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Colvic Victor 40

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12.19m (40'0")



Underwater profile


1 x Diesel 70hp, Ford FSD 250 (1994)

Langstone Harbour


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Extra Details

Designer John Bennett
Builder Colvic
Lying Langstone Harbour
Fuel capacity 345.4 ltr (76.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 910.0 ltr (200.2 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 60.0 ltr (13.2 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 70hp
Engine make and model Ford FSD 250 (1994)
Engine Hours Engine1: 52
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 5.0 ltr (1.1 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.5 knots

This is not a misprint folks - the engine has only 54 hours on the clock.


LOA 12.19m (40'0")
LWL 10.05m (33'0")
Beam 3.80m (12'6")
Draft Min 1.85m (6'1")
Draft Max 1.85m (6'1")
Displacement 13,000kg (28,665.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")
Storage On marina


Ketch rigged Sailspar Aluminium spars (1995) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Mainsail Arun - Slab (2009)
Headsail - Furling (2009)
Other sails Mizzen (2009)
Staysail (2009)
Storm Jib (2009)
Spinnaker gear tick

Her mast is 1.0 taller than standard. This was agreed with John Bennett, the designer.
Winches are all Anderson, 3 on the main, 2 on the mizzen, 2 on the coachroof and 4 in the cockpit.
All sails are Arun, 2009, hardly used and pristine!
She has an inner forestay from which flies the Arun Staysail.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power,


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

She has a long fin keel and a skeg.
Her two water tanks are 75 Gal and 26 Gal.
Colvic Hull moulded 1991. Her decks were fitted before she left the moulding shed, so her inside has never been exposed to the weather.
Ballast is lead - 4.6 tonnes.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

Huge aft stateroom, with heads just forward, loads of lockers and hanging space. Two big, secure sea-berths in the wheelhouse/Saloon. Large forecabin with two single berths. You could make an infill and turn them into a double. The forward heads has been built as a roomy shower room.
Eberspacher 3Kw cabin heating.
Twin S/S sinks in the galley.

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Her inner steering position is designed to be controlled using the autopilt, there are engine controls fitted in the wheelhouse. Have a look at the photo. Good snug chart table just aft of the steering position, forward facing.
Apelco GXL 1100 GPS
Raytheon/Whitlock Autopilot

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

7 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Lofrans Leopard 1500W windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
(Fortress and Britony Kedge)
60.00m (196'10") of chain
Seago 2.7 dinghy (2008)
2.5hp outboard, Mariner, Short Shaft (unknown year)
There is too much to list here - you need to come and see for yourself!

Safety Equipment

LPG Detector tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

One of the bilge pumps is run via the engine cooling water pump.

Broker's Comments

There aren’t many boats that I list where I can truly say, hand on heart, that if I had the money I’d buy her. This yacht is an absolute beauty, the very best Colvic Victor 40 I have ever seen (and I’ve seen a few).

She has been meticulously completed by her present (and only) owner, and finished to a superb standard. She was moulded in 1991, and her engine and systems were fitted in 1994 and commissioned during the following two years. She has hardly been used, and her sails, deck fittings, rig, hardware, engine and systems look as if they have just come out of the box!

Her owner is an electrical engineer by training, and the wiring and switch panels are a wonder to behold.

Her interior woodwork is a delight, her cabin sole shines, her galley is fit for Jamie or Delia, and wonder of wonders, there is no clutter or grime to seen anywhere, just huge amounts of space and a couple of cracking sea-berths.

You have GOT to come and see this boat! How many of us dream of selling up and sailing the world? Well, for under £70k you can get an “as new” 40 footer, ready to go and do just that. Don’t want to sail the world but the family wants a sturdy, comfortable easy-to-manage all rounder. Then look no further folks. Oh yes – gentlemen are advised NOT to bring their wives or girlfriends when viewing this yacht – they’ll fall in love with her and you’ll be on your way south before you can say “La Rochelle.”

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Colvic Victor 40 has been personally photographed and viewed by Ian Dawes of Boatshed Port Solent. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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