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Cornish Crabber Cornish Crabbers Trader 30 Boat for Sale

  • Manufacturer: Cornish Crabber
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Year: 1979
  • LOA: 30'0" (9.14m)
  • Beam: 9' 6'' (2.90m)
  • Berths: 6
  • Draft: 1.6
  • Keel: Lifting
  • ID no.: 1011045
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 100 Litres
  • Engine Make: Beta Marine
  • Horsepower: 30hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 80 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 4/5 Knots
  • Top Speed: 8 Knots

Broker Remarks

This Cornish Trader is a 30" gaff rigged ketch, built on the same hull as Cornish Crabbers present pilot cutter 30. Only six Cornish Traders were made of this design, the main two differences being two cockpits onboard, each with their own wheel steering, and the advantage of having a mizzen mast.
The hull is built from GRP with bilge keels, and a centreboard. This boat also has wooden legs, and hence the underwater profile lends itself to river cruising and beaching.
The current owner has owned her since 2014 and has made some considerable improvements to her, please see the specification for relevant information on most of the upgrades made in 2014.
She is in great condition and offers a fantastic alternative to the modern yachting experience. The Cornish Crabbers Trader is an extremely comfortable yacht that holds those traditional values.


The boat sleeps six in forepeak cabin and the saloon berths
The forward cabin has a double V berth
The heads is aft of the forward cabin
The saloon has a single berth to starboard
The saloon has a convertible saloon table which creates a double berth to port
There is a single quarter berth to starboard
An L-shaped galley is positioned to port as you enter through the companionway steps
A Force 10, 5kw diesel fired stove with a flue & smoke head in the saloon for heating

Forward cabin:
Large double V berth with an infill
Shelves to port & starboard
Ample under berth stowage
Henderson deck hatch for access to foredeck

Lavac sea water toilet
Stainless steel hand basin opposite toilet
Manual cold water
Doors close for privacy between the forward cabin & saloon
Cupboard storage behind mirror, above & below hand basin
Shelves on either side and above the hand basin

Single berth positioned to starboard with a trotter box
Convertible saloon table to form a double berth to port with a trotter box
Shelves and cupboards to port and starboard for stowage (ample stowage)
Henderson coachroof hatch

Chart Table:
Chart table to starboard of the companionway steps

L-shaped galley to port of the companionway steps
Single stainless steel sink
Cold manual water
Origo 6000, paraffin, two burner hob, & oven (new 2013)
Shelves & cupboards for stowage (ample stowage)
Opening portlight to cockpit

Quarter berth:
Quarter berth to starboard

Mechanical and Rigging

Built by Cornish Crabbers Cornwall in 1979
Designed by Roger Dongray
GRP Hull
GRP & timber deck, & superstructure
Iroko interior joinery
Long keel with centreboard (lifting keel/centreboard plate removed & refitted with new bolts in 2014)
Wheel steering (overhauled 2014)

Beta Marine 30hp, diesel engine (new 2014)
Professionally installed including; cutlass bearing, PSS shaft seal, shaft, flexible coupling, exhaust system, control cables, diesel pipes, wiring, tank removed & cleaned.
Single lever morse control, this can be used from both cockpits
Shaft driven to a three blade fixed pitch propeller (prop new 2013)
Some engine spares

240V shorepower (installed new in 2014)
Three x 240V plug sockets
Two x 12V battery
12V 20 amps, Centaur mains battery charger
Charging from engine alternator
Switch panel & wiring (new 2014)
Fresh water capacity, 100 litres 
Fuel capacity, 80 litre tank (tank removed and cleaned in 2014)

Water System:
Manual cold water

Stainless steel standing rigging (new 2014)
Terylene running rigging (new 2014)
Wooden spars new mizzen mast built by Collars of Oxford 2013
New main mast, supplied by Cornish Crabbers, with stainless steel mast head fittings & Hella light fittings (new 2014)
Retractable bow sprit (overall boat length with bowsprit out, 40") 
Slab reefing
Roller furling headsails

New main sail, mizzen sail & topsail
Mizzen sail
Mizzen Staysail
Spitfire storm jib (used once)


Nasa Clipper log & depth (new 2014)
Icom DSC, VHF radio (new 2014) 

Garmin 128 GPS
Sestral Moore steering compass 

Ground Tackle:
25lb CQR anchor
60 meter chain
Manual anchor windlass (new 2014) 

Deck Gear:
Four x German, single speed self-tailing sheet winches
Genoa tracks
Mainsheet traveller
Ventilation darodes

Saftey Equipment:
All Safety equipment listed is included in the sale but the vendor offers no warranties
The purchaser must service the safety equipment and ensure that it is appropriate for his purposes 
Navigation lights
Horseshoe Lifebuoys
Avon liferaft
Two x manual bilge pumps
Electric bilge pump
Fire Extinguishers

Avon Redcrest inflatable dinghy
Cockpit dodgers
Cockpit cover
3/4 winter cover
Various fenders & warps
Boarding ladder
Boat hook
Brass ships clock & barometer
Brass gimballed saloon paraffin lamp

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Disclaimer : Network Yacht Brokers (Southwest) Ltd t/a Network Yacht Brokers Plymouth 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.