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Cornish Crabber Pilot Cutter 30

Brief details

Builder

Cornish Crabbers, Wadebridge, Cornwall

A modern GRP gaffer, the Cornish Crabber Pilot Cutter 30 is the largest of the very successful Cornish Crabber range. She is an attractive boat with good performance - albeit not so fast to windward as a Bermudan rigged yacht - and beautifully finished though cosy accommodation.

LOA

39' 0"
(30' 0" on deck)

Sail area

600 sq ft

LWL

25' 9"

Rig

gaff cutter

Beam

9' 6"

Cabins

saloon and forecabin

Draught

3' 6" to 5' 3" with c/b down

Berths

5

Displacement

14,000 lbs

Engine

Yanmar 3GM diesel

Ballast

5,500 lbs

BHP

28

Keel type

Long fin keel with centreboard

Cornish Crabber Pilot Cutter 30

Built from 1985 onwards, and still in production, the Pilot Cutter 30 was a development of the earlier yawl-rigged Cornish Trader design by Roger Dongray. She has a gaff cutter rig with wooden spars, including a jackyard topsail, and the bowsprit steeves up to almost vertical to reduce the length needed for marina mooring.


Although fairly traditional in appearance (except for the multi-chine construction, a heritage of ply-built prototypes), the Crabber range, like other Dongray designs, including the Tamarisks, are not replicas of any specific traditional craft. The builders, Cornish Crabbers, were part of the Select Yachts group, which closed down in early 2009, but have been reformed as an independent company. The Pilot 30 is still in production, and the builders offer a range of interior layout and finish options. There was also a bermudan rigged version available, although this is very rare.

Cornish Crabber Pilot Cutter 30
Cornish Crabber Pilot Cutter 30
Pilot Cutter 30

The accommodation consists of a double forecabin, with one short and one long settee in the saloon either side of an extending table. Aft are two big quarterberths

 

The heads compartment is to port, between saloon and forecabin, and has a marine WC and small wash basin. The interior is paneled in varnished wood, with white bulkheads. Opposite the heads, in the passageway through to the forecabin, is a locker.

Cornish Crabber Pilot Cutter 30

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The interior photos here shows one of the interior finish options,
with extensive used of varnished teak trim.
A plainer finish with more white paint is also available

Cornish Crabber Pilot Cutter 30

Above: The main engine access is via a removable panel in the cockpit sole, although there are also access panels under the companionway steps

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Cornish Crabber Pilot Cutter 30
Pilot Cutter 30
Pilot Cutter 30

The centreboard is raised and lowered by a drum winch at the forward starboard side of the cockpit well. Sheets are led to self-tailing winches, and the staysail is on a Harken roller furling gear

Cornish Crabber Pilot Cutter 30

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