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1978 Cornish Crabbers 24

Levington, United Kingdom


This Cornish Crabber has had a new engine last year, new electronics this season, including new switch panel, wiring and navigation equipment (depth, wind, compass and VHF). The current owner has undertaken a programme of maintenance and upgrades as supported by a survey completed this summer. Enthusiasts will appreciate her sound condition and original fittings. She is a charming example of this classic gaff rigged design by a builder renowned for high quality construction.

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Basic Boat Info

Price: £10,995
Boat Name: Ondine II
Make: Cornish Crabbers
Model: 24
Year: 1978
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Lifting Keel


Length: 24 ft
Length Overall: 30 ft
Waterline Length: 24 ft
Beam: 8 ft
Max Draft: 4'4 ft
Min Draft: 2'4 ft
Displacement: 1,964 kg
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 1

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 1GM10
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 10hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2017
  • Engine Hours: 25
  • Engine Location: Center


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 25 L
Fuel Tank Material: Plastic
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity:

4 berths in 2 cabins with sitting headroom. Two berths forward with marine toilet under. Two settee berths in saloon with drop leaf table. Galley to starboard of keel box with 2 burner gas hob and grill. Galley bowl with hand pump water tank.

Mechanical Systems

Located under the cockpit sole is the Yanmar 1GM10, 10 hp, single cylinder engine (new 2017). Sea water cooled. Shaft driven to a fixed 3 blade propellor. Single lever control. 25 litre fuel capacity. Cutlass bearing changed 2017. Inboard shaft bearing changed 2017.

Electrical Systems

One 12v domestic battery. One 12v engine battery. Charging via alternator. 12v outlets in cabin.

Spars & Sails

Gaff topsail cutter rig. Spruce mast stepped in galvanised steel tabernacle. Glued pine boom and gaff. Solid pine bowsprit. All spars varnished. Stainless steel standing rigging. Terylene running rigging. Roller furling jib and staysail.

  • Mainsail - Fair
  • Staysail - Parker & Kay (2017) - Very good
  • Jib - Fair
  • Tow Staysail - Good
Deck Equipment
  • CQR anchor
  • Fisherman kedge anchor
  • Mainsail cover (new 2019)
  • Cockpit canopy/enclosure (new 2017)
  • Boom awning
  • Boarding ladder
  • Various fenders and warps
  • Wooden beach ladder
Navigation Equipment
  • Plastimo steering compass (2018)
  • NASA Target depth (2018)
  • NASA Target wind (2018)
  • Standard Horizon DSC VHF (2018)
  • Garmin 450s GPS
  • Autopilot
  • Deck and masthead level navigation lights
  • Clock and barometer
Safety Equipment
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire blankets
  • CO detector
  • Jackstays
  • Cockpit harness points
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy
  • Manual and electric bilge pumps
  • Radar reflector
  • Emergency tiller
  • Rescue sling
  • Four wheeled, braked, road trailer. Never submersed.

Built by Cornish Crabbers Ltd. in 1978. Dark green sprayed GRP hull with  varnished wooden rubbing strakes. GRP sheathed marine ply decks. Painted cockpit seats. Blue/grey painted non-slip decks. Encapsulated internal ballast in long keel with steel lifting centreplate. Tiller steering to keel hung rudder. Self draining cockpit. Length including bowsprit 29'3". Last surveyed in 2018


The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated, is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.

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