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Saturday 24 September 2022

Harvest Reaper For Sale.

 "Undoubtedly the finest under 10m trawler produced by a UK yard"

Harvest Reaper was built in 1988 for top Newlyn inshore skipper Bob Yeo to incorporate his ideas on how to get the most out of an under 10m boat. She was built by Abels in Bristol who had a reputation both for solid construction and innovative design. Their partnership created a roomy multi-purpose vessel capable of both stern and beam trawling.

Her massive beam and draught created a stable boat that allowed for a forward engine room and large 160 box fishroom resulting in a quiet 4-berth accommodation aft.

Main particulars:

  • length oa                11.88m/39ft
  • length reg               9.96m/32.5ft
  • breadth mid            4.88m/16ft
  • depth mid               2.8m/9.2ft
  • draft aft                  2.4m/8ft
  • gross tonnage         21.77


Access to the engineroom is via a hatch sheltered beneath the roomy whaleback. The main engine is a Cummins QSM11 (11000 hrs) which provides 300hp/22kw at 1800rpm driving through a Twin Disc MG5143.8-1 reduction gearbox to a Teinbridge 47ins four-bladed prop housed in a Kort nozzle. New fuel pump and injectors.

Electric throughout the vessel are 24v DC with two sets of batteries charged from an engine driven alternator. Two main fuel tanks have a capacity of 1000 gallons/4,500 litres housed in the engineroom along with a 100 gallon hydraulic tank.

Sodena and Maxsea plotters repeater screen under the forward whaleback

North Sea winch and fishroom hatch.

Deck Machinery:

The four-barrelled main winch is rated at 3.6 tons with 300mm whipping drums, new bearings four years ago. Aft gantry mounted Spencer Carter net drum. Controls for the winch are both local and wheelhouse. Duplicate radar and plotter screens mounted by the winch under the whaleback.


The accommodation comprises four berths, gas cooker and Refleks oil heater.

In the wheelhouse is a Furuno FV1150 colour sounder, Icon M55 VHF, Koden MD3000 radar, 2 x GPS, 2 x VHF, AIS, Radar along with Sodena and Maxsea plotters with additional repeater screens under the forward whaleback.

Dyneema warps but can be swapped for wire if required. The boat has a full stability book.

Harvest Reaper featured in the BBC's This Fishing Life, series 2. 

The vessel is available immediately for £180,000 ono - currently berthed in Newlyn