Introduced in 2006 the Drascombe Drifter 22 is a relatively new addition to the fleet. Retaining the distinctive yawl rig the Drifter has developed John Watkinson’s original design incorporating many features creating the ideal trailer sailor. in 2018 we launched the MkII version

The D22 has twin drop keels, concealed in the locker design which allows a very large double berth cabin accommodation. Together with a lifting rudder the D22 is able to explore shallow water creeks and estuaries, whilst being very stiff and stable in a strong breeze.

The ideal engine range is 8 - 9 hp.

​The large cabin provides cooking and toilet facilities and with the new pre-moulded interior galleys either side, she will become low maintenance.

Her sail plan is a loose footed gunter yawl, although a main and mizzen boom can be added as extra.

​With a sprayhood and optional tent the D22 is capable of extended cruising.

The shallow draft allows easy recovery and launching by a single person, using our swinging cradle trailer.

Price: POA


  • Overall length: 6.7m (22' 0")
  • Waterline length: 5.88m (19.3")
  • Beam: 2.25m (7'3")
  • Draft (c/plate up): 0.4m (1'4")
  • Draft (c/plate down): 1.05m (3'5")
  • Sailing weight: 1,200kg (2,650lb)
  • Towing weight: 1,800kg (3,970lb)
  • Jib sail area: 6.87 sq.m (74 sq.ft)
  • Main sail area: 12.57 sq.m (135 sq.ft)
  • Mizzen sail area: 2.32 sq.m (25 sq.ft)
  • Total sail area: 21.76 sq.m (234 sq.ft)
  • Recommended outboard (hp): 8 - 9hp (Short Shaft)
  • RCD: C
  • Persons: 6

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Contact us to talk through your options and specifications, all of the Drascombe’s are built to each customers individual requirements, we do not sell you something you do not require.