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About Dearden Marine
John Dearden moved to the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada in 1989 and started
Dearden Marine, building custom boats exclusively in aluminum. The first major project was the custom Ted Brewer designed sailboat Sandingo launched in 1993. This was the result of the Cruising World magazine's survey for the perfect 40 foot cruising sailboat and a subsequent article by Ted Brewer in that magazine.

As the market for cruising sailboats declined we focussed on the design and construction of commercial and pleasure powerboats hulls in aluminum. This amounted to about 50 hulls in the range from 17 feet to 42 feet.

We returned to the construction of sailboats with Barefoot, a 42 foot aluminum cruising cutter designed by Angelo Lavranos and modified with a hard dodger and a partially balanced rudder. This design has a truly compound shape with no constant radii and has plate thicknesses varying from 5/16" at the keel; 1/4" to the waterline and 3/16" topsides. The hull was unpainted above the waterline and completed to a motor away stage. She was launched in November 2006 and is currently being completed by her owner in Seattle.

Our last project was a Dudley Dix 43 foot centre cockpit design also modified with a hard dodger and fitted with Diamond Sea-Glaze windows. She was painted with an Awlgrip finish and non-skid decks in Tuff-Coat .The interior of the hull was insulated with Mascoat Delta T sprayed on insulating coating and Knauf fibreglass insulating board giving a completely fireproof coating. Woodwork was eastern maple with Sapele trim all epoxy coated and finished with a rubbed effect varnish. She was powered with an 70 horsepower Isuzu 4JB1 diesel engine fitted with an autostrem feathering propeller. Other equipment included Jefa Transmission Steering system, a Hurricane diesel hot water system and Furuno NavNet 3D integrated electronics system. Rigging and spars were supplied by Selden Mast Inc. and installed by Bluewater Spars and Rigging. Deck hardware was Ronstan, Andersen winches and Lofrans windlass. Sails were supplied by Leitch and McBride Sobstad Sails. Roton Industries Ltd. supplied and installed the Furuno and other electronics.

One of our current projects is a 15 foot minitug - more of this to follow soon.

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John Dearden of Dearden Marine in Gibsons, British Columbia is a custom aluminum boat builder, fabricating aluminum sailboats, aluminum power boats.
They offer a full custom aluminum yacht builder service on BC's Sunshine Coast..