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Great Sea Boat

  • Year: 1980
  • Current Price: £ 12,950 Tax Paid
  • Located in Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single diesel
  • YW# 78476-3170331

Other photos: Starboard View, Saloon, Cockpit, Vent, Mainsail Cover, Forward View, Fwd Stowage, Heads, Wet Locker, Saloon, Nav Station, Pilot Berth, Tiller Steering, Companionway, View Aft, Galley, View Aft, Fuse Panel, Saloon table, BUKH DV20 Diesel Engine, Pulpit, Bow, Stern View.

General Description

The Vancouver 27 is truly a small boat with Big Capabilities. Built for stability, ease of handling, load carrying capability & comfortable accommodation, these boats are known as very capable and suitable for long distance passage making. This Vancouver 27 has been in the same Ownership for 15 years and whilst it is fair to say she would benefit form an electronics upgrade and a little cosmetic TLC, it is clear to see that she has been used & maintained by a knowledgeable Owner. In 2012, she had new standing rigging, in 2013/14 she had new sails and a little further back, her original Bukh DV20 engine had a full re-build. She currently has an issue with her engine that while currently servicable, will need some works and her price has been adjusted to accommodate this. She also comes with a comprehensive sail wardrobe & down below, she has 4 comfortable berths, saloon, galley, heads & a very generous forward stowage area. If you want a go anywhere, capable boat with classic attractive lines, then this Vancouver 27 is a must. She is lying Southampton.

Main Specifications

Accommodation The accommodation offers three berths in one cabin, 6’ headroom, with plenty of stowage throughout. In the fore-peak there is a large amount of stowage, marine toilet, washbasin and hanging locker. In saloon there are two settee berths with lee-cloths & a fixed table with drop leaves. Chart table to starboard with quarter berth behind and galley opposite. Galley equipped with two burner gimballed gas cooker with grill and oven. Stainless steel sink drainer & Manual Footpumped water supply with 225 Ltr freshwater capacity.


Mechanical Systems Located abaft the companionway, Bukh DV20 twin cylinder 20hp diesel engine ( Rebuilt in 2003 ). Electric start. Seawater cooled. Shaft drive to fixed pitch three bladed propeller with Single lever control. 160 Ltr fuel capacity giving approximately 350nm mile range at 5 knots cruising speed. Maximum speed under power 6 knots.


Engine 1

Year: 1980 ( Previous Complete Rebuild ) & Serviced Since by Main Dealer - in need of work

Type: Inboard Propeller

Type: 3 blade propeller

Maker: Bukh Model: DV20

Fuel: Diesel

Transmission: Direct Drive Power: 20 HP


Cutlass Bearing renewed in 2009




Electrical Systems

2 x 12 volt batteries 85ah (2011) charging from the engine alternator


Sail & Spars

Cutter rigged masthead. Anodised aluminium deck stepped mast and boom. Stainless steel standing rigging (2012). Slab reefing mainsail. Headsail Rotostay furling system ( 2008 ) with Lines led aft to cockpit. Spinnaker Pole


Fully battened Main Sail – Banks Sails New 2014

Genoa – Roly Taskers New in 2013

Additional Mainsail


Storm Jib

Storm Trisail

Cruising Chute

Small Jib


Deck Equipment

1 x Anchor CQR with Chain & Warp

Blue Canvass Mainsail Cover

Blue Canvass Hatch & Winch Covers

Named Dodgers

1 x Fixed stainless steel swim ladder

Mooring warps


Additional Equipment


Navigation lights

Masthead tricolour


History & Construction

Built in 1980 by Pheon Yachts to a design by Robert B. Harris. White painted GRP hull. Teak rubbing strake. White GRP superstructure with teak laid cockpit & non slip Decks. Long keel with encapsulated ballast. Keel hung rudder. Tiller steering. Aft self draining. Owned by the current owner for the last 15 years.

Brokers Comments

Originally designed by a Canadian Couple in the 1970’s that wanted a boat that was safe & comfortable boat to sail to New Zealand, the Vancouver 27, was and still is a little boat that is extremely capable and has so much to offer. Just stepping onboard, this boat encapsulates you in a feeling of safety and security & you feel confident that she could take you just about anywhere. Although she will benefit from new electronics and some cosmetic tidying, she has clearly been loved and maintained by her Owner of the last 15 years. In the past few years, she has had a new Mainsail and Genoa & new standing rigging and her sea cocks have been regularly serviced. Her original Bukh engine whas been re-built & in 2009 she had a new cutlass bearing fitted. Her current Owner regularly day sails with her around the Solent , although she is very capable of so much more.

Often viewed in the same vain as the Contessa 26 & Island Packet 27, this Vancouver 27 is not a boat to be under estimated. Built of a very solid construction, this little yacht is waiting for her next adventure with her new Owner. She is currently lying Southampton and her Owner is keen for her to go to a good home and will entertain offers on the asking price.



To arrange a viewing or for more information on this great boat

Call : 01489 572480    

Or email us at :

Please contact Mark Matthews at 01489 572480

Contact Aspire Boat Sales Ltd.

Unit 15, Universal Marina
Crableck Lane
Sarisbury Green, Southampton United Kingdom
Tel 01489 572480
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