Shrimper 21 sailing

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 19 is a fantastic little boat appreciated by many enthusiasts worldwide, we spotted room for improvement…….

Roger Dongray designer of the Shrimper 19, was keen to lend his expert design skills to the project and in collaboration with David Thomas Yacht Ltd, the Shrimper 21 came into being. Maintaining the sleek, traditional lines that are synonymous with Cornish Crabbers she will fit seamlessly into the range. The Shrimper 21 offers that little bit extra without adding either too many pounds – pricewise or pounds – in weight, making her both obtainable and towable.

Using our experience and feedback from customers, the Shrimper 21 is easier to prepare for sailing with its optimised gaff rig. She also offers roomy accommodation with a forward ‘v’ berth, full length settee bunks and a double gas burner. The cockpit is much larger with the Yanmar 1GM inboard diesel engine situated under the flat cockpit sole.

The owners of the first Shrimper 21 Peter & Fran Trowill say –

“We have been sailing Shrimpers for fifteen years and anno domini suggests that we need a bit more space. We do trail our boat quite a bit and had considered a Crabber 22.

During the summer of 2014 Peter Thomas showed us the preliminary drawings for a new Roger Dongray design 21 footer. It was love at first sight and within a week we had placed our order for the first production Shrimper 21 ‘SEQUEL’

The extra space allows for a more comfortable and practical interior layout with ample room in the fore peek to accommodate two grandchildren when harbour cruising. The inboard engine lives beneath the flat cockpit floor adding to cockpit space. The more vertical stem will add to the waterline length and should provide a bit more speed.

The modest increase in weight means she will still be easy to trail and launch so we can continue to enjoy many Shrimper events including this year’s visit to Scotland. We look forward to the season.”

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