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1978 Crusader Boats Half Tonner - 29'

Year 1978
Length 29ft.
Price call for price
Type: Pre-owned
Location Cowes,
Hull Material Wood
Engine type Single
Fuel Diesel
Contact Information
Builder: Crusader Boats
Designer: Paul Lees
Beam: 3.25 m
Max Draft: 1.95 m
Draft Drive Up: Sail drive
Displacement: 2839 kgs
Engine(s): Yanmar
Engine Model: 2GM20F
Year: 1997
Fuel: Diesel
Engine(s) HP: 18 HP
Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Fuel: 1 Plastic
Water: 1 Plastic
Hull Shape: Monohull
Keel Type: Fin

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Pinball Wizard
Builder: Crusader Boats
Designer: Paul Lees
Flag of Registry: United Kingdom
Keel: Fin
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 8.81 m
Beam: 3.25 m
LWL: 7.0 m
Minimum Draft: 1.95 m
Maximum Draft: 1.95 m
Displacement: 2839 kgs
Total Power: 18 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 1997
Engine Model: 2GM20F
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Center
Propeller: Folding propeller
Drive Type: Sail drive
Engine Power: 18 HP
Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Maximum Speed: 8 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: 1 Plastic
Fuel Tanks: 1 Plastic
Number of single berths: 3
Number of double berths: 1
Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 1
Convertible Saloon
Log-speedometer - Raymarine
VHF - Icom IC-M421 DSC
Compass - Plastimo Bulkhead Compass
Depthsounder - Raymarine
Plotter - Lowrance Global Mp 3500
Spinnaker - 2 spinnakers
Genoa - No1 - DP Light Skin GPL - Crusader - 2016
Battened mainsail - Tri-Radial Mainsail - Crusader 2015
Furling genoa - No 3 - CFG - Crusader - 2016
Spinnaker pole - Carbon spinnaker pole
Inside Equipment
Electric bilge pump
Manual bilge pump
Marine head
Electrical Equipment
Electrical Circuit: 12V
Outside Equipment/Extras
Teak cockpit
Swimming ladder - Folding stainless steel boarding ladder at transom.
Mainsail cover - ainsail cover in blue canvas with boat name


Half Tonner designed by Paul Lees and built by Crusader Boats in 1978

Hull constructed in GRP faced with varnished mahogany topsides and upright sections o coachroof. Black antifouling below waterline.

Coachroof and decks in marine plywood with grey non-slip paint finish

Deep cockpit partly teak laid with varnished framing.

Below deck the bulkheads and interior furnishings are mainly in varnished mahogany.

The deckhead is finished in white paint with laminated varnished supporting beams

Saloon sole is finished in grey non-slip paint 

Saloon has four opening portlights

Forepeak is mainly finished in white paint with varnished laminated supporting beams and knees to deckhead. 

Upholstery is in blue/grey fabric throughout




Access from the deep, self draining cockpit to the saloon is by varnished timber companion way steps, the last of which contains the batteries and allows easy access to them.

At the foot of the companion steps is a galley to port with gimballed 2 burner gas cooker with grill and stainless steel sink plus generous storage areas. The cooker has a removable varnished timber worktop cover with inlaid marquetry decoration.

To starboard is the navigation station with ingenious folding chart table allowing alternative sizes of work surface.

Aft of the chart table is a quarter berth that also provides seating for the char table.

The saloon has seating across the forward bulkhead and seating/single berths along either side, with storage lockers above.

Access to the forepeak is via an opening in the bulkhead adjacent to the mast step. To port of this is a heads compartment with sea toilet, installed so as to allow very easy access to all plumbing.

Opposite to starboard is a "wet" hanging locker.

Forward of this is a double cabin with spacious V berth and storage lockers beneath including an dedicated anchor chain locker.


Fractional rig with :

Silver anodised, keel stepped, single spreader mast and boom by Needlespar.

Carbon fibre spinnaker pole.

Harken furling gear for genoa with removable drum and twin track headfoil.

Backstay adjustment by cascade of blocks in easy reach of helm position

Running backstays in Dyneema led to deck above transom

Rigid vang/kicker

Two speed mainsheet block system with full width track across cockpit.

2 x Lewmar 43 self-tailing primary genoa sheet winches

2 x Antal self-tailing winches for running backstays

2 x Antal self-tailing winches on coachroof for halyards, reefing and spinnaker sheets




12v and 24v shore power installations.

Battery charging by engine alternator.

2 x 96AH batteries.

Shore power cable 


28lb plough anchor in dedicated stowage at mast foot with long (30m?) chain in locker beneath forepeak berth.



Navigation lights

2 Manual bilge pumps

1 Electric bilge pump

Stainless steel pulpit, split pushpit and guard rails

Stainless steel boarding ladder

Coastal flare pack - 2019

Heaving line

4 manual fire extinguishers

1 automatic fire extinguisher in engine bay

Fog horn

Horseshoe lifebuoy




4 fenders


Radio/cassette player with 2 speakers in saloon

2 cockpit speakers



Cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils

Boat cradle - substantially built on heavy wheels.


Yanmar 2GM20F 2 cylinder, 18hp diesel engine (1997) driving folding propeller via saildrive unit. Engine last services March 2019.

Cooling by sea water and fresh water

Morse throttle control and Yanmar panel in cockpit



This boat has been extremely well cared for by the same owner for the last twelve years.

Each year over this time she has wintered ashore, under cover in her own substantial cradle on wheels.

Her engine has been serviced and her anodes replace annually.

She was last ashore October 2018 - March 2019 and antifouled before re-launch.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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