Members Boats for Sale

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Victoria of Rye. Van der Stadt 26' Invicta class, mk2

Victoria is a modern classic, derived from the iconic folk boat. She was moulded in 1968 by Tyler's to Lloyds A100 Standard and registered as such with a tonnage of 3 and 64/100 tons.

Victoria has been subject to a complete rebuild and reburbishment during the past 2 years and is probably the best example of her class available anywhere. She has been re rigged a a cutter and is ideal for single handed sailing. The Genoa has roller furling and the main has a new stack pack with lazy jacks.
All lines are led aft to the cockpit. Main, staysail, furling Genoa, spinnaker. Sails are all in very good condition, new staysail. Bruce bower anchor and Norwegian kedge. 45 metres new 8mm chain. Lofrans Royale anchor windlass. New spray hood and bimini fittings. The cockpit is of excellent proportions with all lines to hand, it is self drawing with slatted seating and sole. There are generous sized cockpit lockers.

The boat has been completely rewired with all led lighting both internally and externally, battery charge is maintained by solar panel. Instrumentation includes log, echo sounder, Raymarine gps/chart plotter, autopilot, steering compass, dsc vhf.

The engine is a 12hp Volvo Penta 2010 fully reconditioned by Roud Engineering.
The interior is characterised by its solid oak flooring and furniture, it is fully lined and insulated with ample locker space. There are 3 single berths, a dinette table with seating for 3,  new cushions, covers and mattresses throughout.

The galley has sink with pressurised water, twin burner origo spirit stove, good size solid oak work surface with lockers under. The heads have a sea toilet and washbasin, hanging locker.

Launching cranage is paid, go sailing tomorrow with class and style.
£7,200 don't waste my time or yours by making silly offers.

Viewable by appointment tel/text 07719419087 or email

Night Wing

Night Wing is Bermudian masthead cutter rig, carvel planked yacht built in 1939 as a one class design called the water bug. Adapted from an original design by Harrison Butler, the Waterbug was developed by Uphams in the late 1930's of which several were built. Night wing is the epitome of English built classic sailing yachts and is delightful to took at from all angles.
She is currently standing on the hard at Rye having not been sailed for some while. She has been well protected and her condition is not that much changed since her last re-fit in 2012. She benefits from an all timber mast and boom plus many original internal fixtures and fittings. She is need of a caring owner, someone who is prepared to put time into returning her to sailing glory.
There is a considerable amount of information regarding the Waterbug and Night Wind on the website of the Harrison Butler Association.
For serious viewings only, please contact Jonathan - 07939 155928

Price: POA

Length overall (excl bowsprit) 24ft 8in
Length TM (from stemhead to rudder post) 24ft 8in
Waterline Length 21ft 9in
Beam 8ft 5in
Draft 4ft 8in
Depth (internal height from sheerline to top of keel) 5ft 6in
Gross Reg. Tonnage 5.53
Builder J W &A Upham, 1939
Designer - Attributed to - T Harrison Butler
Engine Stuart Turner 1 cyl Bukh DV10
Sail area 330ft

Accommodation and equipment:
2 Births
2 cot births

  • Blakes paraffin stove
  • Brass hand fresh water pump

Heads - Blakes original

  • Two cockpit lockers
  • Folding backstays
  • 2 X Tufnol winches
  • Various Tufnol blocks
Main Sail - tan
Outer Jib - tan
Inner jib - tan
Fixed GPS - Garmen
Fixed VHF - Icom
Compass - Sestrel bulkhead
  • Lines
  • Fenders