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Built in Cowes in 1967 for Sir Max Aitken, the newspaper Baron and keen sportsman, she has a true racing pedigree winning line honours in the 1969 Rolex Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race. She was recently extensively refitted to superyacht standards, but retains plenty of racing potential and is perfect for luxury days afloat and spectating at events such as Cowes Week, Round the Island or Little Britain Challenge.
At 64ft Crusade is one of the largest charter yachts on the Solent, and without doubt the most beautiful. She is sublimely appointed with an immaculate interior and a sleek deck with flush coach house. With her bright white sails, and polished blue hull she is a boat to see, and be seen on! Certainly the sailing vessel of choice for the discerning charter client.
A Crusade charter is always a bespoke event, built around your exacting requirements. Her home berth is right beside the sparkling Southampton Harbour Hotel, but her skipper and crew can bring Crusade to any Solent location for your event. She sails with a skipper, sailing mate and host/hostess, to ensure your every need is looked after, whether you are wanting to sip a G&T in her cockpit or get involved with the technical sailing. Select a gourmet buffet onboard (facilitates more sailing time) or lunch ashore at one of our partner venues in Cowes or Yarmouth and you have the perfect day afloat.
Crusade and our luxury motoryacht Lysander enjoy matching livery; both with smart blue topsides, white gel coat, varnished wood and chrome fittings. Together they make the perfect pairing for an event featuring luxury hospitality, sailing and, with a Rib powerboat, adrenaline too!
Solent Events is very proud to be the exclusive supplier of this gorgeous yacht, in partnership with the Southampton Harbour Hotel. Why not pair your sailing event with the hotel's overnight accommodation and fine dining in their signature Jetty Restaurant. The Hotel also has superb conference and meeting facilities for those needing to get the business done before the fun starts!
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Do you have an event in mind? Send us your details using the form below or have a quick chat with one of our experts on. 01590 674900.