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Model: Vancouver 34 Classic
Model Year: 2003
Tax Status: Paid
Northshore, Chichester
Boat Ref: 3240673
Status: SOLD

Tax: Paid

Price: £82,000 


LOA: 10.4m (34'3")
LWL: 8.4m (27'6")
Beam: 3.2m (10'6")
Keel Type: Encapsulated

Ballast: 2722kg

Displacement: 6350kg


Make: Yanmar
Model: 3GM30F
Fuel: diesel
Power: 29 hp

Hours: 1260
Propeller: 3 Blade,


Fuel: 227 litres
Water: 180 litres

The Vancouver 34 is a "Modern" classic and despite her long

keel and heavy displacement is easy to manoeuver under sail or power. "BERTA" was purpose built

for her current owner and had many items added, over and above the standard Vancouver

specification, by Northshore Shipyard at the time she was being built. She has been treated very kindly since

new and has been extremely well maintained by the owner. We would highly recommend viewing

this classic yacht to appreciate her quality.


The Vancouver 34 is every inch an offshore cruiser. The interior accommodation is designed for use at sea, for long periods if required, has good sea berths but still has a comfortably furnished saloon for relaxation when in harbour. The galley is compact and safe to use at sea and there is a large oilskin locker conveniently adjacent to the companionway. The huge chart table has plenty of space for the installation of any amount of instrumentation and there are purpose made stowages for pilot books and charts.



  • The hull has in hand laid GRP unising woven roving and chopped starnd mat with reinforcing balsa core in the top sides which stops at the waterline

  • The lead ballast keel is 2722 kilo which is encapsulated entirely within the hull moulding

  • The GRP deck moulding has a balsa core which is replaced with plywood in high stress areas where fitting are attached.

  • Hull colour: Off white 3969

  • Deck colour: Off white 3969 with light brown non-slip treadmaster

  • Boot top colour: Oxford blue

  • The bilges and lockers are painted throughout


  • The Rudder is moulded in GRP with stainless steel stock, the base of which locates into the bottom of the keel fairing 

  • The heel fitting is stainless steel protected with an anode 

  • The wheel pedestal steering is by Whitlock/Lewmar with direct linkage to the rudder

  • A manual emergency tiller is supplied

  • A Hydrovane VXA1 self steering system is fitted to the transom


  • Yanmar 3GM30F 27HP marine diesel engine, fresh water cooled fitted with a stainless steel shaft in

  • stern tube with water lubricated outboard bearing supported in an "A" bracket. A feathering

  • propeller and rope cutter are fitted. A water trap and anti syphon loop is fitted in the wet exhaust

  • system A single lever gear control and throttle control is mounted in the cockpit. The standard

  • Yanmar engine instrumentation is mounted in the cockpit. Hot water is heated from the engine

  • via a Calorifier tank. The engine alternator charges the yachts batteries.


  • A 180 litre stainless steel fuel tank is sited under the cockpit sole.

  • The tank has a filler cap mounted in the cockpit from which the tank can be dipped to measure contents

  • A 227 litre water tank is sited under the cabin sole aft of the ballast



  • Four heavy duty 12v batteries are provided, separately isolated so that one can be reserved for engine starting.

  • All systems are separately wired and switch with circuit breakers mounted in the main switch panel.

  • A complete set of interior lighting is fitted including bulkhead lights for reading and overhead deckhead lights.

  • A red light is fitted for night sailing.

  • A combined bow port and starboard light and stern white light is fitted in additiona to the mast lights.

  • A sacrificial anode on the hull is wired to the engine and sterntube

  • Lightening master fitted to masthead connected to a grounding plate fitted to the hull for lightening protection

  • Two 300mm x 75mm grounding plates ganged together to act as the main grounding plate

  • Copper strap from grounding plates to ATU position

  • Insulated backstay for SSB


  • Eberspacher D3LC hot air heating system with 3 outlets

  • 240V domestic ring main with 3 double outlet sockets, earth leak circuit breaker, and shore power connection cable with plug

  • Keel cooled evaporator plate fitted to ice box in galley

  • JVC Radio/cassette player with 4 speakers

  • Pressurised water system with hot water for engine calorifier

  • 1kW Immersion heater fitted to calorifier tank

  • Holding tank system fitted under forward V berth. Heads pump to sea or to tank

  • 12v 25A socket fitted in cockpit

  • Sterling 50amp battery charger

  • Sterling battery management panel (Reads volts and amps)

  • Sterling charge booster system fitted to 50amp alternator

  • Sterling inverter connect to domestic batteries with one output at chart table

  • 2 Manual bilge pump

  • 1 Electrical bilge pump

  • Freshwater foot pump with faucet at galley

  • Freshwater foot pump with faucet in heads

  • Gas alarm


  • Radar reflector fitted to mast

  • ST50 speed, depth and wind indicator in cockpit with multi repeater at chart table

  • Autohelm autopilot with Whitlock Mamba rotary drive and single station control (ST6000+ display) in cockpit

  • Simrad R068 VHF radio with DSC

  • Raytheon SL72 radar system

  • GPS Magellan 324

  • Electric foghorn


  • AIS


  • The Kemp mast has two sets of spreaders, silver anodised. 

  • Mast steps

  • Masthead tricolour light with all round white

  • Steaming light with combined deck floodlight

  • Spinnaker pole, telescopic

  • Spinnaker pole lift

  • Spinnaker halyard

  • Main halyard

  • Genoa Halyard

  • Staysail Halyard

  • Topping lift

  • Forestay

  • Inner forestay

  • Twin backstays

  • Cap shrouds

  • Fore and aft lower shrouds

  • Intermediate backstays

  • 1 x triple spinlock rope clutch for genoa and spinnaker hayards

  • 1 x Lewmar size 8 halyard winch

  • The boom has internal reefing lines and outhaul line with stoppers at the forward end.

  • A Lewmar size 8 reefing winch is positioned on the aft face of the mast

  • Furlex forestay roller reefing

  • Strong gas kicker fitted

  • Single line reefing

  • Third reef led to cockpit

  • Burgee & flag halyards port and starboard

  • 3 part lazyjacks fitted


  • Fully battened mainsail with roller slides

  • Staysail

  • Storm staysail

  • Multi purpose light genoa with furling system


  • The cockpit is integral with the deck moulding and has two large lockers, one to port and one aft

  • Two single drained gas bottle lockers are fitted either side of the cockpit.

  • There are two cave lockers in the coamings.

  • Two large diameter cockpit drains exit through the stern.

  • The cockpit floor has a teak duckboard

  • Cockpit seats are teak laid


  • The side decks and coachroof are Treadmaster covers

  • Ventilation is provided by opening hatches in the forecabin, saloon and the heads, plus four dorade ventilators.

  • The mainsail and staysail halyards, the kicking strap control and staysail sheets are led aft to the cockpit through Spinlock

  • rope clutches.

  • Teak grabrails are fitted on the coachroof.

  • A substantial bow roller is fitted to the bow beck on which the anchor will stow

  • Stainless steel pulpit (Continental split style) and pushpit

  • 10 stanchions and bases, with guardwire gates fitted port and starboard

  • Sliding cover over companionway

  • GRP hatch cover with console for instruments

  • Teak weatherboards with retaining bolts

  • Henderson bilge pump in cockpit

  • 2 x Lewmar size 30ST halyard winches

  • 2 x Lewmar size 44ST genoa winches

  • 3 x triple Spinlock halyard rope clutch

  • Lofrans Cayman 88 windlass with up/down deck switches and up/down control on steering pedestal

  • Anchor with 60 metres stainless steel chain

  • Fortress anchor with 15 metres of chain and 50 metres of rope

  • 1 x compass

  • 10 x aluminium framed windows, eight of which are opening

  • 2 x staysail sheet blocks on track with slides

  • 2 x genoa sheet tracks with blocks and end stops

  • Mainsail sheet track, traveller and end stops

  • 2 x mooring cleats with fairleads on foredeck

  • 2 x mooring cleats with fairleads at stern

  • 2 x midship cleats with fairleads

  • Fuel tank filler

  • Water tank filler

  • Canvas sprayhood with stainless steel frame and grab bar

  • Harness lifeline jackstays Port and starboard

  • Outboard motor stowage fitted to pushpit

  • Plastimo 4 man liferaft in container


The layout is in accordance with the general arrangement drawing. 


The interior teak joinery is finished in stain finish varnish

  • There are twin stainless steel sinks with foot pump and a hot and cold mixer tap

  • A gimbled gas cooker, grill and oven with fail safe on all burners

  • A gas shut off valve is fitted adjacent to the cooker

  • There is ample stowage for crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils and food

  • Eyes are provided for a galley strap and a galley crash bar is fitted

  • A large drained ice box is situated under the forward end of the quarter berth



  • There is a single settee berth to port, a wardrobe forward with hanging space and shelves

  • Bookshelf and two lockers outboard

  • Cabinet with two shelves and drawers below

  • To starboard is a dinette convertible to a double berth with bookshelf and two lockers outboard

  • Twin leafed table for bottle storage on centreline around teak mast support post

  • Large opening overhead hatch

  • Teak and holly stripped ply on cabin floor



  • There is a large chart table to starboard with stowage for charts under and plenty of space for instruments outboard

  • Bookshelves and stowage for pencils and other equipment is provided

  • The quarter berth runs aft from the chart table with stowage under, the berth is long enough to allow the navigator to sit at the head of the berth using it as a seat, whilst someone is sleeping in the berth 

  • A removable backrest is provided



  • "V" berth arrangement providing two good length single berths with infill to form double

  • The infill stows between berths to provide a seat when not in use

  • There is a dressing table with mirror in the cabin together with a hanging locker and access forward to the chain locker

  • The floor is teak and holly striped ply

  • A large opening hatch above with access to foredeck



  • A marine toilet with hinged down lid over is fitted

  • The floor has a teak grating over the shower tray

  • The work surface incorporates a hand basin with hot and cold water with shower mixer tap with stowage under

  • Open lockers are provided outboard

  • Additional overhead hatch.



  • The companionway steps are removable to access the engine and incorporate a locker for storage of winch handles etc.

  • To port is a large drained oilskin locker with engine sea water inlet strainer conveniently positioned at the bottom


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.