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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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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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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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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Drascombe Dabber


Number 658, built in 1981.

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Drascombe Coaster


Number 10, built in 1980.

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Drascombe Henley


Poley Poley is a unique, one of a kind boat who has only had one owner from new, built for use on the River Thame.

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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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Boats 2020

With the main Southampton Boat Show being postponed until 2021, British Marine have been granted permission to hold a smaller event. Boats 2020 will be held between Friday 11th and Sunday 20th September 2020.

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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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