Quester III is a magnificent, award winning example of renowned architect William Garden's Wanderer design, featured in his 'Yacht Designs II' portfolio published by the Mystic Seaport Museum. Always shed kept with meticulous, obsessive attention to detail, she is fully equipped and ready to depart immediately on an extended cruise.
Built in Victoria BC by Bill Trenholme, who went on to build the stunning 58' Garden 'Sayonara', of 'Concave and Crown' milled strip planking, edge fastened with bronze ringnails . Yellow cedar bottom and red cedar topside planks are bronze ringnail fastened to preservative treated steam bent oak frames. With a heavy fir keel and stem, her exterior exhibits a level of fairness and gloss that surpasses many moulded fibreglass yachts. The hull planks are not only fastened to her frames, they are each secured vertically to their adjacent plank greatly increasing strength, fairness and resistance to flexing. Perfect for our west coast conditions...
Consistently the most admired, eye catching yacht wherever she travels, Quester III is ready to embark upon new adventures under fresh stewardship. There are extensive photographs attached to this listing, we invite you to inspect them closely- they truly speak for themselves.
Please contact owners representative Graham Cole at 604 417 9998 Pacific time for full history and information on this unique yacht.
Her exceptional condition is indicative of her owner's obsessive dedication to maintenance. In his 14 years of ownership, all systems and surfaces have been constantly cared for and all services documented.
She has a complete set of custom made Sunbrella canvas protective covers for all of her exterior teak rails and bright work.
The exterior finishing contractor responsible for the beautiful condition of Quester III is available to explain the processes and products employed in her care and maintenance.
Quester III 's previous owner, a very experienced yachtsman, is available and willing to provide insight and advise regarding her history. In short we can personally chronicle her past 20 years.
Construction- Stack and Dowel 1.25 X 1.5" Yellow Cedar planks below water, red cedar above. 1X2" Bent Oak on 12" centres with 2" X 4" longitudinals.
Her house and superstructure is fibreglass over wood.
Owner reports 8.5 knots cruise at 1400 rpm at 5 gallons per hour. 1.7 mpg.
Detroit diesel 8V71N 335 hp at 2300 rpm.
32 volt Side Power electric bow thruster
Northern Lights generator 5 KW 250 hrs new 2012
Powerful Webasto 44000 BTU water furnace to all zones and spaces. Serviced.
Large rudder with new rudder tube replaced in 2014
All bilge pumps and float switches replaced March 2017
Fuel capacity in 3 tanks 375 Gallons on centre to minimize trim change as fuel consumed
Water capacity 350 Gallons in stainless tanks located in heated lazarette space
Bottom painted yearly. All exterior finishes in superb condition.
Engine room Halon fire suppression system 7 kg. system
New refrigeration systems in 2013-14
Lower helm has excellent sightlines
Robust ComNav 1101 autopilot with remote new 2017
Raytheon R41 xx radar
Raytheon Pathfinder L755 and RL 70 gps navigation screens/ depth systems
Raytheon 110 and 220 VHF radios
Bow thruster, windlass, and commercial Morse single lever engine control
Intellian I2 satellite television receiver
Muir Jaguar 12 volt anchor windlass with 2 station controls and foot switches
325 feet 3/8 galvanized chain
Forfjord '6' navy anchor on bow roller
Diamond Sea Glaze windows and port lights.
Captains Navy Sunbrella exterior canvas and Bimini in excellent condition
Walker Bay 8 dinghy with davit and varnished teak chocks
Very large dual deck storage box
Full controls on fly bridge, new upholstery and full navigation repeaters.
Huge teak cockpit with heated lazarette storage
Easy access to all spaces due to wide side decks and companionways
Teak swim platform with ladder
Two double beds with generous teak drawer storage beneath divided by a beautiful teak bureau. Large closet forward with teak and cane door.
Space is bright with multiple Diamond Sea Glaze port lights and ventilation. Well lit with plenty of uncluttered floor space between the berths.
Head with shower and Vacuflush toilet. 42 gallon Vacuflush integrated holding tank in port lazarette. All duck valves replaced in system and new vacuum generator installed 2017.
Bright airy spaces with unlimited 360 degree views from any vantage point via Diamond Sea Glaze windows. Passive dorade style overhead ventilation. well lit and airy space.
Exceptionally fine Ultra leather upholstery on large dining lounge and generous facing banquette.
Teak dining table with 2 teak steamer chairs
Brass trawler lamp
Flat screen television with Intellian satellite tv antenna and stereo system.
New low maintenance synthetic teak and holly flooring
Truly fabulous visibility from any position. A great place to enjoy the scenery in inclement weather. Amazing ambience .
Very generous V berth with Diamond Sea Glaze port lights and ventilation hatch. access to anchor locker. Teak privacy door to main salon. Bright elegant space.
Herreshoff style white finishes with beautifully varnished teak battens.
Teak closet doors with cane ventilation inserts, generous storage
Head with area shower and vanity. Blake manual head. ventilation fan
Force 10 3 burner LPG galley range with oven and stainless range hood.
Large fridge freezer adjacent to galley and additional mammoth deep freeze fully reconstructed 2013-14. Deep Freeze is large enough to climb into! It was intended to blast freeze large fish, perfect for long range provisioning.
Extremely generous storage and counters, Very spacious for several chefs. Well lit space
Convenient sliding door to port side deck for ventilation/provisioning.
Six 6 volt golf batteries for 12 volt house service. 2013
Four 8D start batteries for 32 volt starting, bow thruster and some ship system service. 2015
12 volt isolated generator start battery 2014
12 and 32 volt inverter chargers.
Electro-Guard galvanic corrosion control/ monitor system.
Reliable naturally aspirated 335 hp. Detroit 8V71N with Allison M20R 2:1 reduction marine gear. 3500 total hours. 1500 hours on lower end in frame rebuild, 50 hours on top end rebuild to include new N55 injectors/tubes and full set up and tune. Fresh stainless mixing elbows. Meticulous engine showing obvious pride of ownership.
Switchable Duplex Racor fuel filtration system.
2" stainless shaft. 4 blade 28 by 25" propeller. Spare 3 blade propeller
32 volt and 12 volt belt driven alternators.
2012 5 kW Northern Lights generator set in factory sound shield -250 hours.
Side Power 32 volt bow thruster rebuilt 2013. Two station controls.
Webasto DBW 2010 hydronic diesel furnace with water heater. Rebuilt 2012. Powerful 44000 BTU system. Heat radiators to most spaces including lazarette.
Excluded from sale are owners personal effects and equipment, specific pieces of art, literature, furnishings, navigational charts and publications, please inquire for a specific listing.