CUSTOM BUILT Union Jack 80 Heritage Tug Specifications
Name: M/V Union Jack 80 Heritage Tug
Type: Commercial Vessel
Year Built: 1941
Hull Material: Wood
Length: 24.38m / feet
Beam: 6.7 / 21.98 feet
Cruising Speed: 7 knots
Sleeps: 12
Staterooms: 5
Crew: 5
Engines: 1
Location: Canada, Vancouver


USD 1,200,000

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M/V Union Jack: A Piece of Canadian Maritime Heritage


Built in 1941 in Deep Cove, British Columbia, the M/V Union Jack is not just a vessel; it's a tangible piece of Canadian maritime history. Crafted from old-growth Canadian timber, this 80-foot tugboat represents a bygone era of craftsmanship and resilience.





Originally commissioned to serve Canada's Royal Navy during World War II, the Union Jack played a vital role patrolling with the Royal Canadian Navy, transporting barges, timber, and supplies along the west coast. Post-war, it continued its duties shuttling vessels in and out of Vancouver Harbour, served as a floating lodge for fishing charters, and even enjoyed a stint as a personal yacht. Today, this maritime icon is chartered for sightseeing and fishing expeditions, fully certified by Transport Canada.



Refit and Restoration:


In 2015, recognizing its historical significance, a multi-million dollar refit spanning six years brought the Union Jack back to life. With meticulous attention to detail and no expense spared, the vessel stands as close to its original glory as a 70-year-old vessel can.



Technical Specs:


  • Built in 1941 (refit between 2015-2018)
  • Origin: Deep Cove, B.C.
  • Length: 80 feet
  • Beam: 22 feet
  • Propulsion: Diesel Engine
  • Cruising Speed: 7 to 10 knots




  • 5 Private Cabins (2 with En-suites)
  • 3.5 Bathrooms (Heads)
  • 3 Lounge Areas
  • Wheelhouse
  • Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats
  • Aluminum Fishing Skiff
  • Kayaks, Fishing Rods, Paddleboards, Crab Traps, Prawn Traps, Water Trampoline


Union Diesel Engine:


Powered by a Union Diesel Engine, the Union Jack boasts 6-cylinder engines from San Francisco, California, renowned for their industrial prowess. Used in various vessels, their reputation for quality made them a reliable choice for long-haul trips and challenging conditions.



Notable Upgrades:


  • New Gensets (2)
  • Auxiliary, Hydraulics, Electrical Systems
  • 6 Guest Staterooms (2 with En-suites for 12 people)
  • 3 Crew Staterooms (room for 5 crew)
  • 5.5 Guest Heads, 1 Crew Head
  • Redundant Backups on Every Major System
  • Commercial Double Wide Cooler, Gas Stove/Oven, Dishwasher, Wine/Beer Fridges, Icemaker
  • 4000ld Hydraulic/Electric Davit, Two New 20-Man Survival Rafts
  • Commercial Boiler for Heat and Hot Water
  • 3-Stage Filtration with UV Sterilizer for Domestic Water
  • On-board Water Maker
  • Custom Salon with Douglas Fir Paneling, Leather Setté
  • Wet Bars Up and Down
  • Each Stateroom Has Its Own Private Sink


Additional Details:



  • Transport Canada Certified for 12 Overnight Guests and 40 Day Passengers
  • Travels at 9 knots and Burns 10 Gallons Per Hour


Reason for Sale:



The Union Jack is offered for sale due to current health and lifestyle changes in the seller's near future.





Originally valued at C$3 million, the vessel, enhanced by a commercial stove and articulating swim deck, is now aggressively listed at C$1.2 million for a swift sale. Witness the awe-inspiring Union Jack – a vessel that truly needs to be seen to be believed.