Alexander Marine Australia are pleased to present the classic 1971 Feadship 85ft Motor Yacht 'Victoria' to the market as worldwide central agents.
She represents a rare opportunity to acquire a superbly presented and maintained classic steel motor yacht from one of the world's most prestigious superyacht builders. The timeless lines are very easy on the eye and, upon spending time onboard 'Victoria, ' you will learn she is a high volume and immensely capable full-displacement motor yacht perfectly adapted to long-range cruising - around Australia or beyond.
It is important to note that 'Victoria' underwent an eye-watering refit when she was purchased overseas by her current owner. This extensive project included the installation of ALL NEW engine room equipment including new main engines and generators, a total rewire of the vessel, extensive internal joinery works and a total exterior respray in Awlcraft polyurethane paint. More recently, the owner optimized the stern of the vessel and fitted a much sought-after hydraulic hi/lo swim platform and at the same time improved stairwell access to the swim platform. 'Victoria' was also fitted with a new boat deck davit for when the tender is stored on the roof for ocean passages. To say she has been lavished with upgrades is an understatement.
Entry up onto the spacious cockpit is via a teak treaded staircase from the hydraulic hi/lo swim platform or from side access gates to both port and starboard (to which a set of teak collapsible boarding stairs are attached to starboard). If boarding via the swim platform you will observe the S/S safety rails that enclose the entire swim platform, onto which an electric BBQ may be mounted for cooking al fresco. After swimming, you can easily rinse off with warm water from the discrete transom located on the rear platform.
Up in the cockpit, which is teak laid, a bench seat is installed across the stern. A movable large island high gloss timber table complements the bench seat. Timber deck chairs can be arranged to accommodate your guest numbers. The entire cockpit is fully protected from the elements by way of the overhead boat deck hardtop combined with clears to provide ultimate all-weather protection and privacy. Cockpit wing doors are installed on each side deck and can be closed to stop wind and rain from entering the cockpit area. Upon taking a seat in the cockpit you will be immersed in the unmistakable refinement and tradition that 'Victoria' offers.
Venturing forward the wide teak side decks are complemented by varnished teak capped high bulwarks to provide peace of mind for young and old shipmates as they move around the vessel. The teak laid foredeck features a centreline forward-facing bench seat with moulded armrests and comfortable upholstery - a perfect spot from which to enjoy a sundowner. Her tough "ship-like" anchoring equipment dominates the very pointy end of the foredeck - dual vertical windlasses are connected to a sizable chain and a pair of kedge pocket anchors nest into the custom-made bow stainless steel anchor fascia. The anchoring equipment is all heavy-duty stuff!
Moving out of the cockpit the entrance to the saloon is via dual timber-framed glass doors - secondary access to her saloon is made possible via a door at the front of the saloon accessed from the starboard side deck. Her satin teak interior timber finishes are both attractive and timeless. Her white saloon ceiling, complete with detailed moulding is exquisite. The quality of her joinery throughout the boat is to a very high standard and reflects her superyacht build quality. She shows very little wear. Large glass saloon glazing provides good natural light into her interior with selected drop-down windows (a very cool feature!) allowing for cross ventilation. Off the starboard side of the saloon, you will find the saloon entertainment cabinet and the staircase down to the aft lower deck guest accommodation. To port, there is a fabric inline three-seater couch accompanied by two leather armchairs. The forward saloon bulkhead houses a wet bar with under-bench refrigeration, an ice-maker and overhead cabinetry.
A day head is perfectly positioned immediately forward of the saloon via a starboard side companionway that then leads forward to the pilothouse, study generous and through the galley access down to the bow accommodation. The spacious and well-equipped raised pilothouse offers excellent visibility and is configured as a closed bulkhead arrangement, so 'Victoria' can steam 24/7 while the crew and guests can maintain normal use of the galley and saloon without annoying the skipper!! Her navigation equipment includes Raymarine touch screen electronics, Raymarine radar and a FLIR night vision camera. Dual pilothouse doors provide ease of access out onto each side deck and offer lots of natural ventilation (otherwise please note 'Victoria' is completely air-conditioned should that be your preference).
Docking 'Victoria' is assisted by hydraulic bow and stern thrusters and a wired docking remote. Like most full-displacement vessels she is very well mannered when docking - a combination of her substantial weight and full keel. Vision from the side decks when docking (especially when using the remote) is excellent. She can therefore be managed by a passionate boating couple.
The commercial-style galley is forward of the pilothouse. It is spacious and well-equipped featuring stainless steel benchtops, an upright full-height fridge/freezer, insinkerator, Miele appliances and lots of cupboard storage everywhere you look.
Forward of the galley, 'Victoria' boasts a large study complete with a desk, two leather Chesterfield arm chairs and additional storage cabinetry. This room features large glazed windows on both port and starboard offering plenty of natural light and cross ventilation thanks to selected drop-down windows. Sufficiently distanced from the saloon and living quarters, you can enjoy privacy and peace should the need arise to take care of any business while at sea. A large TV also means this space can be used as a separate media room or children's retreat.
Accommodation onboard 'Victoria' is segregated into two zones - the bow and stern - providing maximum separation and privacy. 'Victoria' offers three cabins aft each with its own complete ensuite entailing separate shower stall. The soft furnishings include Restoration Hardware sourced goodies.... As you arrive down onto the aft accommodation foyer landing, turning to starboard (towards the bow), you will find the Master cabin. Turning to port (towards the stern), there are two guest cabins aft. The guest cabins feature twin single side-by-side beds with ample storage. The full-beam master features a centreline king-size island bed, port & starboard full-height robes and a spacious ensuite. Her bathrooms throughout the boat feature timber floors, tiled shower recesses and Corian benchtops - the build quality and high-end finishes are easy to see. All aft accommodation cabins and ensuites feature portholes for light and ventilation with heavy S/S storm covers that can be dogged shut when crossing oceans.
Access to the bow accommodation and engine room is via an open treaded staircase forward of the galley. Up forward the bow accommodation is dedicated to the crew and features three large single beds. This cabin features natural light and ventilation courtesy of an overhead hatch (which also doubles as an emergency exit) and portholes in the hull sides. Separately there is a separate Captain's cabin which features a king single bed plus an additional overhead bunk. A spacious head and separate shower stall service the bow accommodation/crew's quarters. Off-watch crew can enjoy the crew mess featuring a generous U-shaped dinette, crew kitchenette and a walk-in pantry. The ship's laundry is found in this area including separate Miele washing and clothes drying machines. An owner-operator could easily use this area for overflow accommodation - teenagers would love being away from their parents up here in the bow.
Entry to the full height stand-up engine room is via a substantial watertight door accessed from the bow accommodation/crew area. The engine room is well laid out and features a matching set of Onan Gensets positioned outboard of the main engines. Two ever-reliable Cummins QSM-11s are spaced well apart to permit serviceable access to all major components. Other notable equipment includes access to her Naiad stabilizer heads, air conditioning equipment, hot water service, duplicated battery charging equipment, inverter, watermaker, supersize fire suppression bottle (it's clear Feadship build big boats as you look at the engine room installation onboard 'Victoria'!) and lastly her fuel transfer pump and manifold. In summary, her engineering and systems are to a very high standard, are easily serviceable and should give her next owner great confidence in steaming off to remote locations.
The upper deck is via a staircase to port from the pilothouse. This area houses her tender and some kayaks. The tender is launched and retrieved via a 1250lbs fully hydraulic davit. For short (smooth water) passages, her tender can also stow on the hi/lo platform.
Note: 'Victoria' is equipped with an extensive range of spares in preparation for her to undertake a remote passage at short notice.
'Victoria' will become your desired home away from home. Whether it be Sydney Harbour, the Kimberley's or, eventually when the borders reopen, the Fiji Islands, 'Victoria' will take her new owner to whatever location they desire in comfort, safety and style. She is smooth, quiet and fuel-efficient underway.
Inspection is strictly by appointment. With respect to social distancing, we offer the option of a personalized virtual tour of the boat using WhatsApp or Facetime platforms. In Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
|Model||85 Motor Yacht|
|Heads||5 x Tecma electric salt water flush marine heads|
|Berths||6 (Guests) + 5 (Crew)|
|Cruising Speed||10 Knots (approx)|
|Maximum Speed||13 Knots (approx)|
|Fresh Water Tank||2,650 Litres|
|Vessel Location||Sydney, NSW|
|Accommodation Configuration||Guest accommodation lower deck. Midship full beam master with king size bed and nightstands port and starboard. Guest bedrooms located port & starboard, separate head compartments in each Crew accommodation lower deck bow, two cabins for 5 people with shared bathroom|
|Bow Thruster||Naiad 360 Hydraulic Bow Thrusters|
|Entertainment / Appliance Notes||Wired for Foxtel|
|Fridge||Miele upright Fridge/freezer (Galley)|
|Freezer||Upright Miele draw freezer in crew quarters|
|Shower||5 (Inclusive of Transom)|
|Toilet||5 x Tecma electric salt water flush marine heads|
|Tender||Brig RIB E380H|
|Electrics||24v / 240v - 2 x Victron 24v/30amp battery chargers - 1 x Victron 24v/120amp battery charger / 5000 watt inverter plus 50 kva Rex magnetic shore power transformer|
|Designer/Builder||De Voogt Naval Architects|
|Bilge Pump||Twin 2hp centrifugal teel units with 6 pick-up locations / Crew Electric 3700gph|
|Stove||Miele 4x burner induction hob - Miele oven - Panasonic microwave|
|Cruise Speed||10 Knots (approx)|
|Fuel Use At Cruise||Diesel|
|Sleeping Cabins||3 (Guests) + 2 (Crew)|
|TV||Sony Bravia 42" TV on electric lift (Saloon), Sony Bravia 47" TV (Study), Samsung 23" TV(Pilothouse), Sony 42" TV (Crew Quarter)|
|Single Berths||4 (Guests) + 5 (Crew)|
|Airconditioning||Cruisair reverse cycle tempered water system|
|Stern Thruster||Naiad 360 Hydraulic Stern Thrusters|
|Walk Around Decks||Teak|
|Washing Machine/Dryer||Miele clothes washing machine & Miele clothes dryer|
|No of Stations||1|