Vancouver 25s

What was thought to be an original dozen of these charming pocket cruisers is expanding to many more! Along with being the administrator of the Vancouver 25 group on Facebook, I have taken on the role of chronicling as many of these wonderful sailboats as I can find. With the help of many contributors for over five years now, I have put together a compilation of the boats that can be be found all over the world. For background information on the Vancouver 25 history and excerpts from reviews and the designer, Bob Harris, please refer to the Vancouver 25 “Rainbow” page.

Each boat has been assigned its own page, where you will find as many details as I have been able to obtain, different names, past and present owners and contact information. I have left numbers blank, where I have not been able to find a match. I am not even aware if there are Vancouver 25s with some of these numbers as I don’t understand the hull numbering sequence and possibly they may be from specific importers but apply to a different type of boat entirely.

The Vancouver Yachts Association in the UK have added a page for the Vancouver 25s.

Please note that technical information pertaining to the laying of keel, production number, manufacturer and importer/exporter was found by running the HIN through the HINdecorder website.  There is quite a variation of MECs from the hull numbers.

I encourage both current and past owners to please send me any updates and corrections!

#1 Opah (previously known as Wino)


#3 Escapod (previously known as Dolphin, Cacapoo)



#6 Espiritu

#7 Tusitala (previously known as Lucy Maru, Motlee, September Song, Little Debbie, Miss Daisy Maru)


#9  Desperado (previously known as Steadfast)


#11 Carpe Diem (previously known as Gaffer, Marie)



#14 Luna (previously known as Reverie)

#15 Rainbow (previously known as Bygone, Beguine II)

#16 name unknown

#17 Almitra

#18 Steadfast (previously known as Paper Tiger)



#21 Opus

#22 Haleiwa 3

#23 Marylin May



#26 Nova Queen

#27 Old Squaw (previously known as Gemini)

#28 Nalu (previously known as Vanamos and Jolly Roger)




#32  Looksea


#34 Chinita (previously known as Libido)

#35 Kinsale



#38 Ofek 1 (previously known as Cool Change)

#39 Time Out (previously known as Classea)

Others with unknown Production Numbers:

China Moon




Sea Seal

The Loon

Other boats located in the following locations may be actually one of the above:

Fall River, MA, USA

Michigan, USA

Stockton, MI, USA

5 thoughts on “Vancouver 25s”

  1. Hi
    I have owend my v25 for 4 years now. Her name is ‘ofek 1’ but it used to be ‘cool change’ and it was listed in canada.
    Im trying to get on your facebook page so feal free to eccept me.

    Gal ecker

    1. Hi Gal. I added you. Sorry about the delay but for some reason I don’t receive notifications from Facebook, when new members want to join the Vancouver 25 group. I looked at Ofek 1’s stern arrangement. Interesting and would love to see more pictures of it. We have been checking your your FB site. Would love to have more info on Ofek 1 for our listing. The Hull number is good start! Thanks for reaching out!

  2. Hello
    Have owned my v25 for almost a year now, been working on the interior
    Her name is CHINITA used to be Libido, her Hull # DNM25034D585, hailing port Dallas Texas, used to be Park Ridge,IL previous owner Terret Teague
    Please add me to your current listing
    Aldo Zucchet

    1. … further to my request, you did send me older pictures of Libido asking me not to post as you wanted a better presentation on line of Chinita. If you have anything to update, please let me know.


  3. Hi Aldo. If you have any pictures to share, please send them along. I sent you a private message on facebook with my email address.

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