West Bay Yachts For Sale
West Bay SonShip luxury motor yachts are built in the shipyard owned and operated by the Vermeulen family since Ben and Leidy Vermeulen founded the West Bay Shipyards and SonShip Yachts in 1967 in Delta, British Columbia, Canada.
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The West Bay full-service 6.5-acre facility is strategically located on the Frazier River the empties into the Strait of Georgia and the Salish Sea that wrap the east coast of Vancouver Island and lead out to the North Pacific Ocean. Today, Ben Vermeulen is semi-retired, and the West Bay Shipyard is operated by Wes Vermeulen, President and VP of Marketing; Bas Vermeulen, VP of Production; son-in-law Danny Kilberg, VP of Customer Service. Wes’ wife Lynda Vermeulen heads Interior Design and Decorating. West Bay is a true family-run shipyard, something not often found in today's boating industry.
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In addition to producing the luxury SonShip motor yachts West Bay is known for, West Bay Shipyards provides yacht repairs, yacht servicing and refitting, and any services needed to make a vessel ready for ocean passage. Ben Vermeulen initially built hundreds of work boats ranging from rugged, high-speed police patrol boats to commercial fishing boats and rapidly gained a reputation for fine craftsmanship and business ethics of hardwork and honesty. After attaining success with its strong and durable, high-quality commercial vessels, West Bay began expanding into the luxury recreational cruising market, utilizing the latest construction techniques and cutting-edge materials to build the first model, the West Bay 4500 Pilothouse in 1985, followed by 65ft and 72ft motor yachts.
West Bay launched the first West Bay 58 in 1991. Designed by Ben Vermeulen, naval architect Howard Appolonio, and yacht stylist Glade Johnson, the 58 quickly became West Bay’s most popular motor yacht. It featured sleek, attractive exterior lines with the rock-solid build, seaworthiness, and all the features expected of a great Northwest cruising boat—walk-around decks protected by hefty rails, cockpit/aft deck large enough for sportfishing or outdoor dining, spacious flybridge with panoramic 360-degree view, and spacious raised pilothouse with large windows. Constructed with state-of-the-art materials for weight-reduction and hull-strengthening, hull pockets to protect the props, and quiet underwater exhaust. The interior featured expertly crafted joinery of fine hardwoods, spacious saloon, raised galley, two large staterooms, plus a smaller stateroom, and two heads. From 1991 to 2002 timeframe, West Bay produced more than 60 of the 58 model, continually updating them with amenities and more.
As one of Canada’s largest boat builders, West Bay Marine has a 110ft tri-deck SonShip under construction designed by Greg Marshall, the award-winning Canadian naval architect based in British Columbia. The 2020 SonShip 110 features elegant softer lines with graceful curves; window corners are rounded with softer angles, a departure from West Bay’s characteristic straighter lines and angular windows. All West Bay yachts feature a sleek profile; never boxy or ungainly. The main deck of the SonShip 110 extends forward, nearly to the bow to accommodate an on-deck full beam master stateroom. The SonShip 110 features a spacious enclosed Sky Lounge with Sky Lounge deck area and a Sun Bridge with a 6-person hot tub.
Crew accommodations include a large crew galley. Luxury accommodations are for 10 with 4 ensuite guest staterooms. A truly beautiful motor yacht designed by Gregory C. Marshall, Naval Architect, Ltd. recipient of the 2021 Design Award for the Exterior Design of Nobiskrug’s 262ft superyacht, Artefact.
West Bay’s core values are quality without compromise, commitment, and service. And these values are evident in each West Bay built, resulting in higher resale prices in the brokerage market. A favorite of the Pacific Northwest and West Coast, the West Bay 58 has already attained iconic status. A selection of West Bay SonShip yachts is currently listed in the vessel brokerage MLS, ranging from about $449,000 for a 1997 West Bay SonShip 58 to about $2,995,000 for a 2002 West Bay SonShip 88, with a median price of about $1,722,000. Model years range from 1996 to 2005. Resale values testify to the high-quality, seaworthiness, comfort, and performance of the West Bay Sonship motor yachts.