Cheverton Crusader 27

Cheverton Crusader 27

£15,000 ONO
Caley Marina

Full specification

CRUSADER is the outcome of many years' experience with yachts of this type. The result is a fine seaworthy hull with good permanent accommodation yet simple enough to be sailed single-handed. The 21st CRUSADER was completed in November, 1961.

With her simple masthead rig CRUSADER is very EASILY HANDLED. There are no runners to be set up when tacking or gybing and anyone who has sailed a dingy, will be able to take command of CRUSADER with complete confidence.

Although the emphasis is mainly on cruising comfort, CRUSADER is descended from a family of successful racing yachts and can do well in local handicap events.

CRUSADER'S hull is built by the glued-seam strip-planked method, a system widely used in Scandinavia and the USA. There are no caulked seams to open up and mar the topside enamel, and, given normal wear and tear the paint work will retain its condition for many years.


A classic 7 Ton Masthead Sloop
Designed and built 1960 by David Cheverton at Cowes Isle of Wight, England,
under supervision of Lloyd's Register of Shipping.


L.O.A. 27ft 3in
L.W.L 20ft 6in
BEAM 8ft 2in
DRAFT 4ft 3in
SAIL AREA 305 sq. ft.
Main 168 sq. ft.
Working Jib 126 sq. ft.
Genoa 248 sq. ft.
Gross weight 4.5 Ton
Registered weight 7 Ton

Stem and Keel Selected laminated African Mahogany
Floors Mahogany 2" thick, spaced 24" centres
Transom 1 1/2" thick African Mahogany
Deadwood African Mahogany
Planking 7/8" thick African Mahogany strip, edge-glued and fastened ,Exterior hull epoxy Sheathed under the waterline ,primed and Antifouled (2023) ,Top sides painted with International TopLac Plus (2023)
Frames Laminated African Mahogany, 2 1/2" x 1 1/4"
Shelves 4" x 1 3/8" Spruce
Deck Beams African Mahogany: 2 1/2" x 1 1/4"
Coachroof Beams & Coamings African Mahogany
Deck and Coachroof 3/8" marine Plywood GRP sheathed and Painted primed and Top coated with International interdeck.
Interior Joinery African Mahogany and Mahogany ply
Mast and Boom Aluminium (New 2022)
Standing Rigging 6mm Stainless Steel (New 2022)
Chain plates Stainless Steel (New 2022)
Running Rigging (New 2022)
Mast head Navigation Lights Nasa LED Tri and Anchor (new 2022)
Steaming and deck Light LED (new 2022)
Ballast Keel Fine grain cast iron, approximately 3560lbs

Main and Furling Genoa both well cared for in used Good condition
Boom Tent (2018)

W.C. Nova rade marine toilet
Bilge Pumps 1 Automatic Electric and 1 manual
Freshwater 110 Ltr Stainless Steel tank , with piping to galley and heads. Hot water calorifier from engine and shore power.

Freshwater pump Jabsco parmax and Accumulator tank
Cooking oven and 2 burner Hob Stainless, Neptune 4500
Fridge/ cool Box -New Isotherm GE80 Compressor fitted (2022)

Anchor Windlass Electric with remote control
Anchor 25lb CQR
Chain 30m x 8mm
Engine Beta Marine BZ482 13.5 hp (2001) Well looked after serviced annually,
Raw water cooled,New sea strainer fitted (2022)
Engine Instrument start panel (new 2023)
Icom M421 VHF/DSC
Nasa Echo Sounder
Simrad TP10 Tiller Pilot

Diesel Air Heating (2021)

2 x 110 AH Battery one for Engine start one for Domestic on a Dual Isolator switch ,Charged from engine alternator or from the multi bank 12v battery charger when on shore power.

240V shore power ,sockets,Emersion heater and Battery charger protected by RCD and Circuit breakers

DECK LAYOUT is simple and functional. The side decks are wide enough for easy passage to and fro without detracting from the internal accommodation.

Forward there is a rugged galvanised steel stemhead fitting with chain roller. An electric windlass is bolted through the deck with reinforcing pad beneath running from stem to the forward end of the coach-roof. Stainless steel chain plates are fitted through the deck and bolted to structural members below. The stout backstay fitting is attached to the transom and fastened through the stern knee. The heel of the hollow spruce mast is stepped in a galvanised steel cup on the coach roof, the thrust being absorbed by two stout oak pillars in unit with a plywood bulkhead and distributed through one of the mainframes. Wire standing and running rigging is stainless steel, halyards. halyard cleats are secured to the mast in convenient positions, with one mast Winch, Sheet leads are fitted for the furling headsail and lead aft to two winches to the cockpit .The entire deck and coach roof surfaces are glass sheathed.

CRUSADER'S deep COCKPIT is 6ft. long, giving ample seating for the helmsman and entire crew at sea and there is very good stowage space in cockpit lockers.
Two new seats faced marine ply ,varnished, epoxy Sheathed and Mahogany edged. (New 2022)

ACCOMMODATION is divided into three separate cabins, fo'c'sle, saloon, and toilet compartment. There is permanent sleeping accommodation for four and when in harbour the six-foot cockpit seats provide two additional berths if required. All four berths are fitted with 4in. thick foam mattresses. Led lighting is fitted throughout with additional strip lights in the galley area.

The FO'C'SLE is laid out with two permanent 6ft V berths with stowage under or can remain one double. At the fore end of the berths is the chain locker beneath.

The TOILET COMPARTMENT is situated to starbord between the fo'c'sle and saloon and is fitted with a Nova rade w.c. and hot and cold shower outlet. To port is a hanging wardrobe and shelves.

The large SALOON is fitted with 1, 6ft.7in. settee berth to starboard and to port is a large single settee , This can be made in to 1 double . Stowage is provided under the settees, while at the back of each berth is a range of shelved lockers which also form a comfortable backrest.

The GALLEY, To port which is accessed from a standing position with head room for up to 6ft,2 or a comfortable seating position in the companionway is made up of one stainless steel oven with grill and two burner Hob, electric Fridge box and stainless hand basin with Hot and cold mixer tap ,electric fresh water pump from 110 stainless drinking water tank through a filter.

Saracen had been well cared for and it has been possible to restore her to near original condition but with the benefits of modern glues, paint finishes and materials. Her classic character, both internally and externally, has been preserved and she is now ready for her many years' of family sailing. As with all classic long keeled yachts, she is a delight to handle on one's own, extremely safe for a family, and is no slouch in a breeze with a few experienced hands on board. For someone willing to spend a little time to care for a part of our sea faring heritage, Saracen is an ideal safe, comfortable cruiser capable of some exciting handicap racing.

Boat Safety Certificate (2022)

She is currently lying at Caley Marina afloat.

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David Cheverton
Hull Type
Long Keel
Keel Type
Long Keel
Drive Type
Shaft drive

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