Small craft

Drascombe Lugger

(REF: 27439)


  • Designer: John L. Watkinson
  • Builder: John Elliot
  • Year: 1969
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 18'8"
  • Beam: 6'3"
  • Draft: 1'

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Drascombe Lugger

Drascombe lugger built by John Elliot in 1969, one of the early wooden examples of the Drascombe Lugger.

Thorough refit in 2018 and hardly used since that time.  A complete boat with 2 covers, road trailer and Honda outboard engine.

Fantastic family boat in ready to go condition.


Length                  18’8”

Beam                    6’3

Draft                      1’/3’11” plate down


Glued marine plywood hull.

New brass keel band in 2022.

Hull refitted in 2018, including installation of watertight hatches fore and aft.

Marine plywood thwarts and decks.  Built in buoyancy tanks, 1 forward and 2 aft, with recent water tight hatches.

Varnished mahogany gunwhales and rubbing strakes

Galvanised centreplate raised and lowered on a tackle.  Plate new in 2018.


2 mast standing lug rig on varnished wooden spars.

Tan terylene sails including mizzen, main and headsail.

Roller furling headsail system.


Honda 4hp 4 stroke outboard engine, regular professional servicing.


Galvanised road trailer

Honda 4hp 4 stroke outboard engine

Mainsail, mizzen and headsail

Headsail furling system

Pair of 6’ oars, new in 2018


Buoyancy bags fore and aft

Cockpit cover, new in 2019

Overall ‘Drascombe’ boat cover, new in 2022

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