Highest bid 653 dollars
Bidding for the "Queen of Burnaby" closed in the afternoon of Jan 4, and the final price for the ship totalled $653,356.20 after taxes and fees. A total of 281 bids were entered on the auction website govdeals.ca. The ferry was currently mothballed in Richmond. According to the auction page, the "Queen of Burnaby" leaks hydraulic oil and is full of hazardous materials — including asbestos — so it's no longer fit for sailing. The ship was previously on it in Feb. 2017, but drew only a single bid for $425,000 plus taxes and fees. The highest bidder will be evaluated by the ferry corporation.
Ferry back on auction block
The "Queen of Burnaby" is back on the auction block. The ferry was put up for auction in 2017 at a starting price of $400,000. There were no takers. The vessel was recently put on sale again. Bidding opened at just $5,000 and the top bid as of Jan 2, 2018, was $35,000.
Only one bid for old ferry
Only one bid was submitted for the "Queen of Burnaby", which was advertised on an online auction site. The ferry has not been sold. Bidding closed in the afternoon of Feb 15. B.C. Ferries will evaluate the bid. If it didn't provide a viable option, they will issue an expression of interest. The minimum bid for the Queen of Burnaby was $400,000.Upload News