|The Cookson 50 is a remarkably fast, high performance 50-foot racing yacht with acclaimed structural integrity and build quality. These yachts are capable of winning races and beating much larger boats over the line and on handicap in the toughest Ocean races in the world.
The Cookson 50 is easy to sail fast, surfing through the night in the Ocean with less crew thanks to its canting keel and electric hydraulic winches. If however you would prefer shorthanded harbour racing these same features keep the Cookson 50 ahead of her time allowing you to sail with just a few, faster than any other 50 footer with very little effort and without the need for 'weight on the rail'.
Where the Cookson 50 differs further from the rest of the Grand Prix market is her interior. This space is modern, light functional and comfortable with the ability to be a genuine overnight cruising yacht. Enjoy plush lounges, headroom, a full double bed forward with enclosed washroom, a large L shaped galley, dedicated chart table and more.
Victoire (Ex Jazz) is arguably the best performing Cookson 50 available in the world. She was world famous for winning races from the Caribbean to Europe and then on to Australia. Her current owners purchased the vessel in 2013 and have kept on winning with overall wins in the 2013 Sydney to Hobart and the Gosford to Lord Howe race along with many other offshore races on the Australian Coast.
Recently the navigation station has been upgraded. The rig was removed in November 2015 and the rigging was dye tested. All winches, rams and hydraulics and motors have been upgraded and maintained throughout 2015. There has never been any damage to the hulls or foils.
Victoire has been constantly updated with no expense spared and boasts and abundance of race sails, safety gear, electronics, extras and spares to get you out winning quickly at the highest level. Let's face it, she was ahead of the winning TP's in this year's Sydney to Hobart prior to retirement through injury.
Contact Vicsail Sydney for more information.
||Victoire (Ex Jazz)|
||50' - 15.24m|
|Keel / Ballast
||Epoxy coated steel fin with lead bulb. Canted with a hydraulic single ram using hydraulic pump drive|
||Rushcutters Bay NSW|
||New South Wales|
||Farr Yacht Design|
||Cookson, New Zealand|
||Carbon Fibre with Closed Cell Foam Core.|
||Yanmar 4JH4-CE, 54hp diesel engine (New 2011)|
||Gori 3 - blade folding|
||Off main engine|
||Boat cover. Mainsail cover|
||Saloon - Settee berth to port and L shaped settee berth to starboard with storage under cushions. Dining table.|
||Inmarsat FB150 broadband satellite communication system. 3G mobile communications system.|
||Large L shaped galley with carbon finished bench tops. Overhead cabinet for food storage or galley equipment. Double stainless steel sinks.|
||Two top loading deep boxes with 12V refrigeration.|
||Two burner gas stove, grill and oven.|
||2 Fortress anchors to suit Category 1|
||Partial Category 1 (Less personal PLB's and Epirbs) 2 x 6 man life rafts and 2 x 406 MHz EPIRBs included.|
||Electric and manual.|
||Main switch board for service facilities and navigation equipment. 12 volt 20 way DC distribution panel and circuit breakers. Engine start system - 12V/80A. House Electrics - Two 12V/105A gel batteries.|
|B&G Hydra instrumentation with mast and cockpit repeaters. AIS B System. B&G autopilot.|
||Complete racing wardrobe available on request|
|Mast / Rigging
||Fractional carbon fibre rig. Two sets of alloy, black anodised, 20º swept back spreaders. Mast step, alloy rocking base plate with slots fore and aft for adjustment.|
||Hydraulic primary winches with remote control ( 2x B68), mainsheet winches (2x B58 2 STA), backstay winches (2 x B48 2ST). Spinlock jammers on halyards, reef and control lines.|
||Refitted in 2011 with a new engine, a complete overhaul of the keel and its canting system including a new electronic control system and a new upgraded hydraulic manifold, new non-slip finish on deck and new epoxy finish on underwater hull surface, much new standing rigging and many other upgrades and renewals including a new carbon fixed bowsprit.|