Vancouver 28

New engine 2019

  • Boat REF#  ·  253423
  • Length  ·  8.54m
  • Year  ·  1987
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  3
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 20hp, Yanmar 3YM20 (2019)
  • Lying  ·  Neyland Pembs
Boatshed Wales
Boatshed Wales
Boatshed Wales

Extra Details

Designer Robert Harris
Builder Northshore
Lying Neyland Pembs
Fuel capacity 130.0 ltr (28.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 230.0 ltr (50.6 USG) Total - 3 Tanks
Last survey 01/10/2015


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 3YM20 (2019)
Engine Hours Engine1: 2
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze fixed (Rope Cutters)
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots
Engine spares

Battery monitor, switch panel and electrical connections new 2017. 2 new dom batteries 2016. Engine exhaust elbow replaced in SS. 2014 new cutlass bearing, new Volvo seal and skeg anode. Brand new engine, Feb 2019, five year warranty!


Length 8.54m
LWL 6.99m
Beam 2.64m
Draft Min 1.30m
Draft Max 1.30m
Displacement 4,064kg (8,961.1lbs)
Headroom 1.83m
Storage On marina


Cutter rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (1987) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2010)


Reefing mainsail Ratsey - Slab (2013) Stack Pack, Fully Battened, Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail Ratsey - Furling (2013)
Other sails Staysail (2013)
Genoa (2010)
Spinnaker gear

All sails by Ratsey. Spinnaker gear used with Genoa. Foldup mast steps fitted 2009. 2016 Jan New gooseneck kicker and boom fittings as per Survey

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish


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

Three fixed saloon berths plus 'pipe cot' pilot berth above stb saloon.

2 burner propane Stove


Manual water system

Three fixed saloon berths plus 'pipe cot' pilot berth above stb saloon.

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Cockpit cover
Beaching legs
Swim Ladder

3 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Lewmar Sprint 1000 windlass
2 anchors
(Bruce Bower, Kedge Fisherman)
30.00m of chain
20.00m of rode
Monitor windvane self-steering system
Bombard AX2 dinghy (2008)
2016-2018 New Treadmaster, new domestic batteries, fresh water pump, gas system replaced and certified, new fenders, sprayhood and dodgers.

Nav Equipment

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

Handheld VHF. 2016 Chart plotter card updated

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector
Life buoys
Swim ladder

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Date of last life raft service: 01-01-2016

Pickupsail Emergency Ladder. PLB

Broker's Comments

I have more than a soft spot for the Vancouver 28, having dreamed and lusted after one, and finally found myself the proud owner of such, when I took early retirement from my RAF career. A more capable and rugged cruising yacht of her length and displacement would be hard to find and our example here has had, for the last fourteen years, the care and attention of a very competent owner who has seemingly spared no expense in her upkeep. The list of replacements and additions is too long to list here but will be provided to any serious prospective buyer, as will sight of the 2015 survey. A ruggedly competent, safe and sea kindly yacht which is ready to go and a berth in Neyland Yacht Haven which could be transferred (at cost) makes for a very attractive package but, if blue water beckons, then you could be heading for it before this season ends!
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Vancouver 28 has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan Coy 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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