Devon Dabber

Honnor Marine is the only builder of a Category C Dabber.

The smallest of the split-rig boats, the Dabber has all the energy and quality of finish as her sisters. A compact 4.72 sq mtrs (15ft 6″ ) the Dabber carries an extremely useful 10.96 sq mtrs (118 sq .ft ) of sail with the help of a bowsprit and bumpkin, she is beautiful to handle.

When the wind drops, a 2-4 hp engine will drive the Dabber without any difficulties. Or you can use the pair of oars from either or both positions.

The Dabber is a surprisingly roomy family craft, and she has plenty of storage space.  The C.E. Mark approved stability and buoyancy, a safety feature of all our boats.

The Dabber can be covered and left on a mooring or hitched up behind a car and towed very comfortably. With a Dabber flexibility is the word.

For a full specification plan please click HERE. For pricing and options click HERE. This boat was originally called the Drascombe Dabber and then re named to Original Devon Dabber.

Standard Specification

Standard Boat Price

Price: TBA

RCD Category “C”

  • GRP Hull and Deck (White/Manilla)
  • Expanded foam buoyancy
  • First quality hardwood trim
  • Sitka spruce spars
  • Suit of terylene sails
  • Synthetic cordage
  • Brass strip from stemhead to keel including winch eye
  • Bronze cleats
  • Bronze fairleads
  • Ash lifting tiller with wooden rudder
  • Bilge pump fitted
  • Bronze rowlock sockets
  • Galvanised centreplate

Vital statistics

Length overall
4.72m (15ft 6in)
Waterline length
4.14m (13ft 7in)
Beam1.78m (5ft 10in)
Draft (centre plate up)
0.20m (0ft 8in)
Draft (centre plate down)
0.91m (3ft 1in)
Weight (complete)
250Kg (550Ibs)

Sail areas

1.95m2 (21 Sq Ft)
7.71m2 (83 Sq Ft)
Mizzen1.30m2 (14 Sq Ft)
Total10.96m2 (118 Sq Ft)