Small craft

Cabin Cruiser

(REF: 18433)


  • Designer: Unknown
  • Builder: Unknown
  • Year: Approx 1930
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 20'
  • Beam: 7'
  • Draft: 3'

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Wooden ships comments on this Cabin cruiser

A pretty little cabin cruiser, unknown builder but probably built around 1930.  Large open cock-pit, sheltered helm position and a cabin under the raised fore deck with 2 berths and a sea toilet making her suitable for day sailing, sports fishing or even a week-end away.

She has sweet lines which should make her a sea-kindly, dry little boat, good size for her measurements and a handy little vessel.

After several years of enormous pleasure on the Fowey River this boat yard owner laid her up under cover in his own yard. After several years ashore he has now decided he is not going to use her, she is taking up space so best she goes to a new owner who can enjoy her as he has, hence the sensible price.

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Traditional long keel, straight slightly raked stem and transom stern.

Carvel 1” thick pine planking on steam bent oak frames traditionally fastened with nails and roves.

Timber floors.

External lead ballast keel, weight approx 280 kg.  Stainless steel keel bolts, new 2003.



Probably built without a wheel shelter or perhaps just a windscreen, she was fitted with a practical wheel shelter in 2003.

6 opening portholes.

Wheel steering to stainless steel cables.  Rudder new in 2003.


In 2003 the paint was stripped to bare wood inside and out and repainted.



Small mast stepped in a tabernacle on the aft deck with a steadying sail.  SS standing rigging with cord lashings to bronze chain plates.  Mast, boom, SS tabernacle and sail all new 2003.




Yamaha 3GM 30hp 3 cylinder diesel bought has a second hand unit from a known source and installed  in 2003 on new iroko engine beds.

Centreline 3 blade propeller.   Cruising speed 6/8 knots.

The stern tube area down to the skeg has been plated for extra strength with the bigger engine, as advised by a local surveyor.

Manual bilge pump



Fuel:  15 litres in a plastic tank under the aft deck.


Batteries:   2 x 12v batteries in a locker against the cabin bulkhead.


New in 2003:  Engine box, larger stern tube fitted, new shaft and propeller, new fuel tank.







Berths 2


2 berths in forward cabin with fitted bunk cushions.  5’ headroom.

Blake sea toilet in the fore peak compartment – cosy but it works.


New floorboards throughout in 2003 in ply.




Life ring on the wheelhouse roof.

1 Fire extinguisher

13lb CQR anchor/ larger available.

10ft SS ½” chain

140’ ¾” warp

Cockpit cover

Wheelhouse cover

Covers for decklight  and forward hatch

Bronze plates for beaching legs let into planking and bronze butterfly bolts to fit, ready for beaching legs.  The boat yard owner can make these if required.

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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.