1988 Custom French-Swiss Steel Cutter Marcel Subrero

Anacortes, Washington, United States
$90,000 USD
Condition: excellent

I purchased this yacht from the original Swiss owners three years ago. Ive owned and sailed a number of good sailboats and could not resist the outstanding detail and quality the builders put into this vessel. Clean solid design inside and out. Flush decks, flexible cutter rig, nicely accessible Perkins 4108 engine, new B&G instruments, water maker, SSB radio global email, self-steering vane, life raft, solar panels, large fuel tank.

She has a long wide fin keel with a well protected rudder. Fast enough for fun day sailing and maneuverable in marinas but stable in big seas. Shes crossed the Atlantic and out and back to French Polynesia. She can go anywhere on planet that touches salt water.

The Swiss took excellent care of her and I have done the same. Bottom painted and fresh zincs in summer 2019. Regular filter changes. I upgraded her old B&G electronics for new.


S/V Victory was designed by naval architect Marcel Subrero and commissioned by a Swiss couple who wanted a capable and safe vessel for extended world cruising. The steel hull and decks were fabricated at the Plataret shipyard in southern France then moved to Geneva for installation of mechanical systems, rigging, and interior build out. The owners left behind notebooks with extensive documentation about hardware and components with brochures, technical data, hand-drawn wiring diagrams, and mechanical drawings. Also maintenance and repair manuals for the Perkins 4108 engine. Ive never seen such comprehensive documentation for a boat.


Sail Rig - cutter Hull Type - modified fin keel (lead) LOA - 39 ft / 11.88 m. (including rear platform) Beam - 12 ft / 3.7m Draft - 6 ft / 1.83 m Displ - 26,000 lbs / 11,800 kg

SAILS full batten main 130 genoa jib spinnaker

ENGINE 50 hp Perkins 4108 with about 2950 hours. Oversized alternator Many spare belts, impellers, gaskets, filters, other parts.

DECK EQUIPMENT Espars aluminum mast Harken bat car system on main sail. Sarma rear stay tensioner Lewmar winches (6 in cockpit 44,30,8. 3 at mast) Windlass by Lofrans Tigres w/ remote control Profurl roller furlers on head sail and cutter SEA-Safe 4-man life raft with hydrostatic release Wind and hydro generators Solar panels Wind Pilot vane self-steering system Wash down hose connection. Large storage area under cockpit sole

NAVIGATION ELECTRONICS B&G Zeus 9 chart plotter and GPS B&G depth/speed/temperature B&G wind speed/direction anemometer Furuno radar iCom SSB radio with antenna and electronic tuning VHF radio Pactor email Navlink

INTERIOR EQUIPMENT Diesel heater stove by Seimi with built-in tea pot Aqua-Base Water maker plumbed directly to water tank Pressurized water at both sinks with foot pump back up. Optimus 2-burner kerosene stove and oven. (new burners spares) Waeco Refrigerator Lavac vacuum flush toilet - electric flush with manual override. LED lighting throughout Whale foot pumps for both sinks salt water Shower plumbed but no hot water Sure-Flow bilge pumps.

GENERAL Emergency manual bilge pumps fore and aft Honda 1000kw generator 15 Fusion TV w/ mast top antenna Fire extinguishers throughout Esab stick welder with supplies Many large sturdy plastic storage containers for long voyages. Extensive spare parts, tools, stainless hardware, wiring, hose, gasket kits, window screens.

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