Vancouver 274 For Sale

"Kate" Price £21,950                                           Contact:       David Rainsbury


press to zoom

press to zoom

press to zoom

About Kate

Built 1983 by Pheon Yachts

Long keel, tiller steered, cutter rig

Engine: Bukh DV20 2 cylinder diesel

Kate has safely carried her present owners north as far as Bergen and south to Portugal with frequent trips to Brittany and the Outer Hebrides, several Biscay crossings, two of which were singlehanded. She has introduced grandchildren to sailing and was used in the present owner’s work as a sailing author. She takes long passages in her stride and inspires confidence in ocean swells or North Sea gales. She is a serious yacht yet she is easy to handle, steady and predictable for fun family sailing. 


Above deck

The deep, secure cockpit is decked with Tek-Dek extreme, artificial teak substitute. Side decks and foredeck are natural teak.



Masthead cutter rig. All standing rigging replaced and new Harken headsail reefing fitted 2017.


Hood mainsail custom made in Vectron fabric 2009. 2 substantial reefs.

Hood Staysail custom made in Vectron fabric 2009

Hood No1 yankee tan dacron 2012

No2 yankee, tan

Cruising chute and snuffer

Deck equipment

In the cockpit are two Lewmar 30 single speed sheet winches and two smaller stays'l sheet winches. 

Mainsheet runs to a track at the for'ard end of the cockpit.

3 jammers either side of the main hatch control halyards, kicker and topping lift.

2 Harken mast winches.

Lofrens hand windlass on the foredeck.

Telescopic spinnaker pole stowed vertically on forward face of the mast

Stainless steel grab rail on foredeck

Lewmar hatch.

Mast steps

Telescopic yacht legs


Below deck

Galley to port with Plastimo Neptune 2000 cooker with 2 burners, oven and grill. Sink and stowage.

Full sized chart table to starboard facing forward, stowage for charts under.

Beneath the navigation seat is a fridge, an Isotherm unit is located in the wet locker aft.

Either side of the saloon are settee berths with stowage underneath and behind the back cushions. Shelves above with deep fiddles.

The custom made folding saloon table is on a removable support and can be swivelled to various positions. A second mounting plate allows the table to be used in the cockpit.

Webasto parafin heater, new 2018, balanced flue to deck fitting.

Plastimo brass clock and barometer.

Heads to starboard, Jabsco compact marine toilet and slide out washbasin.

Double vee berth in the forepeak.


2 anchors, CQR 25lb regalvanised 2017

40m 8mm calibrated chain spliced to 50m 16mm anchorplait.



Plastimo Contest compass. New 2019 bulkhead mounted in the cockpit

Standard Horizon C1000 gps chart plotter above chart table. A wide selection of compatible C-map charts are included in the sale

Furuno radar

Taktik log and depth sounder. The wind instrument fitted is not operational.

Simrad tiller pilot

Schwing wind vane self steering



Three individually switched batteries

Sterling Advanced Alternator Regulator

Sterling Inverter

Solar panel and regulator

Domestic lights all led low power consumption

Henderson Hand bilge pump in cockpit

Rule automatic bilge pump

Pilot gas alarm



Avon solid transom dinghy with slatted floor, seat and original oars.


Habitent cockpit tent is available to purchase separately