Sailing yachts

Drascombe Peterboat

(REF: 22431)


  • Designer: John Watkinson
  • Builder: John Kerr
  • Year: 1984
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 19'9"
  • Beam: 6'6"
  • Draft: 1'8"

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Drascombe Peterboat

Designed by John Watkinson as the Drascombe Peterboat.  Built by John Kerr in 1984.

Originally built as an open boat, she had a coachroof added to a design by Iain Oughtred, turning her into a weekend boat with enough dry space below decks to allow a V-shaped double berth and sitting headroom.

The cockpit is still large and spacious, perfect for family sailing.  The rig is easy to handle and quick to set up before sailing.  All spars stow within the length of the boat for easy handling.

She comes on an as new break back road trailer in ready to go condition.

The boat was given to Hunters Yard in Ludham in 2019 who performed a ‘back to wood’ refurbishment with complete new paint job top to bottom.  The boat has not been used since and is in lovely condition.  New upholstery, as new trailer and very good outboard engine make her a ready to go boat.

The boat is light enough that she can be towed behind a family car, launched with ease and has enough space for the family making her a cost effective, great fun and hassle free method of going sailing.

Length on deck                 19’9”

Beam                                    6’6”

Draft                                      20”




Clinker planked in epoxy glued plywood using Brunzeel Marine Plywood.

Widely spaced plywood frames glued to the inside of the hull.  These stretch from deck to deck across the centreline acting as floors as well as frames.

Marine plywood decks on mahogany deck beams.  Varnished externally.  Bronze cleats and fairleads.

Large cockpit with a full length thwart either side and painted plywood sole boards.

Galvanised centreplate raised and lowered with a geared wheel.

Iroko coachroof coamings with painted plywood coachroof deck.  Varnished mahogany handrails and varnished sliding companion hatch.

Tiller steering with a stern post hung rudder.




Lug yawl rig on deck stepped varnished spruce masts

Varnished spruce mizzen boom, yards and bowsprit.

Stainless steel standing rigging to external galvanised chain plates

Mainsail, mizzen and jib all in tan terylene and in good condition.

Loose footed mainsail for easy handling.

Wyckham Martin furling gear on the jib.

A simple rig with no need for winches, easily handled by one or two people and all spars can be stowed within the length of the boat for transport.




Tohatsu 5hp 4 stroke outboard engine, new in 2012.  Remote fuel tank.

Mounts on a bracket on port quarter.

Manual bilge pump in the cockpit




Simple interior with sitting headroom and a double berth forward.

Step down into the cabin, there is a built in cabinet each side offering storage, port side can be used as a galley surface if required.

Large V shaped double berth stretches forward with seating on the aft end of the berth.  As new cushions and upholstery.

This is a small interior space that should be considered weekend camping, but offers dry space with room to make some food and get some sleep.




Break back galvanised single axle braked road trailer, as new

Tohatsu 5hp outboard, low hours

All spars and rigging

Mainsail, mizzen and jib with Wyckham Martin gear

Rudder, tiller and centreplate

7kg anchor with chain and warp


Mooring warps

Cockpit cushions

Bunk cushions

Whale manual bilge pump

Fire Extinguisher







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.