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Cornish Crabber 22

Brief details

Builder

Cornish Crabbers, Rock, Cornwall

Designed by Roger Dongray, the Cornish Crabber 22 is one of a range of popular modern gaffers that have been in production in various forms and sizes continually since 1973. The Crabber 22 is one of the newer models, brought in as the later 24s became heavier and less trailable. She has a small but comfortable and very nicely finished interior, with sitting headroom in the saloon, and a forepeak with an additional two berths if required, with a marine WC between the berths. Most users simply regard her as a two-berth boat, with the forecabin used as heads and storage space.

LOD

22' 0"

Sail area

300 sq ft

LOA with bowsprit extended

27' 0"

LWL

20' 8"

Rig

Gaff cutter

Beam

8' 3"

Cabins

saloon + forecabin

Draught

2' 4" to 5' 0" c/b down

Berths

2-4

Displacement

4,480 lbs

Engine

Yanmar IGM diesel

Ballast

not quoted

BHP

9

Keel type

Centreboard

Cornish Crabber 22

The first Cornish Crabbers were built by Westerly Boats in 1973, originally entirely in marine ply. The design rapidly became popular, and the company changed its name to Cornish Crabbers, and started building GRP hulled versions, with wooden decks and coach roofs. Later, all-GRP boats were built. The builders, Cornish Crabbers, became part of the Select Yachts group, which closed down in early 2009, but was quickly reformed as an independent company. The Crabber 22 is still in production, and the builders offer a range of interior layout and finish options, with current new prices starting from just over £60,000 before a trailer or any options are added.


The original Crabbers were 24 ft, and over the years became heavier, to the point where they were not really trailable. The 24 has a small aft deck with lazarette, and by removing this and bringing the cockpit aft the Crabber 22 offers almost the same cockpit and interior space as the 24, in a shorter, lighter, and trailable form. With the bowsprit in, or lifted, she can use a relatively cheap 22 foot mooring or berth.

The Crabber 22 is strongly built, on four main mouldings: hull, deck, interior moulding and inner deckhead lining, which has a tongue and groove finish. The hull is solid GRP, with encapsulated steel ballast around the keel, plus a drop keel. The builders do not quote the ballast weight. The deck is balsa sandwich with substantial plywood pads incorporated for deck fittings.

Cornish Crabber 22 for sale
Cornish Crabber 22 for sale
Cornish Crabber 22 for sale

There is more space below than you might expect from her length, though headroom is very much "sitting". The two saloon berths are 6' 6" long, with a galley area aft, with a small fixed sink to port and a cooker under a worktop that doubles as a chart table to starboard. A table with fold out flaps sits on top of the centreboard case. The standard boat has just two small portholes in each of the coachroof sides, but the boat illustrated here has been fitted with two additional opening ports in the forward face of the coachroof.

The forepeak has two berths, with a marine WC between.
Although an infill can be used to make a double berth, this boat has always simply had
this cabin retained as a heads compartment, and there is no infill, though this could easily be added.

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The worktop to starboard opens out to reveal a two-burner and grill cooker
- in the boat shown a camping type rather than a marine stove.

Photographs Yachtsnet

Cornish Crabber 22 for sale
Cornish Crabber 22 for sale

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The centreboard is raised with the winch on the starboard coachroof.
There are two large and deep cockpit lockers, and a gas bottle locker aft

Although most Cornish Crabbers have tan sails, as seen in the brochure photo below,
the boat shown in detail here has off-white sails.

Cornish Crabber 22 for sale

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