A longer waterline length, with more sail area

Fully self-draining cockpit, with or without the water ballast

Side decks you can walk on.

More seating and lounging space.

Her retractable bowsprit means a shorter overall length and hence reduced mooring/marina costs.

Better access to the water for swimming.

“We have put all our years of expertise and experience into designing and producing a new yacht that sets the standard for performance, versatility and safety”

Matt Newland, Designer

The New BayCruiser 21 from Swallow Yachts represents the full refinement of everything we believe a day cruiser should be: quick, safe, versatile and pretty. She moves small cruiser design into vastly improved territory and sets new standards for others to follow.

Like all our sailboats, she is water-ballasted and carbon rigged, making her extremely easy to tow and launch behind an average car, but self-righting from a knockdown and ultra stable when the ballast tank is full.

She has a cabin where two can sleep comfortably and a large self-draining cockpit that can comfortably sit six. Her deep, profiled swing keel and rudder lift fully to allow her to dry out, or float in just 0.25m of water.

She is powered by a conventional outboard engine, but would also suit an electric outboard since she comes with a dedicated space for the battery in the cabin.

Her fully battened fat head mainsail and blade jib, hung from an all carbon rig give her enhanced performance as well as easy single handed rigging.

Designers comments:

“The idea behind the design was to improve on the Bay Raider expedition, which was already our biggest selling model and a very important boat in our range. It was essential we did not lose the character or features of the original, making only improvements, in certain key areas:

A longer waterline length, with slightly more sail area in a more efficient sail plan. These factors combine to give better sailing performance.

Fully self-draining cockpit, with or without the water ballast – you can leave her on the water safe in the knowledge she will never fill up with rain water.

Side decks you can walk on. We took the trouble to angle these and make them as easy as possible to walk on, within the confines of the beam. There is a sturdy toe rail outside the side deck to keep your feet secure.

A better view over the cabin roof. More freeboard allows the seats and backrests to be a little higher, relative the cabin roof, meaning you no longer need to sit rigidly upright just to see ahead.

The cabin bunks have been redesigned so that you step down into a footwell between the heads of the two bunks. This makes it easier to get in and out, but more importantly keeps wet feet well away from any bedding.

Dedicated space for a chemical toilet in the cabin, that slides away under the cockpit floor when not in use. When daysailing, guests can close the cabin and have privacy.

Electric motors appear inevitable. This boat has space for some serious batteries low down in the cabin space, which can be used for storage (or significant house batteries) if not using an electric outboard. In this instance there is also a dedicated space for a remote petrol fuel tank outside under the cockpit seats.

More seating and lounging space. This has been created each side of the outboard well, with moulded bulwarks to hold a cushion in place and create comfortable lounging space when anchored.

Better access to the water for swimming. The transom has been cut away slightly and the aft deck mizzen support eliminated to open up the access for swimmers or MOB recovery.

Dedicated space in the cockpit, under the optional spray hood, for a small stove. Cooking in a small cabin like this can be hot, steamy and dangerous. Outside under the spray hood is the obvious place but gets in the way when sailing. The BC21 solution solves all that and extends cruising options for those looking to venture further afield.

Her retractable bowsprit means a shorter overall length and hence reduced mooring/marina costs.

The foredeck, with a dedicated anchor locker, is recessed, creating bulwarks that give a sense of security when working there.”

Provisional Specification

Hull Length:                        6.02m (20’)

Length Water Line:           5.67m (18’7”)

Beam:                                   2.18m (7’ 2”)

Weight (empty):               600kg (1322lbs)

Water Ballast:                    400kg (881lbs)

Draught (keel up):            0.25m (10”)

Draught (keel down):      1.5m (4’11”)

Sail Area:                             19sqm (204 sqft)

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