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Pilot Vessel
Current Bid (CAD):
Bid Date:
11-March-2024 @ 7:00:03 p.m.
Sale is now closed May be extended ?
Next minimum bid:
$130,100.00 (Bid increments = $100.00)
1 (unit(s))
Location :
Dartmouth, NS
Sale / Lot :
R3HA0017053 - 3HA016299-0Z001-
Closing date:
12-March-2024 @ 7:00 a.m.


Pilot Vessel
Minimum bid:
$ 130,000.00
Closing date:
12-March-2024 @ 7:00 a.m.
1 (unit(s))
Description :

General Information

  • Vessel Model: APA #20
  • Vessel Type: Aluminum vessel
  • Build Year: 1974
  • Builder: Breton Industrial & Marine Ltd.
  • Build Material: Aluminum
  • Registered as a Workboat/Pilot Boat under Canadian Flag
  • Next Quadrennial Inspection due December 2024
  • Vessel is currently located in Dartmouth, NS
  • Port gearbox has been removed (not with vessel) and shaft needs to be replaced
  • Vessel is being sold as is where is
  • Condition: Used

Physical Dimensions and Statistics

  • Length: 18.78 m
  • Breadth: 5.06 m
  • Depth: 2.35 m
  • Gross Tonnage: 50.86
  • Net Tonnage: 28.48
  • Speed (knots): 20

Propulsion and Steering

  • Propulsion Type: Self-propelled
  • Unit of Power: Brake Horsepower
  • Registered at 680 HP from two Detroit Diesel Engines, twin screw

Living Spaces and Accommodations

  • Bunks: 2


  • By appointment only and must be booked in advance by contacting:
  • Viewings are only available between 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday and Wednesday.
Additional comments:


  1. Removal or viewing is by appointment only.
  2. Pickups will be contactless.
  3. Sold used, without inspection and may require unknown repairs
  4. Any mention of a sale item's condition in the sales listing represents the best assessment of the sales representative at the time of listing.
  5. Statements regarding condition are offered for guidance only and are not an enforceable condition of sale.
  6. Payments can be made online through your GCSurplus account, or you can pay in-person at a GCSurplus sales centre (by appointment only). GCSurplus accepts cash (exact change only), debit cards, Visa / MasterCard / American Express credit cards, money orders, certified cheques and wire transfers.
  7. All cheques must be certified and made out to the "Receiver General of Canada". GCSurplus cannot accept payments over the phone.

Location and Contacts
Location of asset(s):
83 Shore Rd
Dartmouth , NS     B3A 1A5
Dartmouth, NS

The exact location of this sale could not be determined. Please contact the GCSurplus Divestment Officer for more information.

Arrange viewing with the contact below
Contact :
Jonathan Bourget
Divestment Officer:
Matthew Gillis
Sale account:
Lot number:
Payment and Removal
The Purchaser agrees to make any payment requested (see available payment options) by the Minister within 3 business days from the date of such request and prior to removal of any of the property.
The Purchaser, upon acceptance of this offer by the Minister and after payment in full has been received by the Minister, shall at their expense, pack, load and remove the property by the date indicated on the bill of sale or, if no date is shown, within 5 business days after the date the bill of sale is issued.
Sales Clauses

This sale is subject to all of the clauses outlined in the GCSurplus

General terms and conditions A , unless General terms and conditions B are cited.
The Purchaser must also pay particular attention to the following clauses.
Clause No. Description

All sales are final. No purchased Goods may be returned and no requests for reimbursement in whole or in part will be accepted.


Transfer of Ownership

The ownership, not possession of the vessel, will transfer from Canada to the Purchaser once payment for the vessel is made in full.

Loss or Damage

The Purchaser is responsible for any loss or damages to the Vessel from the time full payment is made to the time when ownership transfer is complete. It is recommended that the Purchaser purchase applicable insurances for this period.

Prior to Possesion

Prior to taking possion, the buyer must produce a copy of the Certificate of Registry issued by Transport Canada. The client/ GCSurplus will not release the ship without assurance from the Registrar that Transfer of Ownership has been recorded in the Register. Foreign buyers are responsible for deleting the ship from the Register.

Taking Possession/Dry Dock Fees

The Purchaser must take possession of the vessel within 10 days after the Certificate of Registry is issued from the Chief Registrar's Office. The purchaser assumes all responsibility of storage fees and usage of dry dock, from the date of full invoice payment.


Buyers are advised to contact each asset custodian listed on the sale to determine what viewing and pick-up directions are in place as instructions may vary from location to location. The item(s) described herein are being sold offsite and not from a GCSurplus Sales Centre. For all offsite sales, Canada is responsible for making the sale items accessible for removal. They are under no obligation to provide assistance of any kind. It is the Purchaser's responsibility to ensure they have the proper labour and material handling equipment to facilitate the removal. Failure to comply with this condition of sale may lead to the Purchaser being turned away and the items and funds being forfeited.