2001 West Bay Sonship Motor Yacht for sale
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2001 West Bay Sonship


About the 2001 West Bay Sonship

Made by luxury boatbuilder West Bay Shipyard in British Columbia with a dedication to performance, quality, and the pursuit of adventure. Leroy returned from a successful cruise to Alaska last season and has been prepared to circumnavigate Vancouver Island this summer.

  With three cabins as well as crew quarters, fully serviced machinery, a high-capacity watermaker, four docking stations, hydraulic bow and stern thrusters, stabilizers, and a hot tub, you can bring your provisions and head out on your adventure as soon as you’re ready.

Operated for the last two years by a professional captain/engineer, this is a well-founded vessel with up-to-date maintenance that can take you on your next adventure in style and luxury. 

Call to schedule an appointment to see this beautiful vessel on Vancouver Island.


The Boat

Impressive. Strong. Muscular are all adjectives describing the West Bay Sonship 78. It’s a timeless design that exudes elegance.  Stepping on the expansive swim grid you enter the boat via starboard or port staircases into the vast, covered cockpit. Moving into the salon there is a large couch to port with dual seats to starboard and an integrated TV.  Heading forward you go up to the large galley and into the pilothouse. Just aft of the well-laid-out helm station is a large dinette that, from its elevated position, offers unobstructed views for everyone through the pilothouse windows.

There is access to the flybridge just next to the galley through a watertight hatch. The flybridge has a large oval seating area with two captain chairs at the helm station. Aft of the covered space is a hot tub as well as storage for the tender and a crane.  Please note, that a new full enclosure is scheduled to be made spring/summer of 2024.

Overall, there is lots of space for people to have privacy when they want it as well as entertaining and socializing in comfort.

Recent Upgrades and Maintenance

Here are examples of the recent upgrades and maintenance to this vessel. The ower is striving for continued reliable operation and an enjoyable experience.

Furuno Monitors, Simrad NSO evo2 MPU, Simrad autopilot, wind sensor, forward scan transducer, new B744v sonar transducer, MFD joystick controller for all electronics displays.

Smart TVs with full entertainment throughout staterooms, 

New audio/video systems including new wiring, receiver, and componentry.

Bell satellite TV to all cabins as well as StarLink with full vessel access points for ultimate coverage throughout the vessel.

New bottom service in December 2023 including Trinidad premium antifoul paint, anodes, prop speed, all throughhulls serviced.

New engine intake through hulls December 2023

New Yamaha 90HP engine with 4 years warranty left less than 60 hours on engine, always flushed and maintained 

Full service on crane

New AGM batteries throughout. Starting, house, auxiliary. Under warranty

New refrigerator


Space is a prevalent quality of the cabins on this vessel. The VIP cabin in the bow has a pedestal queen-sized bed and en-suite head with a standing shower stall.  There are hanging lockers and drawers on both sides so everyone can have their space.  Heading aft is the guest cabin with two single bunks and an adjoining day head. Along the centreline is the full-width owner’s cabin with a king-sized bed, walk-in closet, en-suite head, full-height closet with shelves, standing lockers, drawers, and dedicated office space.

As well, accessed through the stern, before entering the engine room are the crew quarters that have an additional two single bunks with full-sized head with standing shower stall.

The Galley

A large, well-equipped galley is comparable to most townhouse kitchens. With full-sized appliances, a dual stainless-steel sink, fantastic storage, and plenty of counter space it’s a well-equipped space for preparing meals.  Centrally located between the salon and pilothouse, it allows whoever is in the galley to still be part of the action.

Power Plant

Twin, 1350 HP, MTU high-performance diesel engines have enough power to move this 78’ vessel to almost 30 Knots with a comfortable cruise speed of 20 knots at 1800 rpm. With electronic controls, fuel flow sensors, new pumps, and hydraulics, these engines will take you where you need to go.

In 2022 the current owners hired an MTU-certified technician to go through all the mechanical systems and provide recommendations. All deficiencies and recommended preventative maintenance were corrected, ensuring smooth and dependable operation of the main engines and both generators.  This was in preparation for a trip to Alaska completed in 2023. All systems are functioning as expected and regular ongoing maintenance has been


Many upgrades to the electronics over the last several years. The heart of it is the Simrad NSO evo2. They call is a ‘black box’ marine processor. It controls multiple multifunction displays and integrates them with the different inputs you have from radar, autopilot, sonar, AIS, etc.

Navigation upgrades since 2019

  • Furuno FAR1523

  • Furuno XN3A 6’ open array

  • Ship PC

  • X2 MU190HD Furuno 19” Monitors

  • X2 MU190HD Furuno 15” Monitors  

  • Simrad NSO MPU to all MFDS with dual function 

  • Simrad NSS Evo 2 9”

  • Engine room cameras 

  • Aft facing cameras 

  • Simrad V5035 Class A ais 

  • Navigation Charts Sea Cortez to Alaska 

  • Wind sensor

  • Forward scan transducer

  • B744v sonar transducer

  • MFD joystick controller for electronics displays

Audio/Visual Upgrades

  • Re-wiring of AV systems with new receiver and components

  • Bell satellite TV system to all staterooms

  • Star link with full vessel access points for ultimate coverage


12 and 24 V systems align for great supply while underway. Ongoing power is supplied by the engines as well as two Northern Light Generators.

2 X 24V Engine start batteries

24V House System with 12 X 2V Batteries

12V Accessory house X 1 X 12V

24V Engine Control batteries 2 X 12V

12V Generator Start 1X 12V

Northern Lights 32.0KW Generator 120/240VAC 60Hz approx 4500 Hrs

Northern Lights 20.0KW 120/240VAC 60Hz with approx 5900 Hrs

Cruisair Sentry FR Series 40 AMP 12V Battery Charger

Heart Interface Digital Echo Charge 15 Amp 12V charger

Cruisair Sentry FR Series 24 V, 25 AMP Battery Charger

Newmar Phase Three PT-24-40 40 Amp 24V Charger

Magnum Energy Magna Sine Charger/Inverter MS4024 105 Amp 24VDC 4000 Watt 120VAC

100 AMp retractable shore power cable on Gendinning retrieval system

50 Amp retractable shore power cable on Glendinning retrieval system

Additional Items

Rugged Novurania 460 DL with a new Yamaha 90 HP outboard, Chartplotter, and VHF radio.

Flybridge mounted crane davit driven by engine mounted hydraulics. Recently serviced.

The hot tub is located on the flybridge and makes afternoons at anchor exceptionally special.

Village Marine Pure Water Series Watermaker is designed for continuous-duty applications, where fresh water supplies are essential.

Muir hydraulic windlass

Stainless steel claw-style anchor with 400 feet of galvanized steel chain.

Anchor count, chain anchor gauge


West Bay
78 feet
$ 1,349,000 USD
Nanoose Bay BC
Motor Yacht
Fuel Type
Hull Material
Hull Shape

Dimensions & Other Specs

Speed & Distance

Cruising Speed
Top Speed


Overall Length
81ft 6in
Length on Deck
78ft in
Max. Draft
5ft 6in
20ft in


118000 lbs




Single Berths
Double Berths


  • Engine 1 of 2

    Engine Make
    Detroit Diesel/MTU
    Engine Model
    Engine Year
    Total Power
    1350 hp
    Engine Hours
    4959 hrs
    Engine Type
    Drive Type
    Direct Drive
    Fuel Type
    Propeller Type
    Propeller Material
  • Engine 2 of 2

    Engine Make
    Detroit Diesel/MTU
    Engine Model
    Engine Year
    Total Power
    13 hp
    Engine Hours
    4959 hrs
    Engine Type
    Drive Type
    Direct Drive
    Fuel Type
    Propeller Type
    Propeller Material
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