Classic Teak Tropics-Built Ketch For Liveaboard or Sailing The Globe

by Collin Parlane
(Surrey, Canada)

Cruising in King Cyrus

Cruising in King Cyrus

Cruising in King Cyrus
A Fine Clipper Bow on King Cyrus
King Cyrus at Anchor
Interior of King Cyrus; two beds and all wood interior


Built in British Hong Kong in 1967 of teak and gumwood, the "King Cyrus" is perfect for sailing or simply living in on weekends or year round. With plenty of storage space and easy room for four, you can cruise in classic style on the inside or even up to Alaska -- who knows?

The hull itself is rock-solid mahogany with a days-old double coat of anti-fouling paint and perfect caulking. The decks and trim are teak and the rails are of solid gum with plenty of classic brass. The motor was overhauled in 2005 and has seen only 200 hours since, so there's plenty of trouble free putting around left while you learn to sail (or if you're just feeling lazy).

The "King Cyrus" is presently moored in Ladysmith harbour and is fully self contained. It is only ten minutes from the airport and twenty minutes from the ferry. It's also a heck of a lot cheaper than buying land on the Gulf Islands, and the moorage is good and protected from the elements. Get out of Calgary on Friday afternoon and be sailing by the evening! Work in camp and spend days off on your own sloop.

Please contact us for more information. The asking price is $50,000 but we are amenable to dealing, as we're looking to buy a house in Vancouver. Ask for Collin or Vineeta.

Contact the owners here...

NAME OF VESSEL: "King Cyrus"
YEAR/MAKE/MODEL: completed in 1967
BUILDER: Northeast Trading Company, Honk Kong Angelman Sea Spirit Model
HULL MATERIAL: Carvel teak hull and gumwood frames
HULL TYPE: Displacement Hull full keel
LENGTH OVERALL (LOA): 41' 3" (LWL -- 30' 1")
BEAM: 11' 5"
DRAFT: 4' 10'
PROPULSION SYSTEM: Universal 40 hp fresh water cooled diesel engine
FUEL CAPACITY: 40 gal. Aluminum diesel tank
FRESH WATER CAPACITY: 2 x 75 Gal. SS water tanks

The "King Cyrus" is a 1967 constructed 41' wooden ketch sailboat. The subject vessel was personally inspected by the undersigned (surveyor's name and credentials to be provided by the owners) on June 29th/30th 2012 and was found to be a well-constructed, well-appointed and comfortable vessel. The vessel is well captained and well kept. King Cyrus is considered to be fit for its Intended Use of Coastal and Offshore Cruising.

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Nov 22, 2014
When I Wish I Could Afford It
by: Anonymous

I can only imagine that selling this boat is kinda like kicking you kids out of the house, I know that if I had her I wouldn't sell it to anyone.

Jun 06, 2014
"King Cyrus" - A Classic Wooden Cruising Boat
by: Dick McClary

In these days of mass produced GRP cruising boats, "King Cyrus" will certainly stand out from the crowd in any anchorage.

She will create lots of interest wherever she goes, so if you wish to blend in and remain anonymous, then this boat is not for you!

As with all second-hand boats, be sure to get a professional survey done by a qualified surveyor before you part with your cash.

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