A development of the very successful Vancouver 27 the Vancouver 28 is a slightly extended version of the 'go anywhere' pocket cruiser originally designed by Canadian Robert Harris. With the first boat sailing from Canada to New Zealand and back the Vancouver 27 was quickly established as a serious offshore cruiser. The design has been built on both sides of the Atlantic and is still available today from Southerly Yachts.
WIND LASS completed an Atlantic crossing in the first ownership before finding herself based in Scotland where she has been enjoyed be the last couple of owners. Throughout her life she has been maintained to a high standard with a comprehensive program of upgrading and renewal. Currently lying ashore in North Argyll she is available for viewing by appointment.
The Vancouver is an uncompromisingly cruising-orientated design, with no concessions to racing or modern fashion.
A Vancouver will keep going comfortably when lighter yachts are looking for shelter. The heavy-displacement long keel hull is very solidly built, and the hull form copes well with added weight for stores for long passages.
The Vancouver 28 is beautifully balanced; so much so that she will sail herself, making the passage making untiring and easy on the crew.
Even when her large stowage area is full to capacity she carries the load without impeding her sailing performance. The Vancouver 28 effortlessly maintains a high average speed, enabling owners to plan on covering 100 nautical miles in a day.
This yacht (like all Vancouvers) offers a flexible sail plan with her strong, versatile cutter rig.
Everything about this yacht should recommend itself to a sailing couple:-
Comfortable, good sized sea berths, a wet locker adjacent to the companionway, large chart table, good ventilation, easy access to all parts for maintenance, and all that generous storage space.
Traditionally constructed GRP yacht with moulded hull, deck and superstructure finished with high quality hardwood fittings and trims.
A masthead cutter rigged sloop the configuration provides maximum versatility in the sail plan, ideal when completing extended offshore passages with a short crew.
Unlike many other examples WIND LASS has never been fitted with teak decks. The decks are finished in white gelcoat with textured non-slip panels moulded into the side deck surfaces. Tread master panelling has been used to finish the coachroof top.
The build quality from Northshore Yachts is much admired with the fit out being of the best quality using premium materials. Throughout the boat the attention to detail is evident in the small details which make life at sea easier for all. WIND LASS is of the less common 3 berth layout often favoured by those wanting to embark on long distance short handed adventures.
Forepeak - Being the 3 berth layout the forepeak contains the heads and a vast volume of storage. Toilet located centrally facing aft with large bin lockers forward of this and outboard port and starboard. Basin and vanity unit outboard to starboard with locker on port side divided with hanging section and shelved section.
Saloon - Bench settees running along port and starboard side, both fitted with lee clothes and converting to generously sized single bunks. Storage provided beneath the bunks, outboard of the settee backs and in a selection of lockers overhead. Drop leaf saloon table mounted centrally.
Galley - To port of the companionway the galley is of a linear layout. Stainless steel sink and draining board forward with gimballed stove centrally and a recessed storage area aft. Lockers are provided beneath the sink and beneath the work surface outboard with further lockers outboard of work surface. A wet hanging locker if tucked away aft of the galley.
Nav Station - Opposite the galley with forward facing chart table. the forward cushion of the quarter berth being used as the navigators seating. Storage provided within the chart table, for charts with bosuns locker beneath table forward and additional bin lockers outboard. The ships switch panel is mounted outboard of the table with engine ignition panel overhead aft. The quarter berth extends aft from the chart table on the starboard side, providing a generously sized single bunk.
Located beneath the cockpit sole the engine is accessed by removal of the companionway steps. The joinery unit cleverly comes to bits to provide full access to the engine, sterngear and fuel tank.
Voltmeter located by engine control panel to show voltage in both battery banks.
In this case we are acting as brokers only. The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.