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 den frühen 90er Jahren die Crabber 24 Mk 3 geändert tack dramatisch mit einem Wechsel zu einem tieferen festen Entwurf und Langkiel Eigenschaften. Während die verschiedenen Versionen dieses Typs waren sehr schön Yachten in ihren eigenen Rechten fühlen wir, dass die ursprüngliche Hubkiel / shallow draft Crabber Ethos hat in dieser Größe im Bereich verloren gegangen ist.


The compromise between looks and headroom have been the biggest struggle for the 20 to 30 foot market. With a spacious cockpit and relatively low coach roof line we think the Crabber 24 is a real looker! But what about headroom?

When sailing the headroom is not so important but when safely moored up it is nice to stand comfortably in the saloon, galley and heads. On the new Crabber 24 MkV we have designed a coach roof inspired by the Camper vans we see all over Cornwall. A ‘Pop Top’ saloon companionway has been incorporated to increase the headroom by 14 inches when not at sea. What a great solution with a magical application that just works like it should.

Unter Deck

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. An option to swap a cockpit locker for an aft quarter berth is also available for those looking for 5 berths.


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.

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