Ocean Cruiser/Certified Passenger Vessel



The North Sea Trawler   M. V.  'Curve of Time'

Price: $430,000.00 Canadian

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Description and Photos of Vessel

Length: 85 feet

Width: 20.34 feet

Year Built: 1959

Builder: D. En Jon. Boot N.V. - Holland

Canadian Passenger Vessel - 12 Berthed passengers or 23 day passengers.

Location: Vancouver area, British Columbia, Canada




The Curve of Time is a North Sea Trawler, a common sight in Europe but a unique and unusual vessel to encounter on  the British Columbia coast.  Her traditional lines draw much admiration and attention.  The vessel was built in Holland in 1959 as a side trawler. She fished commercially until 1984 at which time she was purchased by the Greenpeace organization, campaigned in Europe, crossed the Atlantic three times and finally arrived on the west coast of BC via the Panama Canal where she continued her history with Greenpeace.  In the fall of 1997 Moby Dick was purchased by Due West Charters and renamed  the Curve of Time.  The vessel has been in the charter and research trade since purchase and will keep working in that capacity till sold. The 'Curve of Time' is for sale with the company and eco-tour business, including any permits and recreational tenures. To view our company web page please scroll to the bottom of the page and press the HOME button.

The Curve of Time is a steel side-trawler, 25.5 m (85 feet) long and 6.2 m. ( 20 ft.) in width. The vessel is Transport Canada Certified as a passenger vessel, undergoing annual inspections and is equiped with modern navigational equipment and safety gear meeting Ministry of Transport standards.  This is a sturdy and well built steel ship. The hull is riveted and welded and was reinforced on the starboard side for trawl nets.

The ship is powered by a slow turning (500RPM) 250hp de Industrie diesel (Dutch) engine enabling her to travel at 7+ knots.   The Curve of Time is an environmentally friendly vessel having  a keel-cooled engine and generators with no engine discharge into the water.  In addition all waste is held in a self-contained sewage treatment facility. Three phase electric power is provided by two 27 KW/32 KVA Iveco generators. When not in service the vessel lies at our berth in the Fraser River (fresh water).



The Curve of Time has accommodations for 10 guests.  There are two cabins on the main deck,  each accommodating 2 persons.  Aft below decks we have a comfortable sitting area adjoining six individually curtained, traditional ship’s bunks. There are  two full washrooms with showers  on the main deck.  Delicious meals are prepared and enjoyed in a comfortable central galley and sitting area. The hot-water heating system keeps the whole vessel  warm and cozy.

The ship still has a full hold lying between the fuel tanks and the Forward Crew Quarters that can be converted to cabins and a salon. The hull was sounded in 1996 and again in 2006.  Reports available. Also available is a resent out of water survey from 2006 listing all the equipment and specifications. The last dry docking was at Arrow Marine, March 2006 at which time  the shaft and thru hulls were inspected along with doing the hull soundings.



                      Fuel Capacity - 19,000 liters

                      Total Fuel Use per Hour: 27 liters. Includes Main Engine, Generator and Boiler.

                      Range: 4,900 nm at 7knots

                      Water Capacity - 14,000 liters

                      Oil Capacity - 500 liters




            Note Worthy Equipment

              Haman Sewage System
              Additional 2x4 ton Sewage Tanks
              Victor Oily Water Separator
              Viessmann Boiler - hot water heat
              Atlas 5 ton Deck Crane
              6 Amaruk 2 person Kayaks
              Steady Sail on Mizzen Mast
              14.9' RIB - 50hp Yamaha


For more information please contact your broker or contact Capt. Jan Bevelander at the office of Due West Charters at 604.524.9805 or 604.312.9543 (email: To view our web pages please press the HOME button below. Please note that you cannot excess this page from our web site. Use the Back button in your browser instead.






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