Crabber 24 MKV

SAIL AWAY FOR £119,950


A spacious cockpit and relatively low coach roof line makes the Crabber 24 is a real looker! Real seating whilst sailing for six people is a rarity and the Crabber 24 achieves it with style and function. A careful mix of finishes including hardwood trims gives her the feel of a top end cruising yacht.


With a design brief including a well appointed cockpit space the interior of a 24 footer needs to be well thought out. Engine location and lifting keel design will define the space available and we think we have cracked it. A U – shaped seating arrangement in the saloon gives great space for four adults to sit and enjoy supper or breakfast. A flip up forward seat back creates extra space for single saloon berths and a generous double v berth. The open plan arrangement leaves space for a separate heads compartment and a neat galley.


Long keel sea keeping qualities with fine keel manoeuvrability. A 2200kg displacement will provide stability whilst encouraging easy tacking and close quarter confidence not associated with Classic long keeled yachts. Above the waterline she is a stylish head turner, but below the water she is a lesson in modern design from the drawing board of Andrew Wolstenholme.


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 Mk 3 changed tack dramatically with a move to a deeper fixed draft and long keel characteristics. Whilst the various versions of this type were lovely yachts in their own rights we feel that the original lift keel / shallow draft Crabber ethos has been lost at this size in the range. This new boat will bring the Crabber 24 up to date whilst retaining the traditional charm of the original.


Length over deck 7.32m 24’.0”
Length overall (inc rubber & bowsprit) 8.60m 28’3”
Waterline length 6.66 21’10”
Max beam 2.66m 8’9”
Draught (plate up) 0.725m 2’4”
Draught (plate down) 1.40m 4’7”
Displacement DWL 2250kg 4950 lbs
Sail area 32.62 m² 351ft²
RCD Category B




Hand laid GRP hull, deck and interior mouldings.

The hull and deck joint is by way of a ‘biscuit tin’ joint with GRP bonding .

Twin external hard wood rubbing bands.

The rudder is constructed from laminated Plywood with a stainless steel lifting drop plate, stainless steel hangings and tiller hood. Wooden tiller.

Ballast is encapsulated iron around a galvanised lifting centre plate controlled from the cockpit.

Yanmar 2YM15 inboard diesel engine with 43ltr  tank and associated engineering and stern gear.

Fixed 3 blade propeller.

Dedicated engine starting battery and house battery with isolation switch, electric switch panel.

Fuel & Water gauges. (Water tank 100 Ltr)

Hot water calorifier feeding galley and heads with shower outlet.

Manual and electric automatic bilge pumps & fire extinguisher.

Painted interior finish and hard wood trim.

Internal cushions with optional colours.

Galley complete with double burner and grill, electric water pump and stainless steel sink .

On Deck.
Stainless steel deck fittings with tabernacle and pivoting bowsprit.

Opening ports into cabin space.

Sliding GRP hatch garage with perspex wash boards.

Top quality deck gear with adjustable sail trimming cars and tracks and associated jammers.

Opening forward  hatch.

Stainless steel pushpit and stanchions with folding boarding ladder.

Covered anchor / chain  locker. Optional anchor windlass

The main mast is in carbon fibre 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 316 stainless steel.

Sails are available in dark tan or cream and include mainsail, jib & staysail with both headsails on rolling wire luffs.

Mainsail Cover.


Test Reports

W130 Crab 24K