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Vancouver 27

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8.23m (27'0")



Underwater profile
Long keel


1 x Diesel 20hp, Bukh DV20 (1979)

Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)


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Extra Details

Designer Robert Harris
Builder Constructed at Northshore finished by Pheon
Lying Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)
Fuel capacity 130.0 ltr (28.6 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 44.0 ltr (9.7 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Bukh DV20 (1979)
Engine Hours Engine1: 4134
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots

2017 new engine battery
2014 new auxiliary battery
July 2018 - video of engine start attached


LOA 8.23m (27'0")
LWL 6.99m (22'11")
Beam 2.64m (8'8")
Draft Min 1.32m (4'4")
Draft Max 1.32m (4'4")
Displacement 4,064kg (8,961.1lbs)
Storage Ashore


Cutter rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (1978) with stainless steel standing rigging (2008)


Mainsail Hood - Slab (unknown year) 3 Reefs
Headsail Arun (Yankee) - Furling (2011)
Other sails Cruising chute with snuffer (unknown year)
No1 Jib (unknown year)
Staysail (unknown year)
Genoa (heavy) (unknown year)
Genoa (light) (unknown year)
Storm jib (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Standing rigging has been replaced in stages
2017 new cap shrouds
2008 new forestay & backstay
2008 new lowers
Spare mainsail (with large blue star)
Reefing winch at mast
Spare sail cover

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Encapsulated Keel
Hull epoxied 1991
Stainless fuel tank


Total # of berths 3
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Manual water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Raw water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick

Headroom 6ft in galley, 5ft 8 in saloon approx
Plastimo Neptune 2000 cooker
LED lighting
Pipe cot provides extra berth
Henderson pump serviced 2018

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Plastimo Contest Compass
GPS Garmin 128
Raymarine ST 60 Speed/log
Clipper Wind
Brooks & Gatehouse Depth
Brooks & Gatehouse Depth repeater at nav station
Autohelm Raymarine 2000+
Deck nav lights replaced with LEDs 2015

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

3 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual Simpson Lawrence Seahorse windlass
3 anchors
(2 x Bruce & 1 x CQR)
30.00m (98'5") of chain
Anchor chain new 2015
Plenty of warp for kedge anchor
Winter cover for cockpit
Yard cradle included
New sail cover & forehatch cover 2017
Spare tiller
Spare forehatch cover

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Safety harnesses tick
Boarding ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 Electric)

Date of last life raft service: 17-03-2017

Gas safety certificate issued April 2017
Smoke Alarm
Additional mobile boarding ladder

Broker's Comments

Built to handle long passages, blue water and heavy weather sailing, the Vancouver 27 is in a league of its own for build quality and uncompromising cruising design. Good for short handed or solo sailing and the cutter rig and heavy displacement long keel hull allow her to deal with tough sailing conditions.

From the helm, the main sheet and self tailing sheet winches are all within easy reach whilst the wind vane self steering and auto helm both make passage making more relaxing.

The interior has a traditional cruising layout with lots of solid teak finished to a high standard. This example has been very well cared for and the tiller and washboards are shining. You can see your reflection in the polished blue hull and she has just been freshly anti fouled.

This built to last, safe, capable offshore cruiser is immaculately clean, tidy & in very good order. Well worth considering.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Vancouver 27 has been personally photographed and viewed by Billy & Jo Hallam of Boatshed Plymouth. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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