At Ocean Crusaders we have a fleet of vessels and vehicles to get the job done, no matter how big or how small.
Landing Craft ‘Salter’
Salter is the pride of our fleet. Custom built for us, this 7m landing craft has the ability to carry large loads, has easy access with the bow door and twin engines to give it maneuverability and speed. When light she can travel at 30 knots, however more often she is crawling along banks, often with the vacuum onboard sucking up tonnes of debris. The boat is also trailerable and hence it goes all over the country. It works between Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Power: Twin 90hp
Max Crew: 6
Flat Top Barge ‘Sivarner’
Coming soon is our new barge which will be used to service the Automatic River Cleaners in Brisbane River and transport heavier loads, including vehilces, to the islands. It is a 6m x 3m barge and will feature a crane, winch, loading ramps and an A frame over the bow, Custom built by Scallywag Fabrication, this vessel will feature a lot in coming years and help us grow our capability.
Power: Twin 90hp
Max Cfrew: 6
Work Boat ‘Spinnaker’
Spinnaker is a 5.4m ex-fisheries vessel. She was donated to us by Spinnaker Sound Marina and is a high speed shallow draft vessel for getting to the far reaches of rivers and to islands quickly. It also comes on an off-road trailer meaning we can take it to remote places and still access the water.
Max Crew: 6
Slogger is our original vessel and has earnt her keep well and truly. A shallow draft vessel she goes places a lot of boats can’t, yet is solid enough to cop a beating. She is often seen on the Sunshine Coast waterways loaded in debris.
Max Crew: 4
Shifter is a 2m long Dumb Barge designed to carry loads when we go into shallow creeks. The idea is to float it in at high tide, load it at low tide and float it out again on the next high tide. She can carry around 750kg.
Max Crew: NIL
Mud Skipper (Skinny Tinny)
Mud Skipper is a specialised craft for accessing the upper reaches of estuaries where conventional vessels cannot go. It’s super shallow draft and 1m width means she will wind her way between trees and can be carried over rocks. She also has outriggers for stability if required. She is also powered by an electric motor meaning she is quiet as she removes debris. Often used in conjunction with a larger vessel, she is part of the Mosquito Fleet, used for getting in and out quickly and returning items to an easier to access area.
Power: 2.3hp or 4hp
Max Crew 2
Mud Gudgeon (Canoemaran)
Mud Gudgeon is 2 Rosco Canoes strapped together providing a stable craft for shallow water access. Either paddle or electric outboard powered it is surprising just how much weight you can fit in this craft. Usually seen with our Noosa Crew aboard, she is known to collect couches and fridges from places our boats can’t get and can take a crew of 4 if required. Easily launched even when there is no ramp, she is a major asset to our fleet.
Power: Paddle / Electric Solar Powered / 2.3hp outboard
Max Crew: 4
Aquayak Kayak Fleet
Our fleet of kayaks enables more people to clean at our community events. Courtesy of support from Aquayak Kayaks, our fleet consists of 4 doubles, 2 1+1’s, 7 singles and 5 children’s along with 7 kayak trailers to collect debris in.
Our Hino 4×4 Crane truck can carry a huge load and remove larger items. It is used to move equipment and debris all over the place. The crane can lift 2.7 tonne maximum and still lifts 400kg @11m. Being a 4×4 she can also access the beaches and remote areas Ocean Crusaders are renowned for going. She also has a 7m trailer that she can tow to ensure she gets everything that is needed to wherever it needs to go.
Combined the trailer and truck can carry 12 tonne of equipment.
Our daily drive is our Mazda 4×4 Ute. It can tow every boat, has full length roof racks and ample space in under the canopy. And it is also our billboard for messages we want to get out to the community.
It is also ideal when we head to the beaches like Fraser & Moreton Island.