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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- VANCOUVER, BC
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- Can$ 64,500 (US$ 48,433)
"Ella McKenzie" is the last wooden tug built by McKenzie Barge and Derrick at the Dollarton Shipyard in North Vancouver in 1951. She was used as a harbour tug and dredge tender and her duties included oil spill clean-up. She underwent a significant restoration at Commodore Yachts in Shelter Island Marina which included major woodwork, increased headroom in wheelhouse and cabin and conversion to recreational use. A very solid, no nonsense west coast cruiser with many new ship systems and basic but comfortable accommodation.
June 2016 - Lifted for bottom paint and service. Fresh oil and paint on all wood surfaces. All through hulls inspected and serviced. Cabin tops and funnel painted.
Surveyed by Phil Oldham with no recommendations for work at present. In remarkable condition.
With a growing family, the owner is anxious to sell and move to a larger vessel. Offers from serious Tug enthusiasts considered!!
Please contact Paul Shield at 604-240-7310
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: McKenzie Barge and Derrick
Flag of Registry: Canada
Hull Shape: Displacement
LOA: 36 ft 0 in
Beam: 12 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 7 ft 6 in
Displacement: 45000 lbs Half Load
Headroom: 6 ft 4 in
Freeboard: 3 ft 0 in
Total Power: 165 HP
Engine Brand: Detroit
Engine Model: GM 671 N
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 786
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 165 HP
Cruising Speed: 8 knots @ 1200 RPM
Maximum Speed: 9 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: 1 Plastic (75 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: Aluminum (200 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 Plastic (40 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 1
Vessel underwent total rebuild of hull, cabin and decks at Commodores Boats in Shelter Island Marina, Delta, BC, to make it serviceable as a recreational vessel. Currently the forepeak is configured with a V-berth under a pair of single berths. The single berths could be removed easily if the V-berth was deemed more suitable. In addition, the dinette folds down to make a double berth in the main cabin.
There is an enclosed head in the forepeak with a electric toilet that pumps to a holding tank which can be pumped out via a deck fitting to a dockside facility or pumped overboard via macerator pump where appropriate. It is also equipped with a Y-valve to allow direct overboard discharge in remote areas.
The galley is aft of the wheelhouse in the main cabin and includes a refrigerator, 2 burner propane stove, Dickenson Pacific oil stove with oven, stainless steel sink with hot/cold pressure water system and various lockers and cupboards for cutlery, dish, cooking ware and pantry storage.
Forward of the galley and up a few steps is the wheelhouse and aft is the dinette which can comfortably seat 4 people. To starboard is a companionway to the forepeak accommodation, the head and the engine room access.
Very stout construction,... obviously commercial tug weight and strength and obviously well rebuilt. The accommodations are spartan but could be dressed up to suit a new owners tastes. Lots of character and in great condition!
Tonnage: 22 tons
GM 671 N, 6 cylinder in line, 165 hp diesel with 789 hours since complete overhaul.
Transmission: Twin Disc transmission, 2:1 reduction.
Shaft: 4" stainless steel.
Propeller: 4 blade X 46"X 34" bronze.
Exhaust system changed from dry stack through middle of cabin to wet exhaust exiting on port side amidships.
Manual direct connection cable controls.
Wheelhouse and engine room engine gauges.
Fuel: 200 gallons in two aluminum tanks.
Water: 100 gallons in single plastic tank. 11 gallon Force 10 hot water tank heats water with coil off engine cooling system or 120 VAC.
Waste: 40 gallons in plastic tank.
Batteries: 4 X 6 volt deep cycle house service batteries.
1 X 8D engine starting battery.
Shore power: 120 VAC X 30 amp dockside power system with 50' shore cord, inlet fitting, galvanic isolator, master breaker and tabulated and fused distribution panels.
Chargers: Xantrex True Charge 20.
Alternators: 75 amp alternator on main engine.
Vessel completely rewired in 2014 on both AC and DC circuits.
Garmin 720 radar/gps/chartplotter with chart chip.
Standard Horizon Explorer VHF with DSC calling and GPS connection for emergency location.
Humminbird Piranha Max 215 depth sounder.
Manual remote operated 12 VDC searchlight mounted on top of wheelhouse.
ElectroSystems propane sniffer and solenoid.
Uniden Atlantis 250 handheld VHF radio.
MDXMA65 Maxxima CD/MP3 stereo system.
Windscreen defog fan.
Shakespeare Antenna splitter.
- Queensboro Marine hydraulic reel style anchor windlass.
- Navy anchor with 50' chain and 400' X 5/8" line rode.
- Massive mooring bits and fairleads.
- Tow post.
- Swim grid.
- Propane system with locker on aft deck. Solenoid, dedicated lines to each propane appliance.
- Aluminum swim ladder.
- Wheelhouse height raised when rebuild done to increase wheelhouse and cabin height.
- Salt water washdown system.
- Bilge pumping via electric bilge pump, manual bilge pump and engine raw water intake diversion valve.
- Single station hydraulic steering system.
Details of Rebuild
During the major rebuild at Commodore Boats in Shelter Island Marina, Richmond, the following is some of the work that was undertaken:
- New oak ribs.
- New stern timbers.
- New gumwood stem.
- New deck beams.
- New bulkhead.
- New deck.
- Hull refastened with stainless steel screws and caulked - approximately 80% of hull planks were new.
- New bow anchor guards.
- New purple heart cap rails.
- New fuel tanks and system.
- New waste tank and system.
- New hydraulic reservoir tank and system.
- New hydraulic pump.
- New hydraulic anchor winch.
- All mechanical systems checked and serviced as necessary.
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.
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