Designed in the late 1970's by American yacht designer Chuck Paine the Victoria 30 has enjoyed production runs with builders on both sides of the Atlantic and has built a loyal following of owners and admirers. The design is unmistakably traditional with a full canoe body, full-length deep keel and canoe stern creating a very sea-kindly hull form which performs well in all weathers.
The Victoria 30 'SULAIR' is presented in excellent condition and has benefitted from extensive upgrading since 2006. Offered with a full inventory, highlights of which include:
Currently laid up ashore for the coming winter we strongly advise early viewing, this is a boat not to be missed.
Available to view in North Argyll by prior appointment.
SULAIRE benefits from having had an extensive refit, professionally undertaken by Tate and Crew of Eastbourne in 2006. Works undertaken during the re-fit included:
Following the completion of the works the boat was re-commissioned and fitted with a new set of Quantum Sail, supplied by Parker and Kay. Since completion of this initial re-fit the boat has been continually upgraded and professionally maintained
The masthead sloop rig combined with the full length traditional deep keel provides a balanced and easily managed sail plan for short or single-handed sailing. All halyards and reefing lines are managed at the mast keep the cockpit free of excess rope.
With the teak on the side and foredeck having been replaced in 2006 the decks are fresh in appearance with the traditionally laid style in-keeping with the traditional lines of the design. The side decks running from the cockpit coaming forward are comparatively wide with guard wires running the length of the boat outboard and solid teak grabrails running the length of the raised coach roof inboard.
The electric windlass and alloy sampson post are centrally mounted on the foredeck with the windlass being controlled via foot buttons on the deck or a remote switch from the cockpit, ideal for single-handed cruising. Chainplates secure the standing rigging midships with the removable inner forestay stowing neatly on the starboard side.
The cockpit is protected by the raised coachroof forward with sprayhood in way of the companionway. A moulded coaming outboard prevents any stray waves finding their way into the cockpit. With the boat laid out below without the quarter berth she benefits from port and starboard cockpit lockers with a separate self-draining gas locker. The mechanical windvane self-steering gear is mounted on the stern and provides a valuable extra set of hands when sailing short or single-handed.
Below decks the boat is fitted out in a traditional style with all joinery work of teak to a standard you would expect from a premium builder.
Description of accommodation from forward:
Forepeak - V-berth in the traditional style. In-fill section to create a double when required. Cabin sides are finished in panelling with teak effect planking. The white headlining and large deck hatch provide plenty of natural light into the cabin.
Heads - Spans the full width of the boat; just forward of the keel-stepped mast. Double doors separating the compartment from the forepeak and saloon. Jabsco manual sea toilet located to the port side of the compartment. Wash hand basin and vanity unit outboard to starboard. The heads basin faucet doubles as a shower head with the tray draining into the bilge.
Saloon - Occupies the midships area of the living space. Centrally located dropleaf saloon table. Bench type settees port and starboard with access forward to the forepeak and heads on the port side of the keel-stepped mast. The settees both convert to well proportioned single berths with lee cloths for use as sea berths while on passage. Storage is provided within the cabin in a mixture of cave type lockers behind the seatback cushions and opening lockers and shelf outboard of the seating.
Galley - Located to the port side of the companionway. L-shaped work surface with infill section in way of galley cooker. Galley appointed with gas cooker, top-loading fridge, single stainless steel single, pressurised hot and cold water faucets and a selection of storage above and below the work surface.
Nav Station - Located on the starboard side of the companionway. Dedicated forward-facing navigators seat with leatherette covered upholstery. Forward-facing chart table. Storage is provided in a series of drawers below the table with the working surface lifting to provide chart storage. Plotter, AIS, VHF, Bluetooth stereo and battery monitor are all mounted outboard of the table with the multi-function nav instrument repeater mounted at the forward end of the table. The seatback is removable providing access to the ships shore power supply consumer unit and calorifier tank.
The engine is located in a dedicated sound-insulated space beneath the companionway steps with the control panel and displays immediately above. With the steps dismantled access around the engine for routine maintenance is excellent. Engine professionally maintained annually. The fuel tank was removed from the boat and fitted with an inspection hatch to allow full draining and cleaning in 2016.
In this case we are acting as brokers only.
The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.
This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.