A fine example of the Vancouver 27, a yacht designed for oceanic voyaging. They are a charming yacht and this boat benefits from numerous recent updates and a Beta engine with very low hours. The comprehensive inventory includes radar, autopilot, wind generator, heating and much more. Construction Built in 1979,moulded by Stuart Yachts and fitted out by Pheon Yachts GRP Hull,deck and superstructure Long keel with transom hung rudder Tiller steering Part 1 British Ships Registered DIMENSIONS: Length Overall: 8.23m (27') Waterline Length: 6.99m (22'11") Beam: 2.64m (8'8") Draft: 1.32m (4'4") Displacement: 4,064kg Ballast: 1,588kg Accommodation Sleeps 3 in two single berths and the quarterberth Mikuni diesel fired warm air heating (New 2015) FOREPEAK: Sail locker Jabsco sea toilet Deep storage lockers Stainless steel handbasin with hot and cold mixer and storage below High level storage locker Hanging locker with shelves SALOON Starboard settee berth with storage below and behind backrests Port settee berth with storage below and behind the backrests High level storage lockers and shelves Drop leaf table Overhead hatch to deck NAVIGATION AREA: Large chart table with storage below Electrical distribution panel Chart light Quarter berth Numerous storage lockers GALLEY: Stainless steel sink with hot and cold mixer Taylors 2 burner paraffin cooker with oven Refrigerator High and low level storage lockers Wet locker Rig Cutter rig Aluminium mast with steps and spars Stainless steel standing rigging replaced in 2014 Schaeffer System 1100 foresail furler (New 2014) Slab reefing main with lazyjacks and stackbag SAILS: Sails by Arun, age unknown but overhauled by Crusader Sails in 2014 Fully battened mainsail High cut headsail (Yankee) Staysail Storm jib Cruising chute with adjustable pole (very little used) WINCHES: 2 x Andersen 28ST self tailing primary winches 2 x Gibb halyard winches on the coach roof with clutches Machinery Betamarine 28hp diesel engine (New in May 2006) 3 cylinder motor with fresh water cooling Less than 200 hours run at July 2016 Shaft drive to Brunton Autoprop 3 blade propeller (Serviced by Bruntons in 2016) Single lever throttle/shift ELECTRICS: 80AH Engine start battery (New 2015) 2 x 110AH domestic batteries (New 2015) Battery isolator switches Batteries charged by 100A engine alternator, 240v Merlin shore power charger (New 2015) and Rutland 913 Wind turbine with Marlec battery status monitor Adverc charge management system Shore power system with outlets in the cabin LED cabin lighting WATER SYSTEM: Pressurised hot and cold water system Water heated by engine calorifier and 240v shore power immersion heater Inventory NAVIGATION AIDS: Ritchie bulkhead compass Raymarine ST40 Speed Raymarine ST40 Depth Raymarine ST40 Wind Raymarine RL760 Chart plotter/Radar display/fishfinder Raymarine RL80C Chart plotter/Radar/fishfinder display Raymarine Radome with MARPA Raymarine ST4000+ Tillerpilot Simrad RD68 DSC VHF Navigation lights GROUND TACKLE: Spade anchor with chain Lofrans Airon 1000W windlass with deck controls at the bow Kedge anchor GENERAL EQUIPMENT: Clock and barometer Horseshoe lifebuoy with light 3 x Fire extinguishers Fire blanket Telescopic beaching legs Fenders and warps Sprayhood Boarding ladder Owner's Comments The Vancouver 27 was designed by Robert Harris to satisfy a customer's requirement to sail from Vancouver to New Zealand and back. The boat was so successful that it went into production and many have since circumnavigated and completed other notable voyages. "Aureole Voyager" was built in 1979 and I have carried out extensive refurbishment and updated some of the equipment. I am now only selling because age dictates that it is time I swallowed the anchor!