1980 Ketch Pilot house

US$ 218,880*
Campbell River, BC
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Campbell River, BC
Hull Material:
Current Price:
Can$  285,000 (US$ 218,880) 

June 07, 2018 Haul Out And Survey

No Deficiencies

No Recommendations

Overall Vessel Rating "Very Good"

Surveyor's Comments: " From the examination carried out, it is the opinion of this surveyor that the vessel was well built and is in very good condition; it is suitable for her intended purpose, pleasure cruising on the Pacific West Coast and offshore capable."

Dreamspeaker ll

Dreamspeaker ll is a wonderful ketch. What’s your dream? Perhaps she might help you catch it! For the past few years she has led her current owner to the mysteries and wonders of the British Columbian coast. From the south coast to the Broughtons to Bute Inlet.

Here is a bit of her history.

Built and first owned by ex-Kiwi David Johnston. Built to a Frank Carus design at Richmond, BC. Johnston - owner of FCI Industries (Ferro Cement Industries) a highly respected builder of docks, pontoons and other ferro-cement products.

1974 – Hull layed-up and 1st survey by Boyd, Phillips & Company Ltd., Vancouver.

1980 - Pre-Launch Survey for insurance purposes by Ross Sea Marine Ltd., Delta, BC 

           June 13th launched off Sceptre Dredging Ltd.premises.

1981 – Registered O.N. 371218 (Blue Book Boat) as Tai Haruru ( Maori for “Sound of the Sea”.         

Commissioned same year.

1981-1993 – Owned by D. Johnston.

  •  1981 Sailed Canada to New Zealand via Western Pacific.. 
  •  1982 Sailed New Zealand coast.
  • 1983 Sailed lower central Pacific circumnavigation.
  • 1984 Sailed New Zealand coast.
  • 1985/86 Sailed New Zealand to Canada via Cape Horn, Caribbean and Panama Canal. Subsequently used for skippered charter in BC.

1993 – Bought by Robert Estabruck Campbell River, BC.

  • No survey carried out. Never insured. Never chartered.
  • Renamed Dreamspeaker ll.
  • Upgraded/refurbished sailing limited to local waters
  • 1999 upgraded and refurbished again with plans to sail away that never came to fruition.

2002 – Purchased by Robert Millington.

  • Surveyed by Tony Repard Associate Marine Surveyors Ltd.. Insured by Dolphin Insurance. Made seaworthy and prepared for ocean voyage.
  • 2003 – Oct./Nov. sailed Campbell River to Panama.
  • 2004 - March/June sailed Panama to Campbell River. 2005-2013 used for live-aboard by owner 9 months of the year. Kept seaworthy and sailed local waters.
  • 2007 – Surveyed by Tony Repard.
  • 2011 – Surveyed by Tony Koch.
  • 2018 – May survey scheduled with Tony Koch.

2018Dreamspeaker ll is available to speak to Your Dreams.

Please contact Stephen Nesbitt at 250-830-7690

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