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Vancouver 34 Classic

Under sail the Vancouver 34 classic has a light helm and is perfectly balanced in any wind strength, making it easy work for the helmsman or self steering gear. She is surprisingly fast under sail and high average speeds are possible which is ideal for passage making.

The Vancouver 34 is a modern classic, with her long keel and heavy displacement she is as easy to manoeuvre under sail or power - the first choice for serious cruising.

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Vancouver 34 is every inch an offshore cruiser. The interior accommodation is designed for use at sea, for long periods if required, has good sea berths but still has a comfortably furnished saloon for relaxation when in harbour. The galley is compact and safe to use at sea and there is a large oilskin locker conveniently adjacent to the companionway. The huge chart table has plenty of space for the installation of any amount of instrumentation and there are purpose made stowages for pilot books and charts.

Construction

  • The hull and deck are hand laid up GRP in accordance with Nordseal system and finished in Dark Blue pigmented gel coat
  • The lead ballast keel is 6,000 lbs (2722 kgs) which is encapsulated entirely within the hull moulding

Cockpit

  • The cockpit is integral with the deck moulding
  • There are two large cockpit lockers one to port and one aft, each have GRP sealing lids and shockcords to hold them open
  • Two single drained gas bottle lockers are fitted either side of the cockpit
  • There are two cave lockers in the coamings
  • The two large diameter cockpit drains exit through the stern and the floor has a teak duckboard
  • Four harness lifeline attachment points are fitted in the cockpit. Either side just outside the companioway and either side of the wheel
  • The cockpit seats are teak laid

Deck Fittings

  • Loffrans Tigress electric anchor windlass was fitted in 2001. This is provided with 10mm (3/8") chain gypsy and is controlled by a pair of foot switches adjacent to the windlass and by a remote switch sited in the cockpit by the helm
  • Horseshore lifebuoy
  • Liferaft deck chocks and fittings
  • Harness Lifeline jackstays port & starboard
  • Ambassador AM10 rope cutter on prop shaft
  • S/S boarding ladder fitted to transom
  • Passerelle - Anodised aluminium fold up passerelle with rope handrail fitted to transom to allow easy access when moored stern-to
  • Wheel rim covered with hide
  • One additional hatch (size 20) on centreline in saloon forward of hatch garage
  • One additional hatch (size 10) over heads compartment
  • The side decks and coachroof are Treadmaster covered
  • Ventilation is provided by the opening perspex hatch in the forecabin plus four PVC dorade ventilators
  • Teak grab rails are fitted on the coachroof
  • A substantial double bow roller is fitted in which the anchor will stow, secondary stowage is provided in the pulpit
  • Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit
  • 10 x 27 inch stanchions and bases
  • Sliding hatch over companionway
  • GRP hatch cover with console for instrument dials
  • Teak weatherboards with retaining bolts
  • Henderson bilge pump in cockpit
  • 2 x Lewmar 44 ST genoa winches
  • Spinlock Rope clutches - 13 in total fitted - five to port and five to starboard, under the sprayhood, either side of the companioway sliding hatch. To accommodate the main and staysail halyards, the topping lift, the kicker, the reefing lines x 4 and the staysail sheets. A further pair are mounted on the mast for the Genoa and Spinnaker halyards and a single clutch on the side deck for the headsail furling line
  • 1 x compass
  • 10 x aluminium framed windows, eight of which are opening
  • Mesh fly screens are provided for all opening ports and hatches
  • 2 x staysail sheet tracks with sliding blocks and end stops
  • 2 x genoa sheet tracks with sliding blocks and end stops
  • Mainsail sheet track, traveller and end stops
  • 2 x mooring cleats with fairleads on foredeck
  • 2 x mooring cleats with fairleads at stern
  • 4 x mooring cleats with fairleads midships
  • Bollard on foredeck for ground tackle
  • Fuel tank and water tank fillers
  • Additional water filler is provided for the secondary tank, as well as a deck pumpout connection for the holding tank
  • Sprayhood in Dark Red (replaced 2011) on stainless steel frame with grab bar
  • Under boom awning with zip fastening to sprayhood and additional zip-in sides and back to totally enclose the cockpit
  • Canvas Covers for mainsail, wheel (To be replaced with new in early 2016) and outboard

Rig and Sails

  • RIG
    • The cutter rig is standard. The mast has two sets of spreaders and is silver anodised
    • Mast Steps - substantial fold-up type mast steps fitted from boom to masthead for easy access
    • Tricolour with all round white light
    • Steaming light combined with deck flood light
    • Spinnaker halyard
    • Main halyard
    • Genoa halyard
    • Staysail halyard
    • Topping lift
    • Forestay
    • Inner forestay
    • Twin backstay
    • Cap shrouds
    • Fore and aft lower shrouds
    • Intermediate backstays
    • One double Spinlock rope clutch for genoa and spinnaker halyards
    • The boom has internal reefing lines and outhaul line with stoppers at the forward end
    • Reefing lines (4 in total) are led back to the cockpit
    • Mast - port side - Genoa and Spinnaker halyard winch
    • A Furlex or similar roller reefing forestay is provided
    • Spinnaker pole, telescopic with up-haul for pole permanently rigged and the line and block for downhaul are stowed in the cockpit locker and are rigged as necessary.
    • Vertical mast stowage for spinnaker pole
    • Firdell radar reflector fitted on mast
    • Strong gas lift kicker
    • Two STC 16 winches
    • Storm Tri-sail in Dayglo orange with track
    • Mainsheet track full width of cockpit
    SAILS
    • Sails are by Arun Sailmakers
    • Fully battened mainsail with Frederiksen cars
    • Single line reefing (two reef lines led aft to cockpit)
    • Third reef (two part) also led to cockpit
    • Lazy jacks three part (internal at mast)
    • Storm Sails - Tri-sail and staysail, in Dayglo orange with hanks, (both unused)
    • Cruising chute (sail only) stowed in purpose made snuffer sock (made by Arun)
    • Cruising chute sheets, blocks & attachments

Engine

  • The maximum speed under power is in the order of 6 - 7 knots, depending on the conditions. With a cruising speed of 5 -6 Knots at moderate revs.
  • Fuel consumption at cruising speed is in the order of 2.25 - 2.5 litres per hour, which provides for roughly about 100 hours running on a full tank (220 litres), equating to a cruising range of approximately 500 miles.
  • Since installation the engine has been fully serviced in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. The 300 hour service having been carried out in November 2015, when the boat was laid up for the winter.
  • In addition to the fixed diesel fuel tank, 4 x 10 litre plastic diesel fuel cans are carried in the cockpit locker.

Engineering & Electrical Equipment

  • Battery State Meter
  • Engine Hour Meter
  • Three heavy duty 12v batteries are provided, separately isolated, so that one can be reserved for engine starting
  • 2 x 12v interior socket - one adjacent Chart Table and one at forward end of accommodation
  • 240v ring main
  • Refrigeration: Isotherm 3200 fitted in standard cool box
  • VTronix external speaker - VHF
  • Sony stereo system, including a 10 CD changer unit. This provides for the playing of radio, cassette tapes and CD's via six switched speakers, 4 internal and two external.
  • 240v 1kw immersion heater (shore power needed)
  • Sterling battery charger - 30 amp (shore power needed)
  • An additional shore power cable, of approximately 10 metres in length, is provided to supplement that originally supplied. A number of adaptors to fit most shore power supply sockets are provided
  • A small inverter is also supplied, sufficient to charge mobile phones or run a laptop computer
  • Ground Plate - At the time of building, in anticipation of the fitting of a SSB radio, a suitable ground plate was fitted to the exterior of the hull. Albeit, such a radio has never been provided
  • Ampair 100 Wind Generator
  • Pressurised hot & cold water system
  • Holding tank system
  • Water tank guage
  • Fuel tank guage
  • Hydro-vane self steering - removed at present to accommodate stern to mooring but brackets are at hand to readily refit it
  • All systems are separately wired and switched with circuit breakers mounted in the main panel
  • A complete set of interior lighting is fitted including bulkhead lights for reading and overhead deckhead lights
  • A red light is fitted for night sailing
  • A combined bow port and starboard light and stern white light are fitted in addition to the mast lights
  • A sacrificial anode on the hull is wired to the engine and stern tube

Navigation Area & Equipment

    • Large chart table to starboard with stowage for charts under and plenty of space for instruments outboard
    • Bookshelves and stowage for pencils and other equipment
    • The quarterberth runs aft from the chart table with stowage under
    • A removable backrest is provided
    • ST50+ steering compass
    • ST50+ Nav pac: speed, depth and wind indicators in cockpit with multi unit at chart table
    • New Garmin GPS 152H receiver fitted in 2014
    • Autohelm autopilot with Whitlock Mamba rotary drive single station control in cockipt (ST6000+ display)
    • VHF: Icom M59 with aerial at masthead
    • ICS navtex receiver - Nav4+ with the antenna wired to the insulated backstay is fitted adjacent to the chart table
    • In addition to the standard navigational equipment (Autopilot, Log/speed, echo sounder, wind indicator, electronic and binnacle compasses) mentioned elsewhere, there is also provided a trailed log and hand held GPS for emergency use. Further to which a Davis sextant is provided, together with a programmed calculator for sight reductions
    • A clock and barometer are provided adjacent to the navigation station. As are two hand bearing compasses, one electronic the other magnetic, together with a pair of 7x50 binoculars

Accommodation

    • Large chart table to starboard with stowage for charts under and plenty of space for instruments outboard
    • Bookshelves and stowage for pencils and other equipment
    • The quarterberth runs aft from the chart table with stowage under
    • A removable backrest is provided
    • ST50+ steering compass
    • ST50+ Nav pac: speed, depth and wind indicators in cockpit with multi unit at chart table
    • New Garmin GPS 152H receiver fitted in 2014
    • Autohelm autopilot with Whitlock Mamba rotary drive single station control in cockipt (ST6000+ display)
    • VHF: Icom M59 with aerial at masthead
    • ICS navtex receiver - Nav4+ with the antenna wired to the insulated backstay is fitted adjacent to the chart table
    • In addition to the standard navigational equipment (Autopilot, Log/speed, echo sounder, wind indicator, electronic and binnacle compasses) mentioned elsewhere, there is also provided a trailed log and hand held GPS for emergency use. Further to which a Davis sextant is provided, together with a programmed calculator for sight reductions
    • A clock and barometer are provided adjacent to the navigation station. As are two hand bearing compasses, one electronic the other magnetic, together with a pair of 7x50 binoculars

FORECABIN

  • V berth arrangement providing two good length single berths with infill to form double
  • The infill stows between the berths to provide a seat when not in use
  • There is a dressing table with mirror in the cabin together with a hanging locker and access forward to the chain locker
  • The floor is teak and holly striped plydeck
  • There is a large opening perspex hatch above
TOILET COMPARTMENT

  • A marine toilet with hinged down lid over is fitted
  • The floor has a teak grating over the shower tray
  • The work surface incorporates a hand basin with hot and cold water with shower mixer tap with stowage under
  • Open lockers are provided outboard
SALOON

  • There is a single settee berth to port, a wardrobe forward with hanging space plus shelves
  • Bookshelf and two lockers outboard
  • Cocktail cabinet with bottle and glasses stowage aft
  • To starboard is a dinette convertible to a double berth with bookshelf and two lockers outboard
  • Twin leafed table on centreline around teak mast support post
  • Teak and holly striped plydeck on cabin sole
COMPANIONWAY

  • The companionway steps are removable to access the engine and incorporate a locker for storage of winch handles etc.
  • To port is a large drained oilskin locker with engine sea water inlet strainer conveniently positioned at the bottom

Galley

  • Twin stainless steel sinks with foot pump and a hot and cold mixer tap, a gimballed gas cooker with two burners, grill and oven with fail-safe on all burners
  • A gas shut off valve is fitted adjacent to the cooker
  • There is ample stowage for crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils and food
  • Eyes are provided for a galley strap and a galley crash bar is fitted
  • A large drained ice box is situated under the forward end of the quarter berth

General

  • The bilges and lockers are painted throughout
  • A second water tank of 100 litres (22 UK galls) capacity which supplies the manual outlets in the galley and heads.
  • The interior woodwork is finished in satin finish varnish
  • Curtain tracks & curtains
  • 2 x lee cloth
  • 35lbs CQR anchor with 80m of 10mm (3/8") chain stowed in the chain locker. A similar spare anchor is stored on stowage brackets on the pulpit. In addition, a Fortress FX-23 is stowed aft to act as a kedge anchor and has 10 metres of 10mm (3/8") chain attached. A further 15 metres of 8mm (5/16") chain is also provided, in addition to 3 anchor warps of 30, 40 & 50 metres in length
  • 8 Fenders covered in fitted fendasox
  • 3 Winch handles
  • Warps - in total 8 mooring warps are provided; 2 x 15 metres, 2 x 10 metres and 4 x 6 metres. The latter four are fitted with hard eyes and chain loops
  • Fire Extinguishers x 3 dry powder and fire blanket (Extinguishers to be service for 2016 season by owner)
  • Boat Hooks x 2
  • Gas - 3 x Gaz Butane gas cylinders
  • Ensign Staff and Holder

Safety Equipment

  • Plastimo four man life raft stowed on deck in purpose made chocks. Since new (1998)this has been serviced in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations at 3 yearly intervals.
  • Five Remploy (Commodore II) 150N life-jackets are provided, of the type that also act as a safety harness. These are inflated manually, by means of a pull-down toggle, and also have an oral inflation tube. Each is provided with a crotch strap, a whistle and a light, as well as with a safety line fitted with safety spring hooks at each end.
  • A full set of in date distress flares in a waterproof container are stowed in the cockpit locker. Consisting of 4 x hand held reds, 4 x parachute rocket reds and 4 x buoyant orange smoke.
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy is supplemented by a floating flashing light, danbuoy and floating heaving line
  • Two good quality waterproof hand torches are provided for use on deck and are supplemented by a couple of smaller torches for use inside
  • A hand operated fog signal, together with spare gas canister is provided
  • A portable manually operated bilge pump is provided to supplement the two fixed pumps that are installed onboard.
  • THE OWNER INTENDS TO REPLACE THE DISTRESS SIGNALS AND HAVE THE LIFERAFT AND FIRE EXTINQUISHERS SERVICED FOR THE 2016 SEASON, WITH LIFEJACKETS AND OTHER SAFTEY EQUIPMENT ALSO BEING CHECKED.

Miscellaneous

  • 3 metre Zodiac inflatable dinghy with fitted rigid floor, stowed in a suitable canvas bag on deck. NB: this item has been extremely well used and has been repaired on several occasions
  • Yamaha 6CMH (6 h.p.) two stroke outboard engine is stowed on the pushpit for use with the above dinghy. This is complete with fuel tank and spare fuel can, together with all necessary fittings. The engine, which has run less than 100 hours in total, has been serviced in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations since new and has recently (2013) been fitted with a new prop
  • Three stow-flat water hoses, of various lengths, on reels are provided
  • A Whitlock folding cockpit table is fitted to the steering binnacle
  • Timber storm boards, together with the necessary fixings, are provided to fit each of the various sizes of hatch and window
  • A remote fuel cut off device has been fitted to isolate the engine fuel supply, together with a port to allow a fire extinguisher to be discharged into the engine space without opening up the engine compartment

Owners Comments

  • Esante is in reasonably good order given that she has been well used and extensively cruised, during which time I lived onboard for five consecutive seasons.
  • Secondly, as she is not to be replaced and hence no gear is to be transferred to another boat, she comes virtually fully equipped for immediate cruising. The additional items, not mentioned above including:-
    • A full set of cutlery and crockery
    • A comprehensive library of pilot books and other sailing reference books, together with an extensive folio of admiralty charts
    • A multitude of various spares and other miscellaneous useful bits and pieces

Disclaimer

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Details

Model: Vancouver 34 Classic
Model Year: 1998
Tax Status: Paid
Location: Kos, Greece
Boat Ref: 4557972
Status: Available
Price: £49,900

Dimensions

LOA: 10.4m (34'3")
LWL: 8.4m (27'6")
Beam: 3.2m (10'6")
Keel Type: Other

Engine

Make: Yanmar
Model: 3GM30F
Fuel: diesel
Power: 19.9kW (27 hp)
Propeller: 3 Blade, Bronze

Tankage

Fuel: 220 litres (49 gallons)
Water: 189 litres (42 gallons)