Welcome to Drascombe Boats. We take great pride in producing a comprehensive range of traditionally styled day and small cruising boats, built with modern materials, offering practical boat ownership at its very best. With 50 years of building examples of our boats with their wooden spars and tan sails, they can be found in many creeks, harbours and lakes around the country and world wide.



The Dabber is the smallest boat in the Drascombe range. At 4.72 m (15’ 6”) in length,it is small enough to fit in the family garage but is still big on performance.

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Where it all began - The Drascombe Lugger, originally designed by John Watkinson in 1965, the Lugger has become synonymous with the Drascombe name.

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For those who require more room, the greater length and beam of the Drascombe Longboat provides an even roomier day boat than the timeless Lugger… ideal for exploring the coast, or more energetic sailing

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Whether it is to explore new places, move your boat for maintenance or simply keep her on the drive way at home, the ability to trail your Drascombe with confidence is paramount.

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General Chandlery

Did you know that we're the one stop shop for all your Drascombe requirements, on the shelf we stock all of the fittings and fixings for your Drascombe boat, even for the models no longer in production. This is where we can help you more than any other company, as all Drascombe models have come through our workshop over the years.

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Rigging, Sails & Spars

Like all fittings on your Drascombe, we like to ensure that only the best is supplied by ourselves, stainless steel rigging is supplied for the shrouds, while sitka spruce spars are made in the UK. Our sail maker has been supplying us for many years, all to ensure that our customers only receive the best products available, at competitive prices.

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Drascombe Drifter 22 (Mk II)


This is the first Mk II Drifter 22 built, we have made some subtle changes to enhance the look and practicality of the boat. Built in 2021, featuring a blue hull with cream deck.

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Drascombe Dabber


Very good example of a 7 year old Drascombe Dabber. Hull No 019, Year 2014. White hull with a grey deck. Copper-coated, with white painted boot-top.

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Devon Dabber


Number 25, built in 2007. White hull, ivory decks with blue antifoul.

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Did you know we offer a refurbishment service?

Whilst we specialise in Drascombes, we are able to use our years of experience and skills to refurbish any classic trailer sailer and would be pleased to discuss your particular requirements and offer advice as necessary.

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Drifter 22 back in production

After a few year break, the Drifter 22 is back in production. An order has been secured and once completed she will be shipped to America in Spring 2021.

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