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I have owned this beautiful boat for the past 12 years but just do not have the time anymore to sail because of a French house renovation project and am looking for a quick sale. It is moored in the South of France (fees Aprox £1600 P/A ) in a marina with good facilities. I have spent £1000s on equipment (invoices available) and it had a new Beta 20hp engine professionally fitted in 2003. We sailed her across the channel and took her through the canals and rivers of France to where she is now moored. The sailing in the area is amazing with the beautiful Iles de Hyeres close by. I have not used the boat for 3 years so she is in need of a good refit. Main jobs which need doing include keel bolts inspection, recaulking of wooden decks ( ok in some areas ), varnishing ( don't be put off it is easy to maintain once there are good base coats). The hull is made of 1" strip plank mahogany with solid mahogany coachouse. She has 1" wooden (Teak or Irroko I'm not sure) decks which are in need of repair in a few places but on the whole are solid. We used to take her out of the water every 2 years and paint the topsides and antifoul. Equipment onboard includes Furuno GPS GP32, Nasa Weatherman, Nasa Speed, Nasa Wind, Nasa GPS repeater. Nasa VHF SX35 radio, 2 x110 amph batteries with 2 x Stirling auto electronic digital chargers/controllers. There is a large electric fridge under the cockpit seat. New roller reefing genoa in 2007. Main sail is old but functional. 80 litre fresh water tank ( electric pump) and sink with tap.There is a hand held shower attachment which can be used on deck. New toilet and holding tank, the switching valves to divert to the holding tank are siezed but easily sorted. The engine has been serviced by myself every year and parts are easily and reasonably obtained from Beta in England. The engine is overdue for a good service. Brand new 2 burner gas cooker with grill but not connected, no gas on board. There is a good size master cabin (double) with another single and a half berth which could be refigured to make a full size single. We have slept 5 adults before on board with 2 sleeping in the main cockpit under a boom tent. There is a table which can be fitted in the cockpit area as well as the salon. She is a comfortable and safe sea boat. This is a genuine reason for selling and I am looking for a quick sale to generate funds for my French house, Cheverton Crusaders sell for around £8000- £10000 so this is a genuine bargain in exchange for a quick sale. There is a very good website about the boats of David Cheverton, google Cheverton which has great pictures of other Crusaders. If you are looking for a classic boat already moored in the South of France then look no further.
Ellie May
For sale
Ellie May
This boat is currently listed on eBay. Click here to view listing.