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.
Designed from the outset for serious ocean passage making, the Vancouver combines sailing performance with excellent load carrying capability and comfortable motion in a seaway. Heavy displacement, deep sections and a long encapsulated keel gives excellent directional stability. The cutter rig has long been favoured by experienced cruising yachtsmen for its strength and versatility, as it provides good drive to windward and, because the sails are manageable and easy to reef, the optimum amount of sail is always available, whatever the weather conditions.
The Vancouver 36 conforms to EC category A.