Jan Guthrie Yacht Brokerage
3248 Elwood Drive    ........... Racine, WI 53406
262-554-1370 ................ fax 262-554-1371
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1998 Cornish Crabber 24

Cornish Crabber 24 waiting patiently at the dock     

Beautiful classic boat that turns heads in any harbor. Well built in England to the highest standards. This gaffClick here for larger view of hand cast figureheadrigged beauty is currently owned by a sculptor, who has hand crafted a custom bronzefigurehead and carved a mermaid into the tiller. Full keel design with classic fiberglass hull. Incredibly well equipped with topsail, asymmetrical spinnaker and storm sails. Beautiful blue hull, with traditional gaff rigged. Standing headroom below surprises all ...


Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:


Builder: Cornish Crabbers Designer: Roger Dongray


LOA: 24' Beam: 8' 6" Displacement: 6500
Draft: 3' 6" Ballast: 3300


Engine(s): Yanmar Engine(s) HP: 18 Engine Model: 2GM20


Fuel: 12 Water: 22 Holding: 20

This is a rare chance to own a true classic Cornish Crabber 24 Gaff Rigged CutterCornich Crabber 24 salon. A boat that will turn every head in the harbor with her traditional beauty and striking lines. Hand laid GRP hulls and a finely finished interior with amazing space both below and on deck. She carries 397 sq. ft. of sail with an almost 45% ballast ratio, for both fast and very stable performance. The amazingly spacious cabin features standing headroom, a full galley, nav station and enclosed head. It is very bright and well lit, a very comfortable space.

This layout features a wrap around salon settee that can be converted in a huge sleeping area. The table can be moved up and down on the compression post to convert to a sleeper, seat your family for dinner or open up the salon for entertaining .... The small berthing area forward can be expanded to add an additional berth.

The interior is finely finished beautiful hardwoods giving her a warm traditional feeling which is nicely complemented by the dusky blue upholstery. The cabin is surrounded by nicely designed storage with custom racks for dishes and cups. More storage forward and additional storage under the settees and berths. The galley features a 2 burner Plastimo 2000 propane stove to port with broiler. 22 gallons of water, cold manual waterin the galley and the head, icebox and S.S. sink. Icebox built in below nav station. The nav area to starboard extends the galley. The sink which is built into the nav station surface, has the optional cover for ease of conversion. Cornich Crabber 24 quarterberth

There is a very nice enclosed head to port with Jabsco Marine manual head with a 20 gallon holding tank. This is installed under the cockpit sole with a pump out on the stern deck.

To starboard is the nav station. A generous working surface with storage and easy access to the electrical panel and nav gear. There are screens for the main and forward hatches.
Sails & Rigging
The gaff rigged, deck stepped sail plan has 397 sq. ft.of sail area giving her an easily manageable sail plan in any weather, with the ability to have great performance in the lightest of winds. She has Schaeffer Free Flying roller furling on both the staysail and the jib, running backstays for headsail tensioning, single line reefing from the cockpit for both thefirst and second mainsail reefs. She also has a main, jib, staysail, topsail,galleyasymmetrical spinnaker, storm jib and storm trysail.

Mast is stepped on the deck in a substantial, stainless steel tabernacle. This is supported Stainless Steel compression post. The mast, boom, gaff and jackyards and bowsprit are douglas fir. Mast is hollow from the hounds down to reduce weight. A wiring chase accommodates VHF and nav light cables. The mast can be quickly and easily lowered and raised by a couple. All spars and the bow sprit are spruce finished in Sikkens Cetol as is the teak deck trim and rubrails.

Peak and throat halyards are led aft to the cockpit through rope clutches for ease of handling. Mainsail is built with 3 reefs. The main, jib, staysail and topsail are all in cream dacron by Rockall Sails, supplied by the builder Cornich Crabbers. The Asymmetric spinnaker is an Easy Passages flasher with a "sock" by UK Sailmakers in NY (built in 2004). The storm trysail is by Thurston, and customized just for this vessel. The Storm Sail is 2001 by Bowers Sails. Whisker pole.
Uniden depth sounder with oil immersed transducer. This installation required no thru hull. West MarineCornish Crabber  DocksideAurora Plus VHF radio 1998, Tiller Stay tiller control system, Suunto compass with trim gauge, Garmin GPS 128 at the nav station, Autohelm AH800 with tiller steering mounts.

Electrical and Mechanical
Yanmar 2GM20 18hp diesel engine in like new condition. Professionally maintained by Apostle Island Marina staff. This was an optional upgrade to the standard engine, with twice the HP of the stock engine. Alpha alternator regulator, 12 gallon Stainless Steel fuel tank, remote stuffing box greaser. 2 West Marine marine batteries for lots of power options and reserve, 3 blade bronze 14x8 prop, Bronze compression stuffing box with remote lube system. All through hulls are bronze. Whale manual bilge pump.
Masthead VHF antenna,

Deck & Hull
Full keel with cut away forefoot. Hull is solid laminate with isophthalic gelcoat. Keel hung rudder, with 3 blade bronze prop protected in an aperture. Interprotect epoxy applied when boat was originally commissioned. Deck in balsa cored with marine ply in high stress areas, like under the mast tabernacle. Hull to deck joint is both bonded and mechanically fastened.

The bowsprit is easily retractable for docking or storage. This unique feature allows greater maneuverability, smaller docks where desired, and less expensive storage. Suunto compass, Lifesling MOB system. Delta FastSet anchor with 200' of chain and nylon rode, Danforth as a second anchor with 200' of chain and rode. Self draining cockpit, midship cleats and stern cleats for mooring. Very good condition.

Bi-color nav light on mast, all around white anchor light at masthead and white stern light.

3 step Stainless Steel telescoping boarding ladder folds flush on rear deck. Nylon web jacklines for safety for both port and starboard side decks.

Force 10 Stainless Steel BBQ.

Sturdy custom made stainless steel and mahogany boom gallows built in 2005, Safety Equipment, all manuals. Boat stored heavily covered for the winter, on heavy duty custom made cradle. Very meticulous owner.

Chesapeake Lite Craft Eastport Pram with the same lapstrake dark blue hull to match the boat. New in 2006

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

These owners are ready to move....    Email for more pictures ...... inside and out !!   Be the envy of everyone in your harbor ............

Located in Bayfield, WI.....