Mark Cameron Yachts

Cornish Crabbers Cornish Yawl


Lying ashore and ready for immediate viewing.


Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelCornish Crabbers Cornish Yawl
DesignerRoger Dongray
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusUnderoffer
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP
Keel TypeLifting keel


EngineYanmar 2GM20 (2006) 19hp 2 cylinder, naturally aspirated, directly cooled marine diesel engine. Kanzaki mechanical reversing marine gearbox. Single lever morse control
Fuel Capacity55l



The Cornish Yawl is built on the same hull and deck design which went on to underpin later Cornish Crabber 24 designs. With their traditional lines and rig the boats have proven to be popular as coastal cruisers and are greatly admired by passers-by in any anchorage marina. With the removable bowsprit enhancing the sail area considerably her performance in all weathers is admirable while the yawl rig provides greater flexibility in the sail plan when in heavy weather. With her retractable centreboard improving sailing performance over the later designs she is ideally suited to exploring anchorages too shallow for most yachts.

Offering accommodation for 5 below decks the Cornish Yawl is a proper little yacht with galley, heads compartment and chart table. With her current owners for the last 20 years + the Cornish Yawl MALLIE has been a reliable cruising yacht providing many hours and miles of safe reliable sailing. Now reluctantly for sale as her owners ‘swallow the anchor’ she is lying ashore for the winter and ready for immediate viewing. Her inventory highlights including:

Original gelcoat finish to hull and deck
Lifting centreboard
Yanmar 2GM20 marine diesel engine (2006 installation)
Yawl rig with traditional wooden spars
B&G Network navigation instruments
Garmin GPS
Kelvin Hughes VHF
New engine and domestic batteries for 2024 season
Gas cooker, 2-burner, grill and oven
Jabsco manual marine toilet
Bower anchor, kedge anchor and windlass
Galvanised yard trailer

MALLIE is available for immediate viewing by prior arrangement.


Hull Construction:
GRP traditional moulded single piece hull in a simulated planking style.
Full length traditional long keel.
Moulded internal structural lining forming base to furniture unit in accommodation
Hull portlights forward, port and starboard.
Hull finished externally in the original white gelcoat with black boot.
Below waterline surfaces finished in Red antifouling.

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
GRP traditional moulded deck with an incorporated cockpit with moulded bench seats and moulded toerail outboard.
Deck moulding finished externally in the original beige gelcoat.
Tread Master non-slip panel to finish coachroof top
Stanchion supported double tier guard wires running the length of the decks.
Port lights in elevated coachroof superstructure sides.
Solid teak grab rails on coachroof top.
Port and starboard cockpit lockers. With additional lined lazarette lockers aft.
Wooden cockpit grating.

Keel & Rudder:
Traditional full length GRP moulded keel
Encapsulated ballast
Retractable centreboard
Skeg hung rudder aft.


Engine & gearbox:
Yanmar 2GM20 (2006)
2 cylinder, naturally aspirated, directly cooled marine diesel engine.
Kanzaki mechanical reversing marine gearbox.
Single lever morse control

Maintenance & Performance:
Engine serviced autumn 2023
Engine professionally serviced annually since new
Cruising speed 5.5kts

Propulsion & Steering:
Conventional stainless steel shaft
Greaser type sterngland
Rope cutter
Fixed, 3 blade, bronze prop.
Tiller steering

Autohelm Tiller Pilot


Voltage systems:
12VDC onboard power system

Battery Banks:
Battery 1 – 12VDC Lead-acid type battery (2024)
Battery 2 - 12VDC Lead-acid type battery (2024)

Single engine driven 12VDC alternator


Fresh Water:
Manually pumped cold water only system
Manual facuet in galley

Bilge Pumps:
Manual bilge pump


Single diesel tank
Approximate capacity 55ltr
Spare can with funnel

Fresh Water:
Single fresh water tank.


On Deck:
Depth – B&G Network
Speed/Log – B&G Network
Magnetic Compass

Below Decks:
GPS – Garmin GPS152

Communications Equipment:
VHF – Kelvin Hughes Husun 70 with cockpit repeater


Cooker – 2 burner, grill and oven gas cooker. Gimbal mounted
Sink with manual faucet
Selection of cutlery and kitchenware

Jabsco manual marine toilet

Overhead lighting below decks
Parafin lamps in accommodation space


Summary of Accommodation:
5 berth layout
Two large singles, quarter berth and two child-size berths.
Separate heads compartment with manual marine toilet.

Accommodation Finish:
Internal GRP moulding forming base to furniture units
Joinery in teak veneered marine plywood with solid teak trims
Timber slats to line hull sides
Oatmeal-coloured fabric upholstery

Description of Accommodation from Forward:
A cosy and traditional interior the Crabber 24 squeezes a lot into the limited space available. The settees running down either side of the accommodation space provide two good-sized single berths with an additional raised berth forward providing a further two small berths, ideal for children. The centreboard box centrally forms the centre part of the saloon table with drop leaves to port and starboard.

To port aft the cooker is located immediately forward of a compact separate heads compartment is appointed with sea toilet. The nav station and chart table is opposite the galley to starboard. The chart table doubles as a worktop space. Located under the forward inboard section of the chart table is the galley sink. Outboard of the chart table are some storage lockers with the quarter berth running aft. The ships switch panel and battery switches are located at the top of the companionway steps which lift out to provide access to the engine.


Yawl rig with gaff type mainsail
Timber mast and spars
Removable timber bow sprit
Roller furling jib
Gaff rigged, slab reefing mainsail
Block and tackle type kicker

Primary Winches - 2x Barient 10e, single speed.
Cockpit Halyard / Reefing Winches - 2x Gibb, single speed.
Winch handle x2

Mainsail – Tan dacron. Gaff rigged, slab reefing.
Jib – Tan Dacron. Roller furling
Mizzen – Tan Dacron

Canvas Work:
Boom Tent
Spray Dodgers
Winter Tarpulin cover – not fitted

Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – CQR anchor on chain rode
Kedge Anchor – CQR anchor with chain/warp rode
Anchor Angel weight
Tripping line buoy
Anchor Windlass – Simpson Lawrence type, low profile, manual
Mooring Warps – Selection
Fenders – Selection
Boat hook

Rope clutches on coachroof for lines lead aft to cockpit
Stainless steel boarding ladder
Deck brush


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:
Masthead Tri-colour
Mizzen top anchor light

Life saving:
Horseshoe lifebuoy
Flotation cushion
MOB rescue ladder
Throwing line
Radar Reflector
Deck Harness x2
Set of wooden bungs

Galvanised yard trailer
Single axle

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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