It has been said that some yacht owners aim at speed, but as a general rule fast passages are not required and it is natural that when one goes to sea for pleasure a speedy return is seldom required.
105 years young, the classic, one of a kind, Pacific North West Cruiser, Rhinegold is available for sale.
Her lovely canoe stern leaves barely a ripple on the water as she departs her boat house at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club where she has been moored for most of her 100+ years.
Rhinegold is a rare example of an almost unaltered and intact power boat built at a time when "gas powered launches" were a rarity. Upon her commissioning in 1911, she was a social hit for owner, Maxwell Theolopolis Davies III, son of a wealthy English businessman, who was sent to the logging outpost of Vancouver to manage their business interests along with his own cook and valet.
2015 Best Classic Construction - Vancouver Wooden Boat Show
2015 Oldest Boat - Vancouver Wooden Boat Show
2011 Best Overall Power Boat - Victoria Classic Boat Festival
1994 Best Classic Construction - Vancouver Wooden Boat Show
1990 Best Power Boat - Vancouver Wooden Boat Show
1978 Oldest Power Boat - Victoria Classic Boat Festival
As Rhinegold begins her second century, her owner continues the care and attention deserved of a grand lady of the Pacific North West Coast.
Visit her website www.rhinegold.ca
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Altre Caratteristiche, Attrezzatura ed Informazioni:
Nome della barca
L.F.T. Lunghezza fuori tutto: 36 ft 5 in
Larghezza: 8 ft 5 in
Pescaggio massimo: 4 ft 7 in
Dislocamento: 20160 lbs
Potenza totale: 50 HP
Marca motore: ISUZU
Tipo motore: Entrobordo-EB
Potenza Motore: 50 HP
Velocità di crociera: 7 Nodi
Velocità massima: 7 Nodi
Numero di serbatoi d'acqua dolce: 50
Numero di serbatoi di carburante: 75
90 years spanning two owners. 6 owners over 104 years
80 years boat house moored
80% is original construction materials
BUILDER & REGISTRAR
Rhinegold was built at Vancouver Shipyards in 1911 for businessman, Theophilus Maxwell Davies. He did not own her very long. After one year she became the property of Dr. Glen Campbell who kept her until 1919. The vessel was taken over in that year by Allan Davidson Des Brisay and it was from him that Colonel Colin Ferrie purchased Rhinegold in 1923. Colonel Ferrie owned her for the next 80+ years , mooring her in slip #1 at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. Her current owner of the past 25 years has maintained her in exceptional fashion and she continues to be the Grand Lady at the RVYC.
Builder: Vancouver Shipyards Limited
Year registered: 1911 (anecdotal information indicates her build may have occurred in 1910)
British registry number O.N. 130457
Port of Registry: Vancouver, British Columbia
Hull Shape: Displacement double ended
Over all length: 11.1 meters (36.5 ft)
Registered length: 10.67 meters (35 ft)
Registered beam: 2.59 meters (8 ft 5 inches)
Registered depth: 1.4 meters (4 ft 7 inches)
Gross Tons: 9.09
Net registered tons: 8.9
The narrow beam, double-end design was typical of early powerboats. It was adapted from early fishing vessels and other commercial boats of the day. With this design she not only cuts a graceful wake but also slips along under momentum for quite a distance without power.
Strakes: 1" X 4" red cedar, carvel planked (refastened 2011)
Frames: 1 1/2" X 1 5/8" steam bent oak on 12" centres, plus sawn floors
Deck: Teak over marine plywood
Cabin House: Tongue & groove cedar
Mast & Boom: Spruce (50 sq ft steady sail)
Caulking: Oakum, cotton (re-caulked 2011)
PROPULSION & NAVIGATION
Since Rhinegold was built she has been well maintained at all times. Her decking has provided additional protection to her timbers and interior and also a firm footing for those who have been fortunate enough to cruised in her. She has gone through a number of engines, currently a diesel Isuzu (engine #5 or #6?) glides her through the water at a leisurely 7 knots.
50hp 4 cylinder Isuzu diesel
22" X 16" right hand rotation propeller
1 3/4" stainless steel shaft
Com Nav 1520 remote autopilot
Magnetic compass (1920's)
Shatz ships clock
TANKAGE & ELECTRICAL
75 gallon fuel tank (2011)
50 gallon water tank (2011)
Hand pump domestic water
12 volt DC system
110 volt AC system with battery charger
2 X 12 volt house batteries
1 X 12 volt engine start battery
icom VHF radio
Impulse depth sounder
ComNav 1520 remote autopilot
Kenwood stereo w/4 speakers
2 X Jabsco bilge pumps w/float switches
4 X ABC fire extinguishers
Fisherman wood burning cook stove
Canvas cockpit enclosure
Custom boat cover
Selection of historic documents and photographs
Fold down cockpit and cabin dining table
Plates, cutlery and glasses
Credit due to Peter Vassilopoulos, Author, "ANTIQUES AFLOAT, From the golden age of boating in British Columbia"
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Canadian vessels are for sale while located in Canada and are not for sale while located in the USA. Foreign registered vessels are not for sale while located in Canada.