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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Toronto, ON
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- Current Price:
- Can$ 35,500 (US$ 26,586)
Discovery II built by Pheon Yachts In Newhaven, England is probably the only Vancouver 27 for sale in North America.
This cutter rigged, family 4 berth version is a classic sailboat built to sail oceans. It is a very comfortable, seakindly boat with lots of storage. The workmanship including the teak joinery inside is excellent. The exterior looks almost brand new.
Discovery II has been maintained in offshore cruising mode including storm sails and wind vane steering. All halyards lead into the cockpit for shorthanded sailing. She has sailed in the Mediterranean, crossed the Atlantic, spent time in the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Florida, passed through the Panama Canal and spent 14 years in the Pacific, including New Zealand and Australia sailed by husband and wife, Austin and Patricia.
She is now awaiting new adventures at Outer Harbour Marina.
"Discovery II" has been maintained in cruising offshore mode. It is completely outfitted for offshore sailing, including wind vane steering.
Sail plan - Cutter rigged with sails - mainsail, jib, genoa, staysail, cruising chute, storm trysail with separate track on mast and storm jib.
Spinnaker pole stored vertically on mast.
Please contact Jamie Crane at 416-721-3859 cell
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Total Power: 20 HP
Engine Brand: Bukh
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 4244
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Engine Power: 20 HP
Fuel Tanks: 30
Description and inventory
Gross tonnage - 6.96
Registered tonnage - 6.52
Length - 8.17 m
Breadth - 2.62 m
Depth - 1.77 m
Full keel (encapsulated lead)
Hull material - Reinforced plastic (GRP)
Engine – Diesel 20hp 2 cylinder Bukh, (Danish) (rebuilt 1996 in New Zealand)
Engine hours- 4244.
3 bladed fixed prop (new as of 2012 with new shaft fitted)
Fuel capacity – 30 Imperial Gallons
- Fibreglass dinghy (length 2 m) in chocks on deck 2.5 HP OB (Lightly used)
- Tinker Tramp inflatable sailing dinghy, rigged as our life raft, with inflatable canopy
- 2 sets of dinghy oars
- Dinghy anchor
- Spare parts for Bukh engine
- Spare turnbuckles for shrouds
- Parachute anchor for “hoving to” in a storm (never used)
- 35 lb CQR
- 25 lb Danforth
- 70 lb Luke storm anchor
- 150 feet 5/16 chain forward
- 150 feet 5/16 chain in cockpit locker
- 200 feet anchor rode
- 2 - Large Solar Panels
- Schwing wind vane self steering (German manufactured) with auxiliary rudder
- Icom SSB transceiver
- 2 Autohelms
- VHF radio (new 2012)
- Depth sounder with inboard transducer)
- Water catchment system for collecting rainwater from deck directly into water tank intakes
- Water capacity 250 litres in 3 custom built vinyl tanks on top of the keel under the floorboards of the main cabin
- 3 burner gimballed Optimus propane gas stove with oven
- Gimballed one burner kerosene stove
- Sunbrella (blue) cockpit enclosure with plastic windows for cold weather.
- Battery charger
- Baha diesel filter
- 2-4 pound propane tanks plus 1 aluminum propane tank.
- Propane BBQ – Magma kettle.
- Full Length sun cover (Bow to Stern)
Teak finished. Combination solid teak and teak veneer. Hull insulated with Balsa to waterline installed by boat builder. Sleeping accommodation for two in forepeak with upholstered cushions and two settee berths in main cabin with upholstered cushions, Optimus three burner gas stove with oven, twin sinks, 250 litres water in 3 custom vinyl waterbags on top of the keel, under the floorboards in the main cabin, a small icebox aft and a large icebox forward. Drop-leaf teak table bolted (removable stainless bolts) to floor in centre of main cabin. Plenty of dry storage in lockers behind sink, under settee berths, and at entrance to forepeak as well as a three deep lockers in the forepeak. Large flat chart table in main cabin. Upholstered cushion on aft icebox as seat for chart table. Wet locker for foul weather gear or storage aft of chart table seat.
- Exterior - White fibreglass finish with red boot top.
- Small displacement cockpit with oversized scuppers for fast water drainage,
- Deep lockers on port and starboard side,
- Teak covered surface in cockpit, teak floorboard on cockpit floor.
- External vented propane gas locker aft in cockpit.
- Fibreglass deck with teak toe rails.
- Three dorade vents for ventilation.
- Full sized blue Sunbrella spray hood with vinyl window.
- Blue Sunbrella splash cloths/spray dodgers attached to lifelines in cockpit.
- Simpson Lawrence anchor windlass.
- Wood chocks for fibreglass dinghy on forward deck.
Summary of Sailing Adventures of Discovery II (1984 – 2014)
Halfway around the World- Discovery II's Travels 1984 - 2014
After launching in Newhaven on the south coast of England in 1984 where Discovery was built, my husband Austin and I (Patricia) sailed across the Bay of Biscay from Falmouth to La Coruna, Spain and then into the Mediterranean via the west coast of Spain and Portugal. We spent 3 1\2 years in the Med sailing as far east as Turkey and wintering in the south coast of Spain, Monaco and Nice. The two of us crossed the Atlantic in 1987 in the second ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) from the Canary Islands to Barbados, then after cruising in the Caribbean sailed north to Bermuda. Crossed the Gulf Stream to New York and up the Hudson to the Erie Canal to Oswego and back home to Toronto in 1988. In 1991 we had the boat trucked to Jamestown Rhode Island (it's not too expensive to truck Discover being a small boat) and then down the waterway, crossing to the Bahamas, sailing the Thorny Path to the British Virgin Islands. From there we headed to the Pacific via the Panama Canal. We sailed through the Pacific from the Galapagos, French Polynesia staying for 8 months in the Cook Islands before heading to Tonga over a 3 year period.
Arriving in New Zealand in 1996 we stayed for 5 years working there before we headed across to Australia in 2001 where we also stayed and worked for 5 years. Returned to Toronto in 2007, having Discovery shipped from Brisbane, Australia to Ensenada, Mexico on the submersible Dockwise freighter. Sailed her up to San Diego where we left Discovery in a marina for a year before deciding to have her trucked to Chicago. From there we sailed through the Great Lakes and the Welland Canal back home in 2008.
Discovery has also done extensive sailing in Florida 2010-2012. Due to my husband's impending death from cancer in 2014, I had Discovery trucked back to Toronto in March 2014,where she now lies at Outer Harbour Marina awaiting new adventures.
Additional Information - Upgrades to Discovery II as of September 2016
- 1993 - new mainsail
- 1995- Engine overhauled - top only. Fuel injection pump renewed
- 1996 - new Genoa
- 1996 - Interior teak renewed - sanded and re-oiled
- 1996 - Complete engine rebuild.
- 2005 - Shrouds were checked professionally and two replaced.
- 2006 - Muffler replaced
- 2011 - Propeller shaft replaced and new 3 bladed propeller put on as blade broke off original 3 bladed prop
- 2015 - Diesel tap that turns on diesel flow from tank to engine replaced
- 2016 - Topsides professionally cleaned and polished.
- 2016 - Diesel tap replaced again as still dripping. Tap was faulty. New fuel line installed.
- 2016 - Engine and in-house batteries replaced
- 2016 - Cockpit bilge pump repaired.
Note: from 1996 to 2007 since Mainsail and Genoa were replaced only one major trip was undertaken - New Zealand to Australia. Only weekend sailing was done 1996 - 2001 and 2001 to 2007 as we were working in NZ and Australia. Then boat was sailed in Florida, winters of 2011, 2012. Boat was kept in an undercover shed at Safe Cove boatyard in near Placida, Florida on the Gulf side. Boat was trucked back to Toronto 2014. It has not been sailed since as my husband died but maintenance has been kept up.
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.
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