The Longboat has an easily driven, 21'9” hull. The Lapstrake construction, a feature of all Drascombe boats, adds rigidity to the hull as well as good looks.
Length: 21' 9”
Beam: 6' 7”
Draft: Board Up – 1'
Board Down – 4' 2”
Weight: Approximately 900 lbs.
Fully rigged, there's 172 sq. ft. of sail to drive the Longboat through the water. Other options include an outboard or one of the two rowing stations.
The Longboat is roomy and stable enough for fishing expeditions with a shallow-draft, kick-up rudder and centerboard.
As a family boat, the Longboat carries a Gunter Yawl rig with a sail area of 172 sq. ft. This rig leaves an uncluttered cockpit.
Main Sail stows around mast / 94 sq. ft./ boomless/ one reefs/ tanbark.
Jib/ 56 sq. ft./ white
Mizzen 22 sq. ft./ tanbark
Sails well under jib and mizzen
The lapstrake hull adds strength and character to rakish lines – and achieves minor miracles in keeping down spray! Foredeck, side benches and afterdeck are cleverly molded in one single unit (as are the centerboard and rudder trunks) for water-tightness and strength. Teak trim compliments the fiberglass moulding for minimum maintenance.
Stowage and Equipment:
Ample stowage is provided under side benches and after deck – and the latter can be securely padlocked. The swing rudder has a folding tiller and lifts straight out for beaching. Another practical feature is the motor mount which allows the engine to be carried in a protected position, ready for rapid use, but tilted to bring the propeller clear when sailing. Positive buoyancy makes the Longboat unsinkable.
This Drascombe Longboat, for its age, is in fair to good condition and ready to sail.
The fiberglass is sound but the hull finish is not great cosmetically.
There are a new set of lighter floorboards and also have the usable, heavier, older ones.
There is a licensed trailer in good shape and the boat is titled.
The outboard is a Honda 5 HP four stroke that runs well.