Canoe Cove

48 Tri-Cabin Coho

$160,000 CAD

Vancouver, BC

Routinely serviced by Tri-Shore, this vintage classic has been the beneficiary of great care and numerous options and upgrades: updated galley and salon new windows bow and stern thrusters new Furuno TZT multi view plotter new genset and AC and DC systems Suddenly is a well-equipped, warm, and comfortable cruising yacht with a voluminous design, and is nicely suited to cruising the BC coast.

To view this vessel or for additional information, please contact David Worland, CPYB at (604) 687-8943 or (604) 787-7719 (mobile). Available seven days a week.

Location Vancouver, BC
Condition Used
Category Aft Cabin
Overall Length 53'
Year 1979
Hull Material Fiberglass
Hull Beam 14' 9"
Engine Power 820 HP
Bridge Clearance 13' 6"
Cabin Headroom 6' 7"


Fuel Tanks 1800 liter
Water Tanks 784 liter

Engine 1

Make & Model Detroit Diesel 6-71
Type Inboard
Fuel diesel
Power 410 horsepower
Hours 2432
Propeller Type 4 Blade, Bronze
Transmission V

Engine 2

Make & Model Detroit Diesel 6-71
Type Inboard
Fuel diesel
Power 410 horsepower
Hours 2319
Propeller Type 4 Blade, Bronze
Transmission V
Elements of Suddenly

Suddenly is a classic BC-built yacht with wonderful interior volume, and updated systems and decor that blends high quality old school teak joinery, with contemporary living and cruising comforts.

The flared stem add to the handsome lines of the Canoe Cove 48 Tri-cabin are well proportioned and distinctive.

Throughout Suddenly

Board Suddenly’s cockpit via the transom door to the swim platform, or to the side decks to the salon door open the port side.

From the cockpit, climb the ladder to the upper decks and flying bridge. Also from the cockpit there is a companionway to the aft cabin. However, the most common entrance to the boat is through the side door from the port side deck to the salon and lower helm area.

The salon, lower helm, and galley are all together making a large open space with large windows, storage everywhere, clean new-looking headliners, and updated LED overhead lighting on dimmers.

The helm station is forward and to port, with a broad area for charts and books to starboard. The galley is just aft to port and is U-shaped with drop down cabinets slightly defining the space from the helm and salon.

Down three steps forward to the private guest cabin and guest head.

Aft and to starboard of the galley, down three steps through a hallway to the private aft cabin, also with private ensuite head and shower stall.

  • Courtesy lights near steps for safety
  • New contemporary flooring throughout
  • All DC lighting has been upgraded to LED
  • Robust DC electrical system for dependable cruising comfort
  • Diamond/Seaglaze windows and frames - new throughout
  • Bug screens for all opening windows
  • Electric heating throughout

Master Cabin Aft

The master cabin is aft and takes up the full beam of the yacht. It has ample floor space, a walk-around queen berth, a vanity, and storage in numerous lockers and drawers.

  • Queen berth with newer Logan & Cove luxury pillow top mattress
  • Side tables with reading lamps
  • New Diamond/Seaglaze windows and frames port, starboard and aft, opening, with bug screens
  • Updated window coverings
  • Aft companionway to the cockpit deck
  • Tall hanging locker
  • Dressing mirror

Master Head Aft

The master head is ensuite to the master cabin and has an updated electric marine toilet, separate shower stall, basin, bright lighting, opening window, and storage cabinets under and above the basin.

Guest Cabin Forward

Forward of the salon is the guest cabin with twin bunks, a large hanging locker, shelves, and numerous other drawers and lockers all around. Overhead LED lighting, with soft and bright settings, and natural light and fresh air through the opening hatch above.

Guest Head Forward

Ensuite to the guest cabin is the guest head with electric marine toilet, shower, basin, and storage. Ventilation through opening portlight.


The salon is wide open and bright with windows all around, situated for all to take in the ocean vistas whether sitting or standing. A large plush occasional chair an a lounge chair are to starboard, with an occasional table between. The furniture is loose, and the space is ready to accept any furnishings of your choosing.

Stairs up from the salon give access to the flybridge from the interior, a welcome and surprisingly unusual feature.

  • Updated flooring
  • Headliners with teak trim in excellent condition
  • Plenty of natural light through large windows all around
  • Exterior mesh window coverings all around
  • Bright overhead LED lights on dimmers
  • Teak built-in magazine / book rack in hallway leading to aft cabin

The galley is integral to the salon making the whole space intimate yet nicely set up for entertaining.

Appliances are full size and there is as much counter and storage space as any on-board chef should desire. Note the unique and useful storage under the steps to the flybridge.

  • Teak cabinetry with woven teak locker doors
  • New white counter tops
  • Brightly lit with big opening windows, and overhead LED lighting
  • Panasonic Prestige Plus microwave oven
  • Danby refrigerator and freezer
  • Fulgor Milano four burner stove
  • Fulgor Milano under counter oven
  • Stainless steel sink with designer faucet and soap dispenser
Lower Helm

The lower helm is integral to and forward of the salon. The engine instruments and controls, navigation and communication equipment, AC and DC breaker panels, are all close at hand. There is a very large area for charts, books, and all other cruising and piloting needs.

  • Morse controls
  • Teleflex and Faria gauges
  • Newer Furuno NAVnet TZT 2 touch screen multi view chart plotter
  • Furuno autopilot
  • Newer Icom M506 VHF radio
  • Datamarine International Offshore depth sounder
  • Ritchie 8” compass
  • Teak steering wheel
  • Horn
  • Trim tab controls
Main Deck

Board the cockpit through the transom door from the swim platform. There are steps up port and starboard to the side decks, and a ladder to the sun deck and flybridge.

  • Large deck box for cruising gear in the cockpit
  • Three cockpit hatches open up to the engine room
  • Swim platform with retractable rebounding ladder
  • Cockpit enclosure on stainless steel frame, for all season cruising comfort
  • Cockpit shower
  • SeaWise davit system on swim platform
  • 11’ Polaris tender with 20 hp 4-stroke Yamaha outboard, both 2013
  • 20 kg Danforth anchor with approximately 120 m of chain and 609 m of rode
  • Spare 14 kg Navy anchor
  • Ideal 12V windlass
Flybridge and Sun Deck

The sun deck is surrounded by stainless steel railing, and provides more room for lounging, and stowage of all manner of cruising toys like kayaks or paddle boards. There is a ladder up from the cockpit, or stairs up from the salon.

The flybridge is just forward and up a couple of more steps. There is a centreline helm station with upholstered helm bench.

  • BBQ on railing
  • A second deck box on the sun deck
  • Stainless steel railings around flybridge deck and sun deck

Upper helm with 

  • Morse engine controls
  • Teleflex and Faria gauges
  • Stainless steel Destroyer style steering wheel
  • Icom M1276 VHF radio
  • 4” Ritchie compass
Electrical System

AC power is distributed through circuit breaker protected panel, and is provided by the 30 Amp shore connection, by the new diesel generator, and by an inverter off the house bank of batteries.

12VDC power is also distributed through a circuit breaker protected panels. There are two banks of batteries; the house bank for onboard systems, and a dedicated start bank for engine and genset starting; both with dedicated charging systems.

  • Electrical distribution system is newly updated and designed and installed by Blue Water Rigging
  • Two Blue Sea Systems M2 digital Voltage /Ampere meters to monitor AC input and condition
  • New Masatervolt DIS Easyview 5 digital Voltage /Ampere meter to monitor DC condition
  • New Onan 9kW genset in dedicated soundshield (506 hours)
  • Waterlift muffler promoting quiet genset operation
  • Newer 4 kW / 200 Amp Mastervolt combination inverter / charger for the house bank with true sine wave output
  • Newer Mastervolt 50 Amp 3-stage charger for engine start batteries
  • Newer Mastervolt 25 Amp 3-stage charger for genset start battery
  • Alternators off both main engines and genset
  • Eight x 6V deep cycle house batteries for a total of 1,600 Amp / hours
Engines and Mechanical Systems

Service has been routine and thorough. The machinery space is accessed via three hatches in the cockpit. It is well lit, orderly, and is well laid out for easy access for service. Suddenly is powered by twin Detroit Diesel 6-71 engines producing 410 hp each. Service is up to date.

There is a tank room beneath the salon which houses the genset, house batteries, fuel and water tanks, hot water tank, and other electrical and mechanical systems.  It is brightly lit, and very well organised. The stairs to the forward cabin hinge up revealing the entry to the tank room.

  • Thoroughly serviced, with records
  • Dual Racor fuel filters to main engine
  • Capital Gear transmissions with Walter V-drives
  • Single Racor filter to genset
  • Side Power bow and stern thrusters
  • Glendinning engine synchroniser
  • Teleflex hydraulic steering
  • 100 litres hot water tank
  • ULC automatic fire extinguisher in engine room
  • Shaft brushes 
  • Last haul out and bottom service was October 2021

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.

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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.

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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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