Mark Cameron Yachts

Vancouver 28


Cutter rigged offshore cruiser.



Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelVancouver 28
DesignerRobert Harris
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP hull with encapsulated keel
Keel TypeLong Keel


EngineYanmar 3YM30 (2004) 29hp Three cylinder, naturally aspirated, fresh water cooled Mechanical reversing marine gearbox
Engine Hours1050
Fuel Capacity125l


Drinking Water Capacity120l


The Vancouver is an evolution of the original Robert Harris designed Vancouver 27. The newer 28 being fractionally longer in the stern and with a slightly raised sheer providing a little more volume below decks. With no compromises made to suit modern fashions she is without doubt a yacht designed for short handed offshore cruising, with examples to be found in all parts of the globe this highly capable design has proved itself to be highly dependable. A yacht which will keep going in weathers when far larger yachts have been forced into port.

We well presented example of the Vancouver 28, BARNACLE GOOSE has proven to be a highly capable, short handed offshore cruiser safely taking her current owners on extended cruises around the coasts of Ireland and along the South coast of England. Now reluctantly offered for sale she has a comprehensive inventory including:

White gelcoat to finish topsides.
Yanmar 3YM30, 29hp (2004)
Rope cutter
Solar panel
NASA Bluetooth BM-1 system
ST2000 tiller pilot
Stowe Dataline Depth/Speed and Log instrumentation
Garmin GPSMAP 550 plotter
Furuno 1621MkII radar mono display with mast mounted scanner
Furuno GPS Navigator GP31
Pressurised hot and cold water system
Holding tank
Diesel fired blown air heating system
Inflatable dinghy with outboard
15kg Spade bower anchor

Currently afloat and incommission the Vancouver 28 BARNACLE GOOSE is available for immediate viewing on her mooring near Oban. We have a large selection of additional photos available upon request.


Hull Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded hull with encapsulated ballast keel.
Hand consolidated laminate in accordance with Llyods specifications
Northshore Yachts Nordseal laminating system
GRP moulded internal structural members.
Plywood bulkheads laminated to hull
White gelcoat to finish topsides.
Blue antifouling below waterline, applied spring 2022

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Single piece GRP moulded deck incorporating coachroof superstructure and self-draining cockpit
Hand consolidated sandwich construction with balsa core
Plywood core in way of highload fittings
Stainless steel bolts securing deck moulding to hull
White gelcoat finish to deck moulding
Teak capping rail
Smooth Treadmaster panels to finish side decks, coachroof top and foredeck
Laid teak panels to finish cockpit seating
Teak grating on cockpit sole

Keel & Rudder:
Full length encapsulated keel
Iron ballast
Transom hung GRP moulded rudder
Stainless steel mounting shoe and pintails


Engine & gearbox:
Yanmar 3YM30 (2004)
Three cylinder, naturally aspirated, fresh water cooled
Mechanical reversing marine gearbox

Maintenance & Performance:
Engine serviced annually in current ownership
Engine last serviced October 2021
Recorded engine running hours – 1050hrs
Cruising speed 5.5kts

Propulsion & Steering:
Stainless steel prop shaft
3 blade, bronze, fixed propellor
Rope cutter
Solid hardwood tiller with stainless steel fitting securing to rudder

ST2000 tiller pilot


Voltage systems:
12VDC onboard power systems
230VAC shore power systems

Shore Power:
Hardwired RCD protected system
Single 16amp connection point
Extension lead to connect to shore supply.
Single double aft to starboard.
Galvanic isolator

Battery Banks:
Engine Battery – 1x 12VDC, 100Ah lead acid
Domestic Battery -2x 12VDC, 110Ah lead acid

Single engine driven alternator 12VDC

Solar Panel:
Photonic Universe portable panel

Battery Monitor:
NASA Bluetooth BM-1 system

12VDC USB charging sockets at bridge deck and nav station


Fresh Water:
Pressurised hot and cold water systems
Mixer taps in galley and heads
Manually pumped cold water taps in galley and heads
Calorifier heated by engine cooling water 230VAC immersion heater

Bilge Pumps:
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump – Manual and auto switching


Single diesel tank
Stainless steel
Approximate capacity 125ltrs

Fresh Water:
Twin water tanks
Two independent bag style tank below saloon sole.
Approximate capacity 120ltrs

Holding Tank:
Single holding tank
Discharging via deck suction of via manual pump overboard


On Deck:
Depth – Stowe Dataline
Speed/Log – Stowe Dataline
Repeater – Stowe Central
Plotter – Garmin GPSMAP 550
Magnetic Compass

Below Decks:
Radar – Furuno 1621MkII mono display with mast mounted scanner
GPS – Furuno GPS Navigator GP31
Depth – NASA Clipper system, independent of Stowe instruments

Communications Equipment:
VHF – Kelvin Hughes Husun 70
Navtex – NASA Marine Navtex Pro-Plus


Galley Stove – Plastimo Neptune 2500 gas cooker. 2 burner, grill and oven. Gimbal mounted.
Fridge – Top loading fridge below worktop, Isotherm compressor and chiller plate
Single stainless steel sink
Mixer tap for pressurised water system
Manually pumped cold water tap

Heads – Jabsco manual marine toilet, discharging overboard or to holding tank
Wash hand basin with mixer tap extending for use as shower head
Manually pumped cold water tap

Heating & Ventilation:
Diesel fired blown air heating system
Outlet in saloon
Thermostatic cabin controller
3 coachroof mounted dorade ventilators

Overhead lighting throughout interior
Single red overhead light at companionway
Reading lights in way of bunks
Chart table red reading light
Red light at chart table
All lights fitted with LED’s (2020)

Pioneer radio/Bluetooth/MP3 head unit
Speakers in saloon


Summary of Accommodation:
3 berth layout with pipe cot to provide 4th berth
Heads with sail locker forward
Saloon with two single berths and pipe cot
Nav Station
Quarter berth

Accommodation Finish:
Joinery work of teak veneered ply wood with solid and laminated teak trims
Joinery work finished in a satin varnish
Traditional teak and holly veneered soleboards
GRP moulded heads compartment with varnished teak trims
Headlining of vinyl covered plywood panels
Curtains for all portlights

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Sail bin locker forward with varnished teak slats
Aft facing manual marine toilet mounted centrally
Moulded countertop with inset washhand basin and teak fiddle to starboard with shelf outboard
Locker outboard to port
Teak grating on sole with drain

Centrally mounted, double drop leaf saloon table
Bench settees to port and starboard
Both settees converting to single bunks with lee cloths
Pipe cot with lee cloth fitting over port bunk
Cave lockers behind settee backs
Locker space beneath settee bases
Lockers and bookshelfs outboard of settees overhead

To port side of companionway
Worktop counter until forward with inset stainless steel sink
Gimbal mounted gas cooker aft with stainless steel crash bar
Top larder lockers outboard of sink and cooker
Locker below sink
Lockers and crockery storage above worktop and aft of cooker outboard
Hanging locker aft of galley
Coolbox under navigators seat

Nav Station / Berth:
Forward facing, half chart sized chart table
Navigator sitting on forward cushion of quarter berth
Ships switch panel outboard with radar display mounted above chart table forward
Chart storage within table
Quarter berth extending aft on starboard side with lockers beneath


Deck stepped, single spreader, masthead cutter rigged sloop.
Silver anodised alloy mast and spars by Kemp.
Whisker pole, stowing on mast track forward
Stainless steel standing rigging, fully replaced in 2006
Selden Furlex roller reefing system on forestay for Genoa/Yankee
Selden Furlex 100S roller reefing system on cutter stay for staysail
Partially battened, slab reefing mainsail with 2 full reefs, lines can be lead aft
Running backstays with block and tackle tensioners.
Block and tackle kicker
Lewmar pin-stop genoa sheet track mounted on capping rail.
Lewmar mainsheet system with pin-stop traveller on track
Rope clutches on port and starboard sides of companionway.

Primary Winches – 2x Lewmar 30, two-speed, self-tailing
Secondary Winches – 2x Lewmar 16, single-speed
Halyard/reefing winches – 2x Lewmar 7, single-speed

Mainsail – White dacron, slab reefing, partially battened
Yankee – White dacron, roller reefing
Staysail – White dacron, roller reefing.
#2 Genoa – White dacron, roller reefing, hardly used
Cruising Chute – with snuffer, hardly used
Storm Jib – Hank-on to fit on cutter stay

Canvas Work:
Mainsail cover
Cockpit tent – Fits on backstays and halyard
Spray dodgers

Anchoring & Mooring:
Bower Anchor – 15kg Spade anchor (2019) on 80m, 8mm Titanchain rode with Kong Stainless steel swivel (2021)
Kedge Anchor – CQR anchor
Anchor Windlass – SL Hyspeed manual windlass
Fenders – Selection
Warps – Selection

Compact inflatable dinghy
Outboard – Honda 4-stroke, 2.3hp

Beaching Legs:
Yacht leg and cradle company beaching legs
Extendable alloy legs

Double stainless steel bow roller
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails
Deck mounted stainless steel stanchions supporting double tier stainlesss steel guardwires
Fairleads mounted on capping rails forward, midship and aft
Deck mounted mooring cleats forward, midships and aft
Heavy duty mooring cleat mounted centrally on foredeck
Stainless steel guardrail to protect forward dorade ventilator
Teak grabrails running length of coachroof sides from foredeck aft.
Lines lead aft from mast along port and starboard sides of hatch garage
Dorade ventilators port and starboard sides, immediately forward of sprayhood.
Moulded cockpit coamings with primary and secondary winches mounted outboard of cockpit
Halyard winches and rope clutches mounted port and starboard sides of companionway
Wrap around cockpit seating with lockers below port and starboard seats.
Gas locker beneath aft cockpit seat.
Stainless steel folding swimming ladder mounted on transom to port


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

Navigation Lights:
Masthead tri-colour
Masthead anchor light
Steaming light
Deck flood
Low level nav lights

Life saving:
Liferaft – Mounted on stainless steel cradle. Raft out of service
Horseshoe lifebuoy

In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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