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  • Manufacturer: Vancouver
  • Location: Dartmouth, Devon
  • Year: 1983
  • LOA: 27'0" (8.23m)
  • Beam: 8' 8'' (2.64m)
  • Berths: 3
  • Draft: 1.27
  • Keel: Fin keel
  • ID no.: 171402
  • Cabins: 1
  • Heating: Wallas Marine
  • Heads: 1
  • Showers: 1
  • Watertank Size: 50 Gallons
  • Engine Make: Bukh
  • Horsepower: 20hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 28 Gallons
  • Cruise Speed: 5.5 knots
  • Top Speed: 7 knots

Broker Remarks

Vancouver 27 built in 1983 for sale.  A sturdy compact cutter, with a small cockpit and transom hung rudder easily handled by a single yachtsman and an excellent sea boat. Originally designed by Robert Harris for a couple wishing to sail from Vancouver, Canada to New Zealand.

ALICE ROSE A has been in the same ownership for 17 years and is now for sale as the owner is retiring from sailing.  She has been ashore for 4 years and when lifted out all was in good working order.  We understand that the engine needs servicing and probably the batteries need replacing.  Although the rigging has been checked it is as far as we know original, as are the sails.

This Vancouver 27 does need some loving care, but she is a Vancouver and has an exceptional amount of accommodation for a boat of this size.


  • Wallas Marine catalytic heater
  • Stone coloured upholstery
  • Seasoned teak and teak faced plywood interior joinery
  • Teak and holly cabin sole


  • Stainless steel sink
  • Gimballed Taylors Type 30 paraffin oven
  • Crockery cupboard enclosed by perspex sliding doors
  • Storage lockers and cutlery drawer


  • 2 x settee berths with lee cloths
  • Stowage under and behind
  • Pipecot (mounts to port)
  • Teak table with folding leaves
  • Quarter berth the head of which forms the navigators seat
  • Cool box below chart seating
  • 3 x deckhead lights plus 1 x red light
  • Oil lamp on gimbal
  • Wet locker aft of galley and battery stowage


  • Blakes Lavac marine toilet
  • Wash basin with shower head


  • Hanging locker and storage (starboard)
  • Access to chain locker
  • Sail stowage

Mechanical and Rigging

Built in 1983 Phaeon and commissioned in 1984 to a design by Robert Harris.  ALICE ROSE A was formerly known as EMILY TARR

HIN#: 704949

  • White GRP hull and deck laid-up by Northshore Yacht Yards Ltd
  • Coach roof with balsa sandwich construction
  • Self draining cockpit with large storage lockers
  • Teak laid side decks
  • Fin keel
  • Tiller steering


  • Bukh 20hp 2 cylinder
  • Raw water cooled
  • Some service history available (service needed)
  • Running hours unknown
  • Shaft drive
  • 3 bladed propeller with rope cutter
  • Cruising speed 5.5 knots
  • Maximum speed 7 knots


  • 12v system
  • 2 x Leisure batteries and 1 x spare battery
  • Charged by engine alternator
  • Solar panel
  • Inverter
  • Generator
  • Shore power cable

Water System:

  • Manual water system
  • Fresh and seawater pumped to the galley by footpump
  • Water heater


  • Fuel capacity 28 gallons in 1 x stainless steel tank situated in the cockpit
  • Fresh water capacity 50 gallons in 3 interconnecting  plastic tanks in saloon


  • Cutter rig
  • Anodised aluminium single spreader mast (with steps) and boom
  • Stainless steel standing rigging
  • Terylene running rigging
  • Mainsail slab reefing
  • Rotostay headsail furling gear
  • Telescopic spinnaker boom
  • Mast track and gear
  • Kemp rod kicker
  • Spinlock clutches to lines to cockpit


  • 2 x Lewmar ST30 winches
  • 3 x Lewmar No 7 winches (one on mast)
  • 2 x Gibb bottom action winches


  • No 1 yankee on furling gear
  • Staysail
  • Main sail (3 rows reefing points)
  • Storm jib
  • Cruising chute
  • Spinnaker


Navigation Equipment:

  • Walker’s  knot master log
  • Walker’s wind speed and direction indicator
  • Walkers depth sounder
  • Autohelm 2000 autopilot
  • Schwing Pilot self steering gear is available but not fitted
  • Yeoman Plotter
  • Shipmate  RS800 VHF
  • Plastimo compass
  • Seafix 2000 radio direction finder

Anchoring and Mooring Equipment:

  • 20kg CQR anchor
  • Kedge anchor
  • 42 m x 8mm chain
  • 25 m Anchor warp
  • S-L Hyspeed manual windlass
  • 6 x fenders
  • Mooring warps
  • Boathook
  • Mooring cleats

General Equipment:

  • Blaupunkt radio/ CD player
  • Sprayhood
  • Dodgers
  • Winch handles
  • Clock
  • Barometer
  • Outboard engine

Safety Equipment:

  • Stainless steel stanchions
  • Stainless steel pushpit and pulpit
  • Jackstays
  • Plastimo IOR danbuoy with light
  • Firdell blipper
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Masthead tri-colour light
  • Steaming light
  • Deck light (mast mounted)

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Disclaimer : EQ Marine Ltd t/a Network Yacht Brokers Dartmouth offers the details of this vessel for sale but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of the information contained in the specification or warrant the condition of the vessel or equipment. A buyer should instruct his agents, or surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered for sale subject to no prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.