Vancouver 27s are recognized as rugged ocean going boats.. Designed by Robert Harris, outboard rudder, smallish cockpit. I wouldn't own one for coastal cruising but for the full keel set it would appeal.
I believe a number of these were produced as kit boats (Hull/deck; owner finsihed) so keep a sharp eye for poor examples of that. In some cases, of course, the builder finish could be better than 'factory'.
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"