Vancouver 36 For Sale

"Voyager" £79,950 VAT Paid                                            Contact:       Peter Blackadder







This Vancouver 36 is in excellent condition, Vancouver’s are known as fantastic long distance tough sailing yachts & this example stands up to the reputation very well.

She has been updated and maintained with no expense spared and to the highest standard. Here is a list of some of the most important upgrades; she had a new Volvo Penta DS-40-F diesel engine in 2014, new standing & running rigging in 2008. A new mainsail & yankee in 2013, complete instrument updates in 2013 & 2017, new running rigging in 2017, the list goes on & on.

Her condition throughout is superb the finish of the boat with regards to, gelcoat, woodwork & upholstery is extremely high.

The current owner purchased her at the beginning of last year and made some personal changes to the electronics and rigging making her a fully modernised spec. Due to an unexpected move abroad the current owner feels it is best to put her on the market, to ensure her high standard is maintained by a new owner and they can enjoy her every bit as much as he has for this short period of ownership.

The current owner cruised her for extended periods during the summer of 2017 with most time spent around the Southwest UK and Southern Brittany coast. The Vancouver will battle all conditions at ease providing a comfortable & robust passage every time she sets off of the jetty.

If you are searching for an all weather solidly built cruiser then this one should be top of the list, there has been no expense spared equipping this yacht so there is nothing to do apart from wave goodbye. 

Owners Comments:  It is with a heavy heart that I am selling Voyager.  She is a fantastic cruising yacht, handles impeccably in a seaway, and yet her rig has been updated for both performance and ease of handling, and her electronics were refitted and upgraded last year.  I have never seen a yacht of this age so well maintained and got a similar comment from the Surveyor.


Built by Northshore Yachts in 1990
Designed by Tony Taylor
Hull & deck mouldings to Lloyds approved specifications
GRP hull, deck & superstructure
Hull topsides are foam sandwich construction
Solid GRP construction underwater profile (underwater gel coat was moulded with copper content during original layup)
Underwater profile was stripped back in 2009, re-primed & antifouled 
The boat has been stored ashore for a minimum of 6 months each season during current ownership
Whitlock Cobra R wheel steering (removed & refurbished with new bearings in 2008)
Encapsulated long fin lead keel, with skeg (the leading edge is designed to be significantly robust to provide a sacrificial function in the event of a collision)
All new hull anodes & extensive selection of spares

Hull No 88/90

Volvo Penta D2-40, 40hp diesel engine (new in 2014)
240 engine hours  (TBC next week)
Single lever morse control
Engine serviced & winterised each year
Shaft driven (new shaft P-bracket, stern gland gaiter & cutlass bearing 2014)
Bruntons Autoprop (new 2014)
Rope cutter (new bearings 2014)
Calorifier (replaced in 2000)
Eberspacher diesel fired heating system

12V engine start battery
2 x 12V leisure batteries (new 2014) 
Dedicated 12V battery for the windlass & Eberspacher diesel heating (new 2014)
Charging from Charge Pro 30 amp, mains battery charger
Charging from 110AH alternator (new 2014)
Marlec HRS charge regulator
Solar panel
Rutland 504 wind generator (new in 2009)
240V shorepower system 

Fresh water capacity 80 gallons split between, 2 x stainless steel tanks
Fuel capacity 60 gallons in a single stainless steel tank (new fuel hoses throughout the fuel system in 2014)
Holding Tank capacity 15 gallons approx
Tank tender level gauge (serviced 2018)

Water System:
Hot & cold pressurised water 
Hot water from calorifier with immersion heater & mixer valve (new in 2000)

Stainless steel standing rigging (new in 2008)
Forestay replaced in 2017 with Harken furler
Most of the running rigging replaced in 2017 
Selden aluminium spars
Keel stepped mast
Double spreader rig
Rod kicker
Harken yankee furling gear (new 2017)
Furlex 200S staysail furling gear (new 2015)
In mast roller reefing
Mast mounted aluminium spinnaker pole
Lewmar #30, two speed self tailing mast winch
3 x Spinlock mast clutches

All sails laundered and serviced during winter 2017/18 
Fully battened Yankee sail 8.5oz Bainbridge Ocean Premium Plus cloth, by Maxiroach (new 2013) 33.82 sq.m
Spare yankee sail by Quay Sails (2001, very servicable)
Furling staysail Quay sails (new 2015) 10.50 sq.m
Spare hanked staysail (2001 good condition)
Mainsail with vertical battens 8.5oz  Bainbridge Ocean Premium Plus cloth by Maxiroach (new 2013) 26.94 sq.m
Spare battened mainsail by Maxiroach (2004, used)
Spare unbattened mainsail by Quay Sails (2001 used for 2/3 seasons good condition)
Cruising chute by Hood Sails (original, 1990 fair condition)
Storm jib (like new never been used)
Trisail (like new never been used)


Navigation Aids:
In The Cockpit;
Raymarine e9 (UK and European Charts)
Raymarine ST6002 autopilot & SPX course computer with fast rate compass (new 2013)
Raymarine ST60 log/depth (new 2013, new through hull fittings in 2007)
Raymarine ST60 speed (new 2013)
Raymarine ST60 wind speed & direction (new 2013 & new anemometer 2017)
Raymarine ST60 multi repeater (new 2013)
Raymarine command mic
Mast mounted Raymarine 18" Quantum radar
Regal Poseidon pedestal mounted steering compass 
Simrad cockpit speaker

At The Chart Table;
Raymarine ERS7  chart plotter (UK & European charts)
Raymarine AIS 650 transponder
Raymarine Ray 60 DSC, VHF radio
Raymarine RS130 GPS (fitted 2015)
Nasa Navtex
Navionics chart modules
Various Old Admiralty paper charts (covering English Channel & Biscay Coasts)

Ground Tackle:
Simpson Lawrence electric windlass
20kg delta anchor 
Spare 45lb CQR anchor
60 meters of 10mm galvanised chain (new in 2001)
Double stainless steel bow roller/stemhead fitting

Deck Gear:
Lewmar, 2 speed, self-tailing yankee winches
Lewmar, 2 speed, self-tailing staysail winches
Lewmar 2 speed, self-tailing halyard winches
Lewmar Coachroof mounted mainsheet traveller
Lewmar yankee and staysail tracks, with adjustable cars
Plastic darodes ventilators 
Lewmar deck hatches & portlights (all reglazed in the last 3 years
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, boarding ladder & stanchions
Teak cockpit seats & floor
Teak Grab rails
Aluminium through rail fairleads
Aluminium mooring cleats

Safety Equipment:
All Safety equipment listed is included in the sale but the vendor offers no warranties
The purchaser must service the safety equipment and ensure that it is appropriate for his purposes

Lifejackets x 4, with built in harnesses
4 person Avon canister life raft, mounted on a bespoke teak cradle (serviced 2017)
4 x safety harnesses
4 x safety lines
Horseshoe lifebuoy
Electric pnuematic auto switch bilge pump
Manual Henderson V bilge pump
Gas detector with solinoid shut off valve
1kg powder fire extinguishers x 3
3 kg powder fire extinguisher by the galley
2 x fireblankets
Navigation lights
Deck light (replaced 2018)

Avon inflatable 5 man dinghy
Two stroke outboard engine
Canvas sprayhood with stainless steel frame (new 2007, removed during winter months & laundered)
Various fenders & warps
Teak cockpit table
Boat hook

Substantial inventory of spares



Sleeps 6 in two cabins and the saloon
Forepeak cabin with a large double V berth, with an infill
Heads is aft of the forepeak & is a large heads with toilet, hand basin and full size Mira shower
Saloon with C-shaped seating to port, settee & pilot berth opposite, saloon table & forward facing chart table
Galley to port, with cooker, fridge, work space & storage
Aft cabin to starboard aft, has a large double berth with ample storage
Upholstery re covered in 2007
Immaculate teak & holly flooring (has been epoxy coated & 2 part polyurethane varnish finished)

Forepeak Cabin: 
Large double V berth  
Infill creates a large double berth
Open shelving to port and starboard along hull sides
Cupboard storage above the berth and aft of the starboard berth
Under berth stowage

All new Lavac heads & replacement hoses, plus dual flush (manual & electric flush 2017), Henderson V Lavac pump was serviced with a new diaphragm in 2013. Second Henderson pump fitted to serve the stainless steel holding tank
Moulded hand basin with pressurised hot and cold water
Manual cold water pump
Mira full size shower
Eberspacher heating outlet
Ample storage

C-shaped seating to port
Saloon folding table, with excellent seaway fiddles when closed
Hidden pilot berth to port
Settee seating opposite main seating area
Pilot berth to starboard with trotter box
Ample cupboard storage above and below seating areas
Excellent light generated from opening Lewmar portlights & deck hatches

Chart Table:
Forward facing chart table to starboard just aft of the saloon
Chart stowage
Instrumentation  at the table
Under seat stowage
Drawer & shelf storage

Galley positioned to port
C-shaped galley
Plastimo 2 burner hob, grill & oven
Water cooled Frigomatic keel cooled fridge (new 2005)
Double stainless steel sink, with hot and cold pressurised water
Manually pumped cold water via filter
Ample cupboard, shelf & drawer storage

Aft Cabin

Good sized double cabin

Wardrobe with drawer and cupboard underneath

Wall mounted hand bearing compass