Cornish Crabber 24 Mk 1 GRP Gaff cutter

Price Details

Price: £9,000 GBP
Location: Burnham on Crouch, Essex  GB
Make: Cornish Crabbers
Year: 1983
Condition: Fair, refitted 2014/15
Category: Sail
Class: Cruisers
Keel Type: Lifting Keel


Builder: Cornish Crabbers of Rock, Cornwall
Designer: Roger Dongray
Boat Name: Jessica

Hull Material: Fiberglass
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 6: knots


Jessica is a Mk I GRP Cornish Crabber 24 well built, attractive sailing cruiser based on traditional West Country work boat lines. Her heavy displacement, combined with a deep self draining cockpit make her comfortable and safe to sail in all conditions, she carries a traditional gaff cutter rig with a retractable bowsprit,tan sails. In her present ownership she underwent a major cosmetic refit. 2014/15 , much of the rigging also being replaced.
Presently on the water in commission, Viewing no problem, by arrangement….


Nominal Length: 7.32 m
Length Overall: 9.14 m
Length Of Deck: 7.32 m
Length At Water Line: 6.83 m

Beam: 2.44 m
Draft: 0.76 m
Air Draft: 9.14 m
Max Draft: 0.76 m
Keel Down: 1.52 m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 5 gallons
Displacement: 1995.81 kilograms
Cruising Speed: 4 knots
Engine Power: 9hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 4
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 4


Engine Model: Yanmar GM10, 2010
Fuel Type: diesel
Raw water cooled. Electric start. Flex mounts. Shaft drive to fixed 3 blade propeller.

Single lever engine control.
Sited under cockpit via a hatch / companionway steps.
5 gallon fuel tank.


GRP superstructure. Aft self draining cockpit with seating and stowage under. Lift keel. Tiller steering to transom hung rudder. Teak rubbing strake.
Decks require repainting ( paint system bloomed!). Steel lifting centreplate.
Clean and well presented interior. Main strengthening bulkhead under mast deck, through to fore peak with toilet / V berth and hatch to fore deck.
Good sitting headroom throughout the accommodation.


The accommodation below offers up to four berths in two cabins. Forward cabin with V berths with storage beneath and new unused sea toilet to centre. Opening hatch to fore deck. Hanging locker to port, with door offering privacy to fore cabin. Saloon opposing settee berths, a drop leaf varnished table that fits over the centre board case. Galley forward against bulkhead to starboard side with two burner gas stove and grill and stowage.
Steps up out to self draining cockpit with fix seating with stowage.


25lb CQR and 40m chain and warp
Manual windlass
Various fenders and warps
Main sail cover


Gaff rigged cutter. Stika Spruce varnished mast, deck stepped boom, gaff and bowsprit. Stainless steel standing rigging . Terylene running rigging (mostly replaced 2015). Slab reefing to main sail.

Main sail – Fair to good faded in parts. slab reefing points.
Stay sail
Jackyard Top sail      All sails made by Cornish Crabbers.

Navigation Equipment:

Tiller steering
Through bulkhead compass.
Navigation lights
Safety Equipment: Bilge pump.