34.7 m

/ 114 ft

| Billings Shipyard

| 1943

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12 Guests

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4 Cabins

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5 Crew

A yacht of distinction for an unforgettable voyage in spectacular British Columbia, Canada.

Cruise the BC coast aboard this classic luxury yacht in some of the world's best cruising grounds. Take a luxury culinary cruise through BC's beautiful Gulf Islands, sampling some of the region's finest organic fare. Discover the warm and sunny marine playground of Desolation Sound. For the ultimate wildlife adventure, see humpback and orca whales, bears, sea lions, seals and porpoises on an eco-tour cruising through the Great Bear Rainforest.

Built as a coastal freighter for the US Army during World War II, this classic wooden boat has led an exciting life with stints ranging from spy ship to research vessel to houseboat. She was painstakingly refit in 2003 and now boasts all the amenities of a luxury expedition yacht while retaining her unique character.

Discover the cozy warmth of gleaming teak, mahogany, and oak in traditional design. Indigenous Pacific Northwest Douglas Fir forms the table in the main salon where guests can recount their daily adventures with friends and family over a glass of wine. Pacific Yellowfin blends seamlessly with its natural environs as she incorporates all elements of West Coast culture in her presentation and services.

One of Vancouver's leading interior design firms, Robert Ledinghan, created a superb decor. Combining gourmet cuisine and selected fine wines, the Pacific Yellowfin offers the finest in hospitality. A full array of tenders, water toys, kayaks, motorized scooters and mountain bikes allow a full experience of the area, both afloat and ashore.

British Columbia Canada (areas other than Great Bear Rainforest):

INCLUSIVE rates in US Dollars

USD $98,200 - 8 guests

USD $101,100 - 9 guests

USD $104,300 - 10 guests

USD $107,600 - 11 guests

USD $110,800 - 12 guests

Per week of 7 24-hour days and nights, Noon to Noon.

5 crew, fuel, meals, non-alcoholic beverages, Pacific Yellowfin beer, one bottle of house BC wine per guest per day, use of ship's equipment and water toys and Pacific Yellowfin's crew as guides.

5% GST tax, fishing licenses, docking fees, other alcoholic beverages and satellite phone usage. A gratuity to the crew is customary at the Charterer's discretion (15% advised).

6 night minimum for July and August.  For the Great Bear Rainforest, please inquire.  Final balance due 3 months before charter.





9.1 m



Exterior Designer

H. C. Hansen


3.7 m

Cruising Speed

18 kph




Original Atlas Imperial



Bicycles multiple

Fishing gear - heavy

Fishing gear - light

Jacuzzi on deck

Owner operator


Special diets

CD library

Cell phone


DVD library

DVD player saloon

Indoor audio system

TV saloon


Banana boat - towable

Kayaks multiple


Tube - towable


Water skis - adult

Water skis - child

Water slide

Water trampoline

Diving by arrangement

Snorkelling gear

Accommodation and Layout

PACIFIC YELLOWFIN can accommodate 12 guests in 4 cabins. The Master cabin has a queen size bed, a single bed, shower and toilet. A Guest cabin has a queen size bed, bath/tub, shower and toilet. A Guest cabin has a double bed, 2 single beds, shower and toilet. A Guest cabin has a double bed, a pullman, shower and toilet. Crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower.

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Crew profile


As the Captain and co-owner of the Pacific Yellowfin with his wife, Colin delivers unique luxurious private yacht cruises along the BC coast. As a long-time sufferer of “wooden boat disease”, his love of the water started in childhood in Dublin’s busy DunLaoighre Harbour. From his early experience on fishing trawlers in the North and Irish seas to his first boat, a 72-foot seiner, his passion for boats has spanned more than five decades. Colin has cruised the BC coast for more than twenty years and his love of the sea and interest in people make him incredibly knowledgeable of all fishing hot spots, beautiful hikes and secret waterfalls. Numerous guests have commented on Colin’s sense of humor and storytelling abilities, with “kids” of all ages enjoying his tales. His mastery over Pacific Yellowfin makes our guests feel utterly safe. When he’s not working in his Vancouver-based painting and decorating company, Colin can often be found tinkering aboard the Pacific Yellowfin, having a Guinness or our own Pacific Yellowfin Ale.


With 50+ years of experience on the water, Jack has seen and heard it all. And if you can persuade him to, he has fascinating stories about life aboard coastal freighters and tankers along the BC coast. Jack’s dry sense of humor and his resourcefulness are highly prized assets aboard the Pacific Yellowfin. His care and attention to the twin Atlas Imperial engines – and their exposed, hand-oiled push rods – is key to keeping these classic engines ticking away. He takes great pride in his spotless, but highly functional, engine room.

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