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Brian O'Rourke's (ex Chris Clayton's), Crumbs, a Falcon 24, Panmure/Auckland, New Zealand (updated February 19, 2022)  

February 19, 2022. We got the following update on Crumbs from her former owner Chris Clayton.

Hi Ron,

I spotted my old Falcon 24 Crumbs in the news and thought you'd be interested to see these photos and especially the video on reddit where a couple of rugby teams drag her off the beach! Brian O Rourke sold her last year, I don't know who the current owner is

In the news:

And the video is here:

Best wishes,


Click on the photos above for a larger image

SAVED!!! Don't miss the video - link above

Stat tuned


March 22, 2013. Chris Clayton has advised Crumbs has been sold to Brian O'Rourke. Brian bought Chris' mooring with the boat so her home port will be the same. Chris has bought a 50' catamaran named Ohana to sail and charter in the South Pacific. Click here to check it out.

We are standing by for Brian to check in.


April 20, 2012. Tireless DFI Giles Grimston alerted us to the following ad placed at Trademe.co.nz. Contact information and additional photos are on the ad webpage. Click here to go directly to it http://www.trademe.co.nz/a.aspx?id=468444851

Sparkman & Stephens Falcon 24 + mooring Panmure
Asking price: $17,500 Listed: Fri 20 Apr, 3:38 pm Listing #: 468444851

Crumbs is a fantastic yacht and we are very sad to see her go but need to sell having bought a much larger yacht to live aboard.

Safe & sturdy in all conditions, she comes from a good design pedigree, is easy to sail & manoeuvre. She performs well for cruising or racing. An S&S 24 just like her sailed single-handed from NZ to France - that says it all!

The mooring is optional (buy for $3000 or rent it short-term), ideally located very close downstream of Panmure Yacht & Boating Club where there are friendly, helpful people & great, cheap facilities. Haulout just $50! There's secure dinghy storage, all-tide jetty with dinghy ramps on the end & trolleys.

The major difference setting Crumbs apart is her inboard diesel motor which gives the benefits of dependable push button start, economical running & charged batteries.

Extensively refurbished and refitted over the last few years to a high standard:

All new S/S standing & running rigging
New roller furler
Genoa has new UV protection & reinforcement
New custom made sail cover, sun shade
Fold-down boarding/swim ladder at stern
New Solar panel - always plenty of power!
New perspex hatch
New water tank
New rudder bearing
New Electric toilet + holding tank

Mainsail & spinnaker in excellent condition
Anchor, chain and warp
Navigation, anchor & deck lights
Fibre glass dinghy and oars
Aluminium gas bottle and bracket.
Navman GPS/chartplotter
& Depth sounder/fishfinder
Electric (New) & manual bilge pumps
Custom made cockpit cushions
Cockpit speakers

Diesel inboard engine 11hp Vetus, 100% reliable. New heat exchanger. New anode.
New 35 lt fuel tank
Folding prop
Lead keel
New start battery & large service battery
Two burner cooker
Built in chilly bin
Plates, cutlery etc
Large double berth and 2 singles
4 Lifejackets
Boat hook
many spares, charts, crew shirts etc!

I'm an experienced skipper and have taught sailing professionally, happy to take the buyer for a day out sailing and teach you the basics.


November 1, 2010. Chris checked in Crumbs, a Falcon 24 with the following email and pictures.

Hi Ron,

I have just bought a Falcon 24 called 'Crumbs' and will be keeping her on the Tamaki River in Auckland, NZ. I just wanted to check in with you as I noticed she is not on your list.

She has been extremely well maintained by the previous owner and is fitted with an 11HP Vetus inboard, a great little boat. I have attached a few photos.

Many thanks for your excellent, useful, informative and interesting site, it played a significant part in my decision to buy this yacht.

Best wishes,




For more information about these New Zealand built Falcon 24's and S&S 24's click here.






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