1985, Victoria 26, SUPERB EXAMPLE, 2019 survey, much updated over the years,Yanmar 1GM10 (2009) with less than 200 hours! New sails 2009! New canvas upholstery and cooker 2009! Many electrical upgrades in 2014 including 13 way switch panel, upgraded battery wiring and new gel starter battery. New prop shaft, extended stern tube, bearings and Volvo shaft seal in 2014. A much loved classic cruising yacht.
Built in 1985. GRP construction with “off white” topsides and superstructure, red cove line and boot top, long keel with encapsulated lead ballast, "Coppercoat" underwater coatings with VC Tar epoxy beneath, self draining aft cockpit with tiller steering, teak laid decks and cockpit, Bermudan sloop rig and 3 berth internal layout in 2 cabins with around 6’ maximum standing headroom.
Designed by Chuck Paine and built by Victoria Marine. Hull number V268529. Small Ships Registered UK.
LOA 26' 0" (7.9m)
Beam 8' 1" (2.48m)
LWL 23’3” (7.1m)
Draft 3' 11" (1.2m)
Headroom 6' 0" (1.83m)
Slab reefing mainsail (new 2009) with zip-bag mainsail cover and lazyjacks (2009). Sailspar “continuous line” genoa roller reefing system (new 2009) with furling No 1 Genoa (new 2009). Tri-sail with separate mast track. Removable inner forestay with Storm Jib. Alloy mast and boom with stainless steel standing rigging (standing rigging replaced 2009).
Yanmar 1GM10 10hp single cylinder diesel inboard engine. Shaft drive to fixed 3 blade propeller. New prop shaft, extended sterntube, bearings and Volvo shaft seal in 2014. 60L fuel tank. Engine installation new in 2009. Engine overheat alarm replaced 2014. Various engine spares. Engine hours less than 200.
Alternator charging to 2 x 12v batteries with Odyssey PC545 Gel starter battery new in 2014. Updated battery wiring, fuses and main earthing 2014. Sterling 4-step alternator regulator (not fitted).
20w solar panel mounted on hatch garage.
Stainless steel pushpit and pulpit, stainless steel guardwires renewed 2009, aluminium stanchions, amidships cleats, aluminium Sampson post on fore-deck, sprayhood and spray dodgers new 2009, eye bolts for liferaft fixing on cabin top, Anderson 12 self-tailing sheet winches, halyard winches on mast, tiller-mate steering lock, 25lb CQR main anchor with 50 metres of chain and warp, Bruce kedge anchor with chain and warp, Vetus forward hatch new 2009, canvas hatch cover, wooden washboards, canvas washboards, Moorfast boat hook, 2 boat hooks, 3 piece winter cover (N & J Mussett) mooring warps and fenders.
Plastimo bulkheads compass, Autohelm ST30 bulkhead instruments including echo-sounder, log, wind speed and wind direction, Standard Horizon DSC VHF radio, external VHF speaker, Standard Horizon C180 chart plotter with C-Map UK chart cartridge, Autohelm AH800 tiller-pilot, Sony FM/AM radio, windvane at masthead, brass cabin barometer, radar reflector, navigation lights, steaming light, deck light, spot light, tri-colour masthead light and anchor light.
Jackstay eye bolts on side decks, 2 harness points in cockpit, self inflating Jon buoy, 2 lifejackets, 2 strap safety lines, 2 fire extinguishers, fire blanket, halyard webbing ladder, throwing line, emergency safety ladder, manual bilge pump, auto electric bilge pump.
240v shore power with RCD and 2x13Amp sockets. All internal lights upgraded to LED. Her galley has a Wallas diesel hob with 2 rings (also doubles as a heater), stainless steel sink with foot pumped water, soap dispenser, folding worktop extension, Isotherm refrigerator with keel cooling, various pots, pans, cutlery and crockery. Her separate heads compartment has a RM marine toilet, unused holding tank with 3-way valve, stainless steel sink with foot pumped water. Separate folding chart table. Saloon table folds down from main bulkhead. “Made to measure” bedding in forward cabin. Fabric upholstery renewed in 2009. “Ocean Air” blinds to ports.
3 berths in 2 cabins including 2 “V” berths in the forward cabin and a single settee berth (with lee cloth) in the saloon. Childs berth to starboard.
"Vagabond" was purchased by the present owner through ourselves in 2012 and was professionally surveyed at the time. The boat was extensively refurbished by the previous owner in 2009 including renewing the engine, sails, covers, upholstery and cooker. Extra lockers and storage were professionally fitted to match. The hull has been VC Tar epoxied and Coppercoat applied. Every locker and bilge has been cleaned and painted. Floorboards have been re-varnished, all work has been undertaken with great attention to detail and has been maintained to a high standard. Her present owner has upgraded the electrics, prop shaft and shaft seal in 2014. Teak laid decks refurbished and given 3 coats of International Woodskin in 2017. The boat has always been stored ashore over winter and is kept on a pontoon berth by the present owner during Summer months. This truly is an exceptional boat.