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Skanner 24

Brief details

Builder

Skanner Yachts Ltd., Fordingbridge, Hampshire

The Skanner 24 is a small GRP gaff cutter with a surprisingly good interior for her size - certainly more spacious than the contemporary Cornish Crabbers and with a quite high quality fitout. They are very solidly built, with a long keel with over 50% ballast ratio.

LOA

27' 0"
(23' 9" on deck)

Sail area

300 sq ft

LWL

19' 6"

Rig

Gaff cutter

Beam

8' 4"

Cabins

Open plan

Draught

2' 10"

Berths

4-5

Displacement

5,900 lbs

Engine

Various - often Yanmar diesel

Ballast

3,000 lbs

BHP

9 - 18

Keel type

Long keel

Skanner Yachts started in 1981, initially building only the Skanner 19. After about 30 were sold, the company moved to larger premises in Fordingbridge, Hampshire. In 1990 Skanner Yachts Ltd. closed down. It has been reported that some further boats were later built in Cornwall. The Skanner 19 and Skanner 24 were both designed by Mike Hawes, the owner of the company.

 

Both the 19 and the 24 are solidly built double-ended long-keelers with gaff rigs. The hulls and decks are GRP, with Columbian pine wooden spars, and really nicely finished interiors with lots of solid teak. The interior is mainly open plan, but there is an enclosed heads aft - unusual in a boat of this age.

A number of Skanner 24 hulls were built under a contract for the government of St. Helena in the South Atlantic, as fishing vessels. These had a forward wheelhouse and a lugger rig. The remainder were fitted out as yachts, normally as gaff cutters, as in this example. Engines were normally Yanmar 1GM or 2GM, the example shown having the 1GM, and being the Southampton Boat Show exhibit for the company when new.

Skanner 24 GRP gaffer for sale

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In 1987 'Practical Boat Owner' magazine boat tested this exact yacht, then under her previous name, and reported "....compared with many contemporary craft, her woodwork seems to be twice as strong as need be" and "....quality of workmanship is unquestionable".

They ended by summing her up as "....Well built, fun to sail, and a boat that you could confidently take a maiden aunt out in, the Skanner still has sufficient performance to please younger members of the crew"

Skanner 24 GRP gaffer for sale
Skanner 24 GRP gaffer for sale
Skanner 24 GRP gaffer for sale

There is an enclosed heads compartment to starboard aft, with an infill and cushion turning this into another bunk


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There is very good access to the engine and sterngear,
with a lifting hatch in the forward cockpit sole,
plus an access panel under the companionway in the cabin.

Skanner 24 GRP gaffer for sale

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