$189,000 CAD

Sechelt, BC

How to describe this boat.  Trawler, or Custom Work boat or both.  Built as a work boat for the Revelstoke Dam Reservoir, where it spent 18 years in the fresh water, later moved to the coast where the Federal Government used it as the caretakers boat at Gwaii Hannas National park. Sold and then used as a Dive boat. Now the current owner has owned it for 8 years, used as a pleasure craft, with all systems onboard upgraded, and rebuilt the interior decor and look. Today you can live aboard, dive off it, haul freight, explore the coast, even pull things behind you, this is a very diversified boat just waiting for someone with new ideas on how to use it. Rugged and robust, safe and comfortable, well worth a look.
Location Sechelt, BC
Condition Used
Category Commercial Boats
Overall Length 52'
Year 1975
Hull Material Aluminum
Hull Beam 15'
Fuel Capacity s
Elements of Gwaii. Haanas

Built to meet a sepcific need using high grade marine aluminum, you will find this boat strong and robust, and showing no signs of corrosion.  Step aboard through a side gate onto a spacious covered aft deck. The decks are surrounded with full plated bulwarks 24" high, with 24" stanchions reduced to 15" in the bow, 6"X2" tapered to 3"X2" at the top and capped with flatcar and 1 1/4" pipe railing for a total height of 39"  for a very safe feeling. Around the bow the plate is right to the top of the railing to help deflect any spray

Welded aluminum hull and house works to commercial standards with a flush deck, carvel, single hard chine hull. The hulls built with a very slight "V" bottom with a tunnel stern to help maintain a shallow draught and a very good stability. In 1995 a 4' extension of the aft deck was added to the transom and plate bulwarks with 2"x3" stanchions were included around it. 

The aft cockpit the bulwarks have working components with a gate to the full width 4' swim grid which is hinged to the transom and can be raised when cruising. A ladder through a hatch leads to the top deck, used for storage of traps or paddle boards or any other thing marine you can use. There is good access to navigation aids, the ships mast, and the working boom on the foredeck.

Along the side deck on the starboard side is access door to the main salon and aft galley, here you will see the current upgrades, as the galley equipment, walls and flooring plus ceiling have all been replaced and renewed. Plenty of side windows to let in all the light you will want. Under the galley floor is a hatch to a full basement storage area, used for food or other dry goods if you are on a long trip. Forward mid ships are the stairs to the pilot house. here you find a very well laid out plan, plenty of windows for good all around visibility, easy layout of all instruments, nice large settee across the back bulkhead for guest or first mate. Two side doors open up for full air circulation if you want this.

To the right of the stairs to the pilothouse is the starboard side companion way leading to the accommodation. Here we find the door to the engine room, stand up room, centre engine with good access to all the new systems, batteries,  generator, inverters etc. You will find the side walls insulated and the bilge is clean and dry. This is a dry stack exhaust system and a keel cooled engine. You will also find a full work bench with a vice, and space for your tools.

Forward along the companionway is the master stateroom, here it is newly recommissioned, new mattress, lighting etc. Storage under the bed, large hanging closet, one side window that opens for fresh air. 

Forward again is another stateroom, this one is still under refit and is not quite finished, used to be a bunk room, but they have been removed, but if you need more beds perhaps they could be rebuilt. Full double size bed, new mattress with hydraulic lift to get to under the bed storage. The ships head is off this room, new vacuum-flush toilet system, full stand up tiled shower, tiled vanity, heated towell rack, New floors to make this room new and clean and fresh.

The whole interior of the boat is heated with a Hurricane hot water system, which will keep you out all year.

On the deck forward of the wheelhouse you have an extensive trunk cabin, over the accommodation. Here is the working end of the boat. Mast and boom, now used for the tender but originally designed to load and unload freight. You will find the roof of the trunk cabin is re-enforced with a separate deck plate to allow for heavy objects to sit on and be tied down. All the boom lifting is done by hydraulic winches. We also have easy access to the anchor windlass which is also hydraulic with plenty of chain and rode. 

When this boat was built it was for commercial purposes, there fore we find applications that normally would not show up on a boat this size, such as an external fire hose and pump system. tow post on the aft deck, fairleads for a tow line Hand winch for the stern tie up line. Full flopper stoppers for stability in a seaway,  Not to be taken away form its current use, this boat has a multiple use applications.

Galley and Saloon

The galley has two side opening sliding doors and is split into two parts by the port door. 

  • Dickinson Stainless steel 3 burner propane stove and oven on the forward bulkhead
  • Kitchen Aid Toaster Oven
  • Sanyo Micro-wave 
  • Shelves and cupboards
  • Port side more counter space with drawers and storage cupboards
  • Stainless Sink with hot and cold running water.
  • All water lines Pex PVC tubing,  Jabsco Par Max water pump,and Groco 1 galon accumulator tank
  • Hot water tank new Kuuma. 11 gallons heated off main engine or 110V element.
  • Nova Kool. Fru 9000. refrigerator/freezer
  • L shaped settee with dinning table for four
  • All new LED Lighting
  • Floor Accesss hatch to large "Storage Basement" with shelves under galley
  • Widows on three sides "Diamond Sea Glaze" with blinds
  • Heated towel rack, forms part of the onboard Hydronic heating system

Four steps up from main saloon. full width of superstructure with windows all around for great visibility and two sliding side doors for ventleation. Split settes across back bulkhead.

  • Two Standard Horizon VHF (Matrix 2150 and 2200) with AIS receiver. remote mic
  • Two Standard Horizon hand held. VHF's
  • Standard Cummins Marine instrumentation, and alarm panel, oil pressure, water temp, DC voltage, hour meter, fuel vacuum gauge with moisture sensor.
  • Recent  Si-Tex plotter with C-map chip and sounder
  • Dirigo 5.5" Magnetic Compass. with night light.
  • Koden Radar
  • Comnav Auto Pilot with remote
  • Dual Air Horns
  • iPad clamp at helm.
  • Wagner Steering   Hydraulic, freshly rebuilt steering pump.
  • LED. floodlights, docking lights, and running lights
  • Moveable 7" Rayline sealed beam spotlight on roof
  • Two brass ships clock and Two Brass Barometers Galley and Wheelhouse
  • Port Settee also folds out to bunk bed
  • Propane remote and monitor
  • Two smoke detectors
  • Carbon Monoxide detector
  • Buss Heater off engine

All the accommodations have been reconditioned since 2013, new floors, paneling, layouts, plumbing, heads, lighting, ceilings, heating, windows re-set, totally different look as to when this ship was built.

When you enter the main salon and galley you will instantly see a warm and inviting room. Easy stairs up to the pilothouse or down to the staterooms. The companion way forward is on the starboard side, first door is into the engine room, in itself a well designed and workable space. Forward again to port is the master stateroom. A new double berth against the port side, new mattress, Hanging closet, and plenty of storage space under the bed. There is a good port light that opens wide for ventilation is above the bed.

Back into the companion room you move forward and turn to port where is the door to the forward stateroom and access to the main heads. The forward stateroom used to be a bunk room for four but has been converted into another stateroom which could be considered the master stateroom, double berth, overhead hatch, large storage under the bed on a hydraulic lift system, reading lights. and direct access to the new and modern heads. The heads has a large tiled tub shower space, vanity and a new electronic Rarity Excellence toilet, all draining into a 40 gallon holding tank. Heated by the Hydronic furnace to the towel rack heating system. There is also a small sink in the forward stateroom. All the companion way and the two staterooms have a new engineered flooring.Both staterooms have new mattress.

Full disclosure, the forward stateroom is still a work in progress, the finishing work is not fully finished, so to meet the rest of the interior there is some work to do. including some panelling and some wood work.

Engines and Mechancal
  • Since this boat was built to be a work boat the engine room is and always has been the heart of the boat. When the government bought the boat in 1995 they repowerd it at that time. Since the current owner bough the boat in 2013  he to did major conversions and replacements. Most notably on all thing electrical. The following shows the engine room and modern upgrades.
  • Engine Cummins 6CTA 8,3.  rated 250 hp with app. 3200 hours
  • Keel cooled and dry stack exhaust. with new Pipes and muffler and blankets. Cooler system is enclosed in the keel.
  • Twin disc gears. 506- 2.43:1
  • Engine controls. Morse Cable. dual lever.
  • Alternator is new, starter rebuilt recently
  • High capacity engine driven external fire pump
  • Half of the engine room is stand-up. work bench with vice, tool storage
  • Onan 8kw genset, 4000 hours. Standard engine gauges, New muffler and side exhaust 
  • 6 new golf cart batteries. (New 2020)
  • 2 recent start batteries, New cabling
  • All system battery Disconnect switches. Blue Sea panel in engine room
  • 2 battery Chargers, 50 amp and 125 amp, inverter works but only used charging section.
  • Inverter Xantrax 2500 Watt 12 volt to 110 volt with 130 amp 12 volt charger 
  • Blue Sea Breaker panels in Wheelhouse with current meter.
  • Fuel in two tanks for 550 imperial gallon tanks, sight gauge in engine room
  • 2 water tanks total 550 Imperial gallons
  • Main has Dual Racor 1000 fuel filters with vacuum and remote in wheelhouse
  • Genset is on a single Racor 900
  • Pumps:  2" Jabsco fire/wash down pump off main engine:  Jabsco 1 1/2" main bilge pump off belt tensioning pulley:  1 Whale/Gusher 1 1/2" manual bilge pump: 2 Sea Flow 12 v bilge pumps with floats; 1 Sea Flow 12 v bilge pump off manual switch.
  • 2.5" stainless shaft, 36" wheel through the keel, rudder has an addition to trailing edge to assist in low speed maneuverability
  • Isolation Tranformer Shore power plugs port and starboard inlets new power cable
  • Engine driven hydraulics, Cessna constant flow pump for windlass, and Pullmaster crane winch and an unused stern loop for prawn puller.
  • 600 watt solar panels and charger, batteries are floating by noon in the summer
  • Outback 80 volt max at 60 amp peak with Outback control panel for the solar array.
  • 2 automatic fire bottles, one in engine room, one in "basement storage" also with manual discharge: 4 portable fire extinguishers throughout accommodation
Main Deck and Top Deck
  • The decks are wide and safe, high bulwarks all  around with rounded cap rails, 4 cleats on each side are easy to get to. large full width lazaret storage aft deck and another larger storage locker on the fore deck. The one side gate is on the starboard side, right at the proper hight for very easy on and off boarding. Ladder to the top deck is from the aft deck. here you can get proper access to all the standing rigging which includes the main mast, forward working crane, and the twin side flopper stoper stabilizers. Top deck also gives you storage space for on board toys like prawn traps, paddle boards, or kayaks. 
  • Recent hydraulic vales rebuilt. rebuilt anchor windlass with hydraulic brake, Trefoil 30kg stainless anchor, 100' chain. 300' nylon braid rode.
  • Ships crane rigging updated with stainless steel blocks, braided lines
  • 10'5" Walker Bay Hypalon RIB with 15hp Honda outboard,  new 2016
  • Spare no-name anchor in forward locker
  • Large Sampson post and fairlead on aft deck for towing
  • Scuba tank racks
  • Fore Deck and Top deck have welded plate freight floors with tie down spots. also helps keep the cabins cooler in the summer time
  • 120 Volt outlets on stern, side decks and bow and forward locker.
  • Full width retractable swim grid with mounted fenders, easy access through transom gate
  • Large retractable aluminum divers boarding ladder.
  • Flopper stopper stabilizers with new rigging.
  • 500' new 1/2" floating stern line, sailboat winch for stern tie
  • 2 by 200' 3/4" towing lines
  • two life rings, numerous variety of lifejackets, and safety flares.
  • Crows nest seat on top deck
  • New Weber clamshell BBQ 
  • Portable canopy for sun shade on top deck.
  • Utility hand crane for top deck,   propane tank storage
Additional Information

This boat was Commissioned and built in 1975 in Sechelt BC. Sent to Revelstoke to work in the lake doing forestry work for 18 years. (Under the name Kinbasket Forest, and Is a current member of the Ex-Forest Service Squadron) Then privately owned on the coast where it made several trips to Alaska and back. In 1995 sold to the Canadian government, at that time it was re-powered, lengthened and re-rigged for servicing the watchmen at the new Gwaii Hannas park in the Queen Charlottes. Did this for 5 years with numerous trips across Hecate Straits.  Sold again to a private dive charter company where it travelled all over the coast. Then again sold in 2013 to the current owner who under took the major system restorations and upgrades the boat needed. So back to my opening statement, how do you describe this boat, its use can be unlimited, start by been a cruising and exploring boat, live aboard, commercial freight boat, Fishing camp tender, a dive boat again, she has done all the above and will continue to do so for years to come.

The owner has scheduled a haul out in Naniamo BC. for May 11, 2021 if you are interested and would like to see her undersides let me know.  



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