Vessel Information:

Sealander with a truck on boardThe Hardwicke Transporter is 11 Meters (37 Feet) and powered by twin Volvo Penta D4-230G engines with DPI drives. The Vessel cruises at an average of 20 Knots with a full load. The maximum weight capacity is 4500 Kg (10000 lbs.) on its open 7 x 3 Meter (23 x 10 Foot) deck.

The vessel is compliant with the current Transport Canada Small Vessel Safety Regulations.


Our primary service is delivery of freight. Secondary services are emergency vessel towing and being used as a work platform. Common freight we transport are building supplies, equipment parts, fuel barrels, kayaks, tree seedlings and vehicles.

Cargo Restrictions:

  1. Combined freight weight over 4500 Kg / 10,000 lbs.
  2. Anything that restricts visibility from the helm. Common requests in this category are trucks with FISTs or other canopies, Travel or cargo trailers that are over 7 feet high.
  3. Your intent is to go freshwater fishing or hunting. This is due to BC Wildlife Act regulations requiring a Transporter Licence. To date, the cost of the licence compared to the number of requests for this service makes it not worth getting the licence.


The Hardwicke Transporter is billed out by the hour from when the vessel leaves its berth to when it returns. We also have a 2 hour minimum charge.

The 2021 rate is $290.00 per hour plus GST with discounts for those who have:

  1. a positive payment history with us,
  2. a 75% deposit prior to departure and with remainder being received at the end of the trip.

All of the loading/drop-off sites have usage fees. The customer can either pay those fees themselves or we will bill them back to the customer at a markup.

Payment forms are: Interact E-transfer, Cheque, Credit Cards (via Square), and Cash.