$169,000 CAD

Sidney, BC

"Bide-A-Wee" is a prime example of a blue water cruiser. Her hull was built in 1972 and the owners worked to have the interior completed as they planned to sail around the world. Due to unforeseen circumstances she didn’t see the water until 2006. It was then that she came up to Vancouver Island where she had her mast, boom, standing and running rigging installed by Yachttech Rigging. She was built by Tradewind Yachts in California and designed by Bruce King who is responsible for some of the worlds most remarkable yachts. Most famous for his use of epoxy in the American cup yachts, his simple design principle that a Yacht must be beautiful is seen in the overhangs and a low freeboard, a signature of many of his classical yachts.    Contact Kyle Timol at Grand Yachts Inc. for more information - 778 325 7975

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Location Sidney, BC
Condition Used
Category Racers and Cruisers
Overall Length 57'
Year 1972
Hull Material Fiberglass
Hull Beam 14'
Engine Power 100 HP
Displacement 38,000 pounds


Fuel Tanks 200 gallon
Water Tanks 200 gallon
Holding Tanks 20 gallon

Engine 1

Make & Model Detroit 3-53 Natural
Type Inboard
Fuel diesel
Year 1973
Power 100 horsepower
Hours 1070
Propeller Type 3 Blade, Bronze
Transmission Direct
Throughout “Bide-a-wee”

Bide-a-wee, which mean “stay a while” is the perfect name for this well found vessel. Entering from the companionway in the cockpit you are met with a space that is not only functional but spacious and comfortable. The teak and holly floors along with the professional teak joinery create a classic atmosphere with the volume of a modern yacht. 

To port of the companionway is a quarter berth, a prime spot for sleeping while underway or during long passages. To starboard of the quarter berth is the guest cabin with two single berths and an ensuite head with shower. There are two opening portholes, one in the head and another in the cabin which allow both light and air into the space. 

Moving forward you pass over the engine access, with all floor boards removable there is excellent access to the top of the engine. Just to port of the engine is the galley. Perfectly designed for cooking in a sea, the snug, U-shaped galley has plenty of storage and is ergonomically placed. There is a large top loading fridge/freezer, three burner stove with oven and a microwave.

Moving forward there is a step down into the saloon. Just to starboard is the large nav table and a bench seat. There is plenty of room for chart work or to simply be working from home. The electrical panel is located on the starboard hull at the nav table and professionally laid out. 

Just to port of the nav table is a secondary fridge along with a storage cabinet on the port hull which houses the 20 gallon hot water tank. The saloon is very spacious with a large opening hatch midships, a L shaped settee to port and another settee to starboard. There is plenty of storage to port and starboard as well as behind the settees for long distance cruising. 

Moving forward into the main cabin there a double berth to port with an ensuite head to starboard. The head has a separate shower, vanity and marine toilet. Forward of the main cabin is the v-berth cabin. Currently used for storage, there is plenty of space for two adults or all your cruising equipment. Just forward is a large storage locker that also provides access to the anchor locker.


The U-shaped galley is designed perfectly for longer cruises. The tight space keeps you snug underway and the opening to the saloon add lots of coveted counter space along with storage below. 


  • Waco fridge/freezer
  • Portable Engel fridge/freezer 
  • Sharp carousel microwave
  • Shipmate kerosene stove
  • Double S/S sinks
  • Aluminum framed opening porthole
  • 12v Fan
  • Built in cabinets
  • Dedicated crockery storage 
  • Dedicated crockery storage 


Electronics and Navigation


  • Raymarine C80 chart plotter
  • Raymarine Ray54 Marine VHF
  • Raymarine ST60 wind instrument
  • Raymarine ST60+ Speed/Depth Instrument 


Electrical System

Bide-a-wee’s wiring was all done in 2006 and is professionally laid out and labeled. There is easy access behind the AC/DC panels. 


  • AC/DC Panels
  • One 8D start battery
  • Two 8D house batteries
  • Xantrex Link 20 battery monitor 
  • Offshore 30 amp battery charger
  • 2500 watt BRAND Inverter 
  • 30 amp Smart plug shore power
  • Cole Hersee battery isolator switches
  • Multiple AC outlets throughout 


With hydronic diesel heat throughout the boat including the heads along with the recent addition of a 20 gal H/W tank, Bide-a-wee is warm and comfortable at dock or at anchor. 


  • Detroit 3-53 Natural diesel 100 HP engine w/ 1070 hours
  • Paragon Transmission (Re-built 2021)
  • 5-kva Northern Light generator 
  • 3 Aluminum fuel tanks (200 gallons total)
  • Hurricane stainless steel, 20 gallon H/W tank
  • Hurricane II Hydronic diesel heating system 

Cockpit and Deck Hardware

Bide-a-wee has a comfortable and safe cockpit. Split into two sections, the after most section houses the pedestal and wheel with a teak grating on the sole. She has teak seating aft as well as forward. There are three medium size storage lockers for all your sailing gear.


  • Dual anchor roller
  • 55lbs CQR anchor
  • 300’ of 3/8th galvanized chain
  • Plath electric anchor windlass
  • Lewmar 45 self tailing electric winch 
  • (2) Lewmar 55 self tailing winch
  • Lewmar 45 self tailing winch
  • (3) BRAND clutches on port combing
  • (2) BRAND clutches on starboard combing
Sails and Rigging

Rigged in 2006 after arriving in Sidney, BC the owners spared no expense kitting out Bide-a-wee with top of the line rigging. Forespar mast and inboom furling make this sloop an easy to handle rig. 


  • Forespar aluminum mast
  • Stainless steel standing rigging
  • Forespar Leisure furl inboom system
  • North Sails fully battened mainsail
  • North Sails 130% Genoa
  • North Sails Gennaker 

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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