SV Solitaire

Solitaire is a 1977 Victoire-933 sailboat built in Alkmaar Holland, by Jachtwerf Victoria. She is well constructed, has excellent sea keeping qualities, and is reasonably fast for a 31ft sloop. Solitaire draws 6ft of water, which is great offshore, but a liability on the shallow Texas gulf coast. She has a conservative masthead rig with beefy standing rigging. She is tiller steered, which I prefer, and can make 6kts on flat water with the old Volvo 13hp diesel that I am now replacing, but that is another story.

Solitaire is well equipped, including an Aries windvane self steering system, a Fourwinds wind generator, an Icom IC-7200 HF transceiver (KD5TIO), Propane oven/stove, microwave oven, 12V fridge, air conditioning and much more.