"Spartan lll’ is 45’ long with a 12’ beam. Sparty (as she is a affectionately known) was designed by Herbert ‘Papa’ Gann and built in Victoria at the Rodd Brothers boatyard. During the war she served in the Gum Boot Navy, renamed HC 99 Naden III. After the war she was purchased by Bill Dolmage, who owned a Vancouver tug boat company. Bill made many changes to her and added the Gray Marine (GM) 671 that provides her power to this day. Current owner has owned her since 1985.
Gray Marine diesel