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Breton Crabbing Lugger

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Boat REF# 225251
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 5.67m (18'7")
Year 1980
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Engine 1 x Diesel 16hp, Beta (2010)
Lying Plymouth


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Extra Details

Designer Marcel Heltergouarch
Builder Marcel Heltergouarch
Lying Plymouth
Fuel capacity 60.0 ltr (13.2 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 16/05/2010


Engine 1 x Diesel 16hp
Engine make and model Beta (2010)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 bladed fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

2010 - new Beta engine, less than 100 hours
2010 - new Iroko engine beds
2010 - new propeller & shaft
2016 August - engine serviced (engine serviced regularly)
2016 - new stern gland packing


LOA 5.67m (18'7")
Beam 2.26m (7'5")
Draft Max 0.84m (2'9")
Displacement 1,750kg (3,858.8lbs)
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Ketch rigged Marcell Wood spars (2001) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


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Mainsail - (1980)
Headsail Westaway - Hank on (2011)
Other sails Mizzen (Westaway Sails) (2011)

2010 - Forestay replaced
Original hardwood deadeyes & lanyards
Two masted lug rig with bumpkin & bowsprit
Twin shrouds & forestay on main mast
Single shrouds on mizzen mast
Main mast can be lowered single handed

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 1 batteries charged by: engine


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction Wood carvel
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

Originally registered in Dartmouth 398353 (expired but Blue Book still held)

Copy of 2010 'out of water condition survey for insurance purposes' available upon request

2010 - major refit completed
2010 - new marine ply deck sheathed in epoxy glass + non-slip paint
2014 - new solar ventilation fans installed
2014 - new taff rail
2014 - some areas of decayed planking replaced
2016 - new forehatch
Oak keel with oak floors
Comprehensive documented history & manuals
Boat lifted out annually for hull clean & anti-foul
Watertight bulkhead between the forward storage space & aft engine space

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
VHF DSC radio tick
Chart plotter tick
Navigation lights tick
Fish Finder tick
Echo sounder tick

Garmin 451S GPS Dual Chart Plotter / Fish Finder with transom mounted transducer

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Beaching legs tick
Instrument Covers tick

1 anchors
(CQR 10kgs)
5.00m (16'5") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of warp
Sail Bags
8mm anchor chain
12mm anchor warp


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Rod Holders 2 Rod Holders

2 x Bass poles

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick

4 bilge pumps (2 manual / 2 Electric)

Dry powder fire extinguisher
Horse shoe lifebuoy
Assorted in date flares

Broker's Comments

This lovely, traditional wooden sailing vessel was built in 1980 as a Breton sailing crabber by Monsieur Marcel Heltergouarch of Concarneau.

Designed for small scale potting, sea bass fishing or day sailing, she is robust and sound with typical Breton line. The open deck with carvel hull is constructed of 7/8th mahogany planking on substantial sawn oak frames.

During 2010, this vessel went through a major refurbishment programme which was carried out by a highly regarded local shipwright and overseen by the owner, a maritime professional himself.

A new modern Beta 16hp engine was fitted, which now has less than 100 hours. All wooden areas were made good, which included replacing some planking, building a new deck and fitting a new rudder. The bilge pumps were upgraded to modern standards as were the radio and navigation equipment.

The owner still uses her regularly and continues to maintain & improve her. This vessel is lifted out annually for hull clean / anti-foul and the engine was last serviced as late as August 2016. A survey & post refurbishment valuation report is available upon request.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Breton Crabbing Lugger has been personally photographed and viewed by Billy & Jo Hallam of Boatshed Plymouth. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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