The M/V LEPRECHAUN
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 has been well maintained and dry docked
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.
Click on images below for larger version
Slide Show of the delivery voyage of the M/V LEPRECHAUN
from Orcas Island, Washington to Pelican, Alaska.
Copyright © 1999 - 2011 David C. Martin