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2017 Kingfisher Offshore 3025
$267,000 CAD

One owner and boat house kept from new. Only 45hours on the engines. This boat shows like new and has been lightly used.

This Vessel is listed by Mike Carkeek

Please contact 250-588-6047 or the Sidney office at 250-656-6644

37′ Maxum 3700 SCR – $89,000 CAD – PENDING

The Maxum 3700 SCR is a great family cruiser with a wide open interior, large cockpit with a sporty look. She features a 2 cabin layout, a well equipped galley, spacious salon and a large head with a separate shower.

The fully enclosed cockpit is perfectly designed for entertainment and relaxing at anchor with a large u-shaped settee and table, a wet bar with an ice maker. The helm seat and crew seating both are double wide and have excellent visibility.

“Sooner Schooner” is in excellent condition and has been well maintained. She is well equipped with full electronics, reverse heat and aircon, full enclosure, center console dinghy on davits with a 15hp outboard. Below is neat and clean and extremely bright and inviting.

She is ready for cruising this season

This Vessel is listed by Mike Carkeek

Please contact 250-588-6047 or the Sidney office at 250-656-6644

Seaswirl Striper 3301 Takaya $149,000 CAD – SOLD

This 2007 Seaswirl Striper 3301 is a fantastic, well appointed fishing machine which was also designed to be a safe family cruiser. The cabin below is spacious for this design, with two sleeping arrangements, a well equipped galley, dinette in the V-berth area and a good sized enclosed head with a shower.

For the fisherman, you have it all, starting with a great helm position, Raymarine electronics, a massive cockpit with 2 large fish lockers, a live bait well, built in tackle boxes, built in cooler boxes, rod holders, electric downrigger plugs and bases, all on a very stable 11ft beam boat. The walk around side decks are wide with good handholds.

“Takaya” has been professionally maintained with all engine and hull servicing done in March 2021. Her twin Yamaha 250 engines only have 247 hours on them. She is ready for the upcoming season.

Contact: Mike @ 250-588-6047 or mike@yachtsaleswest.com

Bayfield 36, Waegbora – $62,000 CAD PENDING

Bayfield 36 – 1986 – This rugged full-keel yacht is a great choice for offshore sailing or extended live aboard cruising. The extensive use of natural teak in the interior providing a cozy ambience while the full keel provides a comfortable motion in offshore conditions. Tough enough for our local waters but with excellent ventilation for a trip to the tropics.

Marine Surveyor Richard Jordan reviewed the Bayfield 36 in 2009, writing, “Certain Styles” never go away. There is always the lure of the pirate ships of old with their trail boards, bowsprits, and clipper bows. And at every sailor’s essence are certain pirate ideas, the romance of adventures on the high seas. The look speaks of journeys to far off lands for exciting adventures … These 36-footers have an excellent reputation in Canada, more well-known than here in the USA. Her interior is arguably the largest you will find on a 36-foot sailboat. The roomy accommodations combined with her offshore sailing pedigree make her one of the best choices around in this range for a serious offshore yacht.”

This two-owner yacht has a March 2021 survey available for inspection. She is conveniently available at our Sidney show docks for your viewing.

Contact: max@yachtsaleswest.com

 Note: “Waegbora” is the old English word meaning “wave piercer” or “offspring of the waves.”

Hatteras 58 LRC

Your ultimate floating family cottage.  A captain-maintained Legendary 1979 58′ Hatteras Long Range Cruiser with 4 cylinder 471 Detroit diesels capable of crossing the Atlantic under power. If desired with 3 staterooms all with en-suite heads, Galley up plus an additional day head on the main deck level.

Contact: michael@yachtsaleswest.com

BAVARIA YACHTS | Under Self-Administration

As we know, speculation and news can run rampant and get out of control very quickly.

If you are reading this, perhaps you’ve already heard or read somewhere that Bavaria Yachts is out of business.

Out of business they are not. In fact, everything is up and running, orders are being filled and boats are being shipped.

If you are interested in knowing more, please read the official link from the yard. It is here that you will find honest, up-to-date information.

As dealers for Bavaria Yachts, we want to assure our customers, both present and future that we are here for you.

Click here for information from the yard.


(Vancouver, BC) — The concept and engineering phases have been completed, and now the development of the NAUTITECH 47 POWER is entering a new phase. In BAVARIA CATAMARANS’ shipyard in Rochefort, France, construction now begins on the catamaran, which is 14 metres long and travels at speeds of up 22 knots.

The clear lines and dynamic design reveal the powerful elegance of this catamaran. With a top speed of 22 knots, this catamaran doesn’t just have powerful acceleration, its cruising range of 1000 miles at a speed of nearly 9 knots is also testimony to its endurance. And whether on or below the deck, there is plenty of room for luxury and relaxation.

Sunsets on board are best enjoyed on the foredeck; that’s where one finds an inviting sofa and table with plenty of space for lounging.

The stern of the has multiple uses. The lifting platform between the hulls can be used as a Tenderlift or as a bathing paradise. It easily lifts a Williams Minijet 280 out of the water. In its central position, it links the two hulls to form a flat space which becomes a wonderful area for sunbathing right next to the water. When the platform is completely lowered into the water: voila – you have your own beach in the shallow water.

The day at sea is best spent on the generous flybridge. Enjoy the perfect view of as it gently swishes over the sea. With a bimini or a hardtop offering protection, the slipstream is there to be enjoyed and life can be lived to the full. A barbeque and a wet bar are also at the ready on the flybridge.

Meals are best served at the long dining table in the large cockpit with direct access to the saloon. At BAVARIA CATAMARANS, we call this tried and tested room layout the ‘OPEN concept’. With this clever layout, cockpit and saloon melt into one living space. The perfectly equipped pantry, the exclusive lounge area in the saloon and the generous cockpit all give the impression of a luxurious penthouse apartment.

Driving pleasure is provided by two Volvo Penta D4 motors each with 225 hp. The balance of power and efficiency are particularly impressive: travelling up to 22 knots. Take comfort in long-distance cruising of 1000 miles without stopping.

The NAUTITECH 47 POWER will be unveiled at European boat shows in early 2018.


What’s the big deal about the number 63? Last year, we sold 63 boats. That’s 63 buyers and sellers that entrusted us to facilitate their boat purchase.

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Not only do we represent leading new boat brands, we are knowledgeable in all facets of helping you navigate through the aspects of brokerage sales. Whatever it is that makes your heart sing, we are here to help.

When it is time to buy or sell, choosing the right yacht brokerage does make a difference. With our team on your side, you’re in good hands.

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For the third year in a row, Pacific Yachting magazine judged and presented The BEST IN SHOW AWARD during the Vancouver International Boat Show. We’re pretty thrilled to let you know that the BAVARIA NAUTITECH OPEN 40 has won the sailboat class. We’re thrilled, because there were a host of new monohulls and catamarans vying for this award: we feel honoured to have had this model chosen as the best of the best.

Comments from the judging panel ranged from, “this boat can really sail”, to “the twin helms with engine controls are great”. They remarked that the outdoor living area is really a delight and we couldn’t agree more. Thank you to Pacific Yachting magazine for this award.

This boat is on display at the Vancouver Internation Boat Show until Sunday, January 22nd. You can then see her at the Seattle Boat Show from January 27 – February 4th.





Read what Zuzana Prochazka had to say in SAIL magazine’s review of this model:

They say good things come in small packages, and the Bavaria Open 40 catamaran is a good example of that. At just 40ft, this cat combines a practical layout with easy sailhandling and a good turn of speed. The result is a boat that is a joy to sail.

Design & Construction

Naval architect Marc Lombard has created a design with high freeboard and narrow hulls with fixed keels, reverse bows and hard chines that run from bow to stern. The latter help part the water and keep the decks dry while also providing a bit of extra interior volume. The boat is fairly light, with solid glass below the waterline and a cored infused laminate above. The Bavaria Open 40’s light-ship displacement is just over 17,000lb, which is about a third less than most other catamarans in this class.

Unlike many cats, the underside of the bridgedeck is not a gullwing shape, but rather a flat section that is high off the water. We did not have the conditions to test whether this shape will pound to weather any more than other catamarans, but it represents an interesting approach.

Nautitech, a formerly French company with 20 years of history, has a reputation for building agile cats that can go the distance. Bavaria recently purchased Nautitech, and the Open 40 is being marketed as the Bavaria Open 40 in the United States. The combination of Nautitech’s multihull expertise and Bavaria’s boatbuilding prowess is a potent one indeed.

On Deck

The most notable aspect of the design is the elongated cockpit, which takes up an almost disproportionate amount of space compared with the compact saloon. However, the cabintop extends all the way aft to the transom, so it provides protection over the entire cockpit, in addition to serving as the attachment point for the mainsheet traveler.

The boat’s twin helms are out on the hulls, making the boat easy to dock and step off of when sailing shorthanded. However, unlike with a mezzanine or full flybridge helm, visibility forward and to the opposite corner of the boat is obscured. Our test boat had its engine controls, electric winch controls and a Garmin MFD display at the starboard helm; optional electronics may be added on the port side. A good autopilot will be key on longer passages in climates that aren’t conducive to spending long hours at the exposed wheels.

Two Lewmar Evo winches help manage the lines at each helm station and integrated steps lead from each wheel up to the deck where handholds along the roof provide good security in a seaway.

The sailplan is simple and reliable, with a VMG aluminum spar and 979ft² of canvas. The self-tacking jib sheets to a track just ahead of the cabinhouse, so singlehanding is easy. For more off-the-wind fun, a gennaker on a continuous-line furler attaches to the bowsprit.


The cockpit is a highlight on most catamarans, but it’s really the star attraction on this model. The dinette table to starboard will seat six to eight people, and there is a straight settee with a section that lifts to form a headrest to port. Yet more bench seating can be found along the aft edge of the cockpit just ahead of the dinghy davits. A sunroof opens overhead for good air circulation, and there are three sizable storage lockers, as well as a dedicated liferaft locker.

A sliding door opens to the saloon, which is necessarily compact given that much of the room usually reserved for this area has been transferred to the cockpit. To port is a combination nav station/dinette, with two small bench seats bookending a table at the head of which is a panel with Garmin electronics. The panel is placed at an awkward angle, but in a world where navigation desks are disappearing altogether, it’s not a bad compromise.

The galley is to starboard and is also pretty compact, though the necessary tools are all there to cook a meal, including twin sinks, an Eno cooktop and two drawers of Frigoboat refrigeration. (A small additional fridge can also be added to the cockpit as an option.) Stowage for provisions and kitchen tools is a bit of an afterthought, but the cook can communicate and hand off meals to the diners in the cockpit via the sliding windows just above the fridges. It’s not a bad sea galley, but it is tight, and the cook will need to dodge any traffic heading up and down to the cabins in the starboard hull.

Visibility in all directions is good, thanks to the wraparound fixed windows and a pair of hatches in the coachroof that bring in yet more light and lots of air. Two layouts are available. The charter version has four cabins and two heads, while the owner version sets aside the entire port hull to serve as a master suite with a head and stall shower forward and a queen-sized berth aft. A small Fischer Panda genset may be fitted as an option in the forward starboard cabin.

For youngsters, there is a small sleeping area in the forepeak of each hull, which can alternatively be used for stowage. The saloon sole is made of Flexiteak synthetic material. Bavaria also offers an upgrade package with wood trim to give the interior a richer feel.

Under Sail

We could not have asked for more perfect conditions during our test sail on Miami’s Biscayne Bay. South of the Rickenbacker Bridge we found a breeze that was hopping while the water of the bay was nearly flat with just a 1ft chop. Our four-person crew had plenty of room to move about, and the boat was in its element. A few tacks under mainsail alone (not an easy maneuver for a catamaran) sent the hulls through the eye of the wind slowly but evenly. Then we put up the small jib, and the fun really started.
At a 130-degree apparent wind angle, with the wind hovering between 16 and 18 knots, we sailed at 7.5 knots. Hardening up, we tacked through 110 degrees and then clicked off 9.1 knots on a beam reach. When the gennaker was unfurled, that same beam reach brought us to just over 10 knots.

Our twin wakes formed rooster tails behind us, and we completely lost track of time, not only because it was a fast sail, but because managing the boat couldn’t have been easier. It’s a pity there was no one around to race.

Under Power

The Bavaria Open 40’s twin optional 29hp Yanmar diesels and saildrives (21hp engines are standard) easily powered us back to the marina at 7 knots. With the throttle wide open at 3,800 rpm we made an impressive 8.1 knots of boatspeed. Fuel capacity is 59 gallons for each engine, giving you a decent range should you ever need to motor through any calms.


Though unconventional, the compact Bavaria Open 40 is practical in its layout, and it works. Being just 40ft long and sporting narrow hulls, there are inevitably some tradeoffs, but Bavaria has done a good job of focusing on a number of key points to create a boat that is all about outdoor living and ease of sailing. If I see one available in charter service, I’ll be sure to claim it as quick as I can for a week of carefree fun.



Here is a sneak peak  of our ad copy that will appear in the June, 2016 issue of Pacific Yachting magazine. Looking for the latest information complete with pictures, pricing and availability? Visit our Pre-Owned page for a listing of all our brokerage and pre-owned boats.


Bavaria Yachts News

Looking for some Bavaria news? Check out our latest e-letter: you’ll find information on new Bavaria website, our NO GST SPECIAL and some brokerage features. NO GST SPECIAL EXPIRES JUNE 30th.


Bavaria Yachts Sets Sales Record


GERMANY – A total of 102 BAVARIA yachts were sold at this year’s BOOT in Dusseldorf, Germany. BAVARIA enjoyed a staggering result with 102 confirmed sales at the show. This is not only a new show sales record for BAVARIA itself, but also among 1,600 exhibitors at the boat Dusseldorf (from the 18th to the 26th of January), this result might be one of the largest experienced at the show.

“The high quality and attractive design of our yachts were the most commonly mentioned purchase reasons that we heard from customers. This encourages us in our brand strategy and product development. We have invested considerable time and funds in these areas as we are convinced that customers are not deceived today just by smart chic lines in the design during their purchase decision, but spend more time looking exactly at all the details of a yacht.” remarked Constantin von Bülow, CEO of Bavaria Yachtbau GmbH.

BAVARIA continues with its successful strategy and to develop and extend its market share in the difficult markets around the world. All orders will be delivered during this season which not only secures jobs in Giebelstadt but allows for further recruitment in the future.

“We have found the perfect balance in production with boatbuilding and more fashionably industrial manufacturing. We order only high-quality equipment from our suppliers. Put all this together and we get the right mix to successfully sell yachts.” concluded von Bülow.

See for yourself why Bavaria is at the top of yacht production. Visit the new Bavaria 37 Cruiser model at our docks on Granville Island.

C&C Yachts now under license of US Watercraft

Following is excerpt received from Tartan Yachts this morning:

FAIRPORT HARBOR, OHIO, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013-Tartan Marine Company, LLC announced that as part of the strategy to increase growth of the Tartan Yachts line, they have licensed exclusive rights to build, develop, distribute and market all new models of the C&C Yachts brand to USWatercraft of Warren RI.

“We are pleased to have such an outstanding boat builder as USWatercraft take over the future development of the iconic C&C Yachts brand,” said Steve Malbasa, owner of Tartan Marine Company, LLC. According to Malbasa the new focus on the Tartan Yachts brand will allow for future growth, new model development and the continued superior customer service that Tartan owners have come to count on.

Tartan Marine Company’s first steps towards this increased focus on the Tartan Yachts brand is to bring the very successful C&C 101 and C&C 115 under the Tartan Yachts brand name. “The introduction of the C&C 101 last year, and the subsequent win as Overall Boat of The Year in Cruising World Magazine, reflect the dedication to performance and craftsmanship that Tartan is known for,” said Malbasa. These two models will be transitioned into the Tartan Yachts line as the Tartan 101 and the Tartan 115 and Tartan Marine Company has every confidence that both models current success will only be enhanced by the Tartan Yachts name.

Tartan Marine Company is committed to implementing best in class processes to enable faster new product development and greater flexibility across its businesses and operations. In line with this, Tartan Marine Company will be introducing a new website later this month that will enhance the buyer and owner experience. “The new web presence was developed with our continued commitment to providing the best owner experience as the primary objective,” said Christine Corbissero, Director of Marketing & Customer Satisfaction. Corbissero said that the site offers new features including a dedicated MyTartan owner portal, opportunities to charter a Tartan Yacht and a more robust ecommerce offering.