37VT26 Victorious
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HIN: OEY370260485 more photos
Hull Laid: April 1985
Yard: Ocean Eagle Yachts, Taiwan
May 2015 Wilmington, NC

Victorious is for sale: https://www.frankgordonyachts.com/boats-for-sale/1985-lord-nelson-37-staten-island-new-york-9000651/

Owner Bought Sold Boat's Name Home Port
Crossley Keogh December 2022 Victorious Woodbridge, NJ
Ken and Heidi Maitland May 2015 December 2022 Victorious Cohasset, MA
Don Surratt and Ann Prentice December 2004 May 2015 Puffin Hampstead, NC
Tom and Anice Walker 2001? December 2004 Allington Castle Palm City, FL
Peter Perkins 2001? Tugboat Annie
JR Baumgartner1 1985 Tugboat Annie Ft Lauderdale, FL

About the Owners (past and present)

Ken and Heidi Maitland were owners of several sailboats from 1972 - 2010, ending with a Tayana 37. They most recently owned a Mainship 34 for 5 years before finding PUFFIN in Wilmington, NC in March 2015. (Inspiration for buying a LNVT came from seeing JOHN WILLIAMS in Merritt Island, Florida in 2012.) The Maitlands have cruised over the years in New England, alternating summer trips to Maine and Cape Cod, and then after both retired, winter trips to Florida in 2009 and 2012, Bahamas in 2009.

First living in Marblehead, Massachusetts, then Cohasset, Massachusetts they now live in Kingston, Massachusetts — all towns with good harbors!

With the name changed to VICTORIOUS, hull #26 got some updating and refinishing. The decks have been stripped of several layers of varnish, the steering has been repaired, new batteries purchased, some redecorating has been accomplished. Solar panels, 260 watts, were added to the pilothouse roof. The main doors to the cockpit were stripped and refinished, the boom was reinstalled in much better shape and a new mast was installed. Other innumerable projects were planned and executed.

Our big cruise on VICTORIOUS was 2016-2017 from Cohasset MA to the Florida Keys and return by way of the Florda west coast and Lake Okeechobee to Massachusetts.


  • Straight salon settee, re-upholstered 2019
  • Galley to port
  • Pilot house has single engine-room floor-hatch to port
  • Stateroom has double seat to starboard

Mechanical and Engine Detail

  • Yanmar 4LH-DTE 170hp Turbo Diesel, 4100 hours as of 7/2022
  • ZF Marine Transmission
  • Left hand prop, 4 blades, 24x18
  • Cipriano (Teleflex) Hydraulic steering (w/200 steering ram)
  • Double Raycor 500 fuel filter
  • Tankage
      • 150g diesel in 2 aluminum tanks (1995)
      • 150g water in 2 original aluminum tanks
      • Holding tank and head removed to install composting toilet
  • Packing Gland
  • Cruisair 16000Btu split system heat pump. Compressor under sink and outboard. Two evaporators (galley and stateroom)
  • 2 electric bilge pumps with helm indicator lights and a Whale manual bilge pump
  • 2 Groco sea water strainers (engine and gen set)
  • Khalenberg Air Whistle
  • Air Head Composting Toilet
  • Pressurized fresh water system
  • Water heater 10 gallon (from 120 VAC or engine cooling water)


  • 75A Alternator new in 2017
  • 260 W Solar panels and controller
  • Automatic 3-step Deep Cycle voltage regulator
  • Onan 4 KW generator
  • Xantrex Inverter/Charger
  • Link-10 Battery Monitor
  • 4 Trojan 6V 105 wetcell batteries (house bank and start bank) new 2020
  • 120VAC battery charger
  • Shore power cords — (2) 30 AMP, (1) 50 AMP


  • Laminate counter tops
  • Sea Frost refrigerator/freezer with two side accesses new in 2020
  • 3 burner Dometic alcohol stove and oven
  • Pull out drawer under stove


  • Garmin Radar
  • Garmin GPS chartplotter
  • Furuno GPS
  • Datamarine depth and speed
  • Simrad Autopilot
  • Standard marine VHF
  • Second Standard marine VHF
  • Jensen AM/FM/CD stereo with speakers in salon


  • Maxwell Windlass
  • 65# Forfjord anchor with 200' 8G chain
  • 37lb Fortress and 200' of 5/8" nylon rode
  • 35 lb. Delta and 200' 5/8' nylon rode
  • Pressure salt-water washdown at bow
  • Fresh hot/cold water shower in stern
  • New (2016) Wood mast and boom aft of stack
  • Bulwark door added 2017


  • Rubber bilgeguard added
  • Rudder response improved by adding 2" stainless steel angles
  • Drip edge above ports in salon and pilothouse added

Original Purchase Information2

Date Ordered Buyer Hull Laid OEY's Cost to Build3 Shipping Cost from Taiwan Date Shipped Date Arrived in US Closing Sale Date Misc. Expenses4 Admiralty Ltd. Profit Approximate Delivered Price5
unknown Victory Tugs of FL. 4/85 $61,293.00 $8,647.00 unknown unknown 07/10/85 $1,405.17 $8,056.60 $79,401.77

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