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This former BC Ferry vessel is up for grabs with a starting bid at $5000

DH Vancouver Staff Dec 24, 2017 10:26 am 8,659

Cheaper than a condo, roomier than your mom’s basement.

If that doesn’t sound ideal to someone looking to join the property market, we don’t know what will.

Behold, the 1965 Queen of Burnaby Ferry, a boat that’s been a solid vessel in its fleet for the past 50 years of service. This baby used to average 54 trips per week between Comox and Powell River, and now, it could be all yours.

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The boat is being auctioned off to the highest bidder after being taken out of service back in May 2017. Starting at a bid of just $5,000, the Queen of Burnaby can’t actually be operated anymore due to a number of maintenance issues, but you don’t need to be sailing to throw Wolf of Wall Street parties or film music videos – so it’s fine.

In all seriousness, the ferry’s new owner must ensure to auctioneers that they will successfully perform a tow from its current location in Richmond, and perform a environmentally safe dismantling of the ship. Bidding closes January 4 at noon.

Once you take into account the maintenance issues, some asbestos, and a leaky propeller, maybe that basement doesn’t sound so bad right about now.


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