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Classic B.C. Forest Service Vessel 40' Bridgedeck Cruiser

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Boat REF# 232561
Sold / Unavailable
Length 40'0"
Year 1932
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 1 x diesel 175hp, Cummins JT6 (1962)
Lying Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Canadian Government
Builder Harbor Shipyard BC
Lying Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 150.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 75.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 40.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 21/07/2015


Engine 1 x diesel 175hp
Engine make and model Cummins JT6 (1962)
Engine Hours engine1:   3625
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Bladed Bronze
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Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots

Engine re-built in 1985 and 2003. An important feature is that the engine has
dry stack exhaust which greatly adds to the life of the engine.

The 12 V. batteries (four deep cycle) provide 225 amps of power and were new in 2015.


Length 40'0"
LOD 40'0"
LWL 38'0"
Beam 11'7"
Draft Min 3'7"
Draft Max 4'0"
Airdraft 20'0"
Displacement 9,001.5lbs
Headroom 6'7"
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine Inverter


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Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

This boat was built in Harbor Ship Yard, Vancouver, B.C. in 1932 as a Canadian Forest Service vessel. She was extensively re-built in 1981-82. Major work included: some re-planking, re-fastening with bronze screws, some new and some sistered frames, replacement of some of the keel including the shaft log, new aluminum fuel tanks, new transom, and removing the entire interior.
Materials include Alaska yellow cedar planking on oak frames.

Note -- Waterline Boats/Boatshed does not independently verify dimensions and capacities which are reported from literature and/or seller-provided information.


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

In the forcabin is a double V-berth and enclosed private head with manual toilet and sink basin. Up and aft is the raised pilot house with side doors port and starboard. A double helm seat converts to show a small bathtub with a hand held shower. Aft and down steps into the main saloon which includes the galley, saloon table and companionway to the aft cockpit. The u-shaped galley includes a diesel stove, a propane counter top three burner stove, and refrigerator with small freezer. There are cabinets and drawers below the counters for storage. Along the port side are storage cabinets. To starboard and aft of the galley is a large L-shaped settee and dining table. There are portable pipe berths that sleep two above the dining area. The saloon area is paneled in tongue and groove cedar with bronze port lights and exposed deck beams in the headlining. The floors are cork tiles.

4 burner diesel Stove

Nav Equipment

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Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Fish Finder tick
Depth sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Radar - Raytheon Pathfinder 24NM
Chart Plotter - Furuno GP7000F
Autopilot - SIMRAD No AP-24
Airguide Ships Barometer
Airguide Ships Clock
Sylvania Flat Screen TV
VHF Radio ICOM M402
Battery Charger
Stat Power -True Charge
Inverter - Stat Power PROWATT
E.PI.R.B. ACR Global Fix

Deck Gear

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Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

Electric Drum type on foredeck windlass
2 anchors
30'0" of chain
300'0" of rode


Down riggers tick

Safety Equipment

Fume detector tick
Carbon Monoxide detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick
Swim ladder tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Life Raft Cannister 6 person
Search Light - 10inch with remote control
Windshield Wiper

Broker's Comments

These converted B.C. Government vessels make wonderful pleasure trawlers. They were originally heavily built for commercial duty and designed for use in the Pacific Northwest waters. Their displacement hulls with their long water lines go through the water with grace and style.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Classic B.C. Forest Service Vessel 40' Bridgedeck Cruiser has been personally photographed and viewed by David Carleson of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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