1980, superb Vancouver 27 by Pheon yachts, SELF STEERING, DINGHY and other CRUISING GEAR NOW INCLUDED! 4 berths, much updated by her present owner including recent standing rigging, new anchor windlass, recent skin fittings, stern tube, prop shaft & cutlass bearing, new anchor windlass, anchor and chain and recent instruments! A wonderful offshore passage maker or pedigree coastal cruiser!
Built in 1980. GRP construction with white topsides and superstructure, long encapsulated keel, keel hung rudder, self draining aft cockpit with tiller steering, teak cockpit seating (all refurbished), non-teak GRP decks, Bermudan cutter rig, 4 berth internal layout in 2 cabins with standing headroom.
Designed by Robert Harris and built by Pheon Yachts with finishing by original owner.
LOA 27' 0" (8.2m)
Beam 8' 8" (2.68m)
LWL 22’11” (6.98m)
Draft 4' 6" (1.4m)
Headroom around 6ft
Displacement 8960 lbs
Fully battened mainsail ( 2000) with zip bag mainsail cover with lazyjacks. Staysail (new 2000). Cruising Jib (new 2000). Sails valetted 2017/8. Small Jib. Cruising chute with snuffer. Furling systems by Sailspar for Yankee and Staysail. Anodised alloy mast and boom, mast steps, stainless steel standing rigging renewed in 2014 but mast not stepped until 2017. Most lines led aft to cockpit.
Bukh DV20 twin cylinder 20hp inboard diesel engine with raw water cooling. Stainless steel 35 gallon fuel tank and a consumption per hour of around 1/3 of a gallon at a cruising speed of about 5 knots. Alternator charging to 2 x 85 Amp/hr 12 volt batteries. Battery charger. Current engine hours 2845. Shaft drive to Brunton Autoprop 3 blade feathering propeller. Spare gearbox, starter and alternator included but never needed or used.
Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit and guardwires, blue sprayhood, blue cockpit canopy (attaches to sprayhood and has supports in stainless steel), spray dodgers, winter cover, cockpit cushions, new tiller, twin Lewmar 30 self tailing sheet winches, Lewmar 7 single speed secondary winches, Lewmar 7 halyard winches, outboard bracket on pushpit, new Rocna main anchor with 50 metres of new grade 40 8mm chain, new Muir manual anchor windlass, Fortress kedge anchor with 5m of 8mm chain and multiplait, various mooring warps and 7 fenders.
Plastimo Compass, NASA Clipper echo sounder, NASA Clipper log, NASA Clipper GPS repeater, Hawk VTronix windvane at masthead & VHF aerial, Raymarine DSC VHF radio, Icom hand held VHF (as new), Yeoman Plotter, raymarine ST2000+ tiller pilot, NASA Clipper Navtex, Garmin 152 GPS, radar reflector, clock and barometer, Echomax active XS Dual Band radar detector, navigation lights, steaming light, tri-colour masthead light and anchor light.
Liferaft (due for service), coastal pack of distress flares, 2 fire extinguishers, Spurs rope cutter on propeller, manual bilge pump.
Taylors 079 paraffin/kerosene bulkhead mounted heater. Taylors 029 paraffin/kerosene cooker with oven (various spares included), icebox, various pots, pans, cutlery and crockery, water supply to sink from 35 gallon flexible water tank/s. Her separate heads compartment in the forepeak has a Lavac marine toilet with washbasin and storage. Red patterned fabric upholstery with matching port covers. Lee cloths yo saloon berths. Varnished cabin sole.
She has 4 berths including 2 saloon berths either side of the saloon table and 2 quarter berths aft. Her galley is on the port side and her chart table is on the starboard side.
FOLLOWING NOW ALL INCLUDED!
New and unused stainless steel Monitor windvane self steering system for mounting on transom.
Monitor extended cruising spares kit included with the Monitor Windvane.
Lodestar dingy (used once)
Mercury 2 stroke outboard motor
Parachute sea anchor (unused)
RECENT UPGRADES & WORK CARRIED OUT
Anchor, anchor windlass, chain, modified bow roller for Rocna anchor all recently fitted and unused
Skin fittings, seacocks all replaced, new cockpit drain fittings and hose.
Rudder bearings renewed.
New tiller crafted by local shipwright.
Sterntube, shaft, packing, bearing housing & cutlass bearing all renewed.
New engine mounts, new bearings in raw water pump drive.
Exhaust hose replaced, new raw water filter, new engine start battery, both batteries re-wired.
Clipper log, depth, Navtex and cockpit repeaters all recently fitted.
Mast re-wired & new mast lights fitted.
Selden pole track fitted to mast & new mast storage unit (no pole).
Recent standing rigging, most running rigging replaced.
New Echomax XS reflector.
All new Lewmar Domino rope clutches fitted in cockpit.
Hull polished & new cove line and boot top painted.
"Vanora of Yar" was purchased by her present owner in 2008. She has been based at Tollesbury and recently on the Orwell and has sailed along the East Coast, her owner describes her as a great seaboat. He initially had plans to sail her to Greece where he worked as a Flotilla and Shore based Engineer for 3 years but commitments of work have intervened.
A good boat for a single hander as easy to manage and dock using the installed centre deck cleats.
Her owner has spent a huge amount of time and much money of refurbishing her to a high standard for such an extended trip. Over recent years she has been ashore for more time than she has been afloat but the result is a high quality boat requiring very little to do for next season or beyond.
She has the original gelcoat throughout and is the more popular non-teak deck option. Her teak cockpit has been completely refurbished. She also has has the extra berth, most Vancouver 27's being the 3 berth layout with only a single quarter berth. Overall a very desirable boat indeed.