Tyler Victory 40 for sale

Lefkas, Greece

£47,950 GBP

Tyler Victory 40
General information
Tyler Victory 40
Used sail boat for sale
£47,950 GBP
Van De Stadt
Length overall
12.19 metres
Length waterline
10.97 metres
3.51 metres
1.65 metres
15,000 kg
Full Keel
Lefkas, Greece

About this Tyler Victory 40


Victory 40 ketch. Built 1971 by the Tyler Boat Co to a Van de Stadt design. Significant refit carried out winter 2022 - Yacht in full commission for coming season.

Centre cockpit blue water cruiser, tried and tested with an international following in the sailing community. This privately owned very well maintained, upgraded and equipped example is no different. Powered by a 90hp Mermaid diesel, bowthruster, wind gen, solar panels, inmast furling main, most sails from 2006+ comprehensive Raymarine nav gear, accom for 4 in 2 cabins, 2 heads, heating, calorifier. A quality cruiser. April 2020  'back in the water after winter maintenance a 5,400Euro engine overhaul, all seacocks, bowthruster service, antifoul etc' £47,950

Works completed 2022

The yacht has just completed a winter refurbishment program to keep her updated and to get ahead of any required maintenance.

  1. The decks, coach-roof and cockpit roof all stripped back to original surfaces, extensive epoxy repairs and strengthening and all repainted.  All walkways given a grip surface including strips on the cockpit roof.
  2. Fuel tank emptied and thoroughly cleaned with 250 L fresh fuel June 22
  3. External cockpit woodwork extensively renovated taking down to base wood and old varnish removed.  All teak oiled, and will be reapplied throughout this season at monthly intervals.
  4. Lifted out for several months and all sea cocks serviced.
  5. Engine hoses inspected and replaced as necessary with one bronze through-hull fitted
  6. Antifouling following extensive cleaning with thorough dry out period prior to application of anti foul
  7. Anodes replaced as necessary
  8. Bow thruster serviced
  9. Custom made marine stainless steel boarding ladder designed for ease of bows-too mooring access.
  10. All weatherproof cockpit covers renovated by Waypoint
  11. Rigging checked by Waypoint

She will be used throughout this season and continuing maintenance undertaken as required.

The current Lefkas Marina berth has been secured for another one year from July 2022


Tyler Boat Company Ltd, Kent to Van der Stadt design
Fitted out at Aberdour Scotland
White GRP hull and deck
Teak superstructure
Long, encapsulated cast iron keel ¾ length
Transom mounted rudder
Wheel steering
Regular maintenance throughout current ownership with an extensive log available on request.

LOA –     40’1 (12.5m)
LWL-       36   (11.0 m)
Beam –   11’4   (3.5m)
Draft –     5’5  (1.55m)
Displacement 15,000 kg


90hp Mermaid Melody II diesel, re-engined 1999 (#11648)
Serviced annually, last 2019/20, full service maintenance history on board
2300 engine hours (2250 on old clock, 50hrs now in new clock)
Burg Warner gearbox 1999
3 bladed fixed prop

Sleipner Side Power 75kgF bowthruster

April 2020 back in the water after a 5,400Euro engine overhaul, all seacocks, bowthruster service, antifoul etc etc


24v and 220v on-board circuits
All new assorted Glass Matt (AGM) domestic and engine start batteries (May 2019)
440 amp new AGM domestic batteries
220 amp new AGM engine batteries

Charging from engine alternator, shore power, solar and wind gen
Victron battery mgmt. monitor (May 2019)
2 x Engine driven alternators – the 2nd is a Leece-Neville high performance alternator 105 amp via an adverc smart charging system

Solar Power
Aerogen wind generator


2 x GRP in-hull-moulded fuel tanks 1300 ltrs total capacity
500 ltrs GRP in-hull-moulded water tank
250 ltrs GRP in-hull-moulded holding tank
(Connects aft heads and can take grey water)

Rig and Sails

Ketch rigged with stainless steel standing rigging
Aluminium spars
Standing rigging last replaced April 2012

White Inmast furling (Retro fit TAB system) mainsail 2002
White Jeckells genoa on Rotostay furler 2006, refurbished May 2019
White Jeckells mizzen 2006
Multi coloured Cruising chute 2006
Mizzen staysail 2009 (lightly used)

2 x Lewmar genoa sheet winches
5 (3/2) Lewmar halyard winches
Additional Barlow self tailing winch


Sleeps 4 in 2 cabins plus 2 in saloon (with custom made infill)
Teak and light oak joinery
1.9m headroom
2 x Heads with Blakes Lavac toilet and shower
Hot/cold pressurised water system
1.5kw Calorifier/immersion heater (new Sept 2016)
Webasto 3500 cabin heating


Custom fridge
Technimpex Oven gas cooker, grill with 2 burners
Crockery and cutlery
Cooking utensils
Pile carpet in aft cabin
(clock/barometer on board but personal so not included in the sale)


1300w electric Francis windlass
Manson 30kg anchor with 100m (10mm) chain
Danforth 25kg anchor with 10m (10mm) chain and 100m warp
Solid wheel house
Full cockpit enclosure (custom made) to create Winter Room
Ample fenders and warps
Boarding ladder/swim ladder
Swimming platform with additional custom built s/s engine mount
Deck shower
Reel of shoreline mounted aft
New cockpit cushion covers 2017, also custom made covers for liferaft, windlass.
Extensive spares for heating system, plumbing, impeller, lighting etc



Seastrel compass
Hummingbird VHF,
Raymarine DSC VHF
Raymarine C120 chart plotter with updated Navionics and superimposed AIS (Aug 2016)
Raymarine AIS 650 class B transceiver (Aug 2016)
Raymarine I50 through hull depth monitor (Aug 2016)
Raymarine I 60 wind pack monitor (Aug 2016)
Raymarine 2kw colour radar
Raymarine 6000+ autopilot
Colour forward looking echo sounder(echo pilot) (2016)
Garmin 128 GPS – slave to Raymarine DSC VHF
Hand held GPS
Weatherman Navtex


4 person Viking Life raft - new in 2006 – recertified 2015
2 x horseshoe life buoys
Life sling MOB
2 x Jack stays
2 x Foam fire extinguishers
2 x Powder fire extinguishers
2 x CO2 fire extinguishers
Engine room automatic fire extinguisher
Radar reflector
3 x Electric bilge pumps
Manual bilge pump
Engine Driven bilge pump

The condition or level of safety equipment on board is not to be negotiated on following survey. It is likely to be listed by most surveyors but is not structural or an integral working part of the vessel and is not to be used to further negotiate the price down after survey. We strongly suggest that for your own personal safety that when purchasing a yacht you provide new safety equipment rather than relying on second hand gear.

Should you become the new owner of this yacht then the responsibility to re-register or update official bodies for items such as EPIRB, VHF, MMSI or AIS becomes yours.


A well equipped and maintained blue water cruising yacht, an ideal liveaboard.

Massive update and maintenance schedule during current ownership, full details of this accompanying log available on request.

A centre cockpit cruiser with split cabin classic popular amongst the traditional live-a-boards community, the sturdy substantially constructed build lends itself to blue water cruising with this yacht finding herself at ease in turbulent sea conditions.
(See examples on YouTube of Victory 40 in distant seas, Bora Bora)

Her comprehensive safety inventory combined with a substantially protected, deep centre cockpit provides excellent security regardless of the weather conditions.

Re-engined in 1999 and only turning over 2250 hours on the clock (new meter installed by current owners showing 50 hrs), her Mermaid Melody II 90hp main engine supplies the boat with ample propulsion, also driving 2 alternators which in turn charge 440 amp new AGM domestic and 220 amp AGM engine batteries installed May 2019 ensures you’re never short of power.

To help with manoeuvrability the Victory 40 is equipped with a Sleipner Side Power bow thruster to further aid light handed sailors all lines are led back to the cockpit and the in-mast furling prevents any unnecessary deck work. There is also a custom made mount aft for an accessory engine which can aid manoeuvrability especially when going astern, or as an auxiliary engine.

Last survey May 2015

Title Documents and Tax

Listed below are the documents/or copies of what we have seen on listing this yacht.

British Part 1 Registry
Bill of Sale from 2015
DEKPA - Greek Cruising Log 19388
Tax exempt on age
RCD exempt on age

Disclaimer and Travelling to Inspect

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith, in this case we are acting as Brokers only.  Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Contact Information

Trusted British Yacht Brokers, Established almost 40 years, specialising in Cruising and Blue Water yachts permanent offices in Lefkas Marina, Ionian Greece & Portsmouth, UK. We specialise in live aboard blue water cruisers. Experienced, Professional, Qualified All Brokers are Full Members of ABYA, we work to a code of practice with safe Clients bank Accounts and carry PI Insurance. As Agents for Allures Yachting & Garcia Yachts we represent a respected brands of blue water cruisers with Aluminium hulls, GRP topsides and Centreboard Lifting keels. Experience our Service we sell yachts nothing else. Call us for a chat 00 44 (0)1329 827053

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PO16 9DR
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