The Curve of Time is a North Sea Trawler, a common sight in Europe but a unique and unusual vessel to encounter on the British Columbia coast. Her traditional lines draw much admiration and attention. The vessel was built in Holland in 1959 as a side trawler. She fishedcommercially until 1984 at which time she was purchased by the Greenpeace organization, campaigned in Europe, crossed the Atlantic three times and finally arrived on the west coast of BC via the Panama Canal where she continued her history with Greenpeace. In the fall of 1997 Moby Dick was purchased by Due West Charters and renamed the Curve of Time. The vessel has been in the charter and research trade since purchase and will keep working in that capacity till sold. The 'Curve of Time' is for sale with the company and eco-tour business, including any permits and recreational tenures. To view our company web page please scroll to the bottom of the page and press the HOME button.
The Curve of Time is a steel side-trawler, 25.5 m (85 feet) long and 6.2 m. ( 20 ft.) in width. The vessel is Transport Canada Certified as a passenger vessel, undergoing annual inspections and is equiped with modern navigational equipment and safety gear meeting Ministry of Transport standards. This is a sturdy and well built steel ship. The hull is riveted and welded and was reinforced on the starboard side for trawl nets.
The ship is powered by a slow turning (500RPM) 250hp de Industrie diesel (Dutch) engine enabling her to travel at 7+ knots. The Curve of Timeis an environmentally friendly vessel having a keel-cooled engine and generators with no engine discharge into the water. In addition all waste is held in a self-contained sewage treatment facility. Three phase electric power is provided by two 27 KW/32 KVA Iveco generators.