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!
Others with unknown Production Numbers:
Other boats located in the following locations may be actually one of the above:
This site has taken on several directions in the short while. First set up in 2010, I left it blank for almost 4 years. Then recently I had a desire to add some of my creative works to a site including genealogy and crafts. I wanted somewhere to show case it all. The whole site soon quickly took a turn, when I started writing about sailing. It was like I couldn’t shut down the flow of words. Up until after 3am, night after night, the writings took on a life of their own. I was quickly researching products, pulling up videos, looking through photos, pinning things to Pinterest and integrating it all into this site. For what began as a somewhat shy venture, all of a sudden I was writing about how many pairs of underwear to bring on a boat! Certainly, a complete 360! Yes, here you will still find info on the latest stuff I created in the craft world, but the meat and potatoes of the site, is strongly about sailing or just being on a boat! I am inspired by those I know and those I have not yet met who are sailing to areas, I have only read about. But the whole process is relative and I am quite happy to be sailing around the Nova Scotia coastline with Michael, Whiskey and Layton, meeting up with old friends and new friends along the way. Although the scenery somewhat repeats itself, each trip is entirely different and we just go with the flow. I invite you to have a look at the site. It is designed for those who are just starting out with similar interests which you can refer to it as an introductory lesson on the topic. If you have anything to add to the postings or just want to say hi , I would love to hear from you!
We often refer to technology as an odd thing. Sometimes you feel it has a mind of its own. You spend hours upon hours setting something up and someone in Development makes a change out of your control. My site had turn for the worse. At one point I had dozens and dozens of pages, with drop down menus from the main menu bar. But the functionality of it all just vanished one day. It might come back. Sometimes old technology resurfaces. But just in case there is no turning back, I decided to make a major change in the site. It certainly is more tablet friendly.
What has replaced the good old coffee table book? Our prized possession nicely displayed for anyone to pick up and browse, reading here and there, gathering tidbits of information. No longer having a welcome spot in our social life, these pages of print and large sized pictures are now, if lucky, found on bookshelves. Tablets and smart phones have taken their place. What instrument of navigation does a good book have? The Table of Contents. Therefore, my website will become my favourite coffee table book. Each menu item is a chapter with a link to its own table of contents. Once on a table of contents, you can select topics and just have fun browsing around. Each Table of Contents image links back to the page.