38 foot Blue Water Steel Cutter Sailboat
I purchased this yacht from the original Swiss owners three years ago. I thought Id keep her forever, but plans have changed. Ive owned and sailed a number of good sailboats and could not resist the outstanding detail and quality the builders put into this vessel. Clean solid design inside and out. Flush decks, flexible cutter rig, nicely accessible Perkins 4108 engine, new B&G instruments, water maker, SSB radio global email, self-steering vane, life raft, solar panels, large fuel tank, even and alarm system on all hatches. More comprehensive list below.
She has a long fin keel with a well protected rudder. Fast enough for fun day sailing and maneuverable in marinas but stable in big seas. Shes crossed the Atlantic and out and back to French Polynesia. She can go anywhere on the planet that touches salt water.
The Swiss took excellent care of her and I have done the same. Bottom painted and fresh zincs in summer 2019. Regular filter changes. I upgraded her old B&G electronics for new. New chart plotter, depth, speed, and wind instruments.
S/V Victory was designed by naval architect Marcel Subrero and commissioned by a Swiss couple who wanted a capable and safe vessel for extended world cruising. The steel hull and decks were fabricated at the Plataret shipyard in southern France then moved to Geneva for installation of mechanical systems, rigging, and interior build out. Launched in the Mediterranean at Marseilles, France, 1988.
The owners left behind notebooks with extensive documentation about hardware and components with brochures, technical data, hand-drawn wiring diagrams, and mechanical drawings. Also maintenance and repair manuals for the Perkins 4108 engine. Ive never seen such comprehensive documentation for a boat.