MakeCanoe Cove
ModelFormer Passenger vessel
ClassCruiser (Power)
Length12.8 m
Fuel TypeDiesel
Hull MaterialFibreglass
LocationDelta, British Columbia
LOA12.8 m
Length on Deck11.76 m
Beam4.01 m
Max Draft1.09 m
Cabin Headroom1.96 m
Engine TypeInboard
Engine MakeVolvo Penta
Engine ModelTAMD 63L-A
Fuel TypeDiesel
Engine Year2002
Power318 hp
Drive TypeDirect Drive
Engine LocationStarboard
Propeller MaterialBronze
Engine usage (hours)3000
Engine TypeInboard
Engine MakeVolvo Penta
Engine ModelTAMD 63L-A
Fuel TypeDiesel
Engine Year2002
Power318 hp
Drive TypeDirect Drive
Engine LocationPort
Propeller MaterialBronze




 The first photo is from 1970’s and how she could look when cleaned  up. The 2nd &  3rd exterior photos are what she looks today.….BC Ferries hired Canoe Cove Yachts in Sidney, BC to build Dogwood Princess 11, to Transport Canada passenger vessel construction standards (now named Ava Marie) in 1979 to replace the original vessel and to expand capacity on its route. Dogwood Princess II only operated on route 13 (Langdale – Gambier Island – Keats Island, BC). The vessel had its original Twin engines replaced with 2 more fuel efficient Volvo engines to increase operating speed. Along with the new main engines, BC Ferries spent a fortune on new wiring, HDPE tankage, plumbing and batteries, etc , etc.

Route 13 was an outlier in the BC Ferries system, being a passenger-only route with no replacement vessel readily available should Dogwood Princess II need maintenance. On May 1st 2003, operations were contracted out to Kona Winds Yacht Charters, who operated the route with their own vessel Stormaway. BC Ferries then put Dogwood Princess II up for sale asking CAD 85,000, and was eventually sold to the current owners father, a few years later for CAD 66,000. The owners father then installed all the NEW equipment currently onboard that has hardly been used.

Potential vessel use options:

a) A liv-aboard vessel, ready now with all the new equipment, nothing to add.

1a) Mobile marine or residential service, any trades person could add a generator, welder, air compressor tank and material storage rack, to the heavily built Aluminium swim platform. Cruise to remote areas were trades people are hard to find. Repair and build anything. 

b) liv-aboard combo of ship’s crew or general personnel transport vessel, by adding one Port side row of double seating for 10 – 12 or more.

c) Floating office and liv-aboard combo: Yacht brokerage office…kayak..small power & row boat…rental offices, real estate…etc etc etc..

d) Remove and sell all of the galley equipment and counters plus the couch. Over $10,000 in retail value. Install Port & Stb’d seating for a larger personnel capacity.

e) Return to CDN ferry service, or investigate USCG small passenger service and / or commuter vessel standards. This vessel is still registered as a PASSENGER vessel with Transport Canada Ship Registry. (see registry certificate scan). The changes from the original passenger vessel standards are the life raft removal, and galley installations. See BC Ferries passenger vessel exterior brochure photo in this listing.

f) Mobile marine retail supply vessel: I started on Great Lakes bulk freighters at age 18 in 1965. We hauled bulk grain from the head of Lake Superior, then named Fort William to Lake Michigan, and up the Calumet river to unload in South Chicago. Retail supply boats, then called “Bum Boats” came along side so the freighter crews could buy a huge variety of personal supplies, instead of going up town in a taxi $$$, or couldn’t get off watch in time. Technology today makes this even simpler.

English Bay in Vancouver BC, always has at least 15-18 freighters at anchor waiting to load and unload in Burrard Inlet, along with 7 additional anchorages there. There is a serious retail opportunity in many Ports for a new and creative Ava Marie owner, to “think outside the box”.

I am sure Seattle and many other US anchorages on the West coast have even more vessels waiting to load and unload.

g) Waterfront Cafe:  many yacht harbours and marinas have them.

h) Tiny House:  truck Ava Marie to an empty lot. She is ready for off the grid living now.

Current used retail value of the onboard equipment:

  • Furuno Radar Display & Dome…. 4500  (all items sales tax extra)
  • Dickinson Caribbean propane stove – 2200 (like new) 

  • Dickinson Adriatic diesel flat top stove – 3800 (like new)

  • Drolet Wood stove…. 1200

  • Charge Master 12/50 battery charger….1200 (like new)

  • 100 watt Solar Panel kit ….400.00 (like new)

  • Flat screen TV….200 

  • Batteries… 3000

  • Eccotemp on demand propane water heater… 400.00 (like new)

  • Main Engine x 2….15,000 each (conservative estimate)

  • Twin Disc gears x 2…. 15,000 each (conservative estimate)

  • 2” shafts x 2 ….1500 each (like new)

  • 2 x bronze props….1000 each

  • 11′-6″ Boston Whaler centre council dinghy….5000 with 20 hp Johnson O/B

  • Helm chair…..500 (like new) 



39 ft 2019 FG Trawler…For Sale Reduced by CAD 50,000 to CAD 348,000.


164 ft 2021 (50m) Christensen Composite Trideck Luxury Yacht. US$ 38,000,000 FOR SALE

 *** Contact Billy Graham for more info ***

Hull #42

164 ft 2020 (50m) Christensen Composite Trideck Luxury Yacht. US $34,500,000 ******SOLD ******

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85 ft 2002 Luxury Pilothouse  Trawler USD 2,250,000 ******* (SOLD) *******


 Main Engine remanufactured to original factory specifications, including warranty commencing on June 22, 2019.

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  72 ft 2021 Aluminium West Coast Trawler- Price CAD $650,000. (SOLD)

  Available with twin or single propulsion.

  Please call for details 604-861-4259

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   2901  2005  Sea Swirl  Striper – (SOLD) Price  $79,900  

Twin Volvo Penta 5.0 L 305 hp inboards.

Alaska pilothouse package.

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The Company offers the details of these vessels in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of any vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. These vessels are offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. 


85′ 2002 Luxury FG Trawler. AMNESIA lV—SOLD

36 ft 1983 Uniflite Aft Cabin. UNTIED — SOLD

64 ft 1999 Little Hoquiam Trawler. KELLY BAY—SOLD

39 ft 1993 Carver Tri-Cabin. SEATEC PRIDE — SOLD

110 ft Skipperliner Custom Steel Charter Vessel. MAGIC CHARM—SOLD

86 ft 1996 Custom Aluminium Charter Vessel. MAGIC MOMENT—SOLD

60 ft 1988 Custom Steel Pilothouse. PANDA BAY — SOLD

41 ft Canoe Cove Tri-Cabin. CARIBOO — SOLD

4788 1994 Bayliner Pilothouse. M/V Orca Mist — SOLD 

3288 1991 Bayliner. M/V Roundel Princess — SOLD

33 ft 1993 Blackfin FG Convertible SF. M/V Dragon’s Lair — SOLD

30 ft 2006 Commander Flybridge. M/V Dolphin Explorer. — SOLD


We have a US client looking for a twin diesel yacht 70 – 90 ft with interior headroom throughout, to suit his 6′- 7″ height. Price range up to USD 2.5 mil.

*** This photo is just an example of a possible choice. ***