The Vancouver 32, a long-keeled cutter, was designed by Robert Harris and built in the UK by Pheon Yachts and Northshore Yachts.
Underwater Profile: Long fin keel with transom-hung rudder
Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)
Length Overall: 32'0" (9.8m)
Waterline Length: 27'6" (8.4m)
Beam: 10'7" (3.2m)
Draft: 4'6" (1.4m)
Rig Type: Cutter
Displacement: 14,500lb (6,577kg)
Designer: Robert Harris
Builder: Pheon Yachts (UK) and Northshore Yachts (UK)
Year First Built: 1986
Year Last Built: 1991
Number Built: 63
Owners Association: Vancouver Yachts Association
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 15.9
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 42.9
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 301
4. Comfort Ratio: 32.4
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 1.8
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1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of just 15.9 suggests that the Vancouver 32 will need a stiff breeze to get her going. In light conditions, unless you've got plenty of time on your hands, motor-sailing may be the way to go.
2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 42.9 means that the Vancouver 32 will stand up well to her canvas in a blow, helping her to power through the waves.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 301, tells us the Vancouver 32 is clearly a heavy displacement cruising boat. You can load her down with all your cruising gear and equipment and it will hardly affect her waterline. Not an ideal choice for coastal sailing, but she'll come into her own on an offshore passage in testing conditions.
4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 32.4 suggests that crew comfort of a Vancouver 32 in a seaway is similar to what you would associate with the motion of a moderate bluewater cruising boat - a predictable and acceptable motion for most seasoned sailors.
5. The Capsize Screening Formula (CSF) of 1.8 tells us that a Vancouver 32 would be a safer choice of sailboat for an ocean passage than one with a CSF of more than 2.0.
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