Custom Bill Garden Design Trawler

60 ′
$350,000 CAD

Sayonara was William Garden's response to the Owners' request for a heavy, deep draft, safe vessel patterned after the successful, West Coast commercial halibut fishboat. She is of sister keelson construction with oak ribs, fir planking, gumwood stem, shoe, stern post, horn timber and ring timber. Her engine beds are also gumwood as is the hull sheathing and main rail cap. Her interior is finished throughout in solid teak (no teak plywood anywhere).

Her fuel and fresh water supply, together with her refrigeration spaces permit extended cruising without the need for frequent replenishment.

Sayonara has cruised British Columbia & Alaska waters since launch in 1980. She has had one owner only and been boathouse kept at all times (61' long x 23' wide Boathouse also available for sale to Vessel Purchaser).

She was invited to Expo 86 and won prize for Best Wood Boat in show.

Finally her wonderful Gardner diesel engine provides reliable power for a one hour cruise or all day long. She is silky smooth, trouble free and extremely economical (4.75 gallons per hour or 18 litres per hour at a cruise speed of 8.6 knots!)

Please contact our office to schedule your personal tour of this amazing trawler.  

Complete specifications posted online soon.   

  • Dimensions
  • LOA: 59 ft 5 in
  • Beam: 16 ft
  • Maximum Draft: 8 ft 6 in
  • Displacement: 170000 pound
  • Hull: Wood
  • Accommodations
  • Single Berths: 8
  • Heads: 2
  • Double Berths: 1
  • Cabins: 3
  • Tanks
  • Fuel: 2200 gallon
  • Water: 675 gallon
  • Holding: 42 gallon
  • Engines
  • Number of Engines: 1
  • Engine Total Power: 152 hp
  • Cruising Speed: 8.6 kn
  • Engine 1:
  • Engine Brand: Gardner
  • Engine Model: 8L3
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Location: Center
  • Drive Type: Direct Drive
  • Engine Power: 152 hp

Specifications and Equipment


8L3 Gardner, 152 HP @900 RPM

Twin Disc transmission with Omega control, 2.92/1 reduction with PTO propeller 54" X 44" 4-blade 3" SS shaft

Full set Whitworth tools for Gardner


Fuel System

2 tanks in engine room

Quick change filters

Fuel transfer pump



Bench seat with perspex wind screen

Manual & pilot controls

Full engine controls

VHF radio


Engine controls              

Hynautic 3-station


Anchor system

Harrison & Robbins hydraulic winch drum on deck

2,000lbs pull at full drum

350 lb Forfjord anchor

110' 5/8" chain

600' 1" nylon rode



Manual steering

Wagner Mark 4 pilot 4-station

Furuno 48 mile radar with 6' open array

2 - VHF radios

Furuno commercial fish finder

Satellite phone

Stereo, Sirius

Electrical panel

Engine gauges


Alarm system

Heat sensors in engine room

Bilge water level sensors in bilge areas

Monitors engine oil, coolant, temperature


Fire suppression

Halon system in engine room, automatic & manual



Wagner T-10 ram, hydraulic

Belt driven pump on engine powers system



Dickinson oil stove (heats main deck level plus domestic hot water)


Breville oven

Refrigerator 8cu ft with 4cu ft freezer under

Ample drawer and cupboard storage

Range hood with exhaust fan over stove



Horseshoe settee with large teak table seats 6 or 8 in a pinch

Dish storage

Glass cabinets securely housing cocktail glasses and speciality dishes (eg. escargot)

Storage in cupboards and within seats



4 berths

Escape/ventilation hatch


Middle cabin                   

2 berths

2 piece head with comfort fan

Drawers and cupboards


Aft cabin                          

Queen size berth with drawers under vanity with drawers and mirror cupboards and hanging locker

"L" shaped settee with teak table

skylight above

storage under settee

3-piece heads with comfort fan

full-size washer and dryer



Kohler 12.5 kw light plant

32, 24, 12 DC systems and 110 AC system (principal system is 32v)

lighting - DC bulbs switched locally

LED lighting throughout switched by remotes

Outback inverter/charger 2400 watts AC output 45 amps DC charge @32v

Constavolt 30 amp 32v charger

La Marche 25amp 32v charger

Batteries - 650 amp hour mining-type (8 4-volt batteries in series)

32V 80amp Dickinson alternator engine belt driven

Wiring enclosure above fridge



Compressor provides air to a receiver at 110lbs for whistle and maintenance



40,000 BTU Smith Webasto diesel-fired, hot water furnace

Heats: the vessel through baseboard radiators with bus heater assist, or the domestic water, or preheats the main engine


Domestic water              

Water is in two tanks, one forward, the other in the lazarette

Pressure is provided by a Paragon pump delivering through a filter into 3 Filtrol pressure vessels

Pump is set to 20lbs start & 45lbs stop



Galley - as described above - 32 volt

Aft companionway - 16 cu ft freezer - 32 volt

Top deck - domestic-type freezer, 16 cu ft, 110 volt

Top deck - 6 cu ft refrigerator - 110 volt

32V open compressors fridge & freezer in engine room



3-trumpet Air Chime



Under water paravane type (like typical fish boat)



12' RIB tender with 20 hp Yamaha outboard

Boom with hydraulic winch for launch/retrieval


Fish cleaning station                    

On aft deck, fiberglass, fresh & salt water hoses

Filleting table


Deck gear                        

Vessel is fully equipped with fenders and lines


Safety Equipment                 

Vessel has all Canada Coast Guard prescribed safety gear

6-person cannister type inflatable raft


Vacuum system                            

Built in vacuum, 2 outlets forward & aft



Ducane BBQ on trunk cabin aft


LOA                                    59'        

Beam                                 16'        

Draft (loaded)                 8'6"      

Displacement (loaded)  170,000lbs        

Fuel                                    9,000 litres (2,380 US gallons)   

Fresh water                      600 imp gallons

Photo album     

A comprehensive photo album is available detailing construction from commencement to completion