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Victoria Yachts brochure : - 

Here is boat-building tradition at its glorious best. Practical Boat Owner called this 6-berth double-ender "a serious cruiser" with a "rugged feel and powerful, easy-going gait". Her manners and balance are impeccable: "...with both sails set, she could be sailed round in circles without touching the sheets." 
Yachting Monthly spoke warmly of the Victoria 30's performance: "Throughout our two days aboard the boat, we were impressed by the speeds she attained... on all points, she has the sure-footedness and easy motion that you associate with a well-shaped, long-keeled yacht..."  
- Below decks, the Victoria 30 offers a layout which can be modified to some degree to suit each owner's needs. The spacious galley features a deep sink plus full oven and stove, and includes an icebox and plenty of stowage, while white panelling and varnished trim give the yacht a bright, pleasant atmosphere. If you've longed for a 'pure' cruising yacht capable of providing excellent performance and traditional comfort, the Victoria 30 certainly would be the natural choice.

Yachting and Boating said: -

My first surprise came when I manoeuvred her out of her rather tight marina berth at Shamrock Quay. She turned under power, virtually in her own length, with as much power as was needed in her diesel engine. I say surprising because I knew that she has a full length keel that is not conducive to a tight turning circle, but maybe I had forgotten that this boat has the making of a thoroughbred. I became more and more annoyed with Peter as the day went on because I realised that this boat not only had a turn of speed it also had sea keeping qualities that made it an ideal boat for the rugged conditions that the Round Britain Race was likely to demand.
You will realise by now that I liked the boat. The boat we sailed has wheel steering which made life very easy and left plenty of space in the cockpit. The cockpit itself is relatively small but there is room for at least four adults. The log was not working on the day we sailed (as seems to be the way with most logs) but I would estimate our speed on a reach as around 6 plus knots in the force 3-4 wind. The speed is deceptive as the canoe stern makes very little fuss, another clue to her performance. I liked the way she moved through the water, when in fairly heavy wash from passing ferries she just got on with the sailing with no tendency to slam or throw water over you.

Broker's Comments

Maya's previous owners have sailed her to Ireland and to Scotland, her current owners to Belgium, France and Holland but also for day and weekend sailing. There is no doubt that the Victoria 30 is a fast cruiser with ocean crossing potential.

Maya has the benefit of new rigging, wheel steering, very few hours on the engine and copper-loaded bottom paint to eliminate the need for antifouling for a few years to come.

Here is a go anywhere boat that should look after you!

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Adrian  Espin at: - Astonbury Marine Services 
19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: Freephone 0800 068 6190 or +44  1206  305996
or email to: adrian@EasternYachts.com
The particulars given above are believed to be correct but the Vendor does not make or give and neither the Broker nor any person in its employment has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty in relation to this vessel in respect of which any Purchaser must rely on his own inspection.