Shrimper 19 for sale

Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom

£6,000 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

Shrimper 19
General information
Shrimper 19
Used sail boat for sale
£6,000 GBP
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Roger Dongray
Length overall
6.86 metres
Length waterline
5.36 metres
Length on deck
5.87 metres
2.18 metres
1.22 metres
1,066 kg
Lifting Keel
Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom

About this Shrimper 19


One of 10 plywood Shrimpers based on the original Roger Dongray design, 'May' was built by Joanna Lea under supervision from Roger Dongray. She has been in her current ownership from new and been cruised on the East Coast as well as France. 'May' has been stored undercover, untouched in a barn for the last 10 years and therefore her new owner will need to check all the systems (rig, sails, engines, electronics etc.) to get her back in to commission. An opportunity to own one of the few plywood Shrimpers, which are known to sail very well compared to their GRP versions.

Viewing strictly by appointment through our Essex office - 01621 785600.


The simple accommodation offers sitting headroom in a single cabin with two berths. The berths are set right forward allowing for large cockpit lockers aft. Single burner gimballed paraffin stove (requires re-hanging). Space for wash basin. 

Sails and Spars

Gaff rigged. Wooden spars and bow sprit. Mast stepped in tabernacle. Stainless steel running rigging. 

Tan mainsail and furling genoa.


  • Clock and barometer
  • Autohelm ST50 speed
  • Raymarine ST40 depth
  • Mainsail cover
  • Cockpit cover
  • Winter cover
  • Lifebuoy
  • Various warps and fenders
  • Manual bilge pump (requires servicing)

Mechanical Systems

  • Mariner 6hp four-stroke outboard engine with 10 litre remote fuel tank
  • Suzuki 2hp outboard engine
  • Both engines have been untouched for 10 years

Additional Equipment

  • Bramber galvanised two-wheel braked road trailer


'May' is a Shrimper 19 built in 1991 by Joanna Lea (Lea Marine) under guidance from the designer, Roger Dongray. Blue painted marine grade 10mm plywood hull, with 18mm plywood bulkheads and Columbian Pine stringers with hardwood trims. Glued and screwed SP Systems epoxy resins. Lifting centreplate operated from the forward end of the cockpit. Tiller steering to transom hung rudder with lifting section.

The parts for 10 Shrimpers were all supplied by Roger Dongray after he initially built his plywood prototype, to Mike Hughes who helped him build it. Eight boats were built by Mike Hughes, leaving two "kits" after his death. It is believed that Roger Dongray built one of these (number 10) with Joanna Lea (a graduate of Falmouth Marine College), who then completed the other one (number 9).

The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.

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1 x Mariner
Fuel capacity
10 litres
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Broker/Dealer Information

Clarke & Carter - Essex

Mr Aaron French
Burnham Yacht Harbour
Burnham on Crouch
United Kingdom
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