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1987 Don Brooke Worldcruiser

$599,000 EUR

  • $599,000 EUR
  • Frank De Varona
  • Active
  • Used
  • Ketch
  • 1987
  • Don Brooke
  • Worldcruiser
  • ES
  • Sail
  • 82ft / 24.99 m
  • 19ft 6in / 5.94 m
  • Cummins
  • 6bta
  • Diesel
  • Steel
  • 2012-04-02
  • 2016-09-16
  • 2141496

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VICTORIA ESTEFANIA is a husky Don Brooke design built in the USA by ISM. She has a full keel steel hull, and aluminum superstructure, and was built to Lloyd’s 100A1+ class with three watertight compartments.

Layout has inside and outside helm stations, four staterooms, and three heads/showers.

Power is an economical single 325 HP Cummins diesel with 30HP hydraulic bow thruster. The full keel protects the prop and rudder. Electrical system has 3 generators, large battery banks, several inverters, and a world power converter. The ketch rig has Navtec rod rigging and all hydraulic furling and winches.

Extensive $400,000 refit fall 2011 included all new paint, new batteries and cabling, rebuilding engine, transmission, and 2 generators, one new generator, and much other mechanical work.

2016 Update:

"V.E." is still kept in good order-last year she had a lot of paintwork

New propellor shaft and bearings-steering gear serviced with a new rudder stock

Black tank pressure washed out and a new pump fitted

New main life-raft

New onboard computers and multi function printer

Crane serviced

Sailing dinghy serviced

Main tender rewired and new VHF radio

Fitted-bottom had some refairing done-and 3 coats of antifouling-prop anode changed.



Large fuel capacity (10,000 liters) great mothership to a sportfish yacht.

Fish Equipped, with a proven track record
Satellite TV dome and 5 flatscreen TV’s throughout vessel
Recent SATCOM unit (Summer 2010), KVH fleet broadband 150
Globalstar SAT phone with external antenna
Rebuilt main engine with 2000 hours since rebuild
Factory gearbox twin disc (2014)
New propeller, shaft and bearings (May 2015)
Steering gear rebuilt. New rudder stock and new bearings (May 2015)
3 Diesel Generators
3 Month endurance at sea away from port
Two Tenders
Dive compressor & 4 tanks
Alcohol tanks and pressure pumps for rum and vodka (10 gallons Each)
2 bow anchors 140 lb CQR with twin chains 5/8” 130 mts, each chain-plus powerful hydraulic winch (rebuilt 2012)
Navtec hydraulic rams (rebuilt 2015)
Main Hydraulic pump renewed 2015
2 Sea Kayaks
2 900 GPD watermakers. Totally rebuilt with new membranes in 2015
4 independent battery chargers for 2 banks of batteries, plus a large Kw inverter that can also act as a charger when needed.
Teak decks like new
Painted hull (awlgrip) Aristo Blue and Oyster White.
Metal storm shutters for all portholes, plus allow hurricane shutters for pilothouse
Built to Lloyds 100A1+ with 4 watertight bulkheads


On deck is an outside helm station with bench seat and surrey sunshade top.  Behind the helm is a large U-shaped cockpit with center dining table and seating for up to 12. 

The pilothouse has an inside helm station and upper salon area.  A curved stairway forward leads down to the salon, formal dining area, and galley.   Another stairway leads aft to the master stateroom and a guest stateroom.  Forward of the salon are two additional staterooms.


2 – Upholstered chairs
Settee and table
Refrigerator with ice maker
Bar with two 10 gallon stainless steel tanks with dispensing taps (for rum and vodka)
Bar sink
3 – Overhead hatches
6 – Large side windows
Aft window


Curved stairway down from pilothouse
L shaped settee to port
Dining table and curved settee to starboard
4 – Large fixed ports
4 – Opening ports
LG flat screen TV 
Sound system (2011) with three zone Bose or Boston Acoustic speaker systems, each with amplifier, multi CD player, Blue Ray DVD player, tuner, and jacks for IPod sound


3 – Stainless steel freezer compartments
1 – Large stainless steel refrigerator
4 – Burner propane stove and oven
Exhaust fan and opening port over stove
GE Profile convection oven
Kitchenaid microwave oven


Centerline queen berth with 3 drawers underneath
2 – 4 drawer bureaus
2 – Cedar lined double hanging lockers
Overhead hatch
Opening ports on port and starboard
Flat screen Insignia TV
AM/FM receiver and DVD player
Surround sound 250 watt system with sub woofer
Brooks and Gatehouse Hydra system repeater


Marble counter top vanity
Stall shower
Vac-U-Flush marine toilet
Opening port
Exhaust fan


Double berth
3 Drawers under berth
Overhead hatch
2 Opening ports
Flat screen TV


Vanity with sink
Stall shower
Vac-U-Flush marine toilet
Exhaust fan


Upper double berth
Lower single berth
Hanging locker
5 Drawer bureau
2 Drawers under berths
Overhead hatch
2 – Opening ports
Samsung flat TV
Watertight safety door

FORWARD HEAD (shared with starboard stateroom)

Vanity cabinet
Vac-U-Flush marine toilet
Stall shower


Upper single berth
Lower single berth
Hanging locker
5 Drawer bureau
2 Drawers under berths
Overhead hatch
2 – Opening ports
Coby flat screen TV
Watertight safety door


Danforth magnetic compass
KVH digital gyro compass
Icom VHF radio
Sailor VHF radio
Sailor 400 watt SSB High Frequency Transceiver
Furuno 72 mile radar
Furuno 36 mile radar
Garmin 2006C color FPS/Chart Plotter
Northstar 952X Color GPS/Chart Plotter
Robertson AP9 MK3 Auto Pilot
Flat screen 20” monitor for Marsea Nav program, computer and GPS for worldwide chart plotting.
Interphase forward looking sonar and depth sounder
Brooks and Gatehouse sailing instruments
Furuno digital NavTex Receiver
ACR remote controlled spot light
SEA Loud Hailer
ACR 406 MHz Satellite EPIRB Beacon
KVH FB150 Satcom with internet reception
KVH G6 satellite television antenna
Mathers Micro Commander engine controls
Bow thruster control


Danforth magnetic compass
KVH digital gyro compass
Sailor VHF radio
Furuno 36 mile radar (repeater)
Robertson AP9 MK3 Auto Pilot
Brooks and Gatehouse sailing instruments
Mathers Micro Commander engine controls
Bow thruster control


Ground Tackle:

Plath Hydraulic Windlass with dual drums and chain gypsies (stripped and rebuilt 2011, new hydraulic lines and stainless steel piping).
2 – 140 lb CQR anchors with 360’ – 5/8” chai
1 -  60 lb Bruce anchor on stern
2 – Fortress Storm Anchors in lazarette

Tenders, Life Rafts, and Safety Equipment:

2002 Novurania 14’ RIB (refitted 2011 with new air chambers, battery, bilge pump, and steering cables).  Has Raymarine depth/speed and Icom VHF (needs repair).
2011 Yamaha 4 stroke 40 HP OB
Opacmare hydraulic crane on aft platform for RIB
12’ sailing/rowing dinghy with 5 HP 4 stroke Yamaha OB
Switlik 6 person liferaft with 406 MHz EPIRB and hand water maker – serviced fall 2011
Eurovinyl 6 person liferaft – serviced fall 2011
Storm shutters for windows and ports

Aft Lazarette:

Hydraulic opening hatch
Bauer 3.5 cubic foot dive compressor
4 – Alloy dive tanks

Boarding ladders:

Med style port side ladder with fold-out swim platform
Long folding SS and teak swimming and diving ladder
Stairway from aft upper platform to water level swim platform and swim ladder
2 -1000 watt floodlights at stern swim platform


Teak decks (new 2003 and serviced 2011)
6 – Lewmar deck hatches with screens and shades


Trolling rod with Penn Senator reel
Set of outriggers and custom mounts
2 – Custom made stainless steel fishing chairs on aft platform
8 – Custom rod holders
Varnished teak fishing lure locker
Insulated bait locker in cockpit


Reckmann Ketch Rig

Double spreader main mast with Navtec rod rigging
Navtec rod headstay, inner forestay, and staysail stay with Navtec hydraulic tensioners
Navtec hydraulic backstays, main boom vang, and mizzen boom vang.
Hydraulic in-mast mainsail furling
Hydraulic in-mast mizzen furling   
Hydraulic furling genoa
Hydraulic furling yankee jib
Manual furling club footed staysail 

Hydraulic Sail Package

Barient Hydraulic winch pack for 5 hydraulic winches, 4 Reckmann furling systems, and 1 Selden furling system.

Sail inventory (with Captain’s comments):

Doyle mainsail (2005 used but good order no patches or repairs)
Sobstad yankee Jib (1986 - amazing sail tri radial cut- sets and pulls well)
Doyle genoa (used good order needs some UV strip repairs)
Arun mizzen (new 2011 – as new)
Doyle staysail (2005 extra heavy good storm sail good order)
Asymetrical spinnaker with sock and fiberglass chute (old blue and white not sure maker serviced 2008 not used since)
Barrow mizzen asymmetrical gennaker staysail (2003 blue and white good order handy for reaching in light winds)

Winch inventory:

2 x Barient 36 ST 2 speed hydraulic main halyard winches 
2 x Barient 32 ST 2 speed hydraulic main sheet winches     
2 x Barient 738 ST 4 speed hydraulic genoa sheet winches
2 x Barient 32 ST 2 speed manual winches
1 x Barient 24 ST manual mizzen halyard winch


Mathers Micro Commander engine controls (dual stations)
Cummins 6BTH Diamond Series 315 HP diesel engine (rebuilt 2011)
Twin Disc 3:1 reduction gear
Aquadrive anti-vibration shaft coupling
Brutons 3 bladed auto feathering prop (2003)
Bow thruster – 30 HP driven by hydraulic PTO on main engine
Electric power steering system with back-up pump
Joystick steering system.
Emergency tiller system
2 – Pro water makers 900 gal/day 2008 (one on line, one standby)
Main bilge pump 24 volt with manifold system for bilge compartments
Back up bilge pump
Emergency main engine driven bilge pump for bilge compartments
High water bilge alarm system for bilge compartments
2 Engine room blowers
Automatic fire suppression system
Groco Paragon 24 volt fresh water pressure system (with Shurflo back-up pump).
Fresh water pressure system has 16 gallon accumulator tank (2011).
Fresh water tank system has 150 gallon reserve tank under salon sole.
Cruisair air conditioning 2 – 24,000 BTU and 1 – 16,000 BTU system.
Mansfield Vac-U-Flush marine toilet system (3 toilets)
50 gallon lube oil tank in engine room
Hydraulic oil cooling tank
Watertight safety door


AC system is 240/120 volt – 60 Hz US system
Phasor 24 kW generator (2010)
Kilopak Isuzu 20 kW generator (rebuilt 2011)
Shore power inlets for 50 amp x 240 volt at port, starboard, and aft locations
ASEA 12 kW shore power converter – delivers 240 volt – 60 Hz from various shore power supplies
DC system is 24 volt (and 12 volt for some equipment)
Hatz 250 amp 24 volt two cylinder diesel generator for battery charging
180 amp engine alternator
2 – Victron battery chargers
2 – Sentry battery chargers (50 Hz or 60 Hz)
16 Rolls batteries (2011)
New battery boxes and cables (2011)


2- Prosine 2500 watt inverters for engine room blowers*
1- Studer 4000 watt inverter for 240 volt circuits*
1- Outback 3000 watt inverter for 120 volt circuits*
2- Outback 3000 watt inverter for refrigeration systems*
            *used when no generator is operating

1-Pure Sineware inverter for computers and stereo
1-Pure Sineware inverter for computers and stereo (backup)
1-Prosine 2500 watt inverter (spare)


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

For Sale By Yachting Experts, Inc

2640 S Bayshore Drive Suite 205
Coconut Grove, Florida, 33133
United States