The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 20,000+ boats we have listed in the last 15 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Drascombe Drifter

Seriously capable coastal yawl
£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  262165
  • Length  ·  6.40m
  • Year  ·  1977
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Shallow Long with Bilge keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  2
  • Engine  ·  1 x gasoline 4hp, Mercury 4 stroke (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Neyland
Boatshed Wales
Boatshed Wales
Mike de Graaf
The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 20,000+ boats we have listed in the last 15 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Designer John Watkinson
Builder Honner Marine
Lying Neyland
Fuel capacity 15.0 ltr (3.3 USG) Total - 1 Tanks

Mechanical

Engine 1 x gasoline 4hp
Engine make and model Mercury 4 stroke (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Outboard
Prop(s) 3 Blade Ali
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots

Engine fully serviced May 2019

Dimensions

Length 6.40m
LWL 5.50m
Beam 2.22m
Draft Min 0.60m
Draft Max 0.60m
Displacement 907kg (1,999.9lbs)
Headroom 1.37m
Storage On marina

Rig

Yawl rigged Wood spars (1977) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)

Sails

Reefing mainsail Ratseys - Slab (2016) 1 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Mizzen (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 1 batteries charged by: engine

Construction

Construction GRP
Underwater profile Shallow Long with Bilge keel
Finish Paint finish

Accommodation

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

1 burner spirit Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Sink
Manual water system

1 burner spirit Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Sprayhood
Cockpit cover
Rode
Fenders

1 sheet winches
2 anchors
(CQR & Danforth)
3.00m of chain
30.00m of rode
New gear: Ratsey sprayhood and sea toilet

Nav Equipment

Compass

Safety Equipment

Swim ladder

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

One of my all time favourites from the Drascombe range, I first encountered the Drascombe Drifter whilst serving in the Falkland Islands following the unhappy events of 1982. In 1987 I arrived down South , a type of normality had been established (Normal for Falklands) ; Mare Harbour had been constructed for the use of the Royal Navy (although it was run by the Army) so naturally, as an RAF Officer, I was put in charge of the two recreational sailing boats based therein! As I said, normal for BFFI! The boats, though sadly weather beaten and neglected afforded me and my crew, plus others on the Squadron, a type of sanity through the four windy months of a Southern summer detachment. Windy to the extent that it never blew less than Force 5-6 and we rarely hoisted the sun bleached and patched mains'ls but scooted around in the way of frigates and RFA tankers under mizzen and jib only!
Needless to say when the time came I found one for myself in the UK and can honestly say that I had more fun with her than any other boat that I've owned. I kept her longer than any other too. I don't have time for another boat right now so I've asked Mike to keep telling me NO, you can't have her! .....I'm tempted though.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Drascombe Drifter has been personally photographed and viewed by Mike / Alan of Boatshed Wales. 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.

Comments 1

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What is the current offer?

Graeme Montgomery2019-06-02 12:40:24
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