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.

Dabber

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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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Lugger

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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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Longboat

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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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Covers, Tents & Sprayhoods

With a choice of cockpit cover to overall covers, we can talk you through the best option for your Drascombe. Our canvas man has been making our covers for around 40 years, and we have now moved forward with the Weathermax 80 as an option. Along with covers and overalls, we can supply tents to suit those who would like more of an adventure, along with cushions and in-fills to ensure you are comfortable when sleeping aboard.

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Wooden Parts

The wooden parts on all of our Drascombes are now made from Iroko, a hard wood which is incredibly versatile. We are proud that all of our woodwork is hand machined, and then hand crafted to get the correct fit, we pride ourselves on the finished products which come out of our workshop.

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Parrel Beads

The parrel bead is sometimes referred to as a parral bead or even a parallel bead, but they all describe a set of beads threaded onto a rope used to allow a sail or yard to be attached to a mast & slide up & down.

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Drascombe Drifter

£6,250

Here we have for sale a Drascombe Drifter (No. 081, Year 1979). Comes with a white painted hull, duck egg blue deck and has been anti-fouled.

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Drascombe Dabber

£6,500

Here we have a 2003 Drascombe Dabber (No. 002) with a white hull with blue painted topland, black antifoul and duck egg blue decks.

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Drascombe Dabber No 289 Year 1976

£3,750

​A lovely little Drascombe Dabber, no 289 built in 1976.

Turquoise hull with duck egg blue deck

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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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Quality build

We are proud of the quality of the products produced in house, everything is hand crafted from tillers to transoms, from mast thwarts to outboard pads, just how it was done 50 years ago.

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Drascombe Brochure

We've just created a new Brochure showing our entire range of boats along with our services.

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