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  • Manufacturer: Vancouver
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Year: 2004
  • LOA: 34'3" (10.44m)
  • Beam: 10' 6'' (3.20m)
  • Berths: 6
  • Draft: 1.44
  • Keel: Long keel
  • ID no.: 1011254
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heating: Eberspacher D4LC
  • Heads: 1
  • Showers: 1
  • Watertank Size: 227 Litres
  • Engine Make: Yanmar 3YM30F
  • Horsepower: 27hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 180 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 6 Knots
  • Top Speed: 7.5 Knots

Broker Remarks

The Vancouver 34 Classic is a true offshore cruiser, she is a go anywhere yacht that makes an ideal passage maker. Her interior fit-out has been designed with passage making in mind with good sea berths and compact galley layout, yet she is still very comfortable in harbour. She has a full-size forward-facing chart table which is excellent for passage planning. The Vancouver 34 Classic has a well-balanced sail plan: she is capable of high speeds and passage times over extended periods.
This Vancouver 34 Classic is an extremely good example. The current owner has upgraded her over the past 4 seasons, including new instrumentation with two Raymarine chartplotters, radar, AIS, Raymarine autopilot, Rutland wind generator and Hydrovane self-steering system. The battery bank has been replaced and upgraded, various USB 12V sockets added throughout the vessel and internal and external LED lamp conversions.
The standing rigging which was replaced in 2014, and sail inventory has been extended, with a new reacher (2016/17) and new gennaker (2015).
The Yanmar 3YM30F engine is sufficient for the size of the vessel and has always been annually maintained, and the stern gear comprises of a three blade varifold bronze propeller, with ambassador rope cutter.
The condition of this yacht throughout is excellent, she is very well maintained and equipped ready for a new owner to just step onboard.

Owners Remarks:
Samphire was purchased from Northshore shipyard in late 2014; she had been moored off Itchenor since built. She was serviced over the winter and upgraded in line with the surveyor’s report: including slurry blasting to remove the build-up of antifouling and epoxy coating, replacing standing rigging and replacing various through hull fittings. The liferaft was moved on deck and an original self-tacking track was added for the staysail.

Samphire was sailed west during the summer of 2015, to find a new home at Mayflower marine. Since 2016 she has been sailed extensively in the South west and the channel.

In early 2017, a tiller system was retrofitted to make short-handed/single-handed sailing simpler. The original designer drawings were provided by Northshore and the fittings for the rudder stock was made by the original manufacturer. All the original fittings for the Whitlock system were retained: refitting the wheel system is straightforward.


Sleeps six in two cabins which includes the saloon
Double V berth, with infill in the forepeak
Heads aft of the forepeak, storage opposite the heads
Saloon with C-shaped seating to starboard (converts to a double berth)
Settee seating to port (single berth)
Lee cloths for sea berths
Forward facing, full-size chart table aft of the saloon to starboard
L-shaped galley to port
Wet hanging locker aft of the galley
Single aft quarter berth to starboard
Eberspacher D4LC heating system, with three outlets and standard controller
Blue cloth upholstery
Ocean Air blinds for all saloon portlights
Interior teak joinery, finished in satin matt varnish finish
Internal LED lights: 9 overhead, 4 reading lights; Others: 4 reading lights, 1 red night light, 1 chart table light.

Forward Cabin:
The V berth arrangement providing two good length single berths with infill to form a double berth; infill stows between the berths to provide a seat when not in use.
There is a dressing table/vanity unit with mirror, together with a hanging locker and access forward to the chain locker
The cabin sole is madefrom teak and holly striped plydeck
There is a large opening perspex deck hatch above and opening portlights to port and starboard
Four x 12V lights
Heater outlet
Mattress pad/topper for V-berth; fitted sheet and mattress pad cover; V-berth duvet

Heads/shower compartment:
Positioned aft of the forward cabin to starboard
GRP basin vanity unit with hot and cold mixer tap/showerhead
Shower tray grating; Electric pump out of waste shower water
Jabsco marine toilet with hinged down lid over; Holding tank selector (new pump and hoses 2018)
Deckhead mounted ventilator
Opening portlight
Mirror forward
Upper cave lockers outboard
Stowage locker under basin
12V light

Dinette/C-shaped seating which converts to a double berth to starboard, with fitted Lee clothes
There is a single settee berth positioned to port, with fitted lee cloths
Twin leafed saloon table on centreline, around the teak mast support post
Bookshelves and four lockers outboard,
Cocktail cabinet with bottle and glasses stowage
Hanging locker forward with shelves
Teak and holly striped cabin sole, faced on marine ply
Deckhead mounted ventilator; Opening and fixed portlights
Opening roof/deck hatch

Navigation Area:
Positioned to starboard
Opening portlight
Full-sized chart table with chart stowage
Navigator's seat with top access locker outboard
Upper shelf storage outboard
Two x cave lockers under outboard
Locker under opening inboard
Electronics to hand; Ships electrical AC/DC panel
Top loading refrigerator under the chart seat

Quarter berth aft:
The quarter berth is positioned aft of the chart table to starboard
Lockers outboard
Compressor and Calorifier under berth

L-shaped galley to port
Plastimo Neptune 2000 two-burner gimballed gas cooker, with grill and oven
Double stainless-steel sink with hot and cold pressurised water supply and fitted teak chopping board
Manually pumped fresh water supply
Work surface, plus drop in piece over the cooker, to make an additional work surface
Opening portlight
Two x 220V sockets
Sliding door lockers outboard
Three x plate stowage drawers outboard
Top access stowage locker
Under the sinks;
Cutlery drawer with locker under
Locker and waste bin

Wet Hanging Locker:
Positioned aft of the galley to port
Hanging wet locker for waterproofs engine cooling water inlet
Fuel (off) switch
Manual bilge pump
Hanging hooks for lines etc
12V outlet

The companionway steps are removable which allows access to the engine and incorporate a locker for storage of winch handles etc.
Solid teak grab rails either side of the companionway

Cockpit is integral with the deck moulding and it has two large lockers, one to port and one aft
Two drained gas bottle lockers are fitted either side of the cockpit
There are two large cave lockers in the coamings
Two large diameter cockpit drains exit via the stern
The cockpit floor has a teak duckboard and the cockpit seats are teak laid
Companionway: hatch – Perspex (with carry/storage case); timber (for winter use)

Mechanical and Rigging

Built by Northshore in late 2004
Build number 120 and launched February 2005
Designed by Robert B Harris
Hand laid GRP hull, deck and superstructure (balsa core in the top sides which stops at the waterline and plywood on deck in high-stress areas where deck fittings are located)
Treadmaster on deck
Teak capping rails, cockpit seating and slatted cockpit grating
Off white gel coat
Long encapsulated lead keel ballast (encapsulated entirely within the hull moulding)
Tiller steered
The tiller was retrofitted according to the original plans for a tiller on the V34C. The complete Lewmar/Whitlock wheel pedestal steering system, with direct linkage to the rudder, (binnacle, binnacle compass (Plastimo Olympic 135), binnacle mounted morse control, gearbox, linkages, wheel and emergency tiller) and autopilot drive (Whitlock Mamba rotary drive) are included in the sale: reinstating the Whitlock system is straightforward. The manual emergency tiller is supplied.
GRP rudder with stainless steel stock, the base of the rudder locates into the bottom of the skeg.
Two x skeg anodes (new 2019)
One main bar anode (new 2019)
One propeller anode (new 2019)


Yanmar 3YM30F three cylinder 27hp diesel engine (annually serviced)
Various engine spares
Spinlock single lever morse engine control (removable handle in the cockpit)
Freshwater cooled (new hoses etc, in 2017)
Wet exhaust system water trap and anti-syphon loop
Shaft driven (stainless steel shaft in the stern tube, with water lubricated outboard bearing, supported in an "A" bracket)
Three blade bronze VariProp propeller
Ambassador AM10 rope cutter

Three x 12V, 105AH sealed lead-acid domestic batteries (new 2018)
70AH Red Flash, sealed lead-acid engine battery (new 2018)
Sterling Power Products 30AH mains battery charger
Sterling Power Products power management system
Charging from engine alternator
Rutland 914i wind generator (new 2016)
Marlec charge controller
12V Outlets:
Two x USB and single cigarette outlets (fore cabin)
Two x USB and single cigarette outlets (chart table)
Single cigarette outlet (companionway)
220V shorepower system
220V outlets in all cabins and galley (no outlets in the heads)

Freshwater capacity 227 litres, 49.9 gallons
Stainless steel tank under the cabin sole, with an electronic gauge at the chart table
Fuel capacity 180 litres (39.5 gallons)
Stainless steel tank located under the cockpit sole and filled from the cockpit, with an electronic gauge at the chart table
Holding tank, with an electronic gauge in heads compartment, under the V-berth
Jabsco macerator pump (new 2018)

Water System:
Pressurised water system throughout
Manual hand pumped cold water at the galley sink
Hot and cold water
Hot water from calorifier with an immersion heater

Selden aluminium spars (mast, boom and spinnaker pole)
Double spreader masthead cutter rig (height: 14.18m – above the waterline)
Deck stepped mast with folding mast steps
Stainless steel standing rigging (uppers, intermediates, twin lowers, twin backstays; forestay; detachable inner forestay all replaced in 2014); (runners original)
Halyards are all braid on braid; Main (to cockpit); Topping lift (to cockpit); Genoa (at mast); Staysail (to cockpit); Spinnaker (at mast)
Sheets are all braid on braid: Genoa x two; staysail x two; Staysail sheet for self-tacker (incl required blocks); Gennaker x two sheets and one tackline
Lewmar #8 single speed mast winch
Two x Spinlock XAS mast mounted halyard clutches
Mast mounted spinnaker pole
Slab reefing mainsail (set up as twin line, but the boom is set up for single line)
Furlex 200S twin groove furling headsail system with control line led aft
Removable staysail (highfield lever)
Self-tacking staysail track
Spinnaker pole (mast mounted)
Removable stainless steel bowsprit (new 2016)

All original sails in excellent condition (boat was dry stored for several years and little used for several seasons)
Yankee (Arun Sails – original) (29.26m2/315 sq ft)
Reacher (high cut) (Ulman Sails – new 2016/17) (135%)
Staysail (Arun Sails – original) (12.90m2/139 sq ft)
Storm jib (Arun Sails – original) (12.90m2/139 sq ft)
Mainsail (Arun Sails – original) (20.53m2/221 sq ft)
Gennaker G2 (North Sails – new 2015) (41m2)


Navigation Aids:
In The Cockpit;
Raymarine a65 chartplotter/radar 5/6 inch (new 2016)
Raymarine Quantum mast mounted radar (new 2016)
Raymarine ST60 wind speed and direction (companionway)
Raymarine ST60 close hauled wind and speed (companionway)
Raymarine ST60 speed/log (companionway)
Raymarine ST60 depth (companionway)
Command mic outlet in the cockpit (new 2014)
Raymarine EVO autopilot system with ram (new 2016)
Hydrovane self-steering system (new 2017)
Garmin GPS
Garmin steering compass

At The Chart Table;
Raymarine e7, 7 inch chartplotter/radar (new 2014)
Raymarine AIS 650 and A100 (new 2016)
Raymarine ST60 multi
Standard Horizon GX2200E DSC, VHF radio (new 2014)
Garmin 128 GPS
McMurdo ICS Nav6plus

Ground Tackle:
Lofrans 88 12V, 1000W anchor windlass (hand held control switch and a control switch in the cockpit)
35lb CQR anchor
60m of 10mm anchor chain plus 40m anchor braid
Stainless steel two-way swivel, anchor connector
Fortress anchor with chain and rode
Double stainless steel bow roller 

Deck Gear:
The side decks and coachroof are covered in Treadmaster
Ventilation is provided by opening deck hatches in the forecabin and saloon, there are also 4 x dorade ventilators. (foredeck ventilators have stainless steel frames to protect them from staysail and yankee sheets when tacking)
The mainsail and staysail halyards, the kicking strap control and staysail sheets are led aft to the cockpit and Spinlock rope clutches
Teak grabrails are fitted on the coachroof
A substantial bow roller is fitted to the bow/deck, on which the anchor will stow
Two x Lewmar, #30 self-tailing, halyard winches
Two x Lewmar, #44 self-tailing, two-speed genoa winches
Twelve x Spinlock XAS rope clutches for halyards and sail control lines
Two x single Spinlock XAS clutches for tack line and furler (cockpit sides)
Lewmar genoa tracks with adjustable cars
Lewmar coachroof mounted staysail sheet tracks, with adjustable cars
Lewmar deck mounted genoa sheet turning blocks
Lewmar mainsheet track with car and traveller system
Stainless steel pulpit (continental split style) and pushpit
10 x stainless steel stanchions and bases, with stainless steel guardwires
Port and starboard stainless steel boarding gates
Coachroof mounted stainless steel liferaft straps/cradle
Stainless steel 'samson' post on the foredeck
Two x stainless steel mooring cleats, with stainless steel fairleads on the foredeck
Two x stainless steel mooring cleats, with stainless steel fairleads on the stern
Two x stainless steel amidships mooring cleats with stainless steel fairleads
GRP hatch cover with console for instruments and sliding cover over the companionway
Teak washboards for the companionway
Perspex washboards for the companionway
Stainless steel transom boarding ladder
Fuel tank filler
Water tank filler
Outboard engine bracket

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
Ocean Safety four-person liferaft (serviced March 2018)
Horseshoe lifebouy
Electric bilge pump with float control switch
Manual cockpit mounted bilge pump
Internal manual bilge pump
Webbing jackstays
Lifeline anchor points x three in the cockpit
Navigation lights and tricolour, steaming light, deck level navigation lighting set, tricolour and anchor light LED (new 2015)
Echomax radar reflector
Fire blanket
Gas safety certificate issued in May 2019!

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Suzuki two-stroke 2.2 hp (last serviced Nov 2018)
Canvas lazybag by Ocean Canvas (new 2017)
Canvas mainsail cover (original)
Canvas staysail cover
Canvas sprayhood, with stainless steel frame and grab bar (original but in good order)
Canvas cockpit tent, with stainless steel frame by Ocean Canvas (new 2015)
Canvas tonneau cover, with stainless steel frame by Ocean Canvas (new 2017)
Canvas tiller cover
Cockpit table (removable)
Spinlock extendable tiller extension
Various warps and fenders
Mooring preventer
Winch handles x three
Original sail cover
Boat hooks
Brass ships clock and barometer on the main bulkhead
Miscellaneous cutlery, crockery, pots and pans, etc
Sony Radio/CD player, with USB and Bluetooth input

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