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Vancouver 27


Vancouver 27 for sale




27' 0"


8' 6"


4' 6"

Keel type

Long keel


Bukh diesel



The Vancouver 27 is an uncompromisingly cruising-orientated design, with no concessions to racing or modern fashion. The heavy-displacement long keel hull is very solidly built, and the hull form copes well with added weight for stores for long passages. This yacht has a recently (2016) replaced engine, and is for sale now as the owner already has another yacht.

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The Vancouver 27 was designed by the Canadian Robert Harris, the first boat being built as a one-off cruiser which was then sailed from British Columbia to New Zealand and back. Later a second boat was built, and moulds were taken from this for series production, both in Canada and England. The English Vancouvers have a slightly modified hull form, wider at the waterline giving slight tumblehome to increase stiffness, and were first built by Pheon Yachts, later taken over by Northshore. The design was modified slightly to create the Vancouver 274 and then the Vancouver 28, which remained in limited production until Northshore closed down in 2013. The differences between the 27, 274 and 28 are very minor. the 28 having a fractionally lengthened stern, and a few inches raising of the topsides.

To date over 250 Vancouver 27s, 274s and 28s have been built, and many have made long-distance passages, helped by the fact that the transom-hung rudder makes it easy to fit trim tab windvane steering. Several different interior layouts have been used, with three or four berths. This yacht is a four-berth version. The hull and deck are hand laid up GRP. The lead ballast is encapsulated entirely within the hull moulding. The deck moulding has a balsa core which is replaced with plywood in high stress areas where fittings are attached.

The deck has glued-down laid teak which is approaching the end of it's life. Some minor patching of a few lifting and split planks will be done shortly, and with this done it may last a few years yet, but the patched areas are not pretty. Ultimately it is heading for needing removal, and either simply painting the GRP deck with non-slip, or replacing with either fake teak or real teak. The materials cost of changing to a painted surface is low, but the labour is significant, making this uneconomical as a "boatyard labour job".


Equipment List:

Engine details

Bukh DV24ME 2-cylinder 964cc diesel, freshwater cooled, installed as reconditioned (ex-lifeboat) engine in 2016

Fuel tank capacity

37 gallons


Three bladed fixed on shaft drive


2 batteries - new 2018

Battery charging /electrics

Engine alternator and solar panel

Sails and deck equipment

Rig details

Sloop rig, Alloy spars and S/S standing rigging replaced 2012. Mats in tabernacle for lowering, and fitted with mast steps.


Fully battened mainsail with stackpack type cover and lazyjacks


Arun Sails roller genoa

Genoa furling



Hanked on staysail


Unused by present owner

Storm jib

Unused by present owner

Primary winches

2 x Antal W39 self-tailing

Secondary/ halliard winches

2 x Gibb on coachroof, also Lewmar 6 on mast

Bower anchor

35 lb CQR with chain

Kedge anchor

Kedge with chain and warp

Anchor windlass

Simpson-Lawrence Seahorse manual windlass




Simrad tiller pilot

Steering compass

Plastimo bulkhead compass

Warps & fenders

4 warps and 4 fenders


Cockpit sprayhood with aft cover section

Navigation Equipment and instruments


Garmin GPS550 colour GPS/plotter

AIS transponder

Digital Yacht AIT1000 Class B transponder


NASA Clipper Duet

Depth sounder

NASA Clipper Duet

Windspeed /direction

NASA Clipper Wind

VHF radio

Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF with DSC

Safety/emergency equipment

Bilge pumps

2 x manual pumps


Jackstays, auto engine fire extinguisher, fire blanket and cabin fire extinguishers


Cabin layout

Heads forward, saloon with settee and quarter berths

Cabin heating

Taylors 079K bulkhead mounted diesel/paraffin heater



Water tank capacity

150 litres


GN Espace Levante 2 two-burner and oven - gas



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