Canadian Forestry Patrol Vessel

Built as a 38 foot Canadian Forestry Patrol Vessel in 1944.  The LEPRECHAUN was fitted with 
a new house and re-powered with a 120 hp Isuzu diesel in 1981.  She has a range of over 1000
nautical miles, sleeps 4, cruises at around 7 knots, and is home ported in Washington State.  
The 2 pictures below was taken May 2003, while visiting Jones Island State Park in the San Juan Islands.
She is now owned by my friend Corbett and home ported in Valdez, Alaska.  She sailed there under her
own power in the summer of 2004.

View from the pilothouse, approaching Satsum Narrows in the Canadian Gulf Islands

Main cabin with view of helm and controls and to the left of the wheel, the doorway to fwd cabin

Galley area including the Dickinson diesel fueled stove and ample storage space

Dining area and fridge/freezer

       Vessel Specifications:

  • Length: 38'  Beam: 12'  Draft: 4'
  • Excellent long range cruiser and live-aboard.  Smooth and quiet running vessel.
  • Heavy built with cedar planks over oak frames
  • Speed:  8 knots
  • Cruise: 7 knots
  • Cruising Range: over 1000 nautical miles
  • Sleeps 4 in two bunk beds and one foldout double bed
  • 120 HP Isuzu DA-120 diesel, only 380 hours, keel cooled, dry exhaust.
  • Borg-Warner Velvet Drive gearbox, rebuilt in 2000
  • Fuel consumption only 2 gal per hour at cruising speed.
  • Fuel: 384 gallons
  • Water: 200 gallons
  • Four bladed bronze prop
  • 3 control stations (pilothouse, flying bridge, & stern)
  • 16 mile Radar
  • Autopilot
  • GPS 
  • Fathometer
  • Engine Room Alarm Panel
  • Electric two tone horn
  • Barometer
  • Clock
  • 9 ft Achilles dinghy
  • Boat Davit
  • Heavy Duty Electric Anchor Windlass with Danforth Anchor
  • 2000 watt inverter
  • Professionally maintained, hauled out annually
  • On demand electric water heater for dockside use
  • Diesel stove / water heater (underway or dockside)
  • Webasto diesel central heat
  • Propane BBQ grill on stern
  • 2 heads, 1 shower
  • Refrigerator / Freezer (12 volt / 120 volt)
  • 4 D-8 batteries
  • Constant-volt charger system
  • Fiberglass coated house installed in 1981 with beautiful interior woodwork.


Vessel has been well maintained and dry docked annually.

In 2002, a new four bladed prop replaced the old three bladed prop, improving the vessel's performance.

The aft head (Refrigerator/Freezer to the right)

The forward stateroom & forward head.

The port side of the forward stateroom

Bunks in the forward stateroom

View of engine compartment looking aft.  
The engine (an Isuzu DA-120) has only 380 hours on a complete rebuild in 1997 
and the Borg-Warner gearbox was completely rebuilt in fall of 2000.

The pictures below were taken in July 2000 at the time of her purchase in Esquimalt, BC.  She was then
home ported in Deer Harbor, Washington, on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands until June 2004. 
Now she is home ported in Valdez, Alaska.

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Slide Show of the delivery voyage of the M/V LEPRECHAUN 
from Orcas Island, Washington to Pelican, Alaska.

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