Quote from commisioning survey for Promise Jan 1979
The Vancouver 36 is, in the opinion of the undersigned surveyor, one of the finest sailing vessels built in the United States. Her construction is of the very highest standard with obvious pride in manufacturing. The Vancouver 36 is capable of extended offshore passage with no navigtional limitations suggested.
C.R. Allen, Inc Narine surveyor and consultant.
Here is a link to a review of the design by Richard Jordan--
He gives of the history of the design, construction, and his analysis of the at sea charateristics..