Cornish Blue Charter Vouchers Now Available in time for Christmas

…Charter Vouchers Now Available in time for Christmas… Cornish Blue Sailing will be making our new fleet of Cornish Crabbers and Shrimpers available to charter from 1st April 2019. Based from Falmouth. Why not treat a friend or loved one to a gift experience they will always remember. Sail the stunning Carrick Roads & Fal Estuary… Read more »

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SEA KING MK7 – Farewell Flypass over North Cornwall

After almost 50 years service, yesterday, parts of Devon & Cornwall were privileged to see the ‘Farewell Flypass’ from the last UK Sea Kings Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose. Just look at this stunning image below capturing the moment over the Camel Estuary, minutes from the Cornish Crabbers factory. Thank you to Debbie Bate for allowing… Read more »

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Southampton Boat Show 2018

Southampton Boat Show – Show Deals start today (14th – 23rd September) September 14th will see the 50th Anniversary of the Southampton Boat Show and, as ever, we will be present with three exciting Cornish Crabber vessels on offer to view. You will find the Shrimper 19, Shrimper 21 and Crabber 24 MkV on the… Read more »

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Southampton Boat Show 2017

Once again Cornish Crabbers will be exhibiting at the Southampton Boat Show. This year we will have a four boat lineup including the Shrimper 19, Shrimper 21, Crabber 26 and the brand new Crabber 24 mkV. Our stand will be located on the marina directly beside the main entrance ramp. This is becoming a familiar… Read more »

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Crabber 24 MkV Update

The first Crabber 24 MkV is now ready to go afloat, just in time for Southampton Boat Show. The factory team have done an outstanding job to get the boat finished in time. The Mk1 Cornish Crabber 24 was probably the most iconic of the Crabber range from the early 80’s. Built from plywood and… Read more »

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Racing a Shrimper 21 – Bursledon Regatta 2017

A very gentle Northerly breeze and hot sunshine greeted entrants to the 2017 Bursledon Regatta, Tom Yum, our Shrimper 21 demo boat was our weapon of choice for the race. Sundays racing got underway in 3-4 knots of wind with the mixed gaffers fleet making slow but steady progress away from the start. A short… Read more »

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Carbon Fibre

Most people associate carbon fibre with formula one cars, racing bikes and high performance racing yachts. Not many would associate it with a Cornish Crabber… In fact, there are a number of ways that carbon fibre is used to enhance the performance, reliability and ease of use of our boats. In this article we will… Read more »

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SECONDHAND BOATS NEEDED

The Cornish Crabbers brokerage is starting to look a little empty and there is huge demand for tidy examples of our boats of all ages. In some cases we have potential owners lined up waiting for the right boat to become available. If you are thinking about selling your boat or even speculating over something… Read more »

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NEW YEAR, NEW HORIZONS.

New Year is a great time to start thinking about how to spend your summer. If 2 weeks in the sun to look forward to is an antidote to Blue Monday and Dry January, just imagine how amazing ordering a new Cornish Crabber would make you feel!! Join one of the many racing fleets around… Read more »

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South coast sales office

It’s been an exciting time at Cornish Crabbers over the past few months. With the release of the new Crabber 24 MKV, the Shrimper 21 fleet reaching 60 boats and orders well in to the 2017 season – but we haven’t stopped there! For a few years now Cornish Crabbers has had a presence on… Read more »

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London Boat Show

It’s that time of year again, Christmas is coming! Whilst most companies start to wind down at this time of year it’s all hands on deck at Cornish Crabbers making the final preparations for London Boat Show. This year we have four boats on display including the entire Shrimper range, 17′, 19′ and 21′. We… Read more »

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CRABBER 24 MKv UPDATE

The first glimpse of the Crabber 24 MKv sent ripples of excitement through the factory in Rock this week. Using a high-tech 5 axis milling machine, Monster Cam in Gosport have produced the mould tooling for the hull, with the deck tooling due here by Christmas. Our paint shop will now make it supremely smooth… Read more »

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EXPORTS UP AND THE ORDER BOOK IS FILLING.

Over the last couple of months orders from around the world have boosted our already healthy order book. A Shrimper 21 will be shipped to Brisbane, Australia on the famous Gold Coast, in time for Christmas. This brings the total  Shrimper 21s ordered since its launch in June 2015 to over 60 boats!! An Adventure… Read more »

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CRABBER 24 MK V NEW FOR 2017

CORNISH CRABBER 24 HISTORY The Mk1 Cornish Crabber 24 was probably the most iconic of the Crabber range from the early 80’s. Built from plywood and eventually converted to full GRP construction she offered a great family cruising experience with a simple interior layout and good sized cockpit. In the early 90’s the Crabber 24… Read more »

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SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW

Cornish Crabbers will again be a highly visible presenceat Southampton Boat Show. With a good range of boats on the water, it offers great opportunity to see them looking their best. Our flagship Pilot Cutter 30 is always a WOW and this year you will be able to try one out for size. If that… Read more »

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KAY RETIRES AFTER 16 YEARS

After spending nearly 16 years working at the forefront of Cornish Crabbers, Kay Nichols has taken retirement. Many customers will have met her either at a boat show or the Rock office. Kay has been the hub of the business, providing the vital link between customer and production. On her final day we all enjoyed… Read more »

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REFITS, REPAIRS & RECONDITIONED BOATS

Before tucking your boat away for the winter, is there any work that needs taking care of? If so we offer refits & repairs at competitive prices. Give us a call or drop us an email to discuss your requirements.    

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ALL NEW —– Cornish Crabber 32 —– ALL NEW

Following the successful development of the new Shrimper 21 we have turned our attention to the other end of our range with the development of a new 32’ Category A shallow draft cruising yacht. The Cornish Crabber 32 is the first Cornish Crabber to offer family cruising in two separate cabins opening the brand to… Read more »

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Cornishblue sailing is moving home

Cornishblue sailing is moving to Mylor Yacht Harbour, where our customers can enjoy easier access to the beautiful Carrick Roads. There is free parking and you can enjoy all the facilities of the marina. We are also adding a new shrimper 21 to our fleet. Having worked hard for five years our 26 is back… Read more »

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All new Cornish Crabber Chandlery

We have expanded our shop to include many more products for you to purchase for you and your boat. Both online and at the Rock location you will find a great selection of branded clothing, rigging and many chandlery items. So whether you are shopping on the internet or passing the factory, why not place… Read more »

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Clam 21

Following on from the success of the motor boat version of the Shrimper 19 we are now extending the range and starting the production of the Clam 21. The additional interior volume will make this little motor boat a true ‘couples weekender’. Due to the extra space gained from having no centerplate, we are able… Read more »

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Cornish Crabber Club

It’s been a good year and the planning has started for 2016. Click to Read the Commodores Message. Click here to view plans for the Solent Rally 2016  

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Admiral Insurance

Cornish Crabbers continue their relationship with Admiral Insurance. Click on the Admiral icon below to get a quote    

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London Boat Show 2016

The London Boat Show takes place this January from the 8th – 17th and we’ll be there on stand B045 exhibiting a Shrimper 21 where there’ll be an outboard version on the dock for you to come aboard, as well as a Limpet dinghy. On the Mediterranean Bay feature there will be a Shrimper 21… Read more »

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Refits, Spares & Repairs

Cornish Crabbers now have dedicated staff and factory space to accommodate projects from an area of our business that has grown significantly over the years. The factory schedule is tailored to facilitate refits and repairs from late August through to January. If you’re considering sprucing up your boat next year, why not get the ball… Read more »

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Order early – Freeman Sails

Sails – Freeman Sails Our second full season with Freeman Sails is already promising to be a positive one with high demand for new boat sails and replacement sails bought through our online shop. Order now and have your sails guaranteed to be ready for early March 2016. Simon Freeman is a true Padstownian who… Read more »

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Demonstrator Deals

Our outpost in Hamble Point Marina has been a great benefit to the business. It’s provided a middle ground office and mooring facility at one of the premier marinas of the south coast. We have a range of boats on the pontoon that are owned by customers who allow us to use their boats for… Read more »

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Good news from Germany

The export market is looking up with three boats heading for Germany in 2016. We’ve had great success with our German agent Frank Dierkes of English Cutter Yachts with two firm orders of Shrimper 21s and a Shrimper 19 ordered, despite the challenging exchange rate.     

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Bernard Cornwell interview

When & where did you learn to sail? In the Thames Estuary. A friend of my father’s ran a shrimper, the Girl Heather, which did most of its work under sail (it was the 50’s and I’m guessing money was tight). She was a gaff-rigged cutter (sound familiar?) so from a very early age I… Read more »

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Shrimper 21 sailing

NEW SHRIMPER 21

The highly anticipated new addition to the Cornish Crabber range is now on the water. Her official launch is scheduled to take place at the Hamble Point Boat Show on 16th May at 1200hrs. The Shrimper 21 is our first new boat since 2010 when the resoundingly successful Crabber 26 was launched. Whilst the Shrimper… Read more »

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Pilot Cutter 30 launch in Hamble

Pilot Cutter 30 build & launch

Though taking an order for a Pilot Cutter 30 in September 2014 was a huge deal for Cornish Crabbers, remembering how to build one wasn’t. The fact that we hadn’t built one for 8 years could have been an issue but after dusting off the mould the whole factory threw themselves into the project. As… Read more »

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Aeroluff self furling jib spar

SAIL & SPAR NEWS

Cornish Crabbers have two new trading partners dedicated to improving our service to owners new & old… Freeman Sails from Padstow have worked with our in house development team to produce optimised sail packages for both our new boats and replacement sail requirements. Simon Freeman is a true Padstownian who has travelled the globe to… Read more »

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Crabber 26 sailing with full sails

ADMIRAL YACHT INSURANCE

Cornish Crabbers are in no way qualified as Insurance Brokers but we are able to pass on our experience of great service and support when we get it. Admiral Yacht Insurance has put together a tailored Insurance scheme for Cornish Crabber & Cornish Shrimper owners. We have discussed and advised of the typical needs that… Read more »

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Mystery 35 Enigma

MYSTERY 35 NEW ORDERS & SERIES WINNERS

New Mystery 35 order…. The space in the factory vacated by the newly finished Pilot Cutter is now filled by a new Mystery 35. Ordered in March and due to be finished by early summer the new yacht will be moored in Lymington on the south coast. Great for Solent sailing, Channel crossing and within… Read more »

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REFITS & REPAIRS

A Refit & Repair page has recently been added to our website offering many services to Shrimper, Crabber, Adventure, Clam & Mystery owners. All of the work is carried out at our factory in Rock by the craftsmen that build our boats. Why not take advantage of our knowledge and experience to take care of… Read more »

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George Osborne visiting Cornish Crabbers May 2015

Visit from the Chancellor of the Exchequer

Early this week the Cornish Crabber factory was visited by George Osborne and the local Conservative candidate Scott Mann. On the day the Conservative Party spoke about new small business initiatives the Chancellor visited several companies in the area. During his visit, which lasted about  an hour, he spent time in the Glass Shop where… Read more »

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Hot ‘Used Boats’ update

Buying a used Cornish Crabber is a popular choice and one that can raise unanswered questions regarding the history and condition of the boats in question. Where better to buy a used Cornish Crabber product then from the company that build her in the first place. Many of our used Crabbers have been returned to the… Read more »

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London Boat Show January 2015

The 2015 London Boat Show will run from Friday 9th January – Sunday 18th and Cornish Crabbers will be delighted to see you all on our usual spot next to the Black & White bar. We will have on display a Shrimper 19 & Shrimper 17 plus we would love to get your thoughts on… Read more »

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