The ship is currently available for $ 159,000 – or any reasonable offer, depending on the listing. It is 200 feet long and can carry 38 cars and 150 people.
However, don’t expect the vehicle to look like a modern BC Ferries ship. The North Island Princess was built in 1958 and rebuilt in 1971. She retired in early June when BC Ferries launched the first ships of its new fleet of hybrid electric battery vessels.
The hybrid ships arrived in British Columbia earlier this year after being transported by a large semi-submersible transport vessel for the journey from the Damen Shipyards Group facility in Romania.
However, compared to other BC Ferries that have sold in the past, $ 159,000 could be considered theft.
In 2017, a former BC Ferries employee purchased the Queen of Chilliwack for $ 2 million, just five years after the ship received a $ 15 million refurbishment. The buyer, George Goundar, purchased the vessel as the third part of his fleet for his growing business of passenger ferries in Fiji.