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1963 Monk McQueen 46 Trawler

1963 Monk McQueen 46 Trawler Trawler for sale
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About the 1963 Monk McQueen 46 Trawler

Branta II belongs to that limited group of iconic wooden boats that have been fawned over their entire lives by passionate and committed owners. The current owners have been caring for Branta II since 1990 and have continued to upgrade her with an appreciation for the beauty and strength of wood as well as a commitment to maintaining her classic aesthetics while modernizing her living spaces, machinery, and electronics.  

Owned for almost 35 years by the current owners this boathouse-kept Monk McQueen 46 is one of the finest 1960’s boats you will find anywhere.

Top Features

  1. Massive flybridge with fantastic seating and a full coverage bimini.

  2. Open concept living space that seamlessly incorporates the galley, salon, and lower helm station into one integrated room that is a wonderfully social place to be.

  3. Repowering, restoration, upgrades, and maintenance performed by Philbrook’s Boatyard in Sidney B.C.

  4. The 54’ boathouse has assumable moorage in Maple Bay and is available to purchase separately.

Call us to schedule an appointment to see this beautiful boat in Maple Bay B.C.



This is where the current owners did an incredible job of carefully improving on this iconic design and creating modern, open, living spaces while maintaining timeless style.

The two most impressive spaces are the huge flybridge and the interior salon.

The flybridge, with its massive bimini top, custom-made L-shaped settee, and plenty of seating is the perfect place for visiting with family and friends while taking in our beautiful coast.

The upper helm station is simple and uncluttered with everything you need close at hand. Engine controls, bow thruster joystick, windlass up and down buttons, Raymarine Axiom Pro 12” display as well as a truly classic Robert Swanson airhorn for when you need to ‘communicate’ with a sound signaling device.

 The interior salon is another area that has been updated into an open-concept living space that will ensure everyone feels welcome and included. Forward is the lower helm station with its new Raymarine Axiom Pro 16’ display, radar, AIS, VHF radios, and system monitoring and controls. The main salon has a comfortable dinette with a custom table with an extendable leaf to seat eight when you want to. The aft of the main salon area is the galley, perfectly incorporated into the space. With all you need close at hand, the galley is an integral part of the salon.

The sleeping accommodations are split into two spaces. The aft cabin has two large single berths with comfortable dual-density foam mattresses with plenty of storage and a large door that leads to the aft cockpit. Forward is the large aft head with a separate shower stall, electric toilet, and vanity. The sanitation hoses, macerator pump, and tank monitor were replaced in 2022.  

In the bow is the V-berth as well as the forward head. This is the perfect space for visitors and enables great privacy and separate sleeping spaces. Across from the forward head is the electrical room with access to electrical panels, tool storage, and a hanging locker.

Navigation, Electronics and Electrical

New Raymarine Axiom Pro chart plotters were installed in 2022, with integrated AIS and new transducers. There is a 12” display on the flybridge and a 16” display at the lower helm station. Keeping with the classic aesthetic, systems are minimalistic yet modern and functional.

ComNav 2001 autopilot at the lower helm station with a remote on the flybridge.

Wagner rudder indicators at upper and lower helm stations

Furuno Radar with lower helm display

2 X Icom VHF with DSC

130 amp, 12 volt alternator

80 amp, 12 volt alternator

2 X 8D Starting Batteries

8 X Trojan T-105 6volt deep cycle house batteries

Northern Lights M673LD3.3 Generator

LaMarche Constavolt 40-amp charger

Magnum 2500 watt Inverter

30 Amp AC Shore Power

AC wiring was new in 1995

The Galley

The galley integrates seamlessly into the salon ensuring everyone is included in the boating experience.  It’s outfitted with all you need to make meals, mix cocktails, all within easy speaking distance to the lower helm station. There is plenty of counter space for prep work, lots of storage, and pantry space.

NovaCool 8 cubic foot refrigerator

3 cubic foot NovaCool freezer in aft cockpit lazarette

Large 4-burner propane stove with oven

3 X 20lb. propane tanks in an exterior vented box

Large stove vent hood

Stainless steel sink with salt water rinse


Bullet-proof is a term used to describe the Detroit Diesel 6-71 that powers Branta II. Repowered in 1995 the 6-71 is a true workhorse. With the engine oil changed every 150 hrs. using Delo 100 30w you can have confidence this reliable diesel will keep running strong for years to come.  

Detriot Diesel 6-71, 6 cylinder in-line 2-stroke diesel engine 165 Hp.

9 knots, 5 gallons hr./ 1600 RPM

2100 litres total fuel in two Corten steel tanks port and starboard side

Wagner hydraulic steering – two stations

Allison Marine Transmission

36” 3-blade bronze propeller

PYI, PSS dripless shaft seal

Oil change pump

Dual fuel filter with bypass

Dual sea strainers with back-flush

Morris cable gear controls

Sound insulation was replaced allowing normal conversations in the salon

New raw water intake through-hull 2022

New engine manifold (2022)

New exhaust hose, stainless exhaust, and insulating ‘blanket’ wrap (2022)

Hull and Deck

Monk McQueen is the dream team that helped evolve and define what makes a proper cruiser on the West Coast. Designed by Ed Monk and built in British Columbia by McQueen Boatworks, this team created some of the most desirable yachts of the era. Ed Monk is known for crafting beautiful, iconic, and functional yachts. McQueen Boatworks developed a well-earned reputation for building high-quality boats that stand the test of time.

Together Monk McQueen launched many timeless designs, that are functional, beautiful, and long-lasting. From its original high-quality build through today, Branta II has been lovingly maintained and upgraded.

Since purchasing Branta II in 1990, the owners have overseen the re-building of much of the superstructure of the vessel including the cabin roof, teak decks, swim grid, and headliner.  All the upgrades since 1990 have been completed by Phillbrooks Boatyard in Sydney B.C. and have been completed to the highest standards.

The decks were re-done and teak strips were laid over epoxy-coated marine plywood and vacuum bagged to ensure water-tight decks that are beautiful and low maintenance.

The cabin top deck is painted with Awlgrip while the Alexseal covers the hull. Both are exceptionally durable, two-part polyurethane paints made to last and look beautiful with great color retention and gloss.

The owners have a deep history of racing sailboats and having a fair hull is almost an obsession. It is obvious when you first see Branta II that someone has spent a lot of time making sure the hull is as smooth and clean as a sailboat about to enter an important race.

The hull, with full-length keel, is made from red cedar above the water line and African mahogany below the waterline on bent oak frames.


Additional Items

9’ Davidson sailing dinghy

Steel davit system with 12-volt electric winch

Webasto diesel fired hydronic heating system

Two Dickenson dual fan hot water forced air heaters

Three 110-volt radian strip heater

Forfjord 80 lbs. commercial anchor on stainless steel anchor roller

300 ft. of galvanized chain

Muir windlass with foot controls and flybridge controls

Cutlery, plates, glasses and cooking supplies

Spare starter and alternator

Spare anchor

Robert Swanson air horn with compressor (when folks need to know you’re there)


The boathouse is available to purchase for an additional $129,000 and is located at the Maple Bay marina.

This boathouse is wood framed, metal clad with a single gable roof, an entry door at the dock, and a hinged electric curtain at the vessel access end. 

Included is an 8’ x 22’ mezzanine storage area accessed by a wooden staircase and serviced by a 1000lb electric crane, perfect for hoisting a tender.

Builder:  Canoe Cove Manufacturing, Sidney, B.C.

L x W x H:  54’ x 22.5’ x 21’

Cutout size:  L x W: 47’ x 17’

Freeboard:   approximately 26” at all corners

Currently secured by wood pilings

Floatation:   Neoprene encapsulated KOROFOAM or equivalent expanded urethane foam billets in excellent condition.

Deck Construction: 2” x 8” Fir joists; 5/8” plywood cover

Roof: corrugated aluminum cladding

Walls: corrugated aluminum cladding over 2”x 6” studs, 4 ft. on centers

Electrical: structure rewired 2007 with thermoplastic coated copper NM-type, new 220 VAC multi-breaker panel with 30 amp main breaker, 4 x 15-ampere branch circuit breakers.

1000 lb. capacity electric block hoist on steel I-beam above the mezzanine.

The boathouse curtain was replaced in 2020.

Curtain motor new in October 2023.

Storage shelving and workbench at entry access end of boathouse.

Hoses for washing vessels or filling water tanks are available on both sides of the boathouse.


Monk McQueen
46 Trawler
46 feet
$ 149,000 CAD
Maple Bay BC
Fuel Type
Hull Material

Dimensions & Other Specs

Speed & Distance

Cruising Speed
Top Speed


Overall Length
46ft in
Max. Draft
5ft 8in
14ft in


Electrical Circuit


Fresh Water Tank
300 gal
Fuel Tank
550 gal (Other)
Holding Tank
20 gal (Plastic)


Single Berths
Double Berths


  • Engine 1 of 1

    Engine Make
    Detriot Diesel
    Engine Model
    Engine Year
    Total Power
    165 hp
    Engine Hours
    5700 hrs
    Engine Type
    Drive Type
    Direct Drive
    Fuel Type
    Propeller Type
    Propeller Material
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