Vancouver 27

Long keeled distance cruiser!
  • Boat REF#  ·  276352
  • Length  ·  8.23m
  • Year  ·  1983
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  3
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 20hp, BetaMarine (2010)
  • Lying  ·  Pembroke, Pembrokeshire
Boatshed Wales
Boatshed Wales
Mike de Graaf

Extra Details

Designer Robert Harris
Builder Northshore / RB Sinclair
Lying Pembroke, Pembrokeshire
Fuel capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 120.0 ltr (26.4 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 08/01/2018


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model BetaMarine (2010)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) Darglow Featherstream (3 Blade Folding) (Rope Cutters)
Fuel consumption (approx) 0.8 ltr (0.2 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Engine spares

Spurs rope cutter, new cutlass & PSS bearing in 2018.


Length 8.23m
LWL 6.99m
Beam 2.64m
Draft Min 1.37m
Draft Max 1.37m
Displacement 4,064kg (8,961.1lbs)
Headroom 1.88m
Storage Ashore


Cutter rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (1983) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2018)


Reefing mainsail Hood - Slab (2011) Stack Pack, 3 Reefs
Headsail Sanders - Furling (2001)
Other sails Staysail - inner foresail (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear

- All sails have been cleaned & serviced.
- Headsail is a 'yankee', inner foresail is a staysail.
- 2019 Selden boom with single line reefing & 'supersliders', mainsail recut and fully battened.
- New deckgear and x2 new Lewmar ST winches.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, solar panels, shore power Marlec wind/solar controller.


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

We are aware that her rudder and its supporting skeg have a rather high moisture content and these two areas have had some remedial treatment for blistering (as interestingly did my own Vancouver). The rest of the hull is copper coated and appears clean and dry.


Total # of berths 3
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Re-upholstered x2 berths in 2018. Taylors oven and Lavac heads

2 burner paraffin Stove


Manual water system
Pressurised water system

Re-upholstered x2 berths in 2018. Taylors oven and Lavac heads

2 burner paraffin Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Beaching legs
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Manual Lofrans Royale windlass
2 anchors
(Manson supreme & Delta)
35.00m of chain
75.00m of rode
WindPilot Pacific windvane self-steering system

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Safety Equipment

Life buoys
Safety harnesses
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Fire fighting equipment
Echomax 230 radar reflector

Broker's Comments

The Vancouver 27 is one of my all time favourite yachts having owned one myself for a number of years (and been smitten by desire for many years previously!).
In fact it was the purchase of my Vancouver which led to my meeting with Mr Mike de Graaf and subsequently our long term friendship and employment. The yacht was designed in Canada to transport a sailing couple, husband and wife, to Australia. So successful was the design that it went into volume production, moulded by Northshore Yachts UK and fitted out by Pheon Yachts. I believe that the one I owned was the last finished by Pheon before Northshore took over the whole process. Truly a 'bomb proof' go anywhere yacht and ideal for a sailing couple with room for one more occasional crew.
The cutter rig is easily managed and is very suitable for short handed long distance sailing and the cockpit is secure and snug. Below decks the standard of joinery is a true delight and our example has been well maintained and displays the hand of a careful owner. Originally these yachts were equipped with a Bukh or Volvo unit but ours has benefitted from a 2010 Beta Marine motor. She is well equipped with radar, windvane steering and the usual basic navaids and she is ashore awaiting a new owner. Perhaps an owner who's eyes stray to the horizon and who's imagination seeks to discover what lies beyond - here's a proper little ship to get you there!

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 Alan Coy/Mike de Graaf of Boatshed Wales. 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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Hi. Do the rudder and skeg still have moisture problem despite the remedial work or is the problem deemed solved? Thanks. Matt

Matt G2021-01-21 18:55:03
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