Drascombe Lugger & Trailer

£1,500 ono
SW Scotland
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Drascombe Lugger & Trailer
Drascombe Lugger & Trailer
Drascombe Lugger & Trailer
Drascombe Lugger & Trailer
Drascombe Lugger & Trailer
Drascombe Lugger & Trailer
Drascombe Lugger & Trailer
Drascombe Lugger & Trailer
Drascombe Lugger & Trailer
Drascombe Lugger & Trailer
Drascombe Lugger & Trailer

General Specification

Designer :
John L. Watkinson (1965)
Builder :
Honner Marine Ltd.
5.72m  (18ft 9in)
4.57m (15ft 0in)
Beam :
1.91m  (6ft 3in)
Draft min:
0.25m (0ft 10in)
Draft max:
1.22m (4ft 0in)
Keel :


  • GRP construction
  • Early example, possibly built in 1970’s
  • Metal centre plate lifting keel
  • Metal rudder
  • Wood tiller
  • Outboard well
  • Wood cockpit sole/floors (new)
  • Full buoyancy forward, aft and in sides (no lockers, but ample space in cockpit for day sailing with dry bags)
  • Repainted inside and outside 2022
  • Antifouled 2022
  • Sailing weight : approximately 360kg (795lb)
  • Towing weight : approximately 615kg (1,355lb)

Mechanical & Electrical

  • No outboard motor included in sale

Rigging & Sails

  • Yawl rig
  • Wooden masts and spars
  • Tan lug mainsail
  • Tan jib
  • Tan mizzen sail
  • Rigging and sails all in good condition


  • Snipe break back trailer with centre rollers and side (carpeted) bunks, new winch and trailer hitch, and jockey wheel (new bearings, hubs, wheels and tyres 2021)
  • Bilge pump (new)
  • Anchor with chain and rope
  • Oars and rowlocks
  • Various fenders


The Drascombe Lugger remains a very popular open day sailer/cruising/adventure boat and was the first Drascombe built (with over 2000 built between the late 1960s and 2000, and since superseded and built as the Devon Lugger). Larger than the Drascombe Dabber, and smaller than the Gig and Longboat, this traditionally styled ‘Swallows and Amazons’ day sailer can accommodate up to 6 people and is ideal for for sea, lochs or lakes. One Lugger famously even sailed from England to Australia in 1969-1970 – quite possibly the longest journey ever undertaken in a small open sailing boat at that time!

This early GRP Drascombe Lugger is being sold complete with a good Snipe break back trailer. She does require some GRP repairs to fix a leak (thought to mostly be around the bottom of her centre plate case), and hence the low asking price. She would therefore ideally suit a buyer who has the required DIY skills to make the repair themselves.”

Please note: The trailer shown in photos 1-3 is not the trailer that is being sold with the boat. The trailer included in the sale is shown in the final photo (with yellow flare bottle attached).

DELIVERY: Lying Dumfries and Galloway, south west Scotland. The vendor is willing to deliver the vessel within the UK for the cost of fuel and any other expenses incurred.

PLEASE NOTE: The vendor is selling in the course of business, but is not registered for VAT.


Topsail Marine Yacht Brokers is acting as brokers (or in the case of classified adverts, advertising medium) only and unless stated otherwise the vendor is not selling in the course of business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of particulars is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only. Prospective purchasers are strongly advised to check all particulars and where appropriate employ an independent qualified agent to carry out a survey and/or sea/river trial. Vessels are offered subject to prior sale, amendment or withdrawal without notice.

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