Mark Cameron Yachts

Cornish Crabbers Crabber 24 Mk V


Very lightly used, in showroom condition



Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelCornish Crabbers Crabber 24 Mk V
DesignerAndrew Wolstenholme
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP
Keel TypeLifting keel


EngineYanmar 2YM15 marine diesel engine 14hp @ 3,600rpm 2 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled Mechanical reversing marine gearbox RCD 2 / EPA Tier 3 - 3c compliant Single lever morse control
Engine Hours77
Fuel Capacity43l


Drinking Water Capacity100l


The Cornish Crabber 24 was first introduced in 1975 and has proven to be a hugely successful design for the British builder with several revisions of the original basic design maintaining her appeal. In 2017 Andrew Wolstenholme was commissioned by the builders to undertake a full redesign of the Crabber 24, with the brief being to ‘progress the boat’s performance without turning it into an average white racing boat’. The Cornish Crabber 24 MkV was the result of this project. Blending modern technology with her carbon mast, timber gaff and boom with traditional styling the all new Crabber 24 MkV has rejuvenated this modern classic design while maintaining the traditional Cornish Crabbers family identity.

Built to her current owners specifications the Cornish Crabbers 24 MkV EQUINOX is a fully loaded example of the class boasting an extensive inventory which includes:

Gelcoat and wood work in as new condition
Copper-coated underwater hull
Yanmar 2YM15 marine diesel engine with under 80 hours of use
Featherstream 3 blade, feathering propellor
Spurs rope cutter
230VAC shore power
Galvanic Isolator
Mastervolt battery charger
Victorn Energy BMV-712 battery monitor
Raymarine Axiom 7 chart plotter
Raymarine ST2000+ tiller pilot
Raymarine i50 Tridata log/speed/depth display
Raymarine i50 wind instrument
Pressurised hot and cold water system with immersion heater
Aqua Marine 2 burner and grill galley cooker
Eberspacher heating system
Electric windlass
3D inflatable dinghy

Very lightly used and wintered ashore under her full boat cover the Cornish Crabbers 24 MkV EQUINOX offers buyers a rare chance to acquire an as new boat, ready for the 2024 season. Viewers will not be disappointed.

‘The Crabber 24 Mk V is certainly a very different boats to the Mk I version I sailed all those years ago, but really it should be judged on its own merits.
This is a comfortable shoal-draught yacht for a clientele who might be downshifting from a modern yacht with all the associated creature comforts and crucially are used to a bit of performance. In other words, they might like the idea of a gaff rig, but they don’t necessarily want to sail a relatively slow boat. The Crabber manages to combine these sometimes conflicting demands with the trademark Crabber character.’

Nic Compton ‘Talkin’ Bout A Revolution’ – Classic Boat, August 2018
Full copy of article available upon request


Hull Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded hull.
Simulation moulded planking effect
Monolythic 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
Forespar Marelon composite seacocks
Topsides finished in off-white gelcoat with ‘Mystery blue’ sheer plank
Underwater hull finished with Coppercoat antifouling from factory

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
Deck finished in off-white gelcoat with two-tone ‘parchment’ coloured, moulded non-slip panels

Keel & Rudder:
GRP mould long keel as part of hull form
Galvanised steel centre plate secured within GRP moulded casing
Centreplate lifted and lowered by block and tackle system lead to cockpit winch
Laminated marine plywood rudder
Transom mounted
Drop plate lower section to increase depth


Engine & gearbox:
Yanmar 2YM15 marine diesel engine
14hp @ 3,600rpm
2 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled
Mechanical reversing marine gearbox
RCD 2 / EPA Tier 3 - 3c compliant
Single lever morse control

Maintenance & Performance:
Engine serviced autumn 2023
Recorded engine hours (May 2024) – 77.2hrs
Cruising speed 5kts

Propulsion & Steering:
Stainless steel propshaft
Featherstream 3 blade, feathering propellor
Rope Cutter – Spurs type
Hardwood tiller
Tiller extension

Raymarine ST2000+ tiller pilot


Voltage systems:
12VDC onboard power system
230VAC shore power system

Shore Power System:
Extension lead to connect to shore supply
Galvanic Isolator
Single 16 amp connection point
Hardwired RCD protected system
Voltage indicator
2x 3 pin UK socket, battery charger, immersion heater

Battery Banks:
Battery Bank – 2x 12VDC, 80Ah, lead acid
Blue Sea Si-ACR charge control relay

Mastervolt smart charger
230VAC – 12VDC

Single engine driven alternator
12VDC – 125amps

Solar Panel:
Single deck mounted 9.5w panel

Battery Monitor:
Victron BMV-712 battery monitor

Other Electrical:
12VDC charging socket at switch panel
High load 12VDC auxiliary socket at companionway


Fresh Water:
Pressurised hot and cold water systems
Mixer tap in galley and heads
Hot water provided from calorifier heated by engine or immersion heater

Bilge Pumps:
Manual Bilge Pump
Electric Bilge Pump


Single diesel tank
Approximate capacity 43ltrs

Fresh Water:
Single fresh water tank
Approximate capacity 100ltrs

Holding Tank:
Single holding tank
Approximate capacity 43ltrs
Deck discharge or direct discharge overboard

Tank Monitoring:
Analogue gauge for fresh water tank
Analogue gauge for diesel tank


On Deck:
Depth/Log/Speed – Raymarine i50 Tridata display
Wind – Raymarine i50
Plotter – Raymarine Axiom 7
Magnetic Compass – Plastimo Contest, bulkhead mounted

Communications Equipment:
DSC VHF – Raymarine RAY53 with masthead antenna


Galley Cooker – Aqua Marine Neptune 4500, 2 burner and grill
Stainless steel sink
Mixer tap

Toilet – Albin Marine manual toilet
Stainless steel wash hand basin
Mixer tap, extending out for use as shower head if required
Shower sump below grating with electric pump to discharge overboard

Heating & Ventilation:
Eberspacher diesel fired blown air heating system
Thermostatic cabin controller
Single outlet in cabin

Hullside mounted lighting throughout interior
Overhead lighting in heads
All LED lighting


Accommodation Finish:
GRP internal mouldings finished in off-white gelcoat
Joinery work and trims of teak and teak veneered plywood finished with Sadolin varnish
Bulkheads and furniture unit finished in Soft White eggshell paint
Teak and holly laminate finish soleboards
Upholstery throughout in Linara Prussion Blue fabric
Blackout blinds for portlights

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Double V-berth forward, elevated above settee level, hinged back rest extending bunk length when in use
Storage locker beneath bunk with central hatch to access
U-shaped saloon settee wrapping around removable saloon table with hinged backrest folding up to extend bunk length below forward bunk
Saloon table mounted on full adjustable Laguna table mounting system, secondary table mounting in cockpit to allow use of table in cockpit also
Table forming infill between settee to create double bunk when required
Batteries located in locker beneath port settee, storage locker beneath
Switch panel outboard of port settee aft with storage shelf forward
Storage shelf outboard of starboard settee with built-in crockery storage area aft
Galley area to starboard with two burner gas cooker forward and inset sink aft
Storage locker space above worktop outboard
Heads compartment to port aft with manual marine toilet fitted aft, countertop outboard with inset wash hand basin


Deck stepped, gaff rigged cutter
Selden carbon mast, finished in white
Timber boom, gaff and bowsprit finished in Sikens Cetol varnish
Stainless steel standing rigging
Gaff rigged, slab reefing mainsail
End of boom mainsail with track located aft of cockpit
Block and tackle kicker
Selden mainsheet track and car system
Selden track and car systems for jib and staysail
6 spinlock rope clutches in cockpit for lines lead aft
Halyard tidies mounted on bulkhead to port and starboard sides of companioway

Primary Winches – 2x Antal W8 single speed winches
Secondary/Halyard Winches - 2x Antal W8 single speed winches

Mainsail – Tan dacron, gaff-rigged, slab reefing
Jib – Tan dacron, roller reefing
Staysail – Tan dacron, roller reefing

Canvas Work:
Mainsails Cover – Beige fabric
Sprayhood – Navy, on stainless steel folding frame
Winter Cover – Full boat PVC cover, fitted with mast lowered

Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – 7kg plough type anchor on 4m, 8mm chain and warp rode
Anchor Windlass – Quick electric windlass with foot switch controls mounted on foredeck
Mooring Warps – Selection
Fenders - Selection

Inflatable Dinghy – 3D 2.3m lightweight, round tail dinghy, can be stowed in port cockpit locker

Navigation Lights:
Masthead anchor light
Low-level running lights

Single bow roller to starboard side of bow sprit
Stainless steel, toerail mounted mooring cleats forward, midships and aft
Stainless steel deck-mounted stanchions supporting double tier stainless steel guardwires
Stainless steel pushpit rail wrapping around aft end, built-in folding swimming ladder to port side
Anchor locker accessible by lifting deck hatch to starboard side of bow sprit, anchor windlass mounted on deck, inboard of lifting locker lid
Deck hatch mounted on coachroof forward of mast step
Jib track and car mounted on inboard side of side decks
Staysail track and car mounted on coachroof top, outboard to port and starboard
Cockpit halyard winches and rope clutches mounted outboard of companionway to port and starboard
Primary and secondary winches mounted on cockpit coaming tops
Bench seating runs the length of cockpit to port and starboard and across the transom
Lockers beneath port and starboard seating
Laguna table mounting for using saloon table in cockpit
Gas locker beneath aft section of cockpit seating, centrally.

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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