John Watkinson was the man responsible for introducing the boating masses to the attractive and very popular Drascomble range. These GRP constructed yachts had a long keel and bilge plates which allowed the boat to dry out and be easily launched and retrieved from a trailer. Sadly, like a lot of British builders in the mid 80's, the Drascombe range disappeared but has made a comeback. Paul Fisher of Selway-Fisher was tasked with bringing the boat into the 21st century and he has managed to do so admirably combining modern materials with the "spirit" of Drascombe tradition.
What you have is a "classic" looking yacht with a simplified yawl rig. The Sitka Spruce spars enhance the classic look and combined with the traditional tan sails, make this a pretty boat. She comes into her own in light airs anbd is happy in a Force 5 without reefing.
This is remember a trailer sailor so overnight accommodation is either 2 singles or a double. However there is a small galley and a chemical heads. This boat is designed for single handed sailing and with that in mind the trailer has been developed by converting a swinging cradle trailer into a twin axle trailer so that one person can launch and recover with ease.
Cabin provides either 2 singles or 1 generous double
Galley area with small sink and space for single burner hob
Vessel comes with the following items.
Twin axle trailer with launching trailer
Anchor with chain and warp
Fenders and Warps
Yamaha engine with most recent service 2015
3-bladed high thrust propeller
Engine situated inboard in well for ease of operation.
Single 12V battery with isolator
Multi function 12V panel
Battery recharged via engine alternator