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Vancouver 32

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9.78m (32'1")



Underwater profile
Long keel


1 x Diesel 27hp, Yanmar 3GMF (1991)



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Extra Details

Designer Robert Harris
Builder Northshore
Lying Plymouth
Fuel capacity 170.0 ltr (37.4 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 350.0 ltr (77.0 G) Total - 3 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 20.0 ltr (4.4 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 24/04/2008


Engine 1 x Diesel 27hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 3GMF (1991)
Engine Hours Engine1: 4425
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Bladed fixed (+ Rope Cutter)
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots
Engine spares tick

2017 June - new domestic batteries
Rutland 913 Wind Generator
Solara 110 watt solar panel
Service book and full workshop manual for engine
2009 - new engine battery 70Ah deep discharge sealed LA
Shore power battery charger – Sterling Pro-Charge D 40A charger
Battery charger new 2012
Link 10 Digital battery amp hour monitor
Additional volt/amp meters to monitor battery/wind generator performance
Shore power 240v with four outlets and RCD circuit breaker
Bilge Extractor fan
2017 May - fuel tank emptied & cleaned, fuel lines & filters flushed through, 25 litres of fresh diesel with additive added
2017 June - engine de-winterised & serviced


LOA 9.78m (32'1")
LOD 9.75m (32'0")
LWL 9.45m (31'0")
Beam 3.26m (10'8")
Draft Min 1.49m (4'11")
Draft Max 1.49m (4'11")
Displacement 6,250kg (13,781.3lbs)
Storage Ashore


Cutter rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (1987) with stainless steel standing rigging (2009)


Mainsail Arun - Slab (2000) Stack Pack, Fully Battened, Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail Arun - Furling (2001)
Other sails Spare Tradewinds Main (Quay Sails) (unknown year)
135% Light Genoa (Lee Sails) (1991)
Heavy Weather Jib (Arun Sails) (2001)
Asymmetric Spinnaker (Quay Sails) (unknown year)
Stay Sail (Quay Sails) (unknown year)
Orange Storm & Trysail (Quay Sails) (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

All lines lead aft to cockpit
2 x Lewmar 48 self tailing primary sheet winches
2 x Lewmar 7 secondary winches & two coachroof winches
8 x Spinlock rope clutches
Selden boom for single line reefing 1997
Telescopic spinnaker pole & whisker pole
Twin backstays, one insulated for SSB
Furler new 2009
Independent trysail track on mast
Mast steps to top of mast
Flat pack and lazy jacks new 2003
Additional forestay with Wichard quick release fitting
1 x Sampson post fwd & 2 aft

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, solar panels, shore power,


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Teak deck original, not oiled
800nm cruising range
Additional 2 extra long distance water tanks
Copy of last survey available upon request


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick

Hot water provided by gas boiler
May 2017 - Gas Safety Certificate issued (new length of gas hose fitted, entire system checked & serviced)
Pressurised shower
Nelson Spinflo gas cooker new 2006
2 x stainless steel galley sinks
Salt water foot pump
Water filter and meter on fresh water system
2011 - new Eberspacher for heating with 4 outlets, Airtronic D4
Heated wet locker
6ft + headroom in galley and saloon
3 oil lamps

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
AIS Receiver tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

AIS Transmitter
Furuno Radar
GPS Garmin 128
Mars Vigil Fluxgate Compass & Plastimo Compass
Firdell Blipper Radar Reflector
Seafarer Echo Sounder With Cockpit Repeater
Walker Quadrolog
Echopilot Forward Looking Compass 150m Professional Transducer (needs maintenance)
Navman Colour Plotter
NASA Target SSB Receiver
Teak draw built into chart table for laptop
Windpilot Windvane
2 x Autohelm 2000 Tiller Pilots with Electronic Windvane
CD player

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Bimini tick

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Vetus windlass
3 anchors
(2 x CQR & 1 x Danforth)
100.00m (328'1") of chain
Aerial windvane self-steering system

Safety Equipment

LPG Detector tick
Carbon Monoxide detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Safety harnesses tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick
Boarding ladder tick
Security Alarm tick

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 Electric)

Forecabin storage divided into 5 watertight compartments
Full set of wooden cone plugs for seacocks
Remote shut-offs to engine inlet sea cock and fuel tap
Liferaft included but out of date

Broker's Comments

If you're after a cracking blue water vessel to sail on your own or with friends, one that's not too big but that you can trust to keep you safe in all sorts of weather, then come and take a look at this Vancouver 32. Strong, well equipped, very capable and easy on her crew, this is a true blue water cruiser.

This vessel has already proven itself as exceptionally capable in all sorts of conditions. Her history includes 6 months cruising the Mediterranean, followed by sailing the North Sea between Holland and the UK. One voyage took her to Greenland for a two month sailing & mountaineering adventure. Her previous owner proved how good she is for single handed sailing, he apparently cracked the West Coast of Scotland, East Coast of Ireland, Hebrides, Orkneys, Shetland and a Transatlantic circuit.

Step on board the teak deck and you'll see how well equipped she is. There is a great sail wardrobe and the standing rigging was replaced in 2009. Down below, there is a homely yet practical layout, with cabin heating, hot water, full nav table, good upholstery and a polished teak finish.

Built for adventure and safety, if long distance cruising is your goal, then look no further.

Comprehensive boat paperwork including VAT Payment Certificate, Builders Certificate, Registration Certificate & previous Bills of Sale.

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

This Vancouver 32 has been personally photographed and viewed by Jo & Billy 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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