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Vancouver 32



Vancouver 32 for sale




32' 0"


10' 7"


4' 6"

Keel type

Long keel


Yanmar diesel



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. This is an early but unusually lightly used Vancouver 32, for sale now only because of the long term owner's age.

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The Vancouver 32 was designed in 1980/81 as a larger version of the already successful Vancouver 27/28, 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. Very early Pheon examples such as this yacht for sale had saildrives and a skeg to give additional support to the rudder, later ones had shaft drive and relied on the keel extension itself as rudder support.

They are very capable long-distance passage-makers, and many have made extensive cruises. Extended to 34 ft, the Vancouver 34 was until quite recently 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.



Engine details

Yanmar 3JH3CE 3-cylinder diesel 40 bhp, freshwater cooled, with Yanmar SD40 Saildrive. Engine and gearbox new 2001, run 775 hours to date.

Fuel tank capacity

150 litres in S/S tank under cabin sole


16" x 10" pitch 3-bladed Radice aluminium prop on Saildrive


105AH Varta services battery and 75AH Yuasa engine start battery, both new 2017

Battery charging /electrics

Engine alternator, shorepower battery charger and 30 watt solar panel on coachroof.

Sails and deck equipment

Rig details

Alloy mast and boom with S/S standing rigging new November 2014. Cutter rig with additional "Solent" removable inner forestay with Wichard adjuster. Telescopic spinnaker ple stowed on mast used as genoa whisker pole.


Arun Sails, single line slab reefing with three reefs, tan, with lazyjacks and packamain cover, cover new 2015


Arun Sails No 1 jib, tan, with padded luff for furling/reefing and sacrificial strip on leech.

Jib furling

Harken ESP furler new November 2014


Arun Sails, tan

Other headsails

Arun sails Nos 2 and No 3 jibs, both hank on, tan, set on Solent stay

Storm jib

Jeckells Sails, white, sets on staysail stay.

Primary winches

2 x Lewmar 40 two-speed self-tailing

Secondary winches

4 x Gibb winches, two on cabin top and two on cockpit coaming.

Bower anchor

35 lb CQR with 47 metres chain, regalvanised 2018

Kedge anchors

7.5 Kg Bruce with chain and warp

Anchor windlass

Simpson-Lawrence 2-speed manual windlass




Hasler trim tab vane gear


Autohelm ST4000 tiller pilot

Steering compass

Plastimo bulkhead compass

Warps & fenders

6 warps and 6 fender.


Dodgers, Sprayhood, full cockpit canopy with frame and windows, cockpit table. Also telescopic yacht legs model FA3 by Yacht Leg & Cradle Company.

Navigation Equipment and instruments


Garmin GPSMap 750 7" colour plotter

AIS receiver

NASA AIS3 receiver, displays on Garmin plotter - new 2020


Raytheon ST50

Depth sounder

Raytheon ST50


Raytheon ST50 with second close-hauled display

VHF radio

Icom M423G VHF radio with DSC - new 2017


NASA Target Navtex Pro

Safety/emergency equipment


McMurdo G5 EPIRB


Horseshoe with danbuoy and floating light. Also Lifesling recovery sling.


Seago 4-man canister type, serviced only to June 2020

Radar reflector

Firdell Blipper

Bilge pumps

2 x Henderson Mk 3 pumps


4 x dry powder fire extinguishers


Cabin layout

Forecabin, heads and saloon


max 6

Water tank capacity

2 x 150 litre tanks under saloon sole, aft tank has a Aquafilter carbon filter and footpump to galley sink. Hot water from 13 litre Hotpot calorifier.


Plastimo Neptune 2000 two-burner, grill and oven


43 litre coolbox with Isotherm GE80 refrigeration unit


Blakes Lavac with Henderson Mk 3 pump



Avon Redseal hypalon inflatable


Mariner 2 hp two-stroke


Steel storage cradle

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