Overview: Invader Rebuild Project
Construction: Douglas Fir planking on bent Oak frames
LOA: 72' 0"
Beam: 15' 0"
Power: Cummins 855 300 Hp
Builder: Fenner and Hood Shipyard Vancouver BC 1935
for James Hoffar
After a colourful career as yacht, charter vessel, liveaboard home, and dinner cruise ship, Invader was in need up a major re-build and restoration of her deck, deckhouse, and a completely new interior.
The current owner will use her for coastwise cruising with large groups of family and friends, thus the changeover from commercial layout to private owner operation. As a commercial passenger vessel she had a galley and crews quarters in the foc'sl, three guest cabins aft, and public spaces with bar on the main deck. The new layout includes a large owner's suite in the old galley/crew area, an on-deck galley with dining area forward incorporating the pilothouse area, and a separate saloon with fireplace aft on the main deck. Revised and re-built guest cabins and a new head will be below aft .
The addition of a new generator, new flying bridge arrangement, new engine room ventilation, and all new electrical system means coordination of drawings, purchases, and work flow.