Vancouver 27 for sale

West Mersea, United Kingdom

£17,500 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

Vancouver 27
General information
Vancouver 27
Used sail boat for sale
£17,500 GBP
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Robert Harris
Length overall
8.23 metres
Length waterline
6.99 metres
2.64 metres
1.32 metres
4,064 kg
Full Keel
West Mersea, United Kingdom

About this Vancouver 27


The Vancouver 27 is a well proven compact passagemaker, designed without compromise for shorthanded long distance sailing. Built by the highly regarded Northshore Yachts and designed by the highly regarded Canadian naval architect Robert Harris for ocean passages, these strongly built all-weather performers are well proven blue water cruisers. Safe and seaworthy, the moderate draft also makes them ideal for coastal cruising and exploring the shallow waters of the East Coast and beyond. 

Viewing by appointment only through our Suffolk Office - 01473 659681


The Vancouver 27 accommodation offers up to four berths in the saloon and forepeak with good headroom (approx. 6'6" maximum aft). The forepeak has a small double berth to starboard, seat, good storage and an opening hatch to foredeck. Separate heads compartment to starboard with a Jabsco marine toilet (new 2016), washbasin, stowage and a hanging locker opposite to port. Saloon with a settee berth to starboard with with lee cloth and removable pipecot over, folding table and further useful stowage. Linear galley to port equipped with a Spinflo Vantage 2-burner gas cooker with grill and oven, stainless steel sink and good storage in various lockers and shelves. Aft facing chart table aft to port with chart storage, electrical distribution panel and VHF radio. Manually pumped cold water supply at galley and heads. Eberspacher diesel fired warm air heating system (new 2015). Teak cabinetry with teak and holly soleboards, cotton upholstery and cream linings (some require minor attention/replacement in places).

Mechanical Systems

Located abaft the companionway, Volvo Penta 2002 twin cylinder 18hp diesel engine (new 1989). Seawater cooled. Morse type single lever controls (new 2018) with electric start. Shaft drive (new cutlass bearing 2018) to fixed pitch three bladed propeller (new 2018). 

The engine has been regularly serviced.

Electrical Systems

3 x 12v Batteries (all new winter 2021/22) charged via engine alternator. Electrical distribution panel. During the 2018 refit the wiring was inspected, tested and renewed where necessary. New solar panel with regulator.

Sails & Spars

Cutter rigged sloop. Anodised aluminium mast (with mast steps) and boom. Stainless steel standing rigging (new 2018). Terylene running rigging (new 2018). Slab reefing mainsail. Furlex headsail furling system (new 2018) on outer forestay. Stay sail furling system. Two Lewmar 40 self tailing sheet winches (new 2018). Two Gibb halyard winches.

  • Mainsail (fully battened) - Arun - 2014
  • Furling Genoa - Arun - 2014 
  • Furling staysail - Arun - 2014 (new UV strip)
  • Cruising chute
  • Storm jib

Deck Equipment

  • Anchor with chain and warp
  • Lofrans manual anchor windlass (new 2002)
  • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardwires
  • Teak coachroof grabrails
  • Sprayhood, mainsail cover and cockpit dodgers
  • Stainless steel boarding ladder
  • 3 x Dorade type ventilators
  • Various warps and fenders

Navigation Equipment

  • Plastimo bulkhead compass
  • Standard Horizon Quest GX1500E DSC VHF radio
  • Raymarine ST40 depth sounder
  • Raymarine ST40 speed/log
  • Standard Horizon CP180i colour GPS chart plotter
  • Pioneer CD/radio stereo system
  • Clock and barometer
  • Navigation lights
  • Windex

Safety Equipment

  • Horseshoe lifebuoy
  • Manual and electric bilge pumps


Vancouver 27 built in 1978 by Northshore Yachts to a design by Robert B. Harris. White Awlgrip painted GRP hull (professionally painted topsides in 2018, hull epoxy coated below the waterline at an earlier date), superstructure and decks with painted non-slip surfaces. Long keel with encapsulated ballast. Tiller steering to keel hung rudder. Aft self-draining cockpit with Tek-dek laid seating. Teak deck capping. 

2018 survey report available.

The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.

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1 x Volvo Penta 2002
Fuel capacity
150 litres
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Broker/Dealer Information

Clarke & Carter - Suffolk

Mr Stephen Carter
Suffolk Yacht Harbour Levington
United Kingdom
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