History and details of 'The MV Crusader'
MV Crusader is a 63ft converted side netter built of larch on oak frames. She was built by Dawsons of Seahouses for a Major Leng of Scarborough and put into service as a North Sea offshore fishing vessel. She is noticeably wide in the beam and provides a very stable dive platform. Powered by a turbo charged 350hp Cumins marine diesel the MV Crusader is capable of nine knots whilst running smoothly with little vibration or noise. She has a fully fitted wheelhouse with all navigation aids and electronics and also carries all relevant safety equipment to MCA standards.
The MV Crusader has a fully equipped galley including, fridge, oven, grill, hob, hot water urn and sink. Adjacent to the galley is the saloon with adequate seating for 12, dining table and TV with DVD player. Also on deck there is an enclosed drying area with adjacent toilet, wash-hand basin and shower room. There is a spacious outside deck area with bench seating and a few sun loungers!