A nicely presented example of the popular Vancouver 34 Pilothouse. Benefitting from extensive upgrading throughout the current ownership. A boat ideally suited for short-handed cruising in the variable British climate.
FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS:
In her current ownership since 2015 CORRIE BAY has benefitted from a professional mini-refit undertaken during 2015/16. Having successfully cruised the coast line of Britain, the majority of the time with just a couple aboard; she has proven to be a very capable cruising yacht.
The pilothouse configuration is ideally suited to short-handed offshore passages with the on-watch crew not required to be on deck. While the current owners upgrades have ensured the boat is as reliable and easy as possible to sail with a small crew. Offering comfortable accommodation for four over two cabins with an additional occasional berth in the pilothouse. Her inventory highlights include:
- New standing rigging in 2014
- New Furlex roller reefing systems fitted for Yankee and staysail in 2018
- Staysail self-tacking track replaced 2018.
- New Yankee and Staysail, by One Sails 2019.
- New sprayhood, cockpit tent and mainsail cover 2015/16.
- New KEBONY maple decks and cockpit fitted 2015.
- COPPER PLUS copper antifouling professionally applied 2015
- Professional hull polish 2019.
- Beta Marine Beta 30 engine professionally installed 2016
- Monitor windvane self-steering system.
A well maintained and set-up example of the Vancouver 34 Pilot House CORRIE BAY is coming to the end of a round Britain cruise. She will be cruising the sea of the Hebrides in summer 2020 and available for viewing by prior appointment.
We bought Corrie bay in 2015 and completed an immediate and extensive refurbishment including new bow thruster, canvas, electrical check and solar panel installation, original Yanmar engine refurbishment and general cosmetic improvements externally as part of a full deep clean.
Since then we have continued to upgrade her to make sure everything works well is safe and effective this has included a new engine and all ancillaries in 2016 new sails, foresail furling and reconfigured battery system in 2019.
We are a typical sailing couple with one of us loving it and the other a reluctant crew, The Vancouver 34 pilot has given us everything we could ask for. She is safe solid and Corrie bay is completely set up for short-handed sailing and mooring. All controls are accessible form the cockpit with all reefing for all white sails achievable from the cockpit. The mainsail has two single line reefs and the main halyard and sheet all running to a cleverly positioned central winch.
Staysail roller reefing is something we added in 2019 (along with new furling gear for the yankee) which means all sails can be furled or reduced from the safety of the cockpit. The mainsail runs on roller bearings which also means its practical to drop the whole sail fall safely into the stack pack which was also replaced in 2017
The boat is easy to handle in seas or in the marina much aided by the new engine and propeller (2016) and a new bow thruster fitted in 2015. The new alternator also allows us to rapidly charge our batteries and sits well alongside the solar panel if we go off grid for a while.
Two good cabins with double berths and the warm air heating along with an onboard hot shower mean we have a comfortable home for our longer trips. In poor weather we can sail effectively on auto from the pilot house with great all-round visibility. We have journeyed across the channel and had extended cruises to the west country from our Hamble base spending some 3 months away each year. Last year we ventured north and enjoyed a season cruising in Scotland. The boat has wintered in Scotland and we look forward to exploring Scotland further this year before wintering the boat in the Clyde area next year.
All in all the perfect boat but new grandchildren responsibilities have changed our plans and she is now looking for a new loving home.
As her name suggests, the Vancouver 34 Pilot shares all the cruising attributes of the Vancouver 34 but with a pilothouse configuration. There is an interior piloting position so watches can be kept without sitting outside in the elements. From the saloon, the crew can enjoy 360-degree vision in the seated position and the yacht from vast amounts of additional accommodation space as a result. There is a spacious central galley, two separate double cabins, space to fit an optional generator, water maker, fridge and freezer plus all the navigational instruments that may be required. As with all Vancouvers the oilskin locker is adjacent to the companionway and there is a full size chart table.
All sail handling controls are led aft to the cockpit and the self-tacking staysail maker sailing her that much easier. The cockpit has three large lockers giving plenty of space for the storage of the dinghy, fenders, warps and spare sails.
- We understand CORRIE BAY was built and launched prior to the introduction of the RCD and is therefore exempt from the requirements of the associated regulations.
- Later version of the class were designated Category ‘A – Ocean’ classification
- Single piece GRP moulded hull.
- Laminated using the Northshore Yachts proprietory Nordseal system
- Chopped strand and woven glass reinforcing cloths, hand consolidated.
- Sandwich laminate construction with balsa core above the waterline.
- Solid GRP laminate through keel pan area with additional layers of reinforcement around keel.
- Moulded beam shelf to receive deck incorporated into hull moulding.
- Encapsualted full length keel.
- Original gelcoat finish to topsides.
- Stainless steel stem plate to prevent anchor damage.
- COPPER PLUS copper coat type antifouling (2015)
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
- Integrated deck, superstructure and self-draining cockpit moulding
- Single piece GRP moulding.
- Chopped strand and woven glass reinforced cloths, hand consolidated.
- Sandwich type construction with balsa core, plywood core in way of high load areas and deck fittings.
- Deck fully glassed to hull moulding.
- Original gelcoat finish.
- Treadmaster non-slip panels bonded to side decks.
- Kebony Maple ‘sustainable teak subsitute’ decking fitted to decks and cockpit in 2015.
- Full length encapsulated keel with skeg extended aft to support rudder.
- Lead ballast keel
- Full depth rudder supported on keel skeg.
- GRP moulded rudder.
- Stainless steel rudder stock.
Engine & gearbox:
- Beta Marine Beta 30 marine diesel engine.
- Professionally installed 2016.
- 30hp @ 3600RPM
- 3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.
- TMC mechanical marine gearbox.
- RCD2 / EPA Tier 3 compliant
- Beta Marine control panel.
- Single lever morse control
- Racor ‘Turbine’ type primary fuel filter
Maintenance & Performance:
- Engine fully serviced 2019.
- Cruising speed 6kts, approximately 1ltr/hr
- Cruising range under engine approximately 500nm.
Propulsion & Steering:
- New stainless steel propeller shaft fitted 2019
- 3 blade bronze fixed prop
- Volvo type, dripless type shaft seal.
- Whitlock rod linkage steering system.
- Stainless steel wheel.
- Emergency steering system.
- Raymarine ST6002 control head and repeater.
- Dual control stations, cockpit and pilothouse.
- Type one quadrant drive.
- Monitor Windvane System.
- Transom mounted
- Two sails aboard for system.
- MaxPower 12vDC bowthruster - Fitted new 2015
- Button type control panel at cockpit helm station
- 12V DC onboard power system
- 240V AC shore power system.
- Single 16amp connection
- Extension lead to connect to power supply.
- Hardwired, RCD protected onboard system.
- 240VAC sockets in galley and saloon.
- Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC Lead-acid (2014)
- Domestic Battery – 3x 12VDC 110Ah Lead-acid (2016)
- Victron Energy Phoenix 240V – 12V / 50A
- 55amp engine driven alternator. (2016)
- Sterling Power Products Pro-Split charge controller. (2015)
- Coachroof mounted panel.
- Charge control/regulator.
- Smart Guage battery monitor system.
PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS
- Pressurised hot and cold water system.
- Mono-tap Faucet in galley and heads.
- Shower in heads.
- Seagull drinking water purifier and dedicated drinking water tap in galley.
- Hot water provided from engine heated calorifer with 240VAC immersion heater element.
- Galley sink discharging to small holding tank in bilge.
- Tank auto-emptying via electric pump.
- Manual Pump x2 – 1 in cockpit and 1 in main cabin
- Electric Pump – manual and auto switching.
- Single stainless steel tank.
- Approximate capacity 180ltrs
- Twin bag tanks located in bilge space.
- New tanks fitted 2019.
- Approximate capacity 200ltrs.
- Insulated tank, fitted new 2015.
- Heated via engine cooling water or 240VAC heater element.
- Mechanical fuel guage fitted on fuel tank.
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
- Depth – Autohelm ST50 Tri-Data display
- Log – Autohelm ST50 Tri-Data display
- Wind – Autohelm ST50
- Compass - Autohelm ST50
- Raystar 125 Active GPS antenna
At Chart Table:
- Raymarine E80 MFD with radar, chartplotter and AIS functionality (visible from cockpit)
- Vertex Standard VM-3500E DSCVHF
- AIT 200 AIS Transciever with dedicated AIS antenna.
- MiniPlex AIS-NMEA0183 Multiplexer to interface AIS with Raymarine plotter.
- Easy AIS.
- Furuno NX-300 Navtex receiver.
- Galley stove Plastimo Neptune 2500 2 burner, grill and oven, gimbal mounted.
- Fridge 1 – Top loading with Isotherm ASU chiller plate.
- Fridge 2 – Front loading built into galley below worktop.
- Double stainless steel sink
- Jabsco manual marine toilet
- Wash hand basin
- Mono-tap with hose extension to serve as shower
- Electric heated towel rail
- Vanity unit.
Heating & Ventilation:
- Ebersapcher D3LC
- Diesel fired, blown air system.
- 3 outlets in saloon, forward cabin and starboard cabin
- Overhead lighting in all cabins
- Reading lights above bunks and over saloon seating?
- Red lighting in Pilothouse?
- Sony RDX3000 Radio/CD head unit
- Speakers in saloon.
- Additional Bluetooth radio/speaker unit
- Ocean Air fitted blinds for all windows in pilot house
- Mosquito screens for all opening hatches and port lights.
Summary of Accommodation:
- Double cabin forward.
- Single heads with shower.
- Saloon with 3 occasional berths.
- Raised saloon with settee/ single bunk and 2nd table.
- Joinery of maple veneered ply with a teak trim / blonde teak veneered ply with solid teak trims.
- Joinery work finished in a satin varnish.
- Worktop in galley and counter top in heads finished in a contrasting laminate finish
- Traditional teak and holly style soleboards.
- Simulation planking panel finished headlining in a matt off-white.
Description of Accommodation from Forward:
- Twin single V-berths with infill section to create double.
- Infill section stowing between berths when not in use to create seat.
- Shelves running the length of the berths outboard port and starboard.
- Small dresser unit with mirror aft of bunk to starboard.
- Hanging locker aft of bunk to port.
- Bin type storage lockers beneath bunks.
- Large opening deck hatch for light and ventilation.
- Moulded finish to compartment with teak sole grating.
- Manual marine toilet, fitted inboard, forward, aft-facing.
- Hinge down lid over toilet to provide seating for use with shower.
- Countertop outboard with inset wash hand basin.
- Mono-tap style facuet, extending for use as showerhead.
- Vanity unit outboard of countertop with storage locker beneath
- Linear galley running the aft from forward cabin on port side.
- Worktop forward with inset stainless steel sink and mono-mixer tap.
- Gimbal mounted gas cooker at aft end of galley.
- Selection of drawers and lockers below the worktop.
- Lockers with sliding clear fronts provided outboard of worktop.
- Located to starboard, opposite galley.
- Double berth extending aft.
- Lockers running the length of the bunk outboard overhead.
- Dresser unit and hanging locker provide forward of berth outboard.
- 360 degree visibility.
- Provides elevated saloon, open to galley which is down a few stairs forward.
- Bench settee to port converting to a single berth with lee cloth.
- Footwell and helm station forward to port allowing settee to double up as helm seat.
- Chart table forward to starboard with chart storage provided within the table.
- Centrally located, pole mounted, height adjustable table. Extension can be fitted to reach port settee.
- U-shaped settee to starboard, converting to a single berth with lee-cloth.
- Deck stepped, double spreader, cutter rigged sloop.
- Silver anodised alloy mast and spars manufactured by Kemp.
- Standing rigging of 1x19 stainless steel wire, fully replaced 2014.
- Furlex 204S roller reefing gear on forestay for Yankee, fitted new 2018
- Furlex 104S roller reefing gear on inner forestay for staysail, fitted new 2018
- Single line, slab reefing mainsail, reefs 1&2 lead aft.
- Self-tacking staysail track.
- Block and tackle style kicker.
- Spinnaker pole track on front of mast.
- Spinnaker pole.
- Spinlock rope clutches in cockpit for all lines lead aft.
- Primary Winches – 2x Lewmar 44, self-tailing, two-speed.
- Cockpit Winch – 1x Lewmar 16, self-tailing, two-speed. (serving main halyard, mainsail reefs 1&2 and mainsheet)
- Reefing Winch – 1x Lewmar 8, single-speed, mast mounted.
- Mainsail – White dacron, 3 slab reefs.
- Yankee – White dacron, roller reefing (2019).
- Staysail – White dacron, roller reefing (2019).
- Spinnaker – Small symmetrical spinnaker with snuffer
- Double stainless steel bow roller.
- Manson Supreme anchor self-stows in bow roller.
- Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails.
- Deck mounted alloy stanchions supporting twin stainless steel guard wires running the length of the decks.
- Stainless steel sampson post of foredeck.
- Mooring cleats mounted port and starboard; forward, midships and aft.
Anchoring & Mooring:
- Bower Anchor – Manson Supreme anchor on 60m chain rode.
- Additional 20m mooring warp.
- Electric Windlass – Lofrans windlass with chain gypsy and warping drum. Foot button and plug in remote controls.
- Selection of fenders
- Selection of mooring warps
- Stackpack style mainsail cover.
- Sprayhood (2016)
- Cockpit tent, can be used in sections and doubles as a bimini (2016)
- Cockpit spray dodgers (2016)
- Companionway screen.
- Inflatable dinghy, very lightly used (2015)
- Honda 2hp, air-cooled, four-stroke outboard (2015)
- Stainless steel swimming ladder mounted on transom.
- Teak outboard storage bracket on pushpit rail.
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, 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 owners specific needs.
- Masthead tri-colour with anchor light.
- Combined steaming light/deck flood.
- Low level nav lights.
- GlobalFix Pro EPIRB (2016)