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1967 Custom Long Range Luxury Yacht

US$ 430,000*
Victoria, BC
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US$ 430,000 

An outstanding 1967 73’Custom-Built Long-Distance, Ocean Crossing, Flush Deck Cruiser, well known as a “little ship”, is now on the market!

Pioneer was built in 1966-67 in Chula Vista, CA as a customized offshore yacht to meet the highest industrial and military standards of that time. Comfort, safety and long-range was the target. She is a one-of-a-kind, built to order, some say unusually overbuilt for the early days of long distant cruising boats and too expensive to be built in todays competitive market. It begins with a fiberglass hull that is 6" thick, 70’ WL (73’ LOA), 20 1/2’ beam, 6 1/2’ draft, full displacement that comes in at 91 net tons/130 gross tons. Her interior configuration has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 6 people in 3 staterooms including a full-beam master suite on the lower deck aft. Her elegant choices of wood throughout the vessel, create a warm cozy living space. The mechanics of the design were chosen to perfectly match the heavy-duty hull with redundancies everywhere.

George Moore, Naval Architect (San Diego) and designer of Pioneer, and William Weinberg, owner, supervised the custom build in a private site purchased specifically for the project. The plan was to build her as a sea-kindly, ocean crossing full displacement hull that is safe, efficient and economical to operate. Over her very active history Pioneer has completed many ocean passages, including dozens of long distance non-stop coastal passages (e.g. non-stop from Southern California to various Mexican ports, British Columbia, Alaska and Hawaii.

Pioneer has had 4 owners and was based in Southern California and Hawaii during her

first 33 years. For the last 19 years Pioneer has been based in the PNW with annual trips north of Desolation Sound to Northern BC and Alaska as well as local Gulf and San Juan Islands and the Puget Sound. The original owner had the boat for 24 years cruising the West Coast of North America, Mexico and Hawaii, the second owner was a boat broker based in Hawaii, the 3rd owner a Texas couple based in Hawaii and then Southern California, and the current owner for over 20 years cruising from Manzanillo, Mexico to Glacier Bay, Alaska, keeping the boat in the PNW since.

Pioneer had a full time captain for 27+ years working for the 1st and 3rd owners The current owners are a couple who have operated the vessel without crew since purchasing the boat, often spending 2-3 weeks at anchor before tying up at a marina 5-6 months each year.

Some notable events regarding Pioneer, while in Hawaii, because of her beautiful lines, she has been used in a few movies with Harrison Ford and also Robert Wagner.


Call today to book your private viewing of this "little ship!"

It would be my pleasure to answer any questions you may have about this vessel. Please call or email at you convenience.


Please contact Robert Ksyniuk at 250.327.4572(Cell)

Interested in this boat? Tel: 604-670-2655

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