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Re: Vancouver 27
As far as I know the Vancouver 27 was never built in the US. As laika posted Pheon built them in the UK. The originals were built in Vancouver B.C. by Tradewind Boats - actually in Port Coquitlam, a suburb of Vancouver. After that they were built by Philbrooks in Sidney B.C., and then Seair Marine.
I stood in the prototype at a floating boat show in Richmond B.C. in the early 70's and Robert Harris was present. Although SailboatData.com attributes the design to Maclear and Harris it was designed solely by Robert Harris several years after he left the N.Y firm.
It was the only unfinished boat I have ever toured at a boat show. The interior was just a bare plywood mockup even though it was in the water.
I have always thought they were a great boat for a couple or singlehander going offshore.A friend sailed to New Zealand and back on one in the 80's.
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour
Last edited by mitiempo; 04-19-2012 at 11:38 PM.