Pictured here is a wooden boat by legendary designer-marine architect Ed Monk, who designed and built boats at Westbay Boat Builders, now called West Bay Sonship Yachts.
When Bernardus Vermeulen and his wife, Leidy, arrived from the Netherlands in 1959, Vancouver, British Columbia, was their intended new home. Ben Vermeulen opened a boat building business in 1967 in nearby Delta, BC, and thus began the legend of West Bay SonShip Yachts. Today, West Bay yachts are known around the world.
The Haida Monarch was the world’s first carrier to self-load and self-dump without the need to use tug boats and cables. This made the transport of logs in British Columbia less treacherous in high seas.