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Vancouver 32

Brief details

 

Builder

Moulded by Northshore, early boats completed by Pheon Yachts, later boats by Northshore

Designed by Robert Harris of Vancouver, Canada, the Vancouver 32 is a traditional long-keeled passage maker, although with a great deal more interior space than many older long-keeled designs. The design is aimed squarely at long-distance cruising, and is much sought after for this purpose.

LOA

32' 0"

Sail area

621 sq ft

LWL

27' 6"

Rig

Bermudan cutter

Beam

10' 7"

Cabins

2

Draught

4' 9"

Berths

6/7

Displacement

14,000 lbs

Engine

originally a Bukh diesel, later boats usually have Yanmar diesels

Ballast

6,000 lbs

BHP

24 - 30

Keel type

Shallow iron long fin keel

Vancouver 32

The Vancouver 32 was designed in 1981 as a larger version of the already successful Vancouver 28/28, which had established a serious reputation for seaworthiness.

 

Just over 60 Vancouver 32s were built in England from late 1981 to 1991, initially by Pheon Yachts. Pheon were taken over in 1986 by Northshore (who moulded the hulls for Pheon), and from then on UK boats were built entirely by Northshore. A few boats were also built by Ta Shing in Taiwan for the US market, but these appear to have a different pilothouse

type deck moulding.

They are very capable long-distance passage-makers, and many have made extensive cruises. Extended to 34 ft, the Vancouver 34 is still in production by Northshore, the main difference between the two boats is that the stern is stretched on the 34 - the interior is very similar indeed on the Vancouver 32 and 34s.

Unusually for a long-keeled boat, the Vancouver 32 can be steered astern quite effectively, probably due to the large prop aperture separating keel and rudder.

Vancouver 32
Vancouver 32

The saloon has a large chart table and quarter berth to starboard, with the L-shaped galley to port. Forward there are settee berths and the table, with a passageway through past the enclosed heads compartment to the forecabin.

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Although the general layout of the boats has remained the same, The heads appears to be laid out differently in Pheon and Northshore built boats

Vancouver 32

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Vancouver 32
Vancouver 32

Above: A fairly large refrigerated icebox is fitted below the chart table seat.


The interior layout is very much geared towards seagoing practicality, with really solid handholds everywhere, and lots of stowage.

Above: Bukh DV24 diesel, left a Yanmar 3YM. Particularly with the taller Bukh engines access to gearbox and prop shaft involves some agility, and dismantling of paneling.

Both granny bars and mast steps are common fittings on Vancouver 32s. Also, it is almost rare to see a Vancouver 32 without a windvane self-steering gear on the transom - the stern-hung rudder making such an installation easy

Vancouver 32
Vancouver 32
Vancouver 32

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