Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






 Not a Member? 



Home » Sailnet Boat Reviews » V - Boats starting with 'V' » Victory

Previous Product 
Victory 35 catamaran
Reviews Views Date of last review
1 7339 Sun September 26, 2004
spacer
Recommended By Average Price Average Rating
100% of reviewers None indicated None indicated












Description: Victory 35 catamaran
Keywords: Victory 35 catamaran
 


Author
kela
Junior Member

Registered: September 2002
Review Date: Sun September 26, 2004 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

Having made the rounds of Lagoons, Fountaine Pajot, Gemini, and others we stumbled on a used Victory 35. The construction is as good as any we've looked at (we also own a Passport 40) but the livability is fantastic all in a small, affordable cat. The galley is up, but like a small apartment's kitchen. Two good sized cabins with queen berths and a third cabin with a double. The master hull with shower is very roomy.

It's solid fordeck, vs. tramps are great for working and lounging. The cockpit is well protected and very comfortable. The helm has great visability. Unlike some other cats, you can stand in the cockpit and see over the cabin.

Downsides, they all have them, it's a high freeboard boat which some don't like the looks of, but all we get are great comments from dock visitors. But it's the windage combined with a single engine that is the biggest challenge. But the sonic leg swivels making it pretty easy to dock and manuever even with only 1 engine.


The sailing is pretty good, though we haven't put it through it's paces fully. We've had it to 10 knts and it goes best in heavier winds because the rig is somewhat small. When going into a chop we get quite a bit of hull slap on the aft sections of the hulls, but but you get used to it.

I believe this is a much better boat than the Gemini, and good used ones cost about the same as a Gemini.

UPDATE:

We've now sailed the boat a lot more. We crossed the Straits of Juan de Fuca to Victoria Canada and did some Canadian cruising. Really nice boat. We were able to sale on a broad reach at 6-7 knots with some pretty good chop. Although the motion is quick, again you get used to it and it becomes fun. We seem to be able to sail at about 1/2 windspeed in winds of 6-15 kts.

Bonus - the 16' beam let us tie up between other boats in the prime marina allowing a great show of street entertainers and tourists.

After several more months of ownership and sailing we really love the boat.

This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user  


Powered by: Reviewpost vB3 Enhanced
Copyright 2010 All Enthusiast, Inc.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:36 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.