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1960 Custom Line Russel-Hipwell Steel Converted CCG Vessel

  • 1960 Custom Line Russel-Hipwell Steel Converted CCG Vessel

Russel Brothers was formed in Ontario in 1907 and moved to Owen Sound in 1936.  The Fort Frances yard was sold to Cyril Maffey in 1939 and continued as Maffey Steel Boats until 1962.  The yard was famous for its designs of small working tugs and produced many yard tugs for the Canadian Navy in World War II. 

  • 1960 127′ x 28′ x 10′ Steel Converted Ex CCG Vessel/Live-aboard Yacht
  • Has been used as a training, expedition, research vessel–in fresh water since 1985
  • Presently registered as pleasure craft
  • Ice strengthened hull (Class II ice breaker)
  • Gross tonnage: 390 / Net tonnage: 155
  • Twin Fairbanks Morse engines – 640 HP each—Propellers: 6′ x 6′
  • Cruising speed: 9.5 knots
  • (2) Westinghouse generators & motors – 500 hp
  • (3) Cummins 75KW gensets
  • Fuel capacity: 14,000 gal
  • Navigation equipment:
  •  (3) VHF Radios, GPS, (3) Radar (1 working), Direction Finder, Depth Sounder, (2) magnetic (2) gyro compasses
  • Accommodations: Sleeps 28 to 30
  • Fresh water capacity: 8,000 gal
  • Holding tank capacity: 1,200 gal
  • Furnace: New oil fired Slant Fin steam boiler (keeps the boat warm even in the winter)
  • Cabins:
  • Crew 6 cabins: 1 single, 3 upper lowers, 2 with 2 upper lowers (1 has a conversion to another  upper lower), equal  total 15 (15+2= 17)
  • Aft lower deck 1 upper lower total 2
  • Main deck 7 cabins: 3 double beds, 3 singles (2 with fold down bunks), 1 upper lower