Wooden Ships Comments on this Cheverton Crusader Sloop
Cheverton Crusader designed and built by Cheverton Brothers of Cowes in 1960.
The Crusader was a popular family cruising boat, designed to be an affordable boat with plenty of volume for the length. The strip plank construction makes for a strong and rigid hull and helps maximise the volume without large obtrusive frames.
The boat has been well maintained with professional help, used for family cruising around the West Country each season and stored ashore every winter.
Large cockpit and comfortable interior with 3 good sized berths and 6’ headroom. An ideal family cruising boat offering good value fun afloat
Length on Deck 27’
Thames Tonnage 7TM
Planked in the usual manner for Cheverton boats. Edge glued strip plank African Mahogany with laminated mahogany frames.
Sawn wooden floors across the centreline.
External iron ballast keel of 1600kg, fastened with iron keel bolts. Mahogany deadwoods, partly replaced in 2016.
Sheathed marine plywood deck with varnished mahogany toe rails and rubbing strakes. Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guard wires.
Varnished mahogany coachroof coamings with bronze framed portlights. Varnished mahogany hand rails and sliding hatch.
Non self draining cockpit with painted cockpit thwarts with lifting lids to access cockpit lockers.
Tiller steering with a transom hung rudder.
Masthead Bermudan sloop rig on a deck stepped varnished spruce mast of hollow construction. Re-varnished in 2010.
Varnished wooden boom with a slab reefing mainsail. Stack pack system on the boom.
Stainless steel standing rigging from 2012 to internal stainless steel chain plates. Single standing backstay, twin lower shrouds and a single cap shroud.
Roller furling genoa system, new in 2008.
Pair of Tuffnell non self tailing cockpit sheet winches.
Mainsail and genoa by SKB Sails from 2008, in good condition.
Beta Marine 20hp 3 cylinder diesel, new in 2006. Professionally serviced annually.
Stainless shaft to a fixed 3 blade bronze propeller giving 4 knots cruising speed, 6 knots max. 2 litres/hour fuel consumption.
New fuel tank fitted in 2017. Plastic 43 litre fuel tank in port cockpit locker.
2 x 12 volt batteries in starboard cockpit locker.
1 manual and 1 auto electric bilge pump.
3 single berths with 6’ headroom in the saloon.
Steps down over the engine box with galley to port and chart desk to starboard.
Galley has a gimballed gas stove and single stainless sink.
Saloon has a full length settee berth to starboard and a short settee to port. Both sides is a drop down dinette type table. Shelves and lockers behind under the side deck.
Centre line passage moving forward into the forecabin which has 2 single V-berths.
In the passageway is the heads compartment with a Jabsco sea toilet.
Garmin chart plotter
Autohelm tiller pilot
4 x lifejackets
2 x lifebuoys
Coastal flare pack
CQR anchor with 25m of chain
Danforth anchor with 20m of chain and warp
Stainless steel stern bathing ladder
Full specification and details available upon request
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