1941 Union Jack 80 Heritage TugVancouver, British Columbia

$1 200 000

M/V Union Jack is a 1941 80’ foot tug.
Travel aboard a piece of Canadian cultural history. The Union Jack is a 1941 heritage tug, hand-built in Deep Cove, British Columbia from old growth Canadian timber. (The good stuff 😉
12″x12″ timbers on 20″ centers.
History of the Union Jack
The spirited history of a uniquely Canadian treasure. The Union Jack was originally built in Canada as a tugboat to serve Canada’s Royal Navy during the Second World War. Commissioned in 1941
In 2015 it was decided that this one was worth saving! She received a multi-million dollar refit (restoration) spanning the better part of 6 years.
With absolutely, no expense spared.. she’s as close to original as you’re gonna find on a 70-year-old vessel. 🙂
Launched in Nov 1941 she patrolled with the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War, hauling barges/timber and supplies up and down the west coast. After the war she would continue working shuttling larger vessels in and out of Vancouver harbour. Then spent time as a floating lodge for fishing charters and spent time as a personal yacht. Today she’s chartered for sightseeing & fishing expeditions. Commercial certified by Transport Canada 🇨🇦 and a (condition and evaluation) survey from 2020 vessels, appraised value $3 million.
Layout and technical specs
• 1941 Built (refit between 2015-2018)
• Originally built in Deep Cove, B.C.
• 80 Foot Length
• 22 Foot Beam
• Diesel Engine Propulsion
• 7 to 10 knots Cruising Speed
• 5 Private cabins – 2 with en-suites
• 3.5 bathrooms (heads)
• 3 lounge areas
• Wheel house
• Rigid hull inflatable boats
• Aluminum fishing skiff
• Kayaks, fishing rods, paddleboards, crab traps, prawn traps, and a water trampoline�
Union Diesel Engine
Revolutionary in the 1950s, the Union Jack is powered with a Union Diesel Engine. These 6-cylinder engines came from San Francisco, California and were known for being a leader in industrial engine production. (Only the best for the Navy)
Their engines were soon used in a variety of vessels from tugboats, passenger ferries (such as the North Vancouver Ferry), to cargo ships and leisure yachts. The brand’s reputation for producing high-quality products ensured that ships with Union Diesel engines were reliable for long-haul trips, pulling heavy cargo and rough weather.
Notable upgrades
New gensets(2) Auxiliary, hydraulics, electrical, 6 guest staterooms – 2 with ensuites (12people), 3 crew staterooms (room for 5 crew) 5 -1/2 guest heads, 1 crew head, redundant backups on every major system.
Commercial double wide cooler, brand new 36″ gas stove/oven, Commercial dishwasher, 2 wine/beer fridges, Icemaker,
4000ld Hydraulic/electric davit, Two new – 20man survival rafts
Commercial boiler for heat and Hot water
3 Stage filtration with UV sterilizer for domestic water
On board Water Maker
Custom salon with Douglas fir paneling, Leather seté,
Wet bars up and down
Each stateroom has its own private sink.
Needs to be seen to be believed
Transport Canada certified for 12 overnight guests and 40 day passengers
Travels at 9kts and burns 10 gallons per hour.
The reason For Sale is current health and lifestyle changes in the sellers near future.
Valued at C$3 million prior to receiving the commercial stove ($7k) and articulating swim deck .
We are aggressively listed at C$1.2 million for a swift sale.

Justin Alexander

Founder of Yacht Master Inc

Taha Noman

Broker at Yacht Master Inc
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