June 07, 2018 Haul Out And Survey
Overall Vessel Rating "Very Good"
Surveyor's Comments: " From the examination carried out, it is the opinion of this surveyor that the vessel was well built and is in very good condition; it is suitable for her intended purpose, pleasure cruising on the Pacific West Coast and offshore capable."
Dreamspeaker ll is a wonderful ketch. What’s your dream? Perhaps she might help you catch it! For the past few years she has led her current owner to the mysteries and wonders of the British Columbian coast. From the south coast to the Broughtons to Bute Inlet.
Here is a bit of her history.
Built and first owned by ex-Kiwi David Johnston. Built to a Frank Carus design at Richmond, BC. Johnston - owner of FCI Industries (Ferro Cement Industries) a highly respected builder of docks, pontoons and other ferro-cement products.
1974 – Hull layed-up and 1st survey by Boyd, Phillips & Company Ltd., Vancouver.
1980 - Pre-Launch Survey for insurance purposes by Ross Sea Marine Ltd., Delta, BC
June 13th launched off Sceptre Dredging Ltd.premises.
1981 – Registered O.N. 371218 (Blue Book Boat) as Tai Haruru ( Maori for “Sound of the Sea”.
Commissioned same year.
1981-1993 – Owned by D. Johnston.
1993 – Bought by Robert Estabruck Campbell River, BC.
2002 – Purchased by Robert Millington.
2018 – Dreamspeaker ll is available to speak to Your Dreams.
(Adapted from the last survey)
Dreamspeaker ll was professionally built by David Johnston of Ferro Cement Industries, It is of Caravel construction with clipper bow and counter stern. The hull and deck are all of ferro cement with heavy re-enforcement of ¼” (80,000 PSI) high tensile cold drawn welded rod as well as high tensile welded mesh. The superstructure is made of painted marine plywood and teak trim. It has a full keel with a large cutaway forefoot, skeg hung rudder and round chines. The keel was laid in 1973 and launched in 1980.
Very generous accommodations are provided in Dreamspeaker ll. A chain locker forward followed by a sail locker, enclosed head and shower and a stateroom on each side of a passageway. This is followed by a large salon with a large seating and table forward followed aft by a U-shaped galley port side with appliances opposite starboard. A partial aft bulkhead has steps leading up to the pilothouse helm with full instrumentation and electronics centered and a large navigation table starboard. The partial aft bulkhead has steps leading up to the deck and down to the master stateroom and head which occupy all of the back end of Dreamspeaker ll.
The deck is nicely laid and provides easy movement from stem to stern.
The ketch rigging has all aluminum spars with dual spreaders on the main mast and a single on the mizzen.
Dreamspeaker ll is a capable offshore cruiser and/or a well built Pacific West Coast cruiser.
1 CQR 140 pound anchor. Secured on starboard side with teak bowsprit. 300 feet of of 1/2 inch galvanized chain.
1 CQR 140 pound anchor. Secured on port side with teak bowsprit. 100 feet of 1/2" galvanized chain and 120 feet of double braid rode.
1 S2000 spare anchor.
Ideal vertical windlass with gypsy, capstan and up switch. Run by 2 6 volt batteries dedicated to the forespeak.
Hood Profurl roller furling main head stay with 7/16" (removable) inner forestay and 3/8" S/S wire staysail as well as 1/2" split backstay for main mast. 3/8: intermediate backstay and running backstay, The mizzen is supported by the triatic stay to main 5/16" S/S wire backstay to the stern.
14 mm main shroud with 3/8" upper intermediate and 1/2"lower intermediate. The mizzen has 5/16" main shroud with intermediate.
Traveler: Across aft trunk cabin.
1 - Knowsley single speed aft cabin top.
2 - Arco 65" 2 speed, self tailing aft cabin top.
2 - Arco 30" 2 speed self tailing forward cabin top.
1 - Knowsley single speed forward cabin top.
1 - Arco 16" single speed mizzen mast.
1 - Knowsley wire single speed mizzen mast.
2 - Knowsley wire single speed main mast.
1 - Arco 30" single speed main mast.
1 - Arco 16" single speed main mast.
2 - Main North Hood Mastfurl system (1 spare)
1 - Jib 100% North
1 - Mizzen North Hood Seafurl system
1 - Mizzen staysail
1 - Staysail North
1 - Yankee #2
Should you be looking for a serious offshore ketch or simply for a spectacular live aboard/cruiser, Dreamspeaker II is beyond description. Dreamspeaker II invites your eyes and senses to visit and to speak with her. Spend some time aboard and you too will be amazed.
Should you have an interest call me, Stephen Nesbitt, at 250-830-7690 to arrange a time to view.
Mosquito Creek Marina
415 West Esplanade
North Vancouver, BC V7M 1A6