The Porpoise  

- The Force 50 is a strong, traditional seagoing ketch originally designed in the 1940's. Some people have called these boats "China Clippers". Many versions were developed into the 1960's as successful shoal draft cruisers. The technology of the 1970's brought about a re-design incorporating the advantages of fiberglass as a hull material while still retaining the wooden deck and traditional gleaming teak interior.

The "Porpoise", constructed in 1975, is outfitted with the modern comforts and conveniences. The craftsman's beautiful joinery, finish and attention to detail provide luxurious and comfortable setting for sailing the world's oceans.

the boat

Force 50 ketch

Updated navigational, safety and sailing equipment have been installed to assure the best of cruising. The ship's interior includes spacious lounge areas, library, a well appointed galley and comfortable private quarters.

On deck, there is a large seating area and ample space to enjoy the views and participate in a true adventure.

The "Porpoise" carries an inflatable dinghy for shore exploration and for experienced kayakers, 2 single kayaks.

At work sailing or cruising the coast of B.C, or at rest anchored in some isolated and pristine lagoon, the "Porpoise" is a beautiful and satisfying vessel.

    Interior layout
The light and airy pilothouse consists of a large galley, a dining lounge for 6-10 persons and navigation station. Forward there is a spacious ships "saloon" for entertaining with a comfortable lounge (converts to a double berth), library, extra seating and desk. Forward of the saloon are two staterooms, a head with shower and closets. Aft of the pilothouse there is a spacious double stateroom and a head with shower. There is excellent storage throughout the boat.

With extensive systems (including pressurized hot water, refrigeration, heat, 12 volt and 110v electric power), this vessel offers comfortable accommodations for crew and guests.

Specifications: Length over all: 58' 10" - length on deck: 50' 10", beam: 14'1", draft: 6 ft., design displacement: 52,000 lbs., sail area: 1,250 sq. ft., engine: 120 hp diesel, berths: 8 persons


3 private staterooms, 2 heads with showers, hot/cold pressure water, pilothouse, dining with a view, spacious saloon/library


Radar, depth sounder, Wagner auto pilot, wind instruments, VHF radio, GPS, stereo, T.V., 110 V and 12V systems

Other Equipment

dinghy, outboard motor, kayaks, fishing gear






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