Fortune 30 for Sale

Designed by Stan Huntingford, the Fortune 30 is a strong, sea-kindly, centre-cockpit cutter that is capable of crossing oceans as well as gunk-holing along the coast.

Mercedes is currently set up for a single-hander but will accommodate a couple. She has full standing headroom, a snug galley, newly reconditioned head, a new diesel heater, and a new traveler system. She needs some TLC. Mercedes is moored at an affordable dock in Cowichan Bay, BC.  The price is $7000 firm.

Contact James at 250.701.4976 or for more information and to view.

For Sale: 1947 45 ft Trumpy Yacht

IMG_00571947 45 ft Trumpy Yacht built in New Jersey.  It was redesigned in 1957 as a sport fishing boat by Sparksman and Stephens in New York. It has 2 aluminum 4/71 gmc engines mounted on their sides. The cranks, dip sticks, starters etc are facing inboard and the cylinder heads facing outboard hence opposing engines acting as a gyro to stabilize the boat in heavy seas. Opposing 23inch props. Hull speed 16 knots. 14 knots at 1350 rpm both engines. 8.5 knots at 1350 rpm 1 engine. $1 a nautical mile at 7 knots.

Electrical:  2500 watt inverter with 130 amp charger. 1050 amp hr. 2 volt cell battery bank. 480 watts solar power, 400 watt ampair marine wind generator,  110 volt fridge. 2, 6 gallon 110 volt hot water tanks 1 with heat exchanger

IMG_0050Galley: 2 deep sinks with separate faucets, airtight marine wood stove with cook top, 5 burner propane stove with oven and broiler. Centre cook top changes to griddle, 110 volt refrigerator.

Electronics: lowrance gps plotter, lowrance fish finder, Raytheon  radar, 3 vhf radios, lowrance sounder, solar boost 2000 solar panel control, electric windless, hand windless, 45,000 btu espar furnace lots more

Perfect live aboard cruiser, please phone 250 739 3883 for more information, open to offers.

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Slips Available at Cowichan Bay Marina

Slips Available at Cowichan Bay Marina

There are still a few slips available at the Cowichan Bay Marina in scenic Cowichan Bay. Affordable moorage, friendly owners. For more information, including current rates, phone Cowichan Bay Marina at 250-701-9033 or email

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