Mark Cameron Yachts

Cornish Crabber 26


Fantastically well presented example



Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelCornish Crabber 26
DesignerDavid Thomas
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP hull with centreplate
Keel TypeCentreboard


EngineYanmar 3YM20 marine diesel engine 19hp Two cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled Mechanical reversing marine gearbox Single lever morse control
Fuel Capacity60l


Drinking Water Capacity250l


Designed by David Thomas to create a new design in the Crabber range for those who started on Shrimpers and Crabber 22 to move up to. The Cornish Crabbers 26 with her full-sectioned hull and higher freeboard fulfils the design criteria with generously sized berths and standing headroom in the saloon. Below the waterline the design features some modern tweaks on the traditional hull sections with the trailing edge of the keel tapered to improve water flow over the foil section rudder improving response under power and sail. Combined with the improved profile of the bilge keels and a health ballast ratio the hull performs better than most would expect from a gaffer.
A very lightly used example of the Cornish Crabber 26 KINTAIL II was commissioned by a serial Crabber owner who only kept her for a couple of months. With just her 2nd owner she has benefitted from regular maintenance and is presented as a sail away boat in exceptional condition for her age. Her inventory highlights include:

Yanmar 3YM20 marine diesel engine

3 blade bronze prop
Raymarine ST2000+ tiller pilot
Raymarine ST60+ tri-Data
Raymarine ST60+ wind instrument
Garmin GPSMap 556 plotter
Electric Anchor Windlass
Manson Supreme anchor on chain rode.
Winchrite cordless powered winch handle
Plastimo Neptune 2500 two burner cooker, oven and grill.
Waeco 12VDC coolbox style fridge.
Pressurised hot and cold water system
Holding tank.

Wintering afloat the Cornish Crabber 26 KINTAIL II has just been freshly valeted and is available for immediate viewing by appointment.


Hull Construction:

Single piece GRP moulded hull.
Simulation moulded planking effect
Monolithic laminate, hand consolidated in mould
Integral moulded casing for centreplate, part of hull structure
Moulded internal structural liner forming base of furniture units and incorporating engine beds
Plywood bulkheads bonded to hull and deck
Original off-white gelcoat with blue gelcoat sheerband to finish topsides
Teak rubbing strake below sheerband.
Underwater hull finished with Copper Coat.
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Single piece moulded deck incorportating superstructure and self draining cockpit.
Hand consolidated, sandwich construction with balsa core
Hardwood backing pads fitted in way of high load fittings
GRP moulded toerail with freeing ports running the length of the deck edge
Moulded non-slip panels to finished, decks, coachroof and cockpit
Cockpit locker hatches moulded in GRP with balsa core
Cockpit drain tubes are of moulded GRP tubes, glassed to hull and deck
Centreplate & Rudder:
Galvanised steel centreplate secured withing GRP moulded casing
Centreplate lifted and lowered by wire lead aft to deck purchase system on coachroof leading to cockpit winch.
3 cast lead ballast ingots form saloon sole, bonded and glassed to hull
GRP rudder with foam core
Rudder hung on two stainless steel ‘pintle & guden hangings
Lower weight bearing rudder shoe secured to hull skeg


Engine & gearbox:

Yanmar 3YM20 marine diesel engine
Two cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled
Mechanical reversing marine gearbox
Single lever morse control
Maintenance & Performance:
Engine last serviced 2020, boat hardly used in 2021
Cruising speed under engine 5.5kts
Propulsion & Steering:
25mm stainless steel prop shaft
Flexible drive coupling
Dripless type, lip seal sterngland
3 blade bronze prop
Oak tiller
Transom hung rudder
Raymarine ST2000+ tiller pilot


Voltage systems:

12VDC onboard power system
Battery Banks:
Battery Bank 1 – 1x 12VDC lead acid (2021)
Battery Bank 2 – 1x 12VDC lead acid (2021)
Alternators fitted on both engines
12VDC alternators charging battery banks
Battery Monitor:
Merlin Smart guage battery monitor


Fresh Water:

Pressurised hot and cold water system
Mixer tap in galley
Mixer tap/shower fitting in heads
Hot water provided from engine heated calorifier
Bilge Pumps:
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump with manual and auto switching



Single diesel tank
Rotomoulded plastic tank
Inspection tank in hatch for cleaning
Approximate total capacity 60ltrs
Fresh Water:
Single fresh water tank.
Stainless steel tank
Approximate capacity 250ltr
Tank fitted with inspection hatch or cleaning
Holding Tank:
Single plastic holding tank.
Discharging overboard or via deck suction outlet


On Deck:

Depth/Speed/Log – Raymarine ST60+ Tri-Data
Wind – Raymarine ST60+
Plotter – Garmin GPSMap 556
Magnetic Compass
Communications Equipment:
DSC VHF – Garmin VHF100i



Galley Stove – Plastimo Neptune 2500 two burner, oven and grill, gimbal mounted.
Fridge – Waeco 12VDC coolbox style fridge, mounted in forepeak
Stainless steel sink
Mixer tap
Heads – Jabsco manual marine toilet
Stainless steel wash hand basin
Mixer tap/shower fitting
Teak grating with shower tray sump below
Eberspacher diesel fired blown air heating system
Outlet in saloon
Thermostatic cabin controller
Overhead lighting throughout the interior.
Bulkhead mounted reading lights in saloon
LED blubs throughout.


Summary of Accommodation:

Forepeak with twin berth.
Saloon with two settees converting to two single berths
Separate heads compartment
Accommodation Finish:
All cabin furniture joinery work finished in an off-white paint with varnished hardwood trims
Soleboards of plywood with a traditional teak and holly style veneer to finish
Hull sides lined with hardwood strip planking in a varnished finish
Headlinings of foam backed vinyl.
Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:

Two single berths forward with standing room between berths aft.
Infill section to create double berth
Coolbox mounted on shelf centrally aft and strapped in place
Water tank beneath bunk.
Bench settees port and starboard
Settee backrest hinge up to increase width when converted to two single berths.
Drop leaf saloon table centrally built around centreboard box
Shelves outboard of settee backs port and starboard
Ships switch panel outboard of starboard settee at aft end
Lockers beneath settee bases
L-shaped galley to starboard of companionway
Stainless steel sink forward inboard.
Top loading pantry locker below worktop outboard of sink forward.
Gimbal mounted cooker outboard aft
Locker space beneath and outboard of worktop
Separate heads compartment to port side of companionway
Forward facing manual marine toilet located inboard, aft.
Moulded counter top running along outboard side of compartment with inset wash hand basin mounted in countertop forward, fiddled shelf aft.



Deck stepped cutter rigged gaff.
Laminated Sitka Spruce mast and spars
Stainless steel mast head cap and spreader band
Stainless steel gooseneck fitting and stainless steel bands to secure kicker and mainsheet to boom
Stainless steel pivoting foot fitting on bowsprit with stainless steel end cap
Stainless steel gaff collar with ruber protection on bearing surface
Standing rigging of Dyform stainless steel wire with roll swaged terminal with stainless steel rigging screws
Harken furlers for jib and staysail
Running rigging in braid on braid rope
All lines lead aft to cockpit
Primary Winches – 2x Lewmar 8, single speed.
Cockpit Halyard Winches – 2x Lewmar 16, two-speed, self-tailing
Electric Winch Handle – Winchrite rechargeable wind handle with companionway mounting
Mainsail – Cream Dacron, 3 reefing points with tie in lacings. Luff and gaff lacings as required
Jib – Cream Dacron. Wire luff and tell tails
Staysail – Cream Dacron. Wire luff and tell tails
Canvas Work:
Mainsail cover
Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – Manson Supreme anchor on chain rode.
Electric Anchor Windlass – 12VDC windlass, mounted in chain locker with foot button deck switches.
Selection of mooring warps
Selection of fenders.
Single stainless steel bow roller with anchor self-stowing in roller.
Toerail mounted mooring cleats forward, midships and aft
Deck mounted alloy stanchions supporting double tier guardwires
Below deck level, self draining anchor locker with windlass mounted in lockers
Deck mounted stainless steel samson post located centrally on foredeck
Stainless steel mast tabernacle
Lines lead aft from mast on port and starboard sides of coachroof
Genoa track and cars mounted on toerail outboard of side decks
Staysail track and cars mounted on inboard edge of side decks
Hardwood grabrails running down coachroof port and starboard.
Moulded cockpit coamings.
Bench seating on port and starboard sides of cockpit
Cockpit lockers beneath port and starboard cockpit seats.
Gas locker beneath central section of seating aft.
Halyard locker beneath step at companionway.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, 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 owners specific needs.
Navigation Lights:
Steaming light
Low level running lights
Life saving:
Horseshoe lifebuoy with light

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their 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 for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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