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Available for viewing in Luneburg, Nova Scotia. Please contact us to make arrangements. 

Unicorn Title

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Tall ship Unicorn video

 No Reasonable Offer Will Be Refused
Vendor is willing to take back financing for a qualified buyer. Metal hull sounding data is available upon request for the past three haul-outs.

General Information

Listing Price: $375,000 USD

Vessel #: 1174722

USCG COI: Certified Attraction Vessel, Uninspected 6-pack

Rig: Gaff Rigged, Topsail Schooner

Built: 1947, DeVoorvitgad Gouwsluis Shipyards in Alphen, Netherlands

Sparred length: 110’

LOD: 74’

LWL: 84.3’

Draft: 9.4’

Beam: 19.2’

Tons: 74 GT

Power: 3406 Caterpillar diesel engine

Quarters: Large aft Stateroom w/ ensuite head, 4 midship Guest Cabins w/ensuite heads, Separate Crew Quarters w/ensuite headm Large Galley and Salon



Diesel Bunker: 919 (2 tanks with 3/8 inch steel wall construction, 544 gal forward tank and 375 gal aft tank)

Fresh Water: 1200 (3/8 inch steel wall, sandblaster and epoxy painted in April of 2003)

Blask Water: 750


Gallay and Laundry

Dynamic Cooking Systems Professional 30 inch gas range equipped with oven, Type: #DCS-RGA-304SS

2 Coolmatic RSD-US (24v) 4.5 cu ft refrigerators

Coolmatic RSA-60 (24v) 2.5 cu ft refrigerator with 1 cu ft freezer

Copeland compressor with 15 cu ft freezer

Panasonic mircowave with inverter inside

Bosch Axxis front load washer

Bosch Axxis front load dryer


Electrical & Mechanical- Vessel underwent a complete electrival system re-fit in 2003 and 2004

Geared mechanical steering box with two wheels (pilothouse and weather deck) with newly installed emergency steering capabilites (2013)

Main Engine is an after cooled 354 HP Caterpillar 3406 Turbo Charged. Purchased from Toremont Diesel Supply in Toronto, Ontario in 1997 as a factory rebuilt unit. 

The Engine was last overhauled by Atlantic Tractor, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in Dec. 2003. The engine has a 52 inch four blad propeller.

Alternator on main shaft (upgraded in 2013)

24V inverter system (upgraded in 2013)

Twelve 6V house batteries (replaces in 2013)

Kubota Marathon 12 KVA generator (2003)

12V marine battery - generator start

12C DC system powers the ships electrical

Emergency 12V back-up batteries in pilot house

Lister single cylinder diesel work engine

Hot water heaters (upgraded in 2013)

Two water pressure pump and 35 PSI capacity pressure tank

Individual climate controlled Ocean Breeze air conditioning/heating system

Sea Recovery fresh water maker w/ 600 gal/day capabilities

Mechanical Maintenance logs and Start-up Procedures aboard ship include: 

Operations Manual including:

  Machinery Service Tracker:

Main Engine Start-up

  Kubota Start-up

Perkins Start-up

  Lister Start-up

Trash Pump Start-up


Main Engine



Trash Pump

Engine Room log

Battery log

Fuel transfer log

Thorough, organized file of operating manuals for purchased equipment


Wooden decks made of African Iroko

Main anchor -700 lb ship-type double fluke w/300 feet of 3/8" steel anchor chain

40V hydraulic windlass

100lb fisherman's style anchor

75lb plough type anchor

Mooring lines and fenders

Hurricane line

Polypropylene towing line

ADX RIB #A-12 12ft 6 person dinghy with 25 hp Yamaha outboard

7 fenders (5 new Taylor Made fenders in 2013


Gaff-rigged, square topsail schooner w/ seven rigged sails and four special purpose sails. Steel masts with wooden topmasts. Sails tailor-made for Unicorn by United Baltic Sails (UB Sails), The Netherlands.

Mainsail (replaced in 2012)

Foresail (replaced in 2009)

Fore Staysail (replaced in 2012)

Inner Jib

Outer Jib (replaced in 2012)

Upper Topsail (replaced in 2009)

Lower Topsail (replaced in 2009)

Assorted sails in sail locker (not currently rigged) include: split course, main topsail and fisherman staysail

Safety Features

 STV Unicorn is a USCG inspected attraction vessel and, due to the Jones Act, opted to sail as an uninspected 6-pack. She is equipped with all required fire and safety devices.

Registered and Certified EPIRB

Automatic Identification System (AIS) - 2013

Inspected and Certified Zodiac 16 person Type FT inflatable liferaft with hydrostatic release

Inspected and Certified Viking 6 person Type 8K inflatable liferaft with hydrostatic release

17 Immersion Suits - 2013

Inspected and Certified 12 fire extinguishers

Inspected and Certified manual CO2 dump for the engine room

Inspected and Certified Foam Extinguishers

4 Life rings

20 Adult USCG approved PFD’s

Watertight collision bulkhead

Five compartments each with exclusive bilge pick up

Fixed bilge system serviced by two pumps: Lister diesel driven Pacer 2" intake/100-200 gal per min. and electric 240V Emerson & AMT pump 1 1/2" intake/ 30 gal per min. These pumps serve as ships fire pumps as well.

240V Marathon electric pump for air conditioning system

12V portable pump - 19 gal per min


Vessel is full keel, round bottom with clipper style schooner bow and canoe stern. Hull design is, swept sheer with raised bulwarks. Originally built in 1947 as a Dutch, North Sea Fishing Trawler, the vessel's hull construction was accomplished via the re-utilization of steel and steel plating taken from the hulls of the German u-Boat fleet that had been delivered to Holland as war reparations at the end of the WWII. Hence, the steel plating which makes up the hull from the collision bulkhead aft is of high nickel-brass content. Constructed of riveted steel plates over fabricated structural steel ribs spaced 45 centimeters (approx 1. 17") on center; with stringers and re-enforced by welded steel bulkheads. All repairs to the riveted portions of the hull have been in accordance with US Coast Guard and Transport Canada general repair guidelines

2003 Refit

Current owners provided an extensive re-fit of all systems and accommodations in 2003 at Scotia Trawler, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Plumbing, fresh water, bilge, sanitation, galley and related systems were all replaced and upgraded. A complete electrical system overhaul was undertaken, upgrading fire and safety systems. New non-opening port-lights were installed with heavy gauge aluminum hatches. The vessel was dry-docked in October 2004 at the Heddle Marine Shipyard in Hamilton Ontario and again in fall/winter 2009/2010 at Gloucester Marine Railways. Work performed included removal and maintenance of propeller shaft and bearing, removal and rebuilding of transmission, removal and repair of steel plating at upper end of rudder post, replacement of rudder bearings, re-positioning of starboard hawse pipe, removal of through hull fitting forward of engine room bulkhead (through-hull fittings, port and starboard are now in the engine room), and complete inspection, ultra-soundings and repair of hull after sandblasting to "white metal." Hull was primed with epoxy and painted. Records of these haul-outs are noted on record with the USCG. 

Vessel's current main engine, an after cooled, turbo charged Caterpillar 3406 (installed in 1997) had a regularly scheduled top end performed in November of 2003 by factory authorized dealer, Atlantic Tractor. The Kubota Marathon 12 KVA generator was re-powered in June 2004 by Fort Pierce Diesel. Perkins 46 KVA main generator was brought on line in December of 2003 and its' cooling system upgraded in August 2004.

In addition, between January and March, 2005 additional safety features were added by Embree welding of St. Petersburg, Fl. These included the re-enforcement of the Engine Room's watertight bulkhead, just aft of the main mast step, the replacement of 2, six dog manual doors (engine room and mid-ship) with quick acting wheel type doors, the addition of an on deck fireproof (aluminum) propane locker, the upgrading of deck hatch dogs to stainless steel wing nut types and the addition of an on deck outboard engine mount.


Privateer Yacht Sales offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.



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