“Express Crusader” is a World Cruising Class Sloop, a 'Gallant 53' from 1968, Southern Ocean Shipyard, fiberglass (very strong and thick fiberglass).
“Express Crusader” is a World Cruising Class Sloop Gallant 53 from 1968, Southern Ocean Shipyard, fiberglass (very strong and thick fiberglass).
She is now out of the water, in Marina Port de Ginesta, south of Barcelona.
When we bought her, she was in the North of Girona, Spain. She was ready to sail but as we were a family of five and that would be our home for years we did a big refit on the inside and on the electronics. We took her where we were living, near Barcelona and during six months we refit her in order to prepare to live with our family and be totally sufficient without the need to go to any berth, we wanted just to be at port for refueling.
We cleaned all the tanks, revised the engine, did all the electric installation to new and installed new lights (lights are all LEDS), bought and install new electronics, new chart table and panels, we stripped the interior almost completely and rebuilt it, new ceiling panels, new toilet, new water pumps, installed new water maker with a direct hose to the kitchen to refill bottles, new mattresses all in Sunbrella canvas so they can stay during daylight as cushions, all beds with lee clothes in Sunbrella, new batteries with complete system of battery charger and inverter, etc.
The inventory will go as following:
Aluminium Mast with two spreader steps
Water capacity: 250lts
Diesel capacity: 500lts
Battery and spear parts compartment
Double Cabin with wooden library and clothing cabinets
Toilet with big cabinet with mirrors and built in shower
Double closet outside the toilet
Cabin with a double bed and two bunks, all with their clothing cabinets and a big closet for towels and sheets
Salon with two sofas/beds
Kitchen with 3 elements stove/oven Force 10, built-in fridge and freezer with two separate 12V compressors
Chart table with electronics, radios, electrical panel (AC/DC), all from 2011
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