If you ever travelled on the Sea-Bus Burrard Pacific Breeze, or saw the 65’ Pacific Navigator or Pacific Scoutharbor pilot vessels, they have something in common with Powder Hound 2. ABD Aluminum fabricates commercial vessels out of Burnaby, so they know a thing or two of building tough boats that can handle the North West. Powder Hound 2 is no exception. If you want to tour the west coast or venture on the wild side of Vancouver Island, this ABD 31 cruiser has the dependability and bones to handle it all.
With a name like Powder Hound 2, one would think skiing or snowboarding. It is a mining term, referring to the miner to get the blasting powder. This boat was used as a floating office, supervising mining and forest road construction along the coast. Accommodations and comfort provided a typical 3-month work period. Bring along the 10’ Livingston rowing tender, and you have the extended means to go ashore.
So Why Should You Buy This Boat?
Commercial Toughness – It’s not too often that a commercial vessel can also be accommodating for the rest of us. Though few of these models were made, ABD is known for their durability and the 31 Cruiser is more than able to handle coastal cruising.
Aft drive station – Here is something that you usually see on commercial fishing boats. Great for the outdoors and while docking. Compound this with the huge aft deck, you have the room for sun-tanning, yoga, or hauling in the big fish. Additional safety non-skid complements the deck and your piece of mind.
Well Thought-out Cabin – Open and airy, the cabin provides great functionality when it comes to relaxation. A decent common-sense approach, with everything where it should be. Whether underway, at anchor, or dockside, Powder Hound 2 will accommodate you with all the basic comforts, with lots of natural light.
Volvo Reliability – With 440 HP at your disposal, these Penta 41D’s are very reliable and thanks to the huge aft deck access, any preventive maintenance is no longer a chore. Further, the engines have been taken care of by a certified mechanic, to put your mind at ease.
Marine Surveyor’s Thoughts – What is better than getting one marine surveyor’s analysis is two. Both surveys (Oct 2019), have identified no items requiring attention. Overall condition is average to good, given its age.
Want to know more? Open and read “Full Details” and be ready to plan your next landfall. Then call us to arrange your own private showing. You will clearly be glad that you did. The Pacific North-West is calling.
Displacement: 5,000 lbs
Number of Heads: 1
1 x 150 US Gal aluminum (Diesel)
1 x 50 US Gal (water)
No holding tank
Engine #1 and #2
Model: Penta 41D (220 HP)
Hours: 1300 hrs
Electronics and Navigation
VHF - ICOM IC-V100, ICOM IC-M57 VHF
Depth Sounder – Furuno FCV-581
GPS – Furuno GPS/WAAS Navigator GP-32, Dell D620 Navigational Computer
Radar – Furuno 1830
Radio – Blaupunkt Aspen CD media player
2 x 8D batteries (starter)
2 x 6V Trojan (house)
Xantrex True Charge 1800W inverter
Three Blue Seas battery multi-battery switch/isolator
30 Amp shore power, with 50’ Smart plug
Webasco forced air Diesel furnace
Pressurized hot and cold water with 12-gal hot water tank
Force 10 natural gas 3-burner oven
Natural gas tank located on aft swim platform
Samsung compact microwave
NovaKool RFU 900 AC/DC refrigeration
1x 16 lb Danforth
100’ ¼” chain + 50’ ¾” nylon rode
Lewmar windlass with chain gypsy