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$89,000 CAD

Vancouver, BC

WilliWaw has been rigged for Pacific Northwest Cruising with many of her features voyage minded, which allows for single handed sailing. Her fine condition is a result of owner attention and care with many added features creating a comfortable cruiser. For winter she has a full custom cover and the sails / rigging are removed each winter. Included in this turn key package is a 8' west marine inflatable with 4HP Yamaha outboard easily lifted by the 4:1 purchase davit crane. All maintained in true caring fashion In 1981 this German Frers design was quite a leap in size for the company. Based on Gitana VII, winner of the 1979 Two-Ton Cup, she is a lively performer and with an accommodation layout that has proved popular with more than 200 sold. She is praised for her handling, speed and practical accommodation. She can sleep up to eight with pilot-berths in the saloon, and has heads in each end with the forward head en suite.  POSSIBLE MOORAGE TRANSFER

To view this vessel or for additional information, please contact Craig Hemmes, BCYBA at (604) 687-8943 or (604) 315-8457 (mobile). Available seven days a week.

Location Vancouver, BC
Condition Used
Category Cruisers
Overall Length 42' 9"
Year 1984
Hull Material Fiberglass
Hull Beam 13' 8"
Engine Power 50 HP
Displacement 18,738 pounds
Displacement Dry Load


fresh water 1 x 50 gal Plastic
fuel 1 x 40 gal Stainless Steel
holding 2 x 15 gal Plastic

Engine 1

Make & Model Perkins 4108
Type Inboard
Fuel diesel
Year 1984
Power 50 horsepower
Hours 4500
Propeller Type 3 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
Transmission Direct


  • Two Cabins - one forward / one aft port side
  • Galley
  • Salon
  • Two Heads - one aft starboard side  / one forward cabin port side

Forward cabin:

  • Double Pullman berth with bench seat on starboard side

  • Locker / hanging locker


  • H/C pressurized water supply
  • FW foot pump
  • Force 10 (3) burner propane stove
  • 2003 Nova Kool LT201 refrigeration, top loading with freezer box


  • Port settee converts to double bunk

  • 2x Sea-berth on starboard with lee board and lee-cloth

Navigation Station with full size chart table


  • Aft - Corian countertop
  • Jabasco head - pump and hoses replaced in 2021
  • Jabasco shower sump pump
  • Forward - Corian countertop
  • Jabasco head - pump and hoses replaced 2022





  • Perkins 4108
  • Engine rebuild at ~2500 hours 
  • New lift pump 2021
  • New wet exhaust hose 2022
  • Fuel injectors rebuilt 2022
  • Regular engine service 2x / year
  • Coolant flush 2021
  • Remote oil and fuel filters for easy access
  • Dripless shaft seal
  • J-Prop bronze feathering prop
  • Jabsco macerator pumps for both holding tanks with Y-Valves
  • Hot water from Shore power or engine calorifier
  • Jabsco fresh water pump
  • Fresh water in-line filter
  • Whale freshwater foot pump (2021)
  • Rule 1000 gph bilge pump with float switch
  • Rule 2000 gph bilge pump
  • 10 gpm manual diaphragm bilge pump in cockpit
  • 2x 20lb aluminum propane tanks with pressure gauge
  • Xintex S-2A propane detector
  • Watermaker: Katadyne MROD-80E with Power Survivor 80E-2
  • Freshwater tank: Custom Barr Plastics 180L under port settee
  • Charging: 60A engine driven alternator; Xantrex P-Tyoe auto regulator; Newmar 150A alternator noise filter
  • Xantrex True Charge 40A auto battery charger; Xantrex digital echo-charge; Zantrex link 20 monitor
  • 4x 6V 225 amp hr batteries replaced in 2019
  • 12V 1375 ca engine battery (2016)
  • Solar: 2x 100w rigid panels (2019); 100 + 50 watt Sunpower flexible panels on bimini (2022)
  • 2x Victron mppt controllers (2022); 1 Epever mppt controller (2019)
  • Shore Power: Smart Plug 30A/125 VAC + 50’ cord
  • All cabin lighting converted to LED
  • Instruments: Raymarine ST-60 wind, depth, speed and multi
  • Autopilot: Raymarine ST6002 drive; X30 smart pilot; S100 remote
  • Radar: Furuno model 1715 radar
  • VHF: ICOM M402 with command mic at helm
  • SSB: ICOM IC-706; AH-4 HF auto antenna tuner
  • Apple Macbook laptop with MacENC navigation software
  • Garmin GPS antenna
  • Smart Radio SR161 AIS receiver
Sails and Rigging
  • Isomat Anodized aluminum 2-spreader mast
  • Standing Rigging replaced in 2015
  • Isomat Anodized aluminum boom with 3 reefs and outhaul.  Custom 316 stainless reefing sheaves with oilite bronze bushings installed in 2022
  • Harken Roller Furler on forestay
  • Dyneema inner forestay with Colligo fittings
  • Main: Leitch and McBride 9.62 Marblehead Dacron (2006)
  • Serviced by Evolution sails 2020
  • Genoa: Leitch and McBride 8.77 Marblehead Dacron (2006)
  • Serviced and re-cut by Evolution Sails 2020
  • Staysail: recut and new hanks 2020
  • Storm sail: new hanks 2020
  • Asym Spinnaker with ATN sock
  • Aluminum telescopic spinnaker pole
  • Dyneema Check-stays with 4:1 block and tackle
  • Mechanical backstay adjuster


Running Rigging:

  • Halyards replaced in 2018 with Dyneema
  • Genoa sheets replaced 2021

Reefing lines replaced 2021





2 x LEWMAR #55 3-speed

            Cockpit Primaries

2 x LEWMAR #43 2-speed, self tailing

            Cockpit Secondaries

HARKEN #40 2-speed, self tailing

            Port Trunk Cabin

LEWMAR #40 2-speed

            Port Trunk Cabin

LEWMAR #40 2-speed, self tailing

            Starboard Trunk Cabin

LEWMAR #40 2-speed

            Starboard Trunk Cabin

LEWMAR #40 2-speed, self tailing

            Port Halyard, trunk cabin forward

LEWMAR #40 2-speed

            Starboard Halyard, trunk cabin forward

HARKEN #16, single speed, self tailing


Reefing winch


Ground Tackle

Ground Tackle:

  • 12VDC Lofrans Cayman 88 windlass with hand controller
  • Sarca #5 (22kg / 47lb) primary (2022) with 200’ 5/16” G43 CMP chain (2021)
  • Delta 35 lb Secondary with 200’ rode
  • Fortress Aluminum stern anchor with 200’ Ankoralina stern anchor webbing system


  • Custom Sunbrella Dodger and Bimini with connecting center panel and side panels
Disclaimer and Exclusions

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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