Victoria Frances For Sale

Victoria Frances 26 – Osprey

Make: Victoria
Model: Frances 26
Length: 26’
Year: 1986
Price: $47,000


LOA: 26 ft
LWL: 21 ft 3 in
Beam: 8 ft
Draft: 3 ft 10 in
Cabin Headroom: 6 ft
Ballast: 3400 lb
Displacement: 6800 lb
Fuel Tanks Capacity: 15 gal
Fuel Tanks Material: Aluminum
Engine: Yanmar 1GM10V
Cruising Speed: 5 kn
Max Speed: 6.2 kn

This wonderful pocket cruiser is in excellent condition. From the drawing boards of Chuck Paine, the Victoria Frances 26 is almost identical to the Morris Frances 26 but with added interior volume due to a cabin that reaches further forward. The Frances is a proven design capable of cruising the coast or crossing oceans. She is easy to sail in anything from light winds to a heavy breeze with all halyards, sheets and reef lines led back to the cockpit. This Victoria was imported by Morris Yachts and sold in 1987 to her first owners.

2019 upgrades include a Tecma Nano Eco Marine macerating toilet, Nauta 14 gal. flexible holding tank, covers for main and Life ring, engine filter, shroud rollers, rope clutch.

2013 upgrades include new cutlass bearings, PYI shaft seal, shaft, and prop.

In 2006 she was fitted with a new 10hp diesel Yanmar engine.

Vessel is Coast Guard Documented, #1245465

2018 Survey available.

Contact Joe at:

  • Hand laid solid fiberglass Hull.
  • Fiberglass deck with molded-in nonskid and integral bulwarks.
  • Teak toe cap rail and grab rails.
  • Teak companionway trim and drop boards.
  • New teak eyebrow trim on cabin top.
  • SS accent trim added to teak cap rail.
  • Stainless steel stanchions and lifelines.
  • Bow and Stern pulpits
  • Tiller with external rudder.
  • Teak cockpit grate.
  • Teak cockpit coaming cap. (new 2015)
  • Andersen 12 ST Primary winches.
  • Harken single speed ST winch on cabintop.
  • Lewmar rope clutch on cabin top for reef lines and main halyard.
  • Two hatches, one shallow for tools, stops, etc. One as sail locker.
  • Mesh bags for sheets.
  • Custom winter Sunbrella cover
  • The interior is laid out with a v-berth forward, a head aft of the v-berth to starboard and a large standing head room main saloon with a full length settee to port and a shorter settee to starboard aft of the head. The galley is located aft to port at the base of the companionway and a comfortable quarterberth is opposite.
  • Varnished high gloss teak interior with a mix of white Formica and varnished teakbulkheads. (interior re-varnished 2015)
  • Excellent ventilation and natural light from a large overhead hatch over the v-berth (rebedded 2015) and seven Lewmar opening portlights.
  • Fold down Nav Desk over port settee with shelves outboard and chart storage within.
  • Force 10 diesel cabin heater.
  • Fully enclosed marine head with Tecma Nano Eco Marine Toilet, freshwater flushed.
  • Hanging wet locker in head compartment
  • Plastimo Pacific gimbaled 2-burner stove and oven.
  • Propane monitor and solenoid remote valve. (New 2013)
  • Round SS sink with cutting board cover.
  • Custom galley stove counter top cover. (2015)
  • Foot pump for fresh water.
  • Ice box with overboard drain aft of sink.
  • Storage area outboard with sliding locker doors.
  • Built-in cup and plate storage.
  • Removable teak wine rack.
  • Externally vented propane tank (new 2020) in lazarette.
  • 12v breaker panel with battery switch.
  • Blue Seas 110v electrical panel. (2015)
  • Shore power circuit with 30 Amp shore cord and (4) cabin 110v outlets. (2015)
  • Guest 1-2-Both power switch.
  • (2) Group 24 Batteries. (New 2019)
  • Pro-Mariner battery charger/conditioner tied to shore power. (2015)
  • Cabin lights. (New LED's 2013)
  • Nav lights
  • LED Masthead tricolor light. (New 2013)
  • Voltmeter
  • Compass light
  • Foredeck light
  • Garmin GPSmap 840xs Chartplotter on swing out arm into companionway. (2013)
  • Icom IC m55 VHF
  • Datamarine Corinthian Depth Sounder.
  • Datamarine Corinthian Speed log.
  • Bulkhead compass. (2013)
  • Acadia Sails full battened mainsail (2003) with navy blue sunbrella sailcover.
  • 140% Genoa with integral white sunbrella sailcover.
  • Quantum-Thurston 110% jib with integral navy blue sunbrella sailcover (2015)
  • Chain and rope rode.
  • Rocna Anchor
  • CQR Anchor
  • Danforth Anchor