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Victory 83, an International 12 Metre that needs very little introduction. She was designed by Ian Howlett and built in 1983 for Peter de Savary to complete in the Challenger Trials of 83’ where she came second, the following year she won the 12 Metre Worlds
Having been campaigned as 12 Metre her whole life, Victory 83 has been through several owners. It was her current owner who, in 2007 after a purchase from an Italian owner, went about a comprehensive refit which included replacing all deck hardware, new spars, hydraulics and most importantly reconfiguration of the cockpits to maximise the new class rules of crew size
Relaunched in 2008 after the refit and a new paint job, she went onto win the 12 Metre Worlds in 2009. Since then she has been meticulously maintained to the highest standard, racing with the very strong 12 Metre Fleet in Newport Rhode Island and claiming many race wins.
This is an amazing opportunity for a new owner or syndicate to purchase a turnkey race programme which includes everything from a world champion 12 Metre, 40ft workshop container and a 28ft chase boat.
The deck was fully redesigned during the 2008 refit which optimised the new class rules for larger crews onboard. The original circular vang track was removed and a more conventional vang strop fitted which allowed more space in the fwd section of the cockpit. The new layout allowed a companionway for in the pit area for easy access down below.
Her new deck layout has been nicknamed the Victory Job!
The winch package was custom built/designed to allow the primary, mainsheet and pit winches to be driven by the pedestals, these are all connect by the 'x box' to link the drive trains. Any one of the three pedestals can drive the primary, main and pit winches.
Full Grandprix Navtec Hydraulic systems, rams as follows:
Floating main tack
Push-pull deck level mast ram
Navtec pressurised Reservoir
Fast take up system for pulling the rig forward downwind
Five Big bore pumping stations. Main Island has a super big bore AC pump
String Release: A number of functions are fitted with string / button releases
The boat is running a 12v electrical system
40ft shipping container which has been designed and built as a full workshop/storage facility for the campaign