The Vancouver's record of passage making is perhaps unique; dozens of trans-ocean passages or voyages to the most remote cruising grounds often crewed just by a husband and wife or a couple of friends, or totally at home pottering local waters and harbours. The enthusiastic reception of the original Vancouver 27 design led to demands for a larger version (Vancouver 32 & 34), which came from the board of the original designer, Robert Harris.
The range was then augmented by the introduction of the Vancouver 36, designed by Tony Taylor who bought over 20 years design experience with Camper & Nicholson in satisfying the demands of experienced yachtsmen. With all the hallmarks of sound building and excellent design detail, the Vancouver 36 won the prestigious Silk Cut Nautical Design Award for 1988/89.
Today, an updated version of the Vancouver 36 is now available, retaining all the qualities of the original model, whilst also benefiting from an improved cockpit and a semi-balanced rudder for enhanced performance.
The Vancouver 36 has her own distinctive style. The low and handsome coachroof is wide and flat, making movement forward very easy and the sense of security on deck is heightened by raised bulwarks with teak capping rail. The deep cockpit is very roomy with high coamings and comfortable angles for leaning against. The helmsman's position is ideal with easy access to winches, unencumbered movement around the wheel and clear vision to the stemhead.
Because the proportions are harmonious on deck, you will not be immediately aware of the remarkable size of the Vancouver 36 until you go below. With 6ft 3ins headroom throughout, the space has been skilfully utilised in every corner whilst keeping a feeling of spaciousness.