Adventure 19

Sail away for £43,950

Cornish Crabbers are world famous for producing high quality trailer-sailers that don’t compromise construction or stability for trailability. The Adventure 19 can be as simple or as sophisticated as you need her to be. The base boat with an outboard engine configuration makes the ideal day-sailer or RCD Cat C coastal cruiser.

A very smart and functional 4 berth interior offers just the right amount of comfort for a couple or young family for short trips and weekending. If sleeping aboard, the high quality cushions, cooking facilities and extra light from an opening forward hatch provide real comfort. If you are looking to adventure along the coast a little then add some basic electronics to turn the Adventure 19 into a true family cruiser.

We also offer this boat with a 9hp Inboard diesel option. She can be towed and launched from her single axle EU compliant road trailer allowing you to visit places far beyond your usual sailing range.




Length overall 21’2” 6.47 m
Length over deck 19’3” 5.867 m
Length of waterline 17’7” 5.334 m
Beam 7’2” 2.184 m
Draught 1’6” – 4’0” 0.457 – 1.219 m
Displacement 2040 lbs 925 kg
Sail area 210 ft2 19.5 m2
Approx towing weight 2850 lbs 1295 kgs
RCD category C

Standard specification



Construction: Hand laid solid GRP hull with no foam core. Integral centreplate case laminated as part of the complete hull structure. Internal bunk and forepeak moulding bonded into hull with internal structural bulkheads bonded to both hull and deck mouldings. Standard colours are Off White, Dark Blue or Dark Green. The hull and deck joint is by way of an overlap or ‘Biscuit Tin Lid’ with GRP bonding.

Rudder: The rudder is transom hung on two stainless steel hangings bolted through the transom with Hardwood backing pads. The rudder is constructed from laminated Plywood with a stainless steel lifting drop plate.

Engine Beds: Engine beds are incorporated in the GRP bunk moulding with mild steel mounts bonded into the bed design which incorporates an oil drip tray.

Ballast: Ballast is by way of Iron punchings encapsulated in resin inside the hull keel moulding. A galvanised steel centreplate forms part of the ballast with a stainless steel lifting wire leading to a winch lifting system operated from the cockpit.

Boot Top: A single boot top moulded in gel coat located above antifouling level. Colour in contrast to main hull and normally matching the deck.


Construction: Hand laid GRP with balsa core in way of horizontal load areas. Hard wood pads under deck fittings and stress points.

Cockpit : Cockpit locker lids are hand laid with balsa core. There is integrated non slip on horizontal surfaces with an optional two tone colour. A cockpit drain is located in the centre of the main foot well with additional drainage from the seats. A central water tight locker offers general storage or houses the diesel engine when fitted.

Deck Fittings: Bespoke deck fittings including bow sprit and chain plates are made from stainless steel. 4 aluminium deck cleats are positioned aft & amidships with two fairleads feeding a hard wood Sampson post forward. All sail controls are led aft to rope clutches / jammers with a single halyard winch to starboard. Adjustable jib & mainsheet cars. Access below is via a teak lined sliding companionway hatch and split plywood / Perspex washboards. Extra ventilation provided by an aluminium forward hatch.

Ports: 2 fixed ports are fitted one each in the hull topsides.

Chain plates: Chain plates are in stainless steel and through bolted on the hull sides.

Vents: Ventilation is via a washboard vent and opening forward hatch.

Miscellaneous Deck Equipment:             

Fuel filler & tank vent. (Inboard version only).

Life harness attachment point by the companionway

Rope tidies for main & Jib halyards.

Cockpit Lockers: Two main watertight lockers with latches and padlocks are provided. A hast / staple with padlock is also provided for the companionway hatch.


Mainmast: Aluminium extruded section with cast fittings in way of spreaders and gooseneck. Pivoting deck step.

Main Boom: Aluminium extruded section with cast end fittings. Mainsheet, reef and kicker fittings. Pivoting deck step.

Bowsprit: Aluminium sprit pole with Selden deck attachment.


Standing Rigging: Cap shrouds, lower shrouds & forestay in 4mm 1 x 19 stainless steel wire with swaged ends Chromed rigging screws. Jib mounted on reefing spar and controls led aft to cockpit.

Running Rigging:  Main throat / peak halyards – 6mm braid.  Jib &Staysail halyards – 6mm braid. Main topping lift – 6mm braid. Mainsail reefing lines – 6mm braid. Mainsail outhaul – 6mm braid.  Mainsheet & Jib sheets – 10mm sheet rope. All associated blocks for purchase tackles.


Mainsail: White Dacron. 2 reef points with tie in lacings. Luff and gaff lacing as required.

Jib: White Dacron with wire luff and tell tails.

Boom Cover:  In Maroon, or Cream acrylic. Fixings to allow for topping lift and mainsheet take off. All sails supplied with, sail numbers, logo and ties.


 Outboard Version

Outboard well: A hard wood engine mounting with stainless brackets. Engine well hull blank. GRP moulded fuel tank stowage and

fuel lead splitter through aft locker compartment. (fuel lead not supplied as standard)

Inboard Version

Stern Gear: A 1” stainless steel shaft is fitted connected to the engine via a flexible coupling and fitted with a Tides Marine

‘lip seal’ gland. The shaft drives a fixed 2-bladed propeller.

Engine: Yanmar 1GM10 9hp marine diesel engine. A 35 amp (12V) alternator is fitted to the engine.

Engine Instruments and Controls: The engine instruments are located at the rear of the cockpit coaming and are recessed with a clear cover. Instruments include audible alarm, alternator warning light, start switch and stop control. A single lever engine control is supplied and fitted in the cockpit well.

Engine Cooling: The engine is directly salt water cooled. A 3/4″ diameter pipe leads from the main seawater inlet through a strainer to the engine and discharges overboard through the exhaust.

Engine Exhaust: A flexible exhaust hose connects the exhaust via a swan neck with water trap to the outlet fitting through the transom.

Fuel System: A diesel tank with a capacity of approximately 18 litres, breather and integrated dip stick. The tank is fitted with flow and return lines, the flow line having a manual shut off valve.


Bilge System: 1 x Manual bilge pump operated from the cockpit with a handle stored in the aft locker.

Fresh Water Tanks: 1 x 10ltr plastic jerry can with manual hand pump. Also a bucket / sink.

Soil System: When fitted the heads discharge directly to sea via a vent loop and skin fitting.

Inlet / Outlet Fittings: Engine: In through a single skin fittings with a valve and strainer. Out via exhaust system.


 Gas System: There is no fitted Gas system on a Shrimper. A gimballed stainless steel basket is supplied to take a single camping gas burner.  The canisters for this are not to be stored inside the boat.


12 volt DC system 

Batteries: Engine – one 12 volt 65 amp/hour. (Optional on outboard version)

Charging: Via main engine – a 35 amp (at 12 volt) alternator.

Switchboard: An optional switch panel is fitted to boats that have additional electronics fitted.

 Miscellaneous Standard Equipment

Deck:  1 x Winch handle. 1 x Bilge pump handle. Stowed in aft cockpit locker. 1 x Fire extinguisher – situated down below.


Joinery: The interior joinery is constructed from high quality materials and in accordance with good yacht practice. Bulkheads

and side back linings are from Plywood.

Finish: All cabin woodwork is finished in a choice of painted or varnished bulkheads with wood washed maple faced or varnished teak faced side backs.

Soles: A rubber cabin sole is fitted as standard.

Upholstery: A choice of soft or wipe down plastic upholstery is available.

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