BC Ferries auctioning off Queen of Burnaby vessel starting at $400,000
The Queen of Burnaby is shown in this undated file photo. (BCFerries.com)
CTV Vancouver Island
Published Monday, February 13, 2017 5:05PM PST
If you’ve ever dreamed of having a BC Ferries vessel all to yourself, here’s your chance.
The company is auctioning off its 52-year-old Queen Of Burnaby vessel for less than the price of an average home in Victoria.
The 130-metre diesel-powered ship can carry more than 900 passengers and includes cafeterias, a gift shop and a kids’ play centre.
It can also store 168 cars and has a maximum speed of 16.5 knots with 6,000 horsepower.
The vessel, which served the Comox-Powell River route, will make its final run at the end of March.
It will be replaced by the new natural gas-powered Salish Orca, one of three new vessels built in Poland that just completed a trip across the Atlantic Ocean and through the Panama Canal.
Bidding on the Queen of Burnaby starts at $400,000, with a caveat: There’s no delivery – so you’ll have to drive it away yourself.
The online auction is scheduled to end on Feb. 15 at noon.