Mark Cameron Yachts

NEW LISTING – Victory 40 Ketch ‘CORSAIR’

Mark Cameron Yachts are delighted to have been appointed to act in the sale of the fantastically well presented Victory 40 Ketch ‘CORSAIR’.

The Victory 40 hull has proven its self as a capable offshore, long distance cruiser. The same Van de Stadt designed hull underpinning the European built Trintella IV. With its traditional lines and stepped sheer the Victory 40 gets admiring glances wherever she goes.
Fitted with a doghouse the Victory 40 CORSAIR is ideally suited to cruising in northern climes. In the current ownership she has enjoyed cruising the waters of the length of the Mediterranean in the south, the Baltic and the coast of Norway from Stromstad to Tromso, alongside cruising her local waters of the Scottish west coast and the northern isles. Set-up for shorthanded cruising her current owners have sailed predominantly with just two aboard. CORSAIR has benefitted from continual re-fitting and upgrading throughout the last two ownerships and boast a comprehensive inventory. Some of her highlights include:

  • Preventative epoxy hull treatment applied in the 1990’s
  • Stiffening of the decks in way of the mast steps 2004/05
  • Installation of new Yanmar 4JH3-TE engine 2005
  • Installation of new Aquadrive unit and all new sterngear 2005
  • 3 blade VariProp feathering propellor fitted 2005
  • Vetus Bow Thruster installed 2008
  • Raymarine Autopilot system renewed 2012-2014
  • Raymarine C125 MFD Chart plotter and Radar 2012
  • Avansea AIS Receiver 2012
  • Raymarine Instrumentation new 2012
  • Aerex wind generator 2011
  • Gas galley stove replaced 2021
  • Webasto diesel air heating system 2005
  • Mainsail and working jib fitted new 2014/15
  • Tubular davits 2011.

We have a large selection of additional images available upon request.
Afloat and in commission for the 2021 season CORSAIR is a boat that’s ready to set off on new adventures with her owners this year. Viewings are strictly by prior appointment.

Find full details of the Victory 40 ‘CORSAIR’ here

OWNER’S COMMENTS:
Originally British owned she was registered in Guernsey in 1980 as Brigaret II. In 1993 she was sold to a Dutch owner and removed from the British Registry. Following the sale, her underwater hull was stripped and epoxied, thought to be precautionary as there is no evidence that she was affected by Osmosis. Subsequently, she is believed to have been fitted out for round-the-world cruising by the yard Blei & Hetterschijt Jachtmakelaars of Dintelmond, near Willemstad when the owner’s fatal illness triggered a further sale.. She went back into British ownership in 1997.
We purchased her on Hayling Island in 2004 and subjected her to a major re-fit, all by professional tradesmen. This work included strengthening of the deck in the areas of both masts, replacement of cockpit roof, Provision of emergency tiller steering facility, removal of Treadmaster deck covering, painting the hull & deck (two-pot Awlgrip), replacement of mizzen standing rigging and guard-rails, new Raymarine instrumentation including C120 plotter, autopilot, Radar, DSC Radio, Navtex, GPS and new Webasto heating etc. The LPG gas system was also renewed, gas alarm and solenoid shut-off added. We have undertaken many further replacements or improvements subsequently, including replacement of the majority of her electronics in 2012/13 following a lightning strike.
During our 17 years of ownership we have enjoyed the boat immensely exploring most of the coast of Europe, including Ireland , the west coast of Scotland and the ~Northern Isles. We have spent at least the equivalent of 3 full years living aboard. CORSAIR has proven a highly capable long distance cruiser always looking after her crew no matter the weather conditions. Its with a heavy heart we have decided to sell this fantastic blue water cruiser.

MANUFACTURER HISTORY:
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 ceased Tyler secured a deal allowing bare moulds to be offer for home completion or custom fit out by smaller yards.

Victory 40

Victory 40 Ketch ‘CORSAIR’

Victory 40 Ketch

Victory 40 Ketch ‘CORSAIR’

Victory 40 decks

Victory 40 Ketch ‘CORSAIR’

Victory 40 doghouse

Victory 40 Ketch ‘CORSAIR’

Victory 40 below decks

Victory 40 Ketch ‘CORSAIR’

Victory 40 saloon

Victory 40 Ketch ‘CORSAIR’

Victory 40 galley

Victory 40 Ketch ‘CORSAIR’

Victory 40 forward cabin

Victory 40 Ketch ‘CORSAIR’

Victory 40 aft cabin

Victory 40 Ketch ‘CORSAIR’