More About Mountbatten Crusader
LOA - 17.98m
Beam - 3.13m
Draught - 0.762m
Propulsion - Conventional prop and shaft via Aquadrive
Engine - Ford Mermaid FSD 54Kw
Electrical generation - 12V system and 240V AC shore line
Built - 1994
In service - 1995
Displacement - 21 tons
Registered with M C A – Class V Passenger Vessel
Passengers - max recommended 20
Crew - 3 minimum
The Mountbatten Crusader was commissioned by St John Ambulance in Northamptonshire to provide trips for people of all ages who, because of illness, handicap or infirmity, were denied access to river and canal cruises. Launched in 1994, the boat is designed to provide full facilities and accessibility including wheelchair access and other specialist equipment.
The Mountbatten is now located on the Grand Union Canal at Blisworth Marina, is 59 feet long, can carry thirty passengers plus three crew, and was built by C.T. & P Fox of March, Cambs.
In 2012 she was one of a thousand vessels to be invited to be part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames where she attracted much local and international interest from the media and public, representing the County of Northamptonshire and the United Kingdom in magnificent splendour. more