The Cornish Crabber 22 is the next logical step up from the Cornish Shrimper. Staying with the shallow draft, lifting keel theme, the Cornish Crabber 22 is easily managed with a simple gaff cutter sail plan. The headsails on the Cornish Crabber 22 are individually the same size as that on the shrimper which makes them easy to trim without the aid of winches and single handed sailing is still a reality. A little more freeboard than the Cornish Shrimper and the optional addition of guard wires makes her a seaworthy Category B offshore cruiser whilst still capable of being towed behind a sturdy 4X4 on the optional twin axle road trailer.
Down below in the Cornish Crabber 22, you get the luxury of a separate forward cabin and a cooker with double burner and grill. The standard boat comes complete with the latest Yanmar 2YM15 inboard diesel engine which can also provide pressurised hot water as an option. The Cornish Crabber 22 is fast becoming the peoples favourite with many long standing Cornish Shrimper owners trading up for a little more comfort without losing that bit of charm they are so fond of.
Length over deck:
RCD Category C or B
Hand laid GRP hull, deck and interior mouldings. Decks are Off White. Standard colours are any combination - Off White, Dark Blue and Dark Green with the hull top plank in contrasting colour as a standard option. The hull and deck joint is by way of a 'biscuit tin' joint with plexus/ GRP bonding . Twin external solid teak rubbing bands. Laminated plywood rudder with stainless steel hangings and tillerhood. Wooden tiller.
Yanmar 2YM15 inboard diesel engine with 40ltr fixed stainless steel tank and associated engineering and stern gear. Fixed 3blade propeller. Dedicated engine starting battery and house battery with isolation switch, electric switch panel and fuel gauge.
Choice of varnish or painted interior finish and teak trim. Internal cushions with optional colours.
Manual and electric automatic bilge pump, fire extinguisher, opening forward hatch, galley complete with double burner and grill, electric water pump and stainless steel sink with navigation table cover.
Stainless steel mooring cleats and samson post with pivoting bow sprit. Strong stainless steel tabernacle. Two round ports into cabin space. Sliding GRP hatch garage with varnished wooden wash boards. Top quality deck gear with adjustable sail trimming cars and tracks and associated jammers.
The main mast and spars are from Sitka Spruce, treated with Sikkens as standard. The standing rigging is in 1 x 19 stainless wire and all bespoke mast fittings are in stainless steel. Sails are available in dark tan or cream and include mainsail, jib & staysail with both headsails on rolling wire luffs .Mainsail Cover. The standard specification offers a boat that if launched, could be sailed away.
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