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This is the smallest of the Peter Webster-built range of Elizabethan yachts and was designed by Webster and David Thomas in 1969. She is a particularly pretty design, looking like a scaled-down offshore cruiser racer of her day with long overhangs but a lifting keel. She is very stable but can also be quite quick in a decent breeze. A Mk II came out in the mid-1970s and raised headroom by 6in to 5ft and introduced other improvements to the four-berth interior. Inboard and outboard models were built and some early models were home completed. Acknowledgements to Yachting Monthly
Additionally Yacht Monthly did a Test Report in May 1969

Original documentation from 3 of the Elizabethan 23 Yacht Builders in Adobe Acrobat Reader format.

Peter Webster Ltd. brochure and price list from 1971   E23BrochurePW.pdf (402KB or 1 min. at 56K Dialup)

Peter Webster ceased trading in 1976 and other yacht builders took over the moulds.

G Drummond Bayne (Marine) Ltd. brochure in black and white E23BrochureGDB.pdf ( 861KB )

Elizabethan Marine Ltd. brochure and  specification E23BrochureSpecEYB.pdf ( 787KB )

LOA 23ft (7m)

LWL 18ft 6in (6.6m

Beam 7ft 1 in (2.2m)

Draught 2ft 6in to4ft 11 in (0.8m to 1 .5m)

Displacement 3,8081b (1,727kg)


Mk1 E23 Caprella beating to windward on the R.Colne
Other Elizabethan Classes 29 30 31 33 35

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