Victoria 26

1982 — 1998
Designer
C. W. (Chuck) Paine
Builder
Northshore Yachts
Association
Francis 26 Site
# Built
?
Hull
Monohull
Keel
Long
Rudder
?
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
25 11 / 7.9 m
Waterline Length
21 3 / 6.5 m
Beam
8 2 / 2.5 m
Draft
3 10 / 1.2 m
Displacement
6,800 lb / 3,084 kg
Ballast
3,400 lb / 1,542 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Type
Cutter
Reported Sail Area
337′² / 31.3 m²
Total Sail Area
337′² / 31.3 m²
Mainsail
Sail Area
169′² / 15.7 m²
P
29 4 / 9 m
E
11 6 / 3.5 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
168′² / 15.6 m²
I
34 6 / 10.5 m
J
9 8 / 3 m
Forestay Length
35 10 / 10.9 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Yanmar
Model
1GM10
HP
18
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
5 gal / 19 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
20 gal / 76 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?
Cabins
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.18 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
15.02
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
50.0
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
316.36
heavy
Comfort Ratio
28.06
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
1.72
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

After a glowing review of the FRANCIS 26 in ‘Yachting World’, production was ramped up in the UK as the VICTOIA 26, which has the same hull as FRANCIS 26 but with a taller coach roof aft and shallow well forward of the mast.
Hulls were built by Northshore Marine.
Fractional sloop, cutter, and masthead sloop rig options were available.

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