The boat’s sailing performance has been one of her charms since the day the first hull was launched … She has made fast passages between the mainland and Bermuda and cruised comfortably to the Galapagos. She has sailed for weeks on end, conducting whale research off the Newfoundland and Labrador coasts. While far horizons might not fit your itinerary, making fast passages with a minimum crew, having the ability to outrun threatening storms, and having on-deck/below-deck comfort over extended periods are an important function of cruising boat design. It is nice to know that the 424 has proved herself to have these capabilities.

—William H. Shaw, designer of the Pearson 424

About Victoria

Victoria is a graceful Pearson 424 ketch. Built by Pearson Yachts in Bristol, RI and designed by Bill Shaw, a respected naval architect. Victoria was designed to cruise comfortably and go the distance. Pearson 424 owners have sailed around the globe, and all points in-between! This professionally maintained, 42-foot-long ketch features a Garmin GPS navigational system and sails very well in all weather conditions.

Victoria has a strong fiberglass hull and 7600 pounds of ballast, and is stiff in a breeze and surprisingly quick upwind. Her nonskid decks are spacious, allowing easy movement and plenty of space to stretch out and tan. Inside, the main salon is airy and roomy, with 6'4" headroom, and a fine teak interior. The shower, fridge, and head are at your service. The V-berth (sleeping quarters) is large and very comfortable with its own convenient sink.

Victoria’s safety features include an inflatable zodiac boat, top-grade life jackets for all passengers, fire extinguishers, first-aid kit, flares and other emergency signaling systems. Capt. Pete is certified by the Red Cross in first aid.

The Interior

The Plans Storage Lockers V-Berth Captains Quarters Aft Companionway Navigation Station The Galley Salon Table Mid-ship Companionway