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41' Canoe Cove 1970 Slow Motion

San Diego, CA

Previously Asking


  • Length 41’
    Location San Diego, CA
  • Beam 13' 2''
  • Draft 3' 4''
  • Staterooms 2
  • Engine(s)
  • Price $58,500

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Slow Motion is a classic  She's a well-maintained pilot house trawler perfect for a liveaboard or cruising to Catalina. This is one of the more unusual boats Canoe Cove made. Five of them were made in 1970. The current owners have enjoyed her for the last 2 years but have decided to move to the northwest to be closer to their kids and grandchildren.  

The accommodations are excellent with two comfortable cabins with tons of storage, 2 heads, separate shower and a very spacious salon and galley midships.  The  interior is bright, comfortable, warm, and in surprisingly good condition. Great visibility from the helm station in the pilothouse. Located behind the helm is a large daybed which can be used as a double berth. Aft of that is a nice enclosed deck to enjoy meals or to entertain outside but with protection from the wind and sun.

The engines start right up. The boat does an impressive 14.5 knots at 2000 rpm's which is unusual for a boat like this. Call now to schedule a showing.


  • Beam: 13' 2''
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Max Draft: 3' 4''
  • Fuel Tank: 1 x 175|gallon
  • Fresh Water: 1 x 125|gallon
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 2


  • 4 Burner Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 2 Refrigerators (1 AC/DC Fridge in the galley and 1 AC fridge under the pilot house steps)
  • Double Stainless Steel Sink


  • Rattan Furniture (couch and 2 chairs)
  • Lots of windows for natural light
  • Curtains
  • Large TV
  • Coffee Table


  • 2 Cabins (1 Large V-Berth and 1 Quarter Berth)
  • Tons of storage (cabinets, drawers & hanging lockers) in the cabins and throughout the boat
  • Day Bed in the Pilot House converts to a Queen size bed

Electronics & Navigation

  • Chartplotter (Raymarine A60)
  • Radar (Sitex T150 12nm)
  • Depthsounder
  • Knotmeter
  • VHF (Standard Horizon GX2000B-New)
  • AIS
  • Engine Instruments (temperature, oil pressure, volts, pryro meters on turbos)
  • Fuel Gauge
  • Navigation Lights (all LED)


  • Flat Screen Smart TV
  • Sony AM/FM CD in Pilot House
  • DVD Player
  • Speakers (Main saloon & Pilot House)

Upper Deck

  • Table & Chairs
  • Full Enclosure Canvas

Anchors & Windlass

  • Ideal Windlass - rebuilt new motor 2020
  • 1 Delta Plow on the Bow
  • 5/16 Galvanized Chain
  • 1 Danforth located in the Pilot House

Water And Heads

  • Fresh water pump-automatic with pressure tank
  • 6 Gallon Hot Water Heater (heated by engine or electric)
  • Cockpit hose connection for fresh water
  • Fresh water electric head in master head and Stainless Steel Sink
  • Macerator overboard discharge pump and valve
  • Porto Potty (electric) and Stainless Steel sink in the guest head
  • The guest head has a place for a mounted pump toilet if the new buyer chooses to install a standard head.


  • 30 amp Shore Power
  • House Batteries-2 AGM Deep Cycle (room for 4 more)
  • Battery Charger-NOCO Gen 3 30 amp 3 bank,smart-charger
  • Battery Management - ACR relays at both engine alternators


  • Fire Extinguishers (multiple)
  • Flares & Flare Gun
  • CO Detectors
  • PFD's (12)

Recent Maintenance And Upgrades

  • Bottom Paint (January 2020)
  • Newer fiberglass engine room floor (several years old)
  • All new AGM batteries
  • The fuel tank was replaced with one centerline aluminum tank
  • DC electric 
  • New VHF hailer / radio 
  • Dockage, new fenders lines
  • Steps
  • Port engine injectors and turbo 
  • All three bilge pumps are new and hoses replaced 
  • Spare new alternator
  • Spare engine hoses
  • Spare heat exchanger zincs
  • Spare fuel filters


  • Articulated search light on the pilothouse
  • Rail bait bag at pilot house storage
  • Rail mounted BBQ new
  • Bait tank pump to transom hose bib with thru-hull shut off
  • Multiple fishing rod holders
  • 2 modern aluminum propane tanks at Pilot house locker
  • Spare pump impellers, starter relay, alternator, spare hoses and belts, fuel filters, LED bulbs, including LED retro bulbs used at original instruments
  • Spare wire runs run from engine room to pilot house for future
  • All after market residential Romex removed and replaced with tin coated Marine wire
  • Rudders are stainless steel


The Canoe Cove 41s were manufactured in Vancouver, BC.  Five of them were made in 1970. Slow Motion was a Canadian Police Coastal Patrol demo boat purchased new by a Los Angeles judge.  Work completed by the previous owners includes new dripless shaft seals and the bottom was peeled and painted with an epoxy barrier coat. 

According to the Canoe Cove Association (CCA), information is a bit sketchy, but it seems that Canoe Cove Manufacturing (CCM) thought that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) might be interested in this sort of boat so they were built with stronger than normal hulls.  The RCMP was not interested but they liked the hull so CCM sold several 41's in various configurations to them. The name Westporter was picked because they were originally aiming at the California market and they thought Westporter was a name that might attract sales. 

The current sellers purchased her in 2019 and have performed an extensive restoration.  They have receipts from the previous owners as well as all of the work they did themselves ($22,000 plus)

Not Included

  • Kayak


Denison Yacht Sales offers the details of this yacht in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of this boat for sale. A yacht buyer should instruct his yacht broker, or his boat surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This yacht for sale is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.