Crusader Of Arun

An Invited Friend of The Harrison Butler Association
Built by David Hillyard in 1971

Crusader Of Arun
Taken in 2007, Crusader of Arun at peace at Châteaulin, which is situated
on the Aulne River, between Quimper to the south and Brest to the North
Photograph and text from The Hillyarder, December 2012


Crusader Of Arun : Small Dramas Only On The Bay of Biscay
Crusader Of Arun was owned for a number of years by Nim Campbell, who has previously owned the 9 ton Hillyard, Xtravaganza. He was admired for his generous and friendly character and the support he gave to the HOA by organising the London Meet for many years. He often sailed single handed, and frequently this was across the English Channel. Under the new ownership of Jeremy Purkiss in 2012, a joyful article about a crossing of the Bay of Biscay is to be found online (see the links section below).
Designed by DD Cullingford.

Crusader Of Arun
Crusader Of Arun crossing the Bay of Biscay in 2012

Crusader Of Arun Statistics
Built : 1971 by David Hillyard at Littlehampton, England
LOA : 38' 0"
LWL : 32' 6"
Beam : 10' 3"
Draught : 4' 8"
Displacement : 13 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 342191

Crusader Of Arun Custodians & Home Ports 
Jeremy Purkiss (2012-2015-?) Vigo, France
Nim Campbell (?-2007-?) Cherbourg, France
PL Steer (?-1972-1980-?) Hamble, England

Crusader Of Arun Links 
Small Dramas Only On The Bay Of Biscay, 2012

Page last updated : August 2017


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