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Calibre Yacht Sales Nanaimo

*New Address* Stones Marina

Fax:  250.716.2023

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1952 Matsumoto Classic Trawler

Can$ 49,500 (Listed price: US$39,610)


Vessel at dock
Upper helm station
Morse controls
AirX Wind generator
JRC Radar dome
Dry exhaust stack
5 Upper deckk storage lockers
AC/ LPG 3 cub ft freezer
4 Stroke 2.5  HP Outboard
Upper deck
Super structure, ready for Paravanes
Aft Upper Deck
Upper deck access hatch
Aft deck with enclosure
Aft sliding doors
Aft slidng doors w/ roll screen
Access ladder to upper deck
Walkway from stem to stern
Side View
Aft deck view
Bow view
Mounted Force 10 BBQ
Anchoring System on bow
Main Salon facing aft
Main Salon
Galley port Side
Galley starboard
Galley facing bow
Galley facing aft
Galley slide in pantry
Galley slide in pantry2
Inverter remote control
Cabin heat and interver controls in galley
Propane, Stereo and Battery charger remote controls
Propane gas detector in bilge and kitchen
Jense Marine Stereo
Head Sink
Electrosan/ manual toilet
Walk in shower
Large walkin cedar lined wardrobe closet
Midships dinette
Helm Station
Brass compass with Comnav
Apleco Fish Finder/Depth Sounder
Additional Compass
JRC Radar
Standard Horizon Chartplotter
Forward view from wheelhouse
Helm desk and storage
Central Vac with remote Port
Aft port view
Electrosan System
2 New Water Tanks
Jabsco Pressurized Water
Hot Water Heater
Webasto Thermo 90 System
Trojan 105 6 V Battery Bank
Onboard Diesel
Holding Tank system
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The island shadow is a wooden trawler vessel that was originally build for commercial fishing by Matsumoto Shipyards in Vancouver in 1952. The hull is a carvel planked, full displacement design that features near plumb bow, rounded bilges, a curved stern and  is finished in white with brown bulwarks and trim. In 2000 the current owners took on this boat and totally refinished the interior. ISLAND SHADOW is now a fantastic stable 7-8 knot cruiser that sips a couple of gallons an hour. Also if you want to live-a-board, you will find plenty of space and storage. The owners converted this traditional Northwestern Pacific trawler into a comfortable live-aboard vessel so that they could take their home with them as they traveled along the coast and islands. Its warmer than a fiberglass boat in the winter and cooler in summer. If you are looking for something classic, check this one out!

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Wood 
Beam 13 ft 6 inMax Draft 7 ft 2 in 
Max Seating Capacity 4Engine Make Volvo Penta 
Engine Model MD70 Rebuild 2003Fuel Capacity 150 gal 
Length Overall 47 ftCabin Headroom 6 ft 
Freeboard 3 ftNumber of Heads 1 
Holding Tank Size 28 galWater Capacity 125 gal 
Stock Number CYSPV13009Engine Hours 500 
Number of Berths 2Number of Engines 1 

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*New Address* Stones Marina

Fax:  250.716.2023


Forward below deck is the focsle with double berth followed by the engine room and a large storage space with the lazerette further aft. Up in the deck cabin is a center helm in wheelhouse, next to starboard is a dinette/ double berth followed by a large walk in closet, galley and the salon aft. To port is an office desk area, followed by a private head with walk-in shower, galley cupboards and sink  and TV settee. Aft, the stern has a top deck access ladder to port, lazerette access hatch in the sole and acess to the swim grid aft. The command bridge has an upper helm, forward and amidships storage lockers and aft bench seat/ locker. Clear weather curtains surround the transom deck balcony. A wooden swimgrid with dinghy mounts is bolted to the transom. All windows and doors have screens.

The vessel is rigged with a steel twin pedestal mast and solid forestay mounted on the cabin roof. It is ready for possible paravane booms and vanes if one so desires.

Construction Details

  • Hull: Carvel planked cedar with oak ribs, recaulked in 2009.inyl
  • Decks: Vinyl non skid covered over 4" x 2.5" planking
  • Cabin: Plywood over 2" x 3" framing with wood framed windows
  • Bulkheads: Fir ply wood with wood framing
  • Ballast: Fuel and water
  • Mast/ Spars: Twin pedestal welded steel mast with solid steel forestay

Engines and Machinery

  • Main engine: Volvo Penta MD 70, 6  cyclinder, 4 stroke, 110 Hp, 
  • Completely rebuilt 2003 right down to pistons. Just touch the ignition and she fires up
  • Current 500 Hrs on engine since rebuild.
  • Cooling:Keel Cooler
  • Ventilation: Natural through trunked vents
  • Exhaust: Dry stack steel with heat blankets
  • Marine Gear: Capital 10200, Ratio 2.92:1
  • Propeller/Shaft: 2" Steel shaft, 3 Bladed 33" propeller
  • Shaft Gland: Bronze stuffing box and Nut
  • Steering: Wagner Hydraulic steering with 2 stations
  • Controls: Morse cable, 2 stations
  • Rudder: Wooden with 1-3/4 Rudder Shaft
  • Webasto Diesel cabin Heater TH90S with registers throughout vessel. Also used to provide hotwater through heat exchanger in hotwater tank.
  • Jabsco Sensormax 1 Pressurized Water Pump 40 Psi
  • All potable water tanks, lines and taps are new and clean.

Electrical System

  • Vessel Voltage: 12V/ 110V
  • Batteries 8x 6V Trojan 105 Wet Cell Batteries (2010) 1x 8D Starting Battery (2009)
  • All wiring has been upgraded to marine grade breakers and wiring
  • Pronautic 12v /40 Amp Battery Charger with Remote Display
  • Statpower Prosine 1800W/110V Inverter with Remote Display
  • Sanlex Power Automatic Transfer switch between inverter and shore power
  • Bilge buster ozone generator
  • 130 amp engine driven alternator
  • AirX 400 W Wind Generator

Anchor/ Ground Gear and Safety Equipment

  • 44 Lbs/ 20 Kg Bruce anchor
  • 100' 5/8 Galvanized Chain and 100' rode
  • Maxwell Anchor Windlass with Foot Pedal controls
  • Fire extinguishers through out vessel
  • Flares and other required safety gear
  • Liferaft: Walkerbay with Inflated attached collar for increased bouyancy
  • Alarms: Propane, Heat and Smoke, High water, Engine Alarms

Galley / Head

  • Fridge/ Freezer: Dometic Classic 110V/ Propane
  • Sinks: Galley with Garburator
  • Build in vaccuum system with inlets 110V
  • Life Choice Toaster Oven
  • Magic Chef 3 Burner Stove - Oven
  • Force 10 Barbeque on port rail
  • Emerson Microwave 110V
  • Sealand Waterheater 110V/ Hot Water Webasto 11 Gln.
  • 2 20lbs Propane tanks on upper deck in propane locker.
  • Manual Jabsco Toilet with Tank Watch display panel
  • Electrosan Marine Sanitation Treatment System


Electronics and Navigation

  • Compass: Brass 6" and 2" back up
  • VHF :Uniden MC 535 in wheelhouse with additional radio for flybridge (not connected)
  • Autopilot Sitex SP-70
  • Radar: JRC Radar 1500 MKII 16 NM range
  • Plotter/ GPS: Standard Horizon GPS = CP300i
  • Sounder: Apelco XVC 8000
  • Brass Clock (Victory)
  • Anchor Navigation Lights 12V
  • Satelite Dish Shaw MDDSR600
  • Paper charts from Port Hardy to Gulf Islands


The Company 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.

Custom Contact Information

or call Doug at 250-727-1623 to see this classic