge - 2004
Top-sail - Mckillop of Kingsbridge - 2004



Built by Cornish Crabber Ltd. in 1982
Hull number: 181 
Designed by Roger Dongray 

Hand laid GRP hull with teak rubbing strakes
Marine Ply deck and superstructure 
Steel drop keel
Tiller steering and skeg hung rudder
Gaff-rigged cutter with bow sprit 
Aft cockpit
Wire and steel stanchions

Navigation Equipment

Plastimo compass
Depth sounder - Raymarine Axiom 9
Fishfinder - Raymarine Axiom 9
Raymarine Axiom 9
Chartplotter - Raymarine Axiom 9
Auto Helm ST1000 (2020)
Dedicated GPS antenna
Nasa Clipper wireless wind system - cockpit repeater wired to VHF

Deck Equipment

Bruce anchor with chain and warp 
Kedge anchor with warp 
Manual windles - Simpson & Lawrence 
Sail cover - (2020) 
Boarding ladder 
Fishing rod holders 
Ensign flagstaff
x 2 Boat hooks 
x 6 Fenders & Warps (2020)
Engine spares 
Boom tent 

Safety Equipment

Bilge pumps x 2 electrical & 1 manual 
3 x fire extinguishers
1 auto fire extinguisher - engine bay
Lifebuoy with light
Fire blanket 
20m floating line 
Hand bilge pump 
New saloon fire extinguisher 
Guard wire and stanchions 

Recent Upgrades and Owners Comments

SS anchor swivel 
Leasure batteries replaced and installed 
Serling battery charger installed 
New auto helm - Raymarine ST1000
New 60 liter water tank 
New Bluetooth radio 
Centreplate removed sand-blasted & hot dip galvanized 
Pull wire replaced - marine SS pin with DELRIN machine bearing 
Topsides painted
Antifoulded - June 2021 
Taped water line replaced with white hard racing 
Bilges cleaned and repainted 
New red sail cover 
Bowsprit jackstay chain replaced 
Outhall line and tackle replaced 
New tap and removable bowl fitted
New basin and tap fitted in forepeak 
Electrics tidied up 

Owners Comments:
Desperate to get back on the water with our RM 890 (PBO august 2016) locked down in France, we bought Polly garter on a whim without even seeing her! no regrets though but now we must move on. we've had a great time in and out of the Solent and Chichester ports. she's been turning heads in smart marinas, anchored off beaches, and dried out at Bosham quay. the boat with her uniquely appealing look has led to many ad hoc dockside conversations and questions about her origin. as with all loved boats Polly's had continuous attention - re-conditioned centreplate with new stainless pin, electronics upgrades, and a mast winch to tension the flying jib. Polly garter is surprisingly maneuverable for her type - particularly going astern... she's been kept on the Portsmouth sailing club pontoon always reversing in between the large IOW ferries and the BAR Americas cup center.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Disclaimer : The company offers the details of this vessel for sale but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of the information contained in the specification or warrant the condition of the vessel or equipment. A buyer should instruct his agents, or surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered for sale subject to no prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.