Drascombe Cruiser Driver Triple Keeled Shoal Draught

Unique Whyte Drascombe Driver
  • Boat REF#  ·  274466
  • Length  ·  5.49m
  • Year  ·  1994
  • Construction  ·  Wood Laminate
  • Underwater profile  ·  Shallow Long with Bilge keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  2
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 6hp, Farymann 15/18W (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Neyland, Pembrokeshire
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Extra Details

Designer John Watkinson
Builder Norman Whyte, Quality Boats Ltd, Findhorn.
Lying Neyland, Pembrokeshire


Engine 1 x diesel 6hp
Engine make and model Farymann 15/18W (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 2 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

Engine serviced and reported to be reliable and easy to start.


Length 5.49m
Beam 1.85m
Draft Min 0.43m
Draft Max 0.43m
Displacement 330kg (727.7lbs)
Headroom 1.00m
Storage Ashore


Yawl rigged Honnor Marine Wood spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year) 1 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Mizzen (unknown year)

Sails show some fading but we believe the rolling reefing and foresail to be more recent than the others.

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 1 batteries charged by: engine


Construction Wood Laminate
Underwater profile Shallow Long with Bilge keel
Finish Paint finish

Very nice, proper little ship, cabin finished to Yacht Standard with room for a porta potti between the berths.


Total # of berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1


Nav Equipment

Chart plotter
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Life jackets

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 electric)

Fire fighting equipment

Broker's Comments

A One-Off, this Drascombe Driver Cruiser 'Egeria' (Egeria was a nymph attributed a legendary role in the early history of Rome as a divine consort) was built in Scotland by the highly regarded Norman Whyte of Findhorn, to the requirements of one Stephen Schlemmer, himself a highly regarded Drascombe enthusiast. Approximately 55 Drivers were constructed by several builders between 1974 - 78, however this one was built in 1994 to special order, by arguably the best of the wooden Drascombe builders.

She is marine ply lapstrake construction coated inside and out with two coats of woven rovings and West System epoxy and finished in epoxy two pack paint. Despite a few scuff marks externally we consider her to be in exceptional condition for her age plus her cosy double berth cabin interior is immaculate and shows very little sign of wear or usage.

With sweet hull lines, think of a shortened Longboat, inboard diesel and proper pintle hung rudder like the Drascombe Dabber, the Driver is reputed to handle sweetly under motor or sail power. She has a cosy cabin not as spacious of that of the Drifter but one up from the Longboat Cruiser. With her signature Drascombe Yawl split rig (although with her Mizzen stepped fractionally ahead of her rudder post she probably qualifies as a ketch!) she is sure to attract admirers in any harbour or anchorage. Truly a 'one off' to be proud of!

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Drascombe Cruiser Driver Triple Keeled Shoal Draught has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan Coy of Boatshed Wales. Click here for contact details.
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