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T191020

Cornish Crabber Trader 30

Lying

afloat Hampshire

Builder

Cornish Crabbers, Rock, Cornwall

Year

1980/81

Price

£37,500

LOA

40' 9" inc bowsprit extended

Sail area

547 sq. ft.

Brief details

LOD

30' 0"

Rig

Gaff cutter rigged ketch

The 'Cornish Trader' was one of the first larger boats from Cornish Crabbers. It uses the same basic hull as the more common 'Pilot Cutter', but with slightly raised decks and bulwarks, and gaff ketch rig instead of gaff cutter, looks quite different. It also has significantly more interior space, headroom and stowage then the 'Pilot Cutter' versions. This very well looked after example was launched in 1981 and has been in the same ownership since 1991. She is for sale now only as age is catching up with the owners.

LWL

25' 9"

Cabins

1 plus saloon

Beam

9' 6"

Berths

6

Draught

3' 6" to 5' 3" with centreplate down

Displacement

6 tons approx

Engine

Yanmar 2QM20 diesel

Ballast

2.3 tons plus centreplate

BHP

20

Keel type

Long keel with internal ballast and L-shaped galvanised steel centreplate

Sailplan

The first Cornish Crabber was the plywood Crabber 22, designed by Roger Dongray in the early 1970s, built by a company specialising in sailing dinghies called Westerly Boats at Rock in Cornwall - nothing whatsoever to do with the larger Westerly Marine building larger boats in Hampshire. The design proved popular, and the company soon changed it's name to Cornish Crabbers, and expanded the range with both smaller and larger boats, as well as changing from plywood to GRP hull construction. Almost all the boats built by Cornish Crabbers were designed by Roger Dongray.

The Cornish Trader was the largest of the range, and was introduced in 1978/79. The hull is heavily laid up in solid GRP with isopthalic gelcoats (clear gelcoat below the waterline) and with a balsa sandwich GRP deck. There are two steel T-frames internally spreading the load from the main mast tabernacle to the hull. Approximately 2.3 tons of steel ballast is encapsulated in resin around the forward keel and centreplate area. The galvanised steel centreplate is raised and lowered with a 20:1 drum winch operated from the cockpit.

 

The coachroof is in iroko and marine ply with laminated iroko deck beams. Both mast are varnished spruce, in galvanised steel tabernacles for lowering. She has a substantial timber bowsprit which retracts almost fully onto the foredeck.

The same hull was later used for the Pilot Cutter 30 introduced in 1985. Although the Trader and the Pilot Cutter versions share the same underwater hull, the Trader has a raised deckline with higher bulwarks, is gaff cutter ketch rigged instead of single masted cutter, and has wheel steering instead of a tiller. As a result the two designs look very different. The interior of the Trader is also substantially more spacious then the Cutter, with more headroom, and a lot more stowage.

Moored port - Cornish Trader for sale

Cornish Crabber Trader 30 for sale
Ashore Nov 2020
Owners photo
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Saloon forward

Originally the boat was designed to have a Taylors paraffin cabin heater fitted into the main bulkhead
but this has now been removed and an Eberspacher blown hot air diesel heater installed,
with an outlet below where the original heater would have been.

Plans

Forecabin berths are 6' 3" long on the vee, with an infill to make a double berth

Forecabin
Heads

Above and right:

The heads compartment is the full width of the boat, with Lavac WC to port and a basin opposite to starboard. Hot water is from an on-demand gas heater. There are sliding doors each side of the heads, separating it from saloon and forecabin.

Heads basin

Yachtsnet photographs

October 2020

Below:

The port saloon settee pulls out to create a double berth , with the inner part 6' 3" long into a trotter box, but the outer part 5' 9" long. The starboard settee is 6' 3" long, again into a trotter box.

Saloon headroom was quoted by the builders as 6' 2", but this is between the deck beams in places.

Saloon double berth
Saloon

The saloon table folds away against the bulkhead separating the settee areas and galley
- when lowered there is also an extension (not shown) that opens it out to a full sized table.

Saloon aft
Galley
Galley detail

There is a removable chart table over the head of the quarter berth - the present owners tend not to use this. The quarter berth is very long - 8' 2"


 

 

 

 


Below:

The engine is installed under the cockpit sole

Chart table area

Engine

Sailing
Cornish Crabber Trader 30 for sale
Deck
Foredeck
Deck aft
Cockpit

The mainsheet horse and mizzen mast divides the cockpit into two separate areas, each with a wheel.
The grey "mushrooms" on the coamings are IFL self-tailing snubbing sheet winches - turning the top releases the sheets.
The owner reports that with the cutter rig sheet loads are so low that it is rarely necessary to use a winch handle.

Cockpit aft
Aft cockpit
Forward cockpit
Brochure from Cornish Crabbers
Under sail

This is a really well looked after example in the same ownership for the last 30 years. The hull was epoxied early in her life, and stripped back to gelcoat in 2015, then Hotvac dried, and re-epoxied.

Inventory:

Engine details

Yanmar 2QM20 1,094cc twin-cylinder diesel, raw water cooled, 20 hp at 2,600 rpm, with Kanzaki 2:1 reduction gearbox

Fuel tank capacity

18 gallons approx

Propeller

fixed two bladed, shaft drive

Batteries

3 x service batteries total 350AH, plus 45AH engine start battery

Battery charging/electrics

Engine alternator with TWC charge controller and Sterling Pro Pulse de-sulphation device. 750 watt inverter.

Sails and deck equipment

Rig details

Cutter ketch rig, hollow spruce masts with solid spruce booms, gaffs and bowsprit, with S/S Talurit-spliced standing rigging, believed original.

Mainsail

Grant Piggott Sails, Warsash (GP Sails) - slab reefing - new 2012/13

Headsails

Jib and staysail by GP Sails - new 2012/13

Headsail furling

Wykeham Martin furling on jib

Mizzen

GP Sails - new 2012/13

Topsail

GP Sails - new 2012/13

Storm sails

Storm staysail and jib by Suffolk Sails

Primary winches

IFL self-tailing

Secondary winches

IFL self-tailing

Bower anchor

25 lb. CQR with chain and warp

Kedge anchor

Fisherman with chain and warp

Anchor windlass

Lofrans Royal manual windlass - new 2008

Steering

Twin wheels

Autopilot

Raymarine ST4000 Mk II wheelpilot - new 2012

Steering compass

Sestrel Moore on coachroof

Warps & fenders

8 warps and 8 fenders

Miscellaneous

Sprayhood and full cockpit canopy for forward cockpit, cockpit and sail covers, and full winter cover.

Navigation Equipment and instruments

Radar

Raymarine Pathfinder SL-72 monochrome LCD

GPS/Chartplotter

Standard Horizon CP-180i 5" colour plotter with integral GPS UK/Channel charting. Also Apelco standalone GPS receiver.

Log/speed

Walker

Depth sounder

Seafarer

Windspeed/direction

Walker

VHF radio

Standard Horizon GX1500E with DSC

Navtex

NASA

Radio receiver

Pioneer and Wharfedale receivers

Safety/emergency equipment

Liferaft

Lifeguard canister type - overdue for service

Lifebuoy

Horseshoe

MOB equipment

Lifesling

Radar reflector

Yes

Bilge pumps

2 x manual pumps plus auto electric pump

Miscellaneous

2 x fire extinguishers and fire blanket

Interior

Cabin layout

Forecabin, heads and saloon

Cabin heating

Eberspacher D2 Airtronic with digital controller, new 2017

Berths

max 6

Water tank capacity

60 gallon in two tanks

Cooker

Plastimo Neptune 4500 two-burner, grill and oven

Coolbox

Portable Waeco Coolmatic CCF25 compressor fridge

Heads

Lavac

 

Miscellaneous

 

Dinghy

Avon inflatable - available by separate negotiation

Outboard

Mariner two-stroke - available by separate negotiation

These particulars are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed and are subject to confirmation by the purchaser subject to still being available.

For further information or to arrange a viewing,

please contact Yachtsnet on 01326-212234

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The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not a part of any contract or offer, and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be conducted via Yachtsnet Ltd., who are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars, and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical checks or tests

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