Vancouver 27

Sought after Cruiser
£13,450.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  266516
  • Length  ·  8.23m
  • Year  ·  1978
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  3
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 20hp, Nanni N21 (2008)
  • Lying  ·  River Orwell
Boatshed Suffolk
Boatshed Suffolk
Boatshed Suffolk Team

Extra Details

Designer Robert Harris
Builder Built by Pheon, moulded by Northshore
Lying River Orwell
Fuel capacity 122.7 ltr (27.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 181.8 ltr (40.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Nanni N21 (2008)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Bronze 3 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots


Length 8.23m
LWL 6.74m
Beam 2.64m
Draft Min 1.21m
Draft Max 1.21m
Displacement 4,064kg (8,961.1lbs)


Cutter rigged Selden Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2002)


Reefing mainsail Arun - Slab (unknown year) 2 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (2006)
Other sails Yankee (2006)
Staysail (unknown year)
Storm Staysail (unknown year)
Main Trysail (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 3
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

1 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual windlass
2 anchors
(CQR 25kg /Kedge)

Nav Equipment

Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Safety Equipment

Safety harnesses
Swim ladder

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 electric)

Broker's Comments

The first in the Vancouver Yacht series, the Vancouver 27 is a "go anywhere" pocket cruiser designed by Canadian Robert Harris in 1972. This sturdy 27-foot cutter was squarely aimed for couples looking to sail the world’s oceans. More than 250 have been built in total.

Though small and relatively heavy, she’s uncompromising with few concessions to speed and performance and good balance on all points of sail.

Her cutter rig gives maximum sail plan versatility and experience has shown that her traditional hull design copes well with the rigors of offshore passages.

Inside the Vancouver 27 is a sensible small-boat layout. The three berth version has no berth forward but instead has the third berth aft in the saloon leaving plenty room for stowage up front, as well as space for a generously sized quarter berth, galley and chart table. 6′ 6″ of headroom heads up the comfort factor inside.

This vessel has been well maintained by her current and previous owners, including in the last year a professional below the waterline peel and five coats of epoxy applied, just to reset years and many coats of paints - not for osmosis - a fresh start!

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 Nicholas Crook of Boatshed Suffolk. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

2 years

Why are you selling her?

Health reasons

Where have you sailed her?

East Coast

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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