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1983 Vancouver 25 Hull #1

1983 Vancouver Offshore 25 Hull #1
full keel bluewater cruising sloop
located in Marina Del Rey , California
Designer: Robert Harris
model: Offshore 25
L.O.A. 25
L.W.L. 21'8
Draft 3'10
Disp. 7380 lb.
Ballast: 2600 lb. lead , fully encapsulated
Hull: hand laid fiberglass , bulletproof
Full keel w/ cutaway forefoot
Engine: Yanmar 2GM diesel , 16 H.P. VGC , hours unknown , recent service and brand new fresh water pump. Runs like a Swiss watch.
2 X 40 gallon stainless steel fresh water tanks
1 x 20 Monel fuel tank
holding: porta potty
Accommodations: 2 single berths , 1 double V-berth
Electronics and Navigation:
Uniden MC535 VHF
Garmin GPS Plus
Raytheon Autohelm ST-30 Wind Speed Indicator
Furuno 1622 Marine Radar
Raytheon L365 Fish/Depth Finder
Seaworthy Stereo , CD player
Raytheon ST100 plus Tiller Pilot w/ SeaTalk remote mounted in cabin
all electronics in excellent , barely used condition.
Forespar Tiller Extension
Brass , Trident ship's clock
Weems and Plath Barometer
Ritchie Bulkhead mounted compass
Nav. lights , foredeck light
Galley and Cabin:
Beautiful Teak cabinetry throughout.
Norcold refrigeration in ice box
Hillerange , 2 burner , gimballed Kerosene stove
Stainless sink w/ Whale foot pump
Flourescent and Incandescent lighting throughout
Brass cabin oil lamp
4 Bronze opening ports.
2 Teak , dorade boxes and 2 Nicro , mushroom vents provide excellent circulation
All cushions excellent condition ( except V-berth)
Brand new porta potty in head...slides under V-berth when not in use
Brass ship's bell
Sunbrella cockpit cushions
Sails and Rigging:
Sloop rigged , Cruising main w/ 2 reef points VGC
Roller Furling Genoa on Harken Furler VGC
Lazy Jack System , in boom jiffy reefing
all oversized standing rigging VGC
all running rigging and blocks VGC
2x Lewmar #8 sheet winches , 2x Lewmar #6 cabin top winches
Spinlock rope clutches , all sail handing from safety of cockpit.
Anchoring: 25 lb. CQR w/ 80 ft. chain and 250 ft. nylon , danforth stern anchor w/ rode
power windlass ( maker unknown)
Deck and safety:
PFD's , flares , 2 fire extinguishers , horn , spares ,etc.
Sunbrella Dodger.
All sail covers and canvas in VGC
PAR heavy duty , electric bilge pump w/ Rule switch
Bosworth manual Bilge pump
Owner's Notes:
For your consideration is this beautiful 1983 vancouver 25 Offshore yacht, Hull #1, in cruise away condition.
I've owned OPAH for 3 years and have had a fantastic time with her. She is safe , sturdy , and sails great. My travel plans have changed , so I am putting her reluctantly up for sale.
I bought her from the estate of her 2nd ( I believe) owner , who completely outfitted her for a circumnavigation which he unfortunately never got to do. This being said...there was not much for me to do other then routine maintenance and sail and enjoy her.
She is ready to cast off and is fully equipped with top-of-the-line gear all in excellent condition.
In my humble opinion, she is the ultimate cruising boat for the solo sailor or close couple.
She is Hull #1 of 28 made. I spoke a few times with her designer , Bob Harris , who told me these boats were built to compete with The Pacific Seacraft Flicka and Dana...but the cost of building these boats was too prohibitive. She's a 25 footer with the room , strength , and gear of a 30 footer. And cost as much as a 30 footer to build. GREAT boats....BAD business.
She sails incredibly well and is faster then I thought she would be. She's basically a 5-6 knot boat. Very good for a boat with a 21 ft. waterline.
There is a short list of things that could be done to bring her up to bristol , yacht standards ( if you are so inclined)
1. She could use new bottom paint. I clean and sail her regularly , so , this has not been an issue for me.
2. The exterior Teak's Cetol finish is flaking off, and could use some kind of treatment. I like the look of bare, silver teak, so , I was leaving it alone peel off naturally!
3. There is no mattress in the V-berth area. The old one was torn and badly stained so I chucked it. I sleep in the quarter berth or salon and use the V-berth area for storage.When I want to use it...I use a queen size , memory foam matress from Target....$39. works great.
4.One of the cockpit hatches , installed for easy engine access has a small crack. I have a new replacement on order for the new owner.
In my opinion, Opah is the most "Blue Water capable" boat you can the smallest size. She has plenty of room to store all your supplies , food , water , spares and gear. he's a stout , solid, safe sailing vessel. Easy to singlehand. She is 25 ft. , which means she can fit in a 26 ft. slip....$260. a month ( here in MDR) Cheap to operate while planning your getaway! A very comfortable liveaboard. Transferable slip in Marina Del Rey , California.
Please feel free to ask any questions. 323 450 5433 , or
$18000. OBO
on EBAY now!!!!

eBay item 290596481038
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