Motor yachts

Edgar Cove Cabin Cruiser

(REF: 26679)


  • Designer: Edgar Cove
  • Builder: Edgar Cove
  • Year: 1972
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 20'
  • Beam: 8'
  • Draft: 2'

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Edgar Cove Cabin Cruiser

Classic cabin cruiser designed and built by Coves Boatyard in Salcombe for a local man in approximately 1972.

Designed for coastal and river exploration with a sheltered helm position and a small amount of accommodation forward with a couple of berths, heads and galley space.

More recently a canvas tent has been fitted that completely encloses the large aft cockpit making her a real all weather weekend boat.  Capable of coastal passages, her shallow draft also allows river and creek exploration.

Professionally maintained for her current long term owners, she underwent a major professional refit between 2000 and 20003 which included much refastening of the hull with some new steamed timbers, complete new varnished sheer strake, deck, wheelhouse and cockpit.  Since the refit she has been moored and used in Salcombe, wintered ashore in a barn every year and kept up to a very good standard.

Her Lister Petter engine was installed new in 2003 during the refit and has been professionally serviced and maintained ever since.

Length on Deck                 20’

Beam                                    8’

Draft                                      2’


Clinker planked in 3/8” mahogany all copper rivet fastened to steam bent oak timbers.

Raised topsides forward with the sheer strake varnished along the full length of the hull

Oak stem and keel with sawn oak floors across the centreline.

Some internal iron ballast. No external ballast keel.

Marine plywood decks on oak deck beams. Decks sheathed externally in glass cloth and finished with non-slip deck paint. Deck all new around 2003.

Foredeck has a stainless hand rail all round with a manual anchor windlass and a modern Lewmar forehatch.

Varnished mahogany wheelhouse with a sheathed plywood roof on varnished oak deck beams. Aluminium framed windows in the wheelhouse. Mahogany grab rails on the roof. Wheelhouse new in 2003.

Large aft cockpit with varnished mahogany coamings. Cockpit can be completely enclosed by a canvas tent with clear side windows that sets over a stainless frame.

Very comfortable cockpit with varnished mahogany thwarts that have large storage lockers beneath. Scrubbed teak sole boards and a varnished mahogany engine box midships.

Transom hung rudder with stainless steel hangings. Short mahogany tiller operated with stainless cables from the wheel steering.


Lister Petter Alpha 30 3cyl 30hp diesel installed new in 2003.

Fresh water cooled.

ZF marine gearbox with a stainless steel shaft to a fixed 3 blade bronze propeller. Gives 7 knots cruising speed.

Stainless steel fuel tank of approximately 100 litres under the aft deck. Water separator fuel filter.

2 x 12 volt 80ah batteries charged from the 55 amp engine alternator.

Auto electric bilge pump and a Munster Simms MkV manual bilge pump.


2 single berths under the foredeck with comfortable sitting headroom.

Headroom of 6’ in the wheelhouse and 4’ in the cabin.

The large aft cockpit is covered by a custom made cover over a stainless steel frame. The sides have clear windows that can be rolled up, plus the whole canvas tent can be removed in fine weather.

In the wheelhouse the helm is to port. To starboard is a small galley space with a varnished plywood galley work top.

Single stainless steel sink with manually pumped fresh water from a 10 litre plastic water tank under the sink. 2 burner gas hob with a gas bottle in a proper sealed and drained gas locker.

Starboard side door into the cabin under the foredeck where there are 2 berths with smart upholstery.

Blakes Lavac sea toilet on the centreline facing aft, hides away under the forward part of the berths.


Steering compass

Raymarine depth sounder


Fog horn

Auto electric bilge pump

Manual Munster Simms MkV bilge pump

Manual anchor windlass

CQR anchor and approximately 100’ of chain

Danforth kedge anchor with chain and warp

Warps and fenders

Varnished boarding ladder

Aft cockpit tent with frame

Ensign and staff

Blakes Lavac sea toilet

Bunk and berth cushions

2 burner gas hob

Portable 10 litre water tank

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These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.