|If you're looking for a machine with "pedigree" then this Thompson 7 sits towards the top of the pile.
Winner of multiple National Titles, winner of the first ASBA National Title and a swag of other trophies, Ocean Crusader (formally GUE) is back on the market and looking for good home.
This Thompson 7 is a race winner and has won many trophies over the years (listed below). Formerly Chris William's GUE, for the past 4 years she has been sailing as Ocean Crusader out of Darwin and now Royal Queensland.
This is not your standard T7 with carbon reinforcing through several bulkheads to stiffen the hull so you can hold the masthead in higher winds. Carbon mast, alloy boom. 16 months ago she received an all new flow coat so the hull presents as new. Basically the Gel Coat was running thin after being cut and polished so many times though the years. She's been a very well loved boat.
With a new Scott Sails main just over a year old with very little sailing done, the old main still in perfect sailing condition although not as flat as the new one, #1,#2,#3 and #4 sails along with 2 masthead kites, she is ready to hit the race track wherever you are.
Carbon reinforced rudder, New Yamaha outboard August 2014, new winch on keel, new sailing winch in center of cockpit on custom stand for helping with spinakers in high winds, new Ronstan ratchet blocks aft, trailer has an all new back end and has been fitted with carpeted/timber/epoxy base to protect boat from rocks when trailering, new paint, new wheels (2 spares), new jockey wheel, this boat has had a lot of love over the last four years. Always stored under full boat cover.
A pure joy to sail and will make the next owner very happy.
Can provide more photos on request. This boat won't disappoint.
National Sports Boat Champion 2001,02,03,07 & 08 (2nd 2004)
T7 National Champion 01,02,03,04,06,07,08
T7 NSW State Champion 01,02,03,04
Trailer Yacht Champion 01,02,03
Marley Point Race Winner 2003
Heaven Can Wiat 24 hr winner 07
Vic State champion 01,02,03,04
Darwin Div 4 Champion 2013
Darwin Div 1 2nd Place 2014 (beaten as we can't do offshore races to Ambon etc)
NT State Titles 13 & 14
DSC Champions 13 & 14
ABRW winner 2006