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Drascombe Drifter

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Boat REF# 14720
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 6.55m (21'6")
Year 1981
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge keels
Berths 2
Engine 1 x petrol 6hp, Mercury longshaft (2003)
Lying West Wales


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Extra Details

Designer John Watkinson
Builder Honnor Marine, Totnes
Lying West Wales
Fuel capacity 12.0 ltr (2.6 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x petrol 6hp
Engine make and model Mercury longshaft (2003)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive outboard
Prop(s) 3 Blade Aliminium
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.2 ltr (0.3 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots
Engine spares tick


LOA 6.55m (21'6")
LWL 6.00m (19'8")
Beam 2.20m (7'3")
Draft Min 0.61m (2'0")
Draft Max 0.61m (2'0")
Displacement 1,000kg (2,205.0lbs)
Headroom 1.37m (4'6")


10% discount on rigging

Other rigged Collar Spars Wood spars (1981) with stainless steel standing rigging (2005)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Jeckells - Slab (2004)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Mizzen (unknown year)

Gunter Yawl rigged, with a new forestay and furling gear 2005. The two cap shrouds in good condition.


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge keels
Finish Paint finish

Long keel with bilge fins, she takes the ground level.


Total # of berths 2
No. of double berths 1
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads
Cooker tick
Sink tick

Origo alcohol stove and Portapotti heads.

1 burner Other cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick

Local Charts available.

Deck Gear

Sprayhood tick
Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Trailer tick

1 sheet winches
2 anchors
(Danforth & CQR type)
5.00m (16'5") of chain
50.00m (164'1") of warp
Avon dinghy (unknown year)
Four wheeled, galvanised, braked road trailer, never been immersed in salt water, recent professional service.

Safety Equipment

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

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Soft wood bungs. In date coastal flare pack.

Broker's Comments

The Drifter is the largest of the Drascombe range to benefit from a cabin. Beamier and heavier than the better known Coaster, she is more of a trailable boat than a trailer sailer, although some keen skippers do regularly trail theirs. The Drifter has a comfortable cabin for two, with two more berths available in the cockpit (tent not included). The huge cockpit makes her ideal for day sailing with friends and family and her exceptionally versatile yawl rig can handle anything up to a force 8 (in sheltered waters). With her long keel and bilge fins she takes the ground without complication and though not the closest winded of vessels a reliable and frugal four stroke motor punches to windward with the steadying mizzen reducing any tendency to roll. The Drifter is so easily handled that with a little attention to sail trim she will steer herself to windward and can even motor hands off by careful adjustment of the mizzen sheet. All in all, the perfect coastal weekender for singlehanding and family sailing. Her sheltered drying mooring may be purchased separately if required. Her trailer has just been serviced and will go any distance. The boat is now lying ashore.
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Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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