MISC 170600


The SIR ROBERT BOND is a Canadian built roro-passenger ferry, ice classed, that was ordered and operated by a Canadian Crown corporation. The vessel was decommissioned two years ago and then sold to a private company, BOND SHIPPING, last December (2016).

Since that company was intending to use her to carry their own product (peat moss) from Canada to the USA, the vessel had to be totally re classed with LLOYDS REGISTER to meet both countries standards. Therefore the vessel is presently undergoing a full mid-life refit that includes rebuilding two of the four main engines, that had the maximum running hours for LLOYDS, replacement of one of the generators, rebuilding of all pumps, compressors, generators, etc. Etc.

The vessel is for sale after dry dock passed, with all certificates from LLOYDS valid, with new paint job, hull testing, shafts pulled out, rudders dismantled, etc. The vessel will be sold in full running condition, ready to make money, this within 90 days from signing an MOA and depositing in trust of 50% of the purchase price. The remaining money will be disbursed at time of delivery only. It is to note that the buyers could chose the color of the hull, as per MOA, if they wish so.

The vessel can be seen in Clarenville, Newfoundland, with two days notice, and if the purchasers desire so, BEAUSEJOUR PEAT MOSS could employ the vessel almost all year around to deliver their product to the East Coast of the USA, as per separate agreement to be discussed. The vessel has a deadweight of 3700 m.t. approximately and a lightship weight of 5100 m.t. approximately also.

One important thing to understand is that that ferry was upgraded 4 years ago at a cost of $2.4 Mil. CND and she is now going through a major refit that will cost close to $3. Mil. CND; she will be in a like new condition and will serve her new owners for many years to come without major investment on her, just routine maintenance.

The asking price is US$4. Mil, and owners are open to any reasonable offer.

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SKU: MISC 170600 Category:
Year Built: 1975 Engine Type: 4 x 2200 BHP Diesel # Available: 1 Dimensions 444 x 70 x 44 ft135.33 x 21.34 x 13.41 mEM

Dimensions 444 x 70 x 44 ft