Strider 40 is a development of the original Vancouver 38 built by Pheon Yachts Ltd in 1983. The Vancouver 38 lines were drawn by Robert B Harris for Pheon Yachts Ltd and the design was then further developed by Andrew Dandridge. The first Vancouver 38 was launched in 1984 and is still sailing today on the Canadian Pacific coast.
The hull lines of the Strider 40 are those of the Vancouver 38 but extended with a new stern achieving a transom boarding platform and a lengthened waterline when under way. Other aspects of the design have been updated in line with new technology and twenty first century yacht design.
As with the Vancouver 38 the Strider 40 is built in steel for ultimate strength and durability. Her hull is round bilged and beautifully fair, constructed from 4mm steel plate on 40mm longitudinal "T" section stringers. The steel work is aluminium arc sprayed and epoxy coated before finishing with high gloss polyurethane.
Strider 40 is not a production yacht. Strider 40 is custom built to order incorporating the individual design requirements of her owner. Steel construction allows for this flexibility of build whilst giving great strength for true long range cruising. Her hull will withstand collision with whales or submerged objects without being holed in all but the very worst of situations.
.......And should the very worst happen and a repair is needed then any boat yard in the world with basic welding equipment can effect a speedy temporary but durable repair.
Just wanted you to know True Blue III is on the move again. I have 2 women as crew and we are bound for the Solomon Islands from Hawaii. 1000 miles out, 1900 more to go. Blue is so wonderfully sea kindly. We are all fond of and confident in our vessel. Thank you again for the wonderful job done in building her. Currently on a run with 2/3 furled genoa, wind NE25, seas 3-4 metres, lots of cross swell today.
SV True Blue III (Vancouver 38)
A TRUE BLUE WATER CRUISING YACHT
The Strider 40