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Vancouver 27

£27,500

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Vancouver 27 for sale

Year

1979

LOA

27' 0"

Beam

8' 8"

Draught

4' 6"

Keel type

Long keel

Engine

Beta diesel

HP

20

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 Vancouver 27 has been very extensively refitted, and is now in extremely good condition, with new spars, a barely used new engine, good sails, and a very well finished 3-berth interior, with near new upholstery.

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The Vancouver 27 was originally designed in 1972 by the Canadian Robert Harris, 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 were first built by Pheon Yachts, and later taken over by Northshore. Over the years the design was modified slightly to create the Vancouver 274 and then the 28, which remained in very limited production well into the 2000s, though by then they were extremely expensive for their size.

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.

Two different interior layouts have been produced, with three or four berths. In the three berth version there are no forecabin berths, but a quarter berth aft in the saloon. This yacht is the three-berth version, generally regarded as a better boat for a couple or a singlehander as it has a better galley and chart table arrangement.

The hull and deck are hand laid up GRP. The 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 interior fit-out is to a very high standard of joinery, with lots of solid teak.

 

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Engine details

Beta B-20HE 3-cylinder diesel, freshwater cooled, shaft drive. Engine new 2021, run 45.1 hours to date.

Fuel tank capacity

125 litres in S/S tank

Propeller

Three bladed Featherstream with ropecutter

Batteries

2 x 110AH batteries

Battery charging /electrics

70 amp engine alternator and shorepower Sterling charger. NASA BM-1 battery meter.

Sails and deck equipment

Rig details

Cutter rig, new Selden alloy mast, boom and rod kicker in summer 2012, along with new S/S standing rigging.

Mainsail

Sanders Sails, new 2011/12, fully battened with cars. Slab reefing with three reef points.

Genoa

Sanders Sails, new 2011/12 roller furling genoa.

Genoa furling

Furlex, new 2011/12

Staysail

Sanders Sails, new 2011/12

Spinnaker

Cruising chute, age unknown

Trysail

Yes

Storm jib

Yes

Primary winches

2 x Lewmar ST30 self-tailing

Secondary winches

2 x Gibb on coachroof

Bower anchor

25 lb CQR with 40 metres chain

Kedge anchors

Danforth type

Anchor windlass

Simpson-Lawrence manual windlass

Steering

Tiller

Autopilot

Raymarine ST2000+ - new 2019

Compasses

Handheld Silva Universal compass, also Autohelm digital compass

Warps & fenders

10 warps and 7 fenders

Navigation Equipment and instruments

GPS/Chartplotter

Standard Horizin CP-300i with integral GPS, new 2013. C-Map chart cartridge new 2019. Plotter can be used at chart table or in companionway.

Depth sounder

NASA Clipper - new 2013

Windspeed/direction

NASA Clipper - new 2013

VHF radio

Standard Horizon GX-1500E with DSCV and remote RAM mic - new 2013

Radio receiver

Radio/CD with Bluetooth

Clock and barometer

Analogue clock and barometer set, also Meteoman electronic barometer

Navtex

NASA Clipper Navtex - new 2013

Safety/emergency equipment

Flares

Coastal pack - in date

Lifebuoy

Horseshoe with floating light and danbuoy

MOB equipment

Throwing line and MOB lifting strop

Bilge pumps

Manual and electric pumps

Miscellaneous

One 2Kg fire extinguisher

Interior

Cabin layout

Heads and saloon

Berths

3

Water tank capacity

100 litres in flexible water tank. Pressurised hot and cold water - water heating by engine calorifier.

Cooker

Plastimo Neptune two-burner, grill and oven, barely used.

Heads

Lavac

Miscellaneous

Dinghy

Avon inflatable



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