The Vancouver 27 was the brainchild of Canadian naval architect Robert Harris, expressly designed to carry two people and all their belongings and provisions across oceans. At first glance they immediately exude a power and confidence that belies, by modern standards, their modest size and they have subsequently proved to be superb bluewater cruisers, capable of coping with the very worst conditions with every confidence. They are easily handled under sail and with their moderate draft also make excellent coastal cruisers.
This really nice example has been carefully and thoroughly prepared by a knowledgeable owner for the Big Trip, but sadly circumstances have overtaken his plans to sail away to the big blue yonder. She therefore represents an excellent opportunity for someone with far horizons on their mind to get going with little more than antifouling to be done before setting off.
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The accommodation offers up to four berths in an open plan layout. Forward is the separate heads compartment with marine toilet and washbasin, with hanging locker opposite. The well thought out design makes the heads particularly safe and secure to use in a seaway. Forward of the heads in the forepeak is a useful and generous stowage area. In the saloon, two settee berths with lee cloths. Opening hatch to deck. The support for the mast provides an excellent handhold and also supports the saloon table. The owner has chosen to remove this to give extra space, but it could be simply and quickly re-fitted if desired. Gimballed oil lamp. Moving aft, there is a chart table to starboard with a galley opposite. Two burner gimballed Taylors 029 paraffin cooker. Stainless steel sink with manually pumped water supply. 35 gallon freshwater capacity in three flexible tanks. Coolbox under chart table seat. Quarter berths port and starboard. Radio/CD player. There is excellent stowage throughout the boat.
Located behind the companionway, Bukh DV20 twin cylinder 20hp diesel engine. Electric or hand start. Seawater cooled. Shaft drive to Brunton three bladed feathering propeller. Shaft fitted rope cutter. Single lever control. 35 gallon fuel capacity in stainless steel tank giving approximately 300 mile range at 5 knot cruising speed. Maximum speed under power 6 knots. Engine hours are approximately 2845.
Masthead rigged cutter. Anodised aluminium mast and boom. Stainless steel standing rigging (2014). Terylene running rigging (2014). Rod kicker. Lines led aft to cockpit. Sailspar headsail furlers on both outer and inner forestays. Slab reefing to mainsail with lazyjacks. Two Lewmar control line winches by companionway. Lewmar reefing winch at mast. Two Lewmar 30 self tailing primary sheet winches. Two Lewmar secondary sheet winches.
Built in 1980 by Pheon Yacht to a design by Robert Harris with some finishing by the first owner. White GRP hull with style stripes. Teak rubbing strake. White GRP superstructure with moulded non-slip to deck (also some Treadmaster forward). Aft self draining cockpit. Teak laid cockit seating. Teak cockpit grating. Long keel with encapsulated ballast. Transom hung rudder. Tiller steering (new tiller).
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General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.