Invader

Member Type: 

Non Member

Boat Name: 

Invader

prev-names: 

Crusader

Year: 

1935

Length: 

76'

Builder: 

Fenner and Hood

Fleet: 

  • Canadian
  • Non-Member

INVADER was built in 1935 for James Hoffar of the Hoffar-Beeching Shipyard. Later owners included Fred Brown, Ronald Graham and George Reifel, Vancouver BC. In 1936-1937 she was owned by Henry F. Reifel, Vancouver BC. In 1940-1945 she was acquired by the Royal Canadian Navy and served as a Patrol Vessel. In 1945-1949 she was owned by Henry Reifel, Vancouver BC. In 1953-1961 she was owned by Fred B. Brown, Vancouver BC. In 1962-2001 she was owned by Halfmoon Bay Holdings Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 2003-2014 she was owned by Coastal Mortgage and Investment Corp., Lethbridge AB.

Design Specs
LOA:76′ 0″
Beam:15′ 0″
Draft: 7′ 0″
Home Port: Vancouver
Designer: Unknown
Gross  Tonnage: 65 tons
Number of Engines: 1
Engine Model: Cummins, KTA 1150
Total Engine Horsepower: 500
Fuel Type: Diesel
Builder Name: Fenner and Hood
Location Built: Vancouver
Year Built: 1935
Owner Name: Michael King
Owner Country: Canada
Yacht Club: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club

Tad Roberts Facebook post, 12-21-17:

Invader, built by Fenner & Hood in 1935. I redesigned her inside and out in 2005, added the aluminum tophouse, new bulwarks, and a lot more. She hit a deadhead last summer in the Fraser, partially sank and is being repaired at Commodore on Shelter Island. These events often turn up problems and a rotten stern is being replaced. She'll be good for a long time yet.

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