Mark Cameron Yachts

Victory 40 - Ketch




Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelVictory 40 - Ketch
NameCrazy Diamond
DesignerE.G. Van De Stadt
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP hull with full encapsulated long fin keel.
Keel TypeFull keel


EngineBeta Marine BF2803 Marine diesel engine. Fitted new in 2005. 62hp @ 2,800rpm Kubota 5 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled, 4 stroke diesel engine. ZF Hurth hydraulic gearbox.
Engine Hours2000
Fuel Capacity650l


Drinking Water Capacity240l


A well presented and extensively equipped blue water cruising ketch. Optimised for short-handed sailing and fitted out below deck as a comfortable live aboard for two. Offered with an inventory ready to head off on her next adventure.
Extensively re-fitted by the vendors CRAZY DIAMOND was re-launched in 2000 following a four year re-fit. Works which included stripping out the joinery work below decks back to the bare hull and re-fitting her along with a new mast and re-configuration of the rig. Highlights of her inventory include:
Hull, deck and superstructure re-paint in 2015.

Beta Marine 62hp marine diesel engine fitted 2005.
Wind generator
Towable Aquagen
Solar panels
Raymarine instrumentation and autopilot
Furuno radar
Series drogue sea anchor with deck mounted warp reel

She is comprehensively equipped for offshore cruising and includes an inventory sufficient to set off on a extended cruising trip. Below decks she is fitted out for a crew of two to live aboard full time in comfort. An additional two guest berths being provide forward and two dedicated sea berths for life on passage.
Having spent the best part of 20 years exploring all corners of the globe from Cape Horn and the islands of Chile to the desolation of Svalbard she has proven to be the ideal shorthanded blue water cruiser. The ketch rig providing a manageable sail regardless of wind and sea conditions. This yacht is built to go places and is now looking ready to take her next owners on more wonderful adventures.

CRAZY DIAMOND has been our home for nearly 20 years. In this time she has safely carried us for approximately 75,000 miles; from Cape Horn to Svalbard and Scotland to Australia and back. She is rigged for crew of two older people to cruise long passages while being largely self-sufficient.

The main and mizzen sails are fully battened and drop quickly into stackpack type sail covers. They have a large roach such that the main overlaps the backstay, the elliptical sail shape created is supposed to reduce drag and thus heeling, whilst the extra canvas improves drive especially in light winds. Putting in the first reef reduces the sail area to the original size. We generally sail like this when short tacking.
For downwind sailing we favour twin poled out headsails. With a long keel she tracks dead downwind with little yawing, and they can easily furl as the wind increases. We sailed with this rig through a storm in the South Pacific when the wind didn’t drop below 30 kt for 5 days with over 30hrs of 40-50kt and 12hrs at 60-80kt. We reduced sail progressively to about a metre each side to keep the speed to roughly 5kts as above this she started to surf down the wave fronts. Waves were approximately 45ft, but with a long wavelength.
South of Iceland, with less sea-room, winds were only 40-50kts but the shallower seas created very steep waves with a very short wavelength, which threatened to break over us. Under these conditions we deployed our series drogue and instantly life aboard became much easier. The only difficulty is recovering the drogue when winds decrease.
In all our miles we were only knocked down once when a rogue wave broke over the side as we were reaching in waters between Chile and the Falklands.
CRAZY DIAMOND is well set up for strong winds, but generally these are rare. The more usual problem when ocean crossing is keeping moving in the calms and light winds. This is when we benefit from the large roached main and mizzen, plus of coarse the large fuel tanks.
We will miss CRAZY DIAMOND hugely when she heads off with her next owners. After 20 years she has become a much-loved member of the family. Advancing years and various health conditions however mean we are no longer able to use this fine yacht to her full potential.

The Tyler Boat Company (UK) was founded by Edward Tyler, originally an English house builder. As early as 1946, Tyler had been using fibreglass moulds in the production of concrete panels for prefabricated houses. Alongside this he had also started to experimented with various other uses for the new material including the waterproofing of boat decks. In later years he founded the Tyler Boat Company. The company quickly established itself in the growing market of mass production GRP boat building. For many years it became one of best-known builders of fibreglass yachts in the world.
Alongside its own boats the company contract moulded hulls for many of the leading brands of the day both in the UK and throughout Europe. When such contracts ended and the model production had ceases Tyler had secured a deal allowing bare moulds to be offer for home completion or custom fit out by smaller yards.


Hull Construction:

Single piece GRP moulded hull.
Stepped sheerline.
Portlights on aft quarters of hull within moulded recesses.
Hull finished with two-pack paint in ivory/off-white (2015)
Hull coated below the water line with a preventative 3 coat Blakes solvent free epoxy treatment (2000)
Coppercoat type antifouling applied in 2000, overcoated with conventional antifouling since 2008.
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Single piece GRP moulding.
Stepped deck with integral cockpit and coachroof.
Doghouse, constructed of mahogany and sheathed with GRP at forward end of cockpit with large glass windows.
Deck and superstructure finished with two-pack paint in ivory/off-white. Non-slip deck paint panels to finish fore, side and aft decks. (2015)
Full-length keel
Encapsulated lead/iron ballast
Keel hung, full depth rudder.


Engine & gearbox:

Beta Marine BF2803 Marine diesel engine. Fitted new in 2005.
62hp @ 2,800rpm
Kubota 5 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled, 4 stroke diesel engine.
ZF Hurth hydraulic gearbox.

Fuel System:
Racor turbine fuel filtration system for engine supply. 2 filter units in supply line.
Water alarms fitted on Racor units.
Onboard fuel polishing system, fuel transferred between tanks via system.
Supplementary electric fuel lift pump on engine supply line.
Maintenance & Performance:
Estimated 2000 running hours approximately.
Fully serviced 2018
Fuel injection system and pipes replaced 2016.
Cruising speed of 5.5kts at 1400 RPM
Propulsion & Steering:
Halyard Aquadrive thrust bearing.
Stainless steel prop shaft.
Bronze, 3 blade Brunton Autoprop.
Whitlock cable drive steering system.
Bronze quadrant.
Emergency steering tiller, direct connection to top of rudder stock.
Hydrovane system mounted on transom.
Raymarine ST6002 Control head
Raymarine wheel pilot drive unit.


Voltage systems:

12v onboard power supply with 3 separate battery banks.
240V shore power system.
Shore Power:
Hardwired system
Consumer unit with RCD protection and circuit breakers.
13amp outlets, immersion heater and battery charger.
Sterling Power System sine wave 1500w inverter.
Battery Banks:
Engine – 1x 110Ah, 12v, lead acid type battery.
Domestic – 2x 300Ah 6v, lead acid type batteries.
Communications – 1x 110Ah, 12v, AGM type battery.
Newmar HDM220/40 240v / 40amp charger
3 output.
Twin engine mounted alternators.
1x 75Ah, 12v
1x 110Ah, 12v.

Wind Generator:
Aerogen 4.
Mizzen mast mounted.
Towing Generator:
Aquagen 4
Deploys from transom.
Solar Panel:
2x 80w solid panels.
Panels hinge mounted on guard rails, port and starboard aft.
Solar Boost 3000i charge regulator, displaying battery condition also.
12v-12v Voltage regulator fitted for supplying to LED lighting and 12v auxiliary sockets.

Other Electrical:
NASA BM-1 battery monitor for Domestic battery bank.
Alessi-Serie battery monitor for Communications battery bank.


Fresh Water:

Pressurised hot and cold water with faucets in galley and heads.
Manual foot pump operated faucet also in galley.
Filtration system on manually pumped supply.
Salt Water:
Manual foot pump operated faucet in galley.
Single skin fitting with sea chest providing raw water to onboard systems.
Grey Water:
Central sump tank in bilge space.
50ltr capacity
Manually pumped overboard discharge.
Black Water:
Single GRP tank.
130ltr capacity
Manual overboard discharge or deck suction discharge.
Bilge Pumps:
3x Electric pumps with auto and manual switching.
1x Double action manual pump in cockpit.
1x single action manual pump in saloon.
Bilge Alarm System:
Independent alarms fitted to all three pumps.
Alarms sound with level rises in each compartment.
Gas System:
Plumbed in system.
Storage for 3 bottles
2 Re-fillable bottles aboard.
Leak-Safe automatic cut-out valve.



Two separate tanks port and starboard.
Each tank of 325ltr capacity, total capacity 650ltrs.
Fuel transferred between tanks through fuel polishing system.

Fresh Water:
Single GRP keel tank.
240ltr capacity.
Additional flexible tanks were fitted previously, approximately 100ltr capacity each. Plumbing for tanks still in place should reinstatement be required.
Single insulated stainless steel tank.
20ltr capacity.
Heated via engine coolant and 240v immersion heater.
Tank Monitoring:
Tank gauge for freshwater keel tank.


On Deck:

Depth Sounder – Raymarine ST60
Log – Raymarine ST60
Wind Instrument – Raymarine ST60
Repeater – ICS NAV4 display repeating all NMEA0183 data
Radar – Furuno 1632 display with 2kw mast mounted scanner
Electronic Compass – Raymarine ST40
Magnetic Compass – 1x Plastimo mounted on pedestal. 1x Sestrel mounted to port side of companionway.
At Chart Table:
AIS – Vesper Marine Watchmate receiver only. Also provides anchor watch.
GPS – Garmin GPS152
Navtex – Furuno NX300
Multi Repeater – Raymarine ST60
PC Connection – Raymarine PC interface for connection to receive NMEA and AIS data.
Communications Equipment:
VHF – Husun VHF
SSB Radio – Icom 710PRO, mizzen stay used as antenna.
NASA HF Radio Receiver
ICS Weather Fax Decoder – requires an onboard printer to be connected.
Sea-Me active radar reflector and alarm system. Antenna mounted on mizzen mast.



Galley Stove – Taylors 043 two burner, oven and grill gas cooker.
Refrigerator – 70ltr. Insulated, top loading fridge below countertop. Isotherm ASU water cooled compressor.
Freezer – 25ltr. Insulated. Located in forward cabin. Can also be used as fridge. Isotherm air cooled compressor.
Twin stainless steel sinks
Pressurised hot and cold water faucets.
Manually pumped freshwater faucet.
Manually pumped saltwater faucet.
Single heads in aft cabin.
Lavac manual marine toilet.
Overboard or holding tank discharge.
Pressurised hot & cold mixer faucet, doubles as shower head.
Heating & Ventilation:
Webasto Airtop 2000
Diesel fired blown air system.
Outlets in saloon and aft cabin.
Reflex diesel fired stove in saloon.
Powered from 12v-12v voltage regulator to ensure stable voltage.
Mixture of LED and conventional bulbs below decks.
Sony tape/radio head unit in saloon.
Multi-disc CD changer in saloon.
Speakers in saloon, aft cabin and cockpit.
12v air circulating fans throughout living space.


Summary of Accommodation:

4 berths over 2 cabins.
2 additional dedicated sea berths.
Single heads aft.
Large galley
Full-size admiralty chart table.
Accommodation Finish:
Joinery constructed in solid hardwood and teak faced plywood.
GRP deck headlining in forepeak.
Saloon and aft cabin headlining finished with timber strips.
Sole boards of solid teak.
Removable carpet on sole of aft cabin.
Hull sides where exposed are lined with timber strips.
Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:

Two single berths in traditional V-berth layout.
Access to anchor chain locker forward.
Storage lockers running the length of the bunk outboard, overhead, port and starboard.
Large storage locker to port, originally en-suite heads. Now fitted out with fridge and storage shelves.
Large opening Lewmar deck hatch providing light and ventilation.
Main Saloon:
Bench seating on port and starboard sides.
Fixed table to port, built around alloy compression post. Removeable leaf extended table to serve starboard side seating.
Bookshelves and general storage shelves outboard to starboard.
Bookshelves and large locker outboard to port.
Locker space beneath and behind saloon seating unit.
Large volume of cool storage in bilge space beneath saloon sole.
Reflex diesel fired stove mounted on main bulkhead at forward end of saloon.
Navigation Station:
Outboard to starboard, aft of saloon seating.
Full-size admiralty chart table.
Chart storage within table.
Instrumentation and ships switch panel outboard of table.
Elevated laptop stand at forward end of table.
Navigators seat is provided at the aft end of the table.
Cave type storage lockers outboard and navigators seat, storage drawers beneath table forward.
Sea Berth:
Large single sea berth extending aft from Nav Station along starboard side.
Battery charger and charge regulators for wind generator are contained within berth space.
Outboard to port.
U-shaped galley with countertops forward and aft, cocker outboard.
Top loading below counter top fridge, forward.
Large below countertop storage locker aft.
Twin stainless steel sinks.
Pressurised hot and cold water faucets.
Manually pumped freshwater faucet.
Manually pumped saltwater faucet.
Selection of lockers outboard of countertop.
Drawers and lockers beneath countertop.
Aft/Master Cabin:
Accessed through separate companionway from aft end of cockpit.
Athwartships double bunk spanning full width of boat at aft end of cabin.
Seating unit at forward end of cabin to port which converts to a sea berth with lee cloth.
Dresser unit outboard to starboard with ring binder storage shelve outboard.
Full height hanging locker immediately aft of heads compartment to starboard.
Storage provided beneath bunk, below seating and dresser units.
Portlights in the hull provide lots of natural light into the cabin space.
Located aft of cockpit, effectively en-suite, outboard to starboard.
Manual lavac sea toilet outboard.
Stainless steel wash hand basin forward.
Mixer faucet doubles as a shower head.
Storage beneath wash hand basin and outboard.



Masthead ketch rig with twin forestays.
Main mast and boom manufactured by Selden, black anodised alloy. (Fitted new 2000)
Double spreader, deck stepped.
Mizzen mast and boom manufactured by SailSpars, black anodised alloy.
Single spreader, deck stepped.
Standing rigging of 1x19 stainless steel with stainless steel rigging screws. All replaced 2011.
Twin forestays, both fitted with Profurl roller reefing systems.
Removable inner forestay, tensioning with highfield lever type tensioner.
Main and Mizzen both fully battened with slab reefing
Boom brake for mainsail.
Whisker pole x 2. Both stowing on mast tracks, one extendable pole for use with genoa.
Folding mast steps on main mast to masthead.
Main and Mizzen halyards at the masts.
Bank of rope clutches at aft end of cockpit for securing lines lead aft/forward.
Mainsail – topping lift, kicker, boom brake, sheet and traveller lead aft to rope clutches in cockpit.
Mizzen – topping lift, kicker, preventor, sheet and traveller lead to rope clutches in cockpit.
Roller reefing genoa lines and pole outhauls also lead aft to clutches.
Lazyjacks fitted for both main and mizzen.

Primary Winches: 2x Barbarossa 45ST, two-speed, self-tailing.
Cockpit Winches: 1x Lewmar 28St, two-speed, self-tailing. 1x Lewmar 16ST, two-speed, self-tailing. 1x Harken 16ST, two-speed, self-tailing.
Main Mast Halyard: 2x Lewmar 40, two-speed.
Main Mast Reefing: 1x Lewmar 30, two-speed.
Mizzen Mast Halyard: 1x Lewmar 16, two-speed.
Mizzen Mast Reefing: 1x Lewmar 8, single-speed.
Genoa #1 – Bainbridge dacron laminate. Tri-radial cut. Willis Sails, New Zealand. (2011)
Genoa #2 – Dacron, slab cut. North Sails. (2014)
Mainsail – Bainbridge dacron laminate. Radial cut, fully battened. 3 full reefs. Willis Sails, New Zealand (2011)
Mizzen – Bainbridge dacron laminate. Radial cut, fully battened. 3 full reefs. Willis Sails, New Zealand (2011)
Storm Jib – Hank-on to set on removable inner forestay. Stephen Ratsey Sails.
Cruising Chute – Stephen Ratsey Sails.
An old working jib and mizzen sails are available if required.
Hardwood capping rail running the length of the decks outboard.
Stainless steel pulpit rail and stanchions with plastic coated stainless steel guardwires running forward from cockpit.
Guardwire gates port and starboard in way of the cockpit.
Fixed stainless steel taff rail around after deck with gate across transom.
Twin bow rollers.
Stainless steel sampson posts port and starboard forward.
Alloy mooring cleats forward, midships and aft.
Panama type fairleads port and starboard forward.
Harwood grab rails running along outboard edge of coachroof, port and starboard, forward of doghouse.
Lewmar genoa track running along inboard edge of side deck, aft of mast step.
Deep sheltered cockpit with bench seating port, starboard and aft.
Pedestal located at aft end of cockpit.
Large, full depth locker beneath port cockpit seat.
Rope clutches and three winches located immediately aft of cockpit.
Raised after deck.
Lewmar mainsheet track spanning width of deck immediately aft of cockpit.
GRP box on aft deck for easy access stowage of 2x 100m warps.
Sea drogue warp reel fixed to deck on frame aft of mizzen mast step.

Anchoring & Mooring:
Electric Anchor Windlass – Lofrans Tigres 88 with chain gypsy and warping drum. Foot button controls to starboard side of pulpit
Bower Anchor – Rocna 25kg on 100m, 3/8th chain rode.
Kedge Anchors – 1x Fortress alloy anchor, 1x 20kg Bruce, 1x 20kg Bosun.
Kedge Rodes – 2x 10m, 3/8” chain. 2x 50m warps. 2x 100m lightweight warps.
Mooring Warps – Selection
Fenders – Selection.
Sea Anchor – Series Sea Drouge 140 rigged on aft deck with warp drum and bridle ready to deploy.
Canvas Work:
Mainsail Cover – Stackpack type cover with mast boot. Green canvas.
Mizzen Cover - Stackpack type cover with mast boot. Green canvas.
Cockpit Tent – Securing to doghouse and extending aft to cover cockpit. Windows in side and aft panels. Side and aft panels roll up and stow if required.
Bimini – Plastic material cover. Homemade, set up with centrally located hose to collect rainwater.
Storm Sheet – Securing around aft end of doghouse the sheet hangs vertically and secures to the sole. Allows crew to shelter even in a following sea.
Tubular stainless steel davits fitted at transom.
Inflatable dinghy with roll-up alloy floor and hard transom. (2015)
5hp Tohatsu 2-stroke outboard. (2015)
Outboard storage bracket on starboard quarter.
Yacht Leg Company telescopic alloy beaching legs.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.
Radar reflector – Firdell Blipper unit, mounted on main mast.
Horseshoe buoy x2
Folding danbuoy

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.

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