The 34′ Crusader was built in Marathon, Florida Keys, for many years by Andy Grant. Many, many used as lobster trap boats and many, many used as charter boats in the Keys. Now e are using this famed famed and stable hull for charter fishing in Panama City Beach.
The Miss Rachel is a single engine diesel powered charter with a full keel and two big stringers running the length of the boat for more strength and stability.
Prior to Andy Grant’s ownership of the Crusader molds and going back to the ’70s, they were made in Key West by the Del Rio family.
These boats were know as “lowsiders” since the sides were lower and they also had a sleeker look to them.
Crusaders ride exceptionally well in a rough sea, with no pounding.
The Crusader is one of the most popular work boats ever built in the Florida Keys, for a good reason and it now a very comfortable ride for sea sensitive anglers chartering fishing in Panama City Beach.