Historical Archive

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Strider frames

Strider frames

Frames, stringers and keel

Strider planking

Strider planking

Triple diagonal mahogany planking

Strider cabin top

Strider cabin top

Coachroof under construction.

"Strider" launch day

"Strider" launch day

Strider - John Dandridge with cap and pipe!

Strider - John Dandridge with cap and pipe!

John Dandridge

John Dandridge

Humble beginnings  -  the hull of Sunrise outside the shed at South Heighton

Humble beginnings - the hull of Sunrise outside the shed at South Heighton

Sunrise on Launch day

Sunrise on Launch day

"Sunrise" just launched

"Sunrise" just launched

Production line!! in Cantell's Shed

Production line!! in Cantell's Shed

V27 No.4 "Nanaimo" under construction

V27 No.4 "Nanaimo" under construction

"Nanaimo" now called "Stitcher" was the fourth V27 and the first to be built in the Cantell's Boatyard.

Under construction

Under construction

"Farwell" & "Breakaway of Stranford" under construction inside the Cantell's Shed.

Cantell's Boatyard and "Breakaway"

Cantell's Boatyard and "Breakaway"

Launch day for "Breakaway of Strangford". The first Vancouver 27 to be fitted with a double berth fore cabin. She was delivered to Strangford Loch in Northern Ireland where she was based.

"Breakaway of Strangford"

"Breakaway of Strangford"

V27 "Pheon" awaiting launch

V27 "Pheon" awaiting launch

"Pheon" the second

"Pheon" the second

"Sossity"

"Sossity"

We built "Sossity" for Martin Barr of the rock band Jethro Tull. Sossity was names after a song he wrote

"Sossity"

"Sossity"

Sula Sula

Sula Sula

"SULA SULA of Seaford". The first of the second generation Vancouver 27s and winner of the Yachting World One of a kind rally in 1981

Vancouver 32-01

Vancouver 32-01

The first Vancouver 32. Built in foam sandwich construction. The mould for all subsequent Vancouver 32s was taken from this first one.

Vancouver 32  the first

Vancouver 32 the first

V32-01 on test with Yachting World

The Pheon Yachts Ltd Factory

The Pheon Yachts Ltd Factory

The Pheon Yachts Factory with five bays for yachts. The stern of the V38 can be seen in bay 4

Pheon Yachts Workshop

Pheon Yachts Workshop

Pheon Yachts Workshop

Pheon Yachts Workshop

Looking out of the workshop at the Vancouver 38

Inside the factory

Inside the factory

Vancouver 32 nearly complete

Vancouver 32 nearly complete

Nearly complete Vancouver 32 alongside another one just starting fit out.

V27 and V32 in factory

V27 and V32 in factory

Hoodwink - the first V32 Pilot under construction

Hoodwink - the first V32 Pilot under construction

The first Vancouver 32 Pilot had a wooden pilot house.

Vancouver 32 Pilot "Hoodwink"

Vancouver 32 Pilot "Hoodwink"

"Hoodwink"

"Hoodwink"

Vancouver 32 Pilot under construction

Vancouver 32 Pilot under construction

The second Vancouver 32 Pilot had a GRP pilot house and was built for an owner in the USA.

V27 about to be craned

V27 about to be craned

V27 being loaded

V27 being loaded

Annapolis Boatshow

Annapolis Boatshow

Vancouver 27 at the Annapolis Boatshow with Southerlies and a Fisher

The Pheon Yachts Workforce

The Pheon Yachts Workforce

The Pheon Yachts ltd workforce standing in front of a Vancouver 274 being prepared for shipment to the USA.

V38 arrives at Pheon factory for fit out

V38 arrives at Pheon factory for fit out

Vancouver 38 hull entering the factory

Vancouver 38 hull entering the factory

Vancouver 38 almost complete

Vancouver 38 almost complete

Vancouver 38 just launched

Vancouver 38 just launched

V38 with Yachting World team

V38 with Yachting World team

Vancouver Islander 28 leaving the factory

Vancouver Islander 28 leaving the factory

The first Vancouver 28 "Islander" leaving the Pheon Yachts factory in 1986.

V28 "Islander" with Kevin Seymour

V28 "Islander" with Kevin Seymour

"Islander" competing in the 1986 Round the Island Race

Bryan Moffat

Bryan Moffat

Northshore boat shed

Northshore boat shed

Northshore slipway

Northshore slipway

Vancouver 28 moulds

Vancouver 28 moulds

The story of the Vancouvers in Europe started in a small shed in a disused quarry near Newhaven, Sussex in 1974. Below is an archive of magazine articles, brochures, specification sheets and photographs. This is an ongoing archive and is dependant upon member contributions to add to the story. Please feel free to send relevant items of interest to the webmaster for inclusion.

 

The European Vancouvers are by no means the only Vancouvers. A number of yachts were produced in America and Taiwan, an examples of which can be see below with the Vancouver 25, the smallest of the range, and the Vancouver 36 (Harris version). There are larger Vancouvers as well including the Vancouver 42 and the Vancouver 65, also built in Taiwan.

 

VANCOUVER 25

 

VANCOUVER 27

VANCOUVER 28

 

VANCOUVER 32

 

VANCOUVER 34

 

VANCOUVER 36 (Robert B Harris designed)

VANCOUVER 36 (Northshore - Tony Taylor designed)

 

VANCOUVER 38

 

Strider/Burnaby Frames
Strider/Burnaby triple diagonal planked
Strider/Burnaby under construction

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

 

A historic video of Pheon Yachts Ltd

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