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$390,000 CAD

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When Vic Carpenter started using epoxy in the late 50's for bonding his wooden boats. Jan Gougeon apprenticed with Vic and together with his two brothers formed the epoxy company WEST SYSTEM. The cold moulded construction method proved to be ideal for one-off or semi custom boats. Cold moulded boats are widely recognized by boatyard operators as the ones requiring the least maintenance. They are dry and light. Vic loved to use a variety of beautiful woods such as Honduras mahogany, spruce, yellow cedar and ebony. One of the many boats that Vic designed and built was the sistership 45’ “Golden Goose” for Gordon Lightfoot.
Location Sidney, BC
Condition Used
Category Sloop
Overall Length 45 feet
Year 2002
Hull Material Wood
Hull Beam 14.92
Fuel Capacity 50
Engine Power 75.0
Engine 1 Make & Model Yanmar 4JH3TE
Engine 1 Type Inboard
Engine 1 Fuel diesel
Engine 1 Year 2003

The owner of Orenda bought the 45’ from Vic Carpenter in the mid nineties and gave it to Bruckmann Yachts who completed the interior in 2002. The hull is carvel planked Cedar with Honduras mahogany outer skin, the spars laminated Sitka spruce and the keel is stainless steel filled with lead. The love and care lavished on her is evident today. An appropriate name for such innovative construction, Orenda is Huron for spiritual energy inherent in people and their environment. It empowers people to change the world in a positive, loving way. It is the energy that effects change and by which human accomplishment is attained or accounted for. It was also built on the Huron's original homeland.

Throughout Orenda

Cedar and Holly floors along with the mixture of ebony, mahogany, cedar and spruce creates a tasteful balance between light and dark. A well appointed passage maker, Orenda will sleep 8 comfortably. 

Down the helm companionway is the well laid out nav station with a fixed seat. There is engine access under the nav table along with storage for the swim ladder to port. Located on the starboard and port hulls are 4 sea berths, each with their own opening port holes. To starboard aft of the navigation table is a single cabin with a long pilot berth and plenty of storage. 

Moving forward from the navigation area you enter the L shopped galley. It has plenty of counter space and a deep, top loading fridge. Opposite the fridge is more engine access as well as a shelf housing the inverter. 

 The centre cockpit companionway, located midships, is the main access to the living area. Lifting up the companionway steps gives you access to the engine and batteries. To port of the companionway is the wet head with a marine toilet, vanity and deep hanging locker. 

 Forward of the head is a small bench seat with stowage underneath for tools and spares. Above the bench seating are two drawers and a sea berth with opening bronze porthole. 

In the salon the parquet table and brass hanging oil lamp round out the elegant mahogany, ebony and spruce joinery. There is copious amounts of storage in the salon, along with two opening overhead hatches and a bronze porthole on the port hull. 

Through the door into the forward cabin is a large queen berth with drawers underneath. To port and starboard are two hanging lockers and an overhead hatch. There are two bronze, opening portholes to port and starboard along with a brass reading lamp on both hanging lockers.


The long galley is located to starboard of the centre cockpit companionway steps and forward of the nav table. There is plenty of dedicated storage for all crockery and utensils along with a large amount of dry storage. The top loading deep fridge with built in freezer has ample space. There is a bronze opening port hole above the work top.    

  • Corian counter tops 
  • Force 10 propane 3 burner stove 
  • Double S/S sinks
  • Hella wall mounted fans
  • Large top loading fridge w/ freezer
  • Opening bronze port hole
  • Sea water faucet (foot pump)
  • Trident Propane control system 

Down the centre cockpit companionway and forward is Orenda’s comfortable salon. The exquisite mahogany and spruce interior and beautiful joinery creates a feeling of luxury and a sense of history. The parquet table is the centrepiece, the fore and aft booth seating and a bench on the starboard hull add to the cozy atmosphere.  

  • Plenty of shelving and storage to port and starboard 
  • Large dinette table w/ extension and fiddles
  • Hanging brass oil lamp above dinette
  • Sea berth aft of salon table
  • Bench seat with storage
  • Newport Dickson propane heater (fwd of head)
  • 2 opening hatches
  • Bronze portholes 
Nav Station

The Nav table is located at the base of the helm cockpit companionway stairs. With rear access to the engine, a secondary chart plotter and a multi-function display.  

  • Garmin GPS map 547x5 Chartplotter
  • Nexus Multi-control display
  • Raymarine Ray S4 VHF radio 
  • Trident gas control panel 
  • Kenwood Stereo w/ CD player and satellite radio capabilities
  • JRC Radar
  • ComNav autopilot  with Course Master drive
Electrical System
  • Blue Sea systems DC Panel
  • BEP Marine 12V DC battery monitor
  • Powerline 120amp high voltage alternator 
  • 2 Discovery 6V gel house batteries in line (220amps)
  • 1 Starter Battery
  • Xantrax 1000 inverter charger  
  • Raritan 10 gallon water heater
  • 30amp power cord 
  • Rule 360 GPH bilge pump 
  • Yanmar 75 HP Turbo Diesel w/ 1600 hrs
  • Engine panel with alarms and hour meter
  • 3 blade feathering Vary propellor 
Sails and Rigging

Her 65 foot, laminated sitka spruce mast sits atop of a swivel step and is controlled by a Navtec Hydraulic backstay. A Perfectly balanced boat, set the main and the jib and she tracks extremely well.  

  • Doyle fully battened main sail
  • ProFurl furling gear with Doyle headsail 
  • Asymmetrical spinnaker in sock (1400 sq.ft)
  • 2 Symmetrical spinnakers, 1.5 ounce & 3/4 ounce
  • Cruising jib (130%) 
  • Racing jib (150%) 
  • Lazy jack system
  • Rod standing rigging 

Deck, Center Cockpit & Hardware

The centre cockpit puts the crew a step away from all sail controls. All halyards are led aft from the base of the mast to their respective winches situated around the centre cockpit. The companionway leads down into the salon and galley.  

  • Cold molded epoxy laminated yellow cedar hull with mahogany frames
  • Cedar decks painted with Kiwi Grip 
  • Lofrans ll electric windlass and capstan 1200w
  • Delta S/S anchor 
  • 160 ft. of 10mm chain
  • 300 ft of 5/8th rode 
  • 2 Barient #35 winches (head sail sheet)
  • 2 Barient #10 winches (at traveller)
  • 2 Barient #22 winches (main halyard) 
  • 2 Barient #22 winches
  • 2 Barient #18 winches
  • 1 Barient #25 winches self tailing 
  • 2 Barient #10 winches
  • Large lazarette to port of centre cockpit
  • Propane locker in lazarette (6lb tanks (2))
  • Hot/Cold shower in lazarette locker 
Helm Cockpit

A laminated, 48 -inch wheel fashioned out of mahogany and spruce.The helm cockpit companion way leads down into the nav station and is protected by a glass and wood dodger. 

  • Nexus Wind angle display 
  • Nexus Compass display 
  • Nexus Multi control display 
  • Garmin GPSmap 276c Chart plotter 
  • Plastimo offshore 135 compass
  • JRC radar 1500 display
  • 2 Barient #32 self tailing winches (Cockpit coaming)
  • Hydrovane windvane


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


All personal property is excluded unless specifically identified and included in the sale agreement and listing specifications. Personal property refers to all items not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, furnishings, and recreational or entertainment items. Advertisements, marketing materials, and/or other photography may depict the vessel with personal property, however, such personal property is excluded unless otherwise specifically included as provided herein.

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Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigatge such details as the buyer desires validated. Price, if shown, may not include applicable state or government fees, taxes, destination charges, preparation charges, or finance charges (if applicable). Final actual sales price may vary depending on options or accessories selected. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, manufacturer revision, or withdrawal without notice.

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