Surveyor's Comments: " From the examination carried out, it is the opinion of this surveyor that the vessel was well built and is in very good condition; it is suitable for her intended purpose, pleasure cruising on the Pacific West Coast and offshore capable."
Dreamspeaker II is a wonderful ketch. What’s your dream? Perhaps she might help you catch it! For the past few years she has led her current owner to the mysteries and wonders of the British Columbian coast. From the south coast to the Broughtons to Bute Inlet.
Here is a bit of her history..
Built by owner David Johnston to a Frank Carus design in Richmond, BC. Johnston, an ex-Kiwi, was the owner of FCI (Ferro Cement Industries), a highly respected builder of docks, pontoons and other ferro-cement products.
1974 – Hull layed-up and 1st survey by Boyd, Phillips & Company Ltd., Vancouver
1980 - Pre-Launch Survey for insurance purposes by Ross Sea Marine Ltd., Delta, BC
June 13th launched off Sceptre Dredging Ltd. premises
1981 – Registered O.N. 371218 (Blue Book Boat) as Tai Haruru (Maori for “Sound of the Sea”)
Commissioned same year
1981 Sailed Canada to New Zealand via Western Pacific
1982 Sailed New Zealand coast
1983 Sailed lower central Pacific circumnavigation
1984 Sailed New Zealand coast
1985/86 Sailed New Zealand to Canada via Cape Horn, Caribbean and Panama Canal. Subsequently used for skippered charter in BC
1993 – Bought by Robert Estabruck Campbell River, BC
No survey carried out, never insured, never chartered
Renamed Dreamspeaker II
Upgraded/refurbished sailing limited to local waters
1999 upgraded and refurbished again with plans to sail away that never came to fruition
2002 – Purchased by Robert Millington
Surveyed by Tony Repard Associate Marine Surveyors Ltd., insured by Dolphin Insurance, made seaworthy and prepared for ocean voyage
2003 – Oct./Nov. sailed Campbell River to Panama
2004 - March/June sailed Panama to Campbell River
2005-2013 used for live-aboard by owner 9 months of the year, kept seaworthy and sailed local waters
2007 – Surveyed by Tony Repard
2011 – Surveyed by Tony Koch
2018 – surveyed by Tony Koch
2018 – Dreamspeaker II is available to speak to Your Dreams
Please contact Stephen Nesbitt at 250-830-7690
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 75 ft 6 in
Beam: 16 ft 5 in
LWL: 49 ft 0 in
Length of Deck: 63 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 8 ft 6 in
Ballast: 23000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 74 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 4 in
Total Power: 110 HP
Engine Brand: Perkins
Year Built: 1980
Engine Model: 6-354
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 6735
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 110 HP
Number of single berths: 7
Number of double berths: 3
Number of cabins: 4
Number of heads: 2
GPS - Lorenz Model Excalibur
Depthsounder - Humminbird Model LCR 400 ID and Unimetrics paper feed. Horizon Model DS150 with repeater to cockpit.
Radar - Furuno Model 1830 34 mile.
Autopilot - Comnav Model 2001 with Wagner hydraulic Pump
VHF - Icom Model IC-M302 and Clariden Atlantis Handheld. S.S.B. Kenwood TKM 707. Motorolla Satellite Phone.
Compass - Sauea 16
Wind speed and direction - Horizon analog
Steering wheel - 50
Oven - Force 10 4 burner gimbaled propane stove with oven
Electric bilge pump - Rule 2000 GPH with float switch belt driven from main engine and Jabsco bilge/washdown electric from genset
Fresh water maker - Alta Technologies Ultra Compact 50L per hour
Manual bilge pump - Rule
Refrigerator - Tacumsa belt driven from main engine
Heating - Force 10 diesel hot water heating system with radiators
Deep freezer - Nova Kool compressor 12 volt
Hot water - 10 gallon bus and 12o volt (engine room and forward head)
Marine head - Jabsco Marine Toilets
Sea water pump
Shore power inlet - 3o amp
Generator - Phasor Kubota diseal 6.5KW
Inverter - Heart Model 2500W.
Liferaft - Zodiac 8 man cannister ZCCG8 Solas B
Tender - 11' Boston Whaler with 15HP Honda 4 stroke outboard
Total Liferaft Capacity: 8
(Adapted from the last survey)
Dreamspeaker ll was professionally built by David Johnston of Ferro Cement Industries, It is of Caravel construction with clipper bow and counter stern. The hull and deck are all of ferro cement with heavy re-enforcement of ¼” (80,000 PSI) high tensile cold drawn welded rod as well as high tensile welded mesh. The superstructure is made of painted marine plywood and teak trim. It has a full keel with a large cutaway forefoot, skeg hung rudder and round chines. The keel was laid in 1973 and launched in 1980.
Very generous accommodations are provided in Dreamspeaker ll. A chain locker forward followed by a sail locker, enclosed head and shower and a stateroom on each side of a passageway. This is followed by a large salon with a large seating and table forward followed aft by a U-shaped galley port side with appliances opposite starboard. A partial aft bulkhead has steps leading up to the pilothouse helm with full instrumentation and electronics centered and a large navigation table starboard. The partial aft bulkhead has steps leading up to the deck and down to the master stateroom and head which occupy all of the back end of Dreamspeaker ll.
The deck is nicely laid and provides easy movement from stem to stern.
The ketch rigging has all aluminum spars with dual spreaders on the main mast and a single on the mizzen.
Dreamspeaker ll is a capable offshore cruiser and/or a well built Pacific West Coast cruiser.
1 CQR 140 pound anchor. Secured on starboard side with teak bowsprit. 300 feet of of 1/2 inch galvanized chain.
1 CQR 140 pound anchor. Secured on port side with teak bowsprit. 100 feet of 1/2" galvanized chain and 120 feet of double braid rode.
1 S2000 spare anchor.
Ideal vertical windlass with gypsy, capstan and up switch. Run by 2 6 volt batteries dedicated to the forespeak.
Hood Profurl roller furling main head stay with 7/16" (removable) inner forestay and 3/8" S/S wire staysail
1/2" split backstay for main mast
3/8: intermediate backstay and running backstay
mizzen is supported by the triatic stay to main 5/16" S/S wire backstay to the stern
14 mm main shroud with 3/8" upper intermediate and 1/2"lower intermediate
The mizzen has 5/16" main shroud with intermediate
Should you be looking for a serious offshore ketch or simply for a spectacular live aboard/cruiser, Dreamspeaker II is beyond description. Dreamspeaker II invites your eyes and senses to visit and to speak with her. Spend some time aboard and you too will be amazed.
Call me, Stephen Nesbitt, at 250-830-7690 to arrange a time to view.
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.