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Yacht for Sale: 172′ 1900 Schooner VICTORY CHIMES

April 13, 2010 by chapmanyachts
Yacht for Sale: 172' 1900 Schooner VICTORY CHIMES
Used
Base Location: Rockland, Maine
Engine: Yawlboat w/210hp Cummins
LOA: 52.4 m (172')
Draft: 2.7 m (9')
Beam: 7.3 m (24')
Cruise Speed: 2.7 knots
Max Speed: 7 knots
Year: 1900
Guests: 50
Guests (when cruising): 50
Cabins: 21
Crew: 9
Country Built: United States
Hull Material/Type: wood
Yacht Class: Commercial
Flag: USA
Operating Locations: Rockland, Maine, New England

VICTORY CHIMES, built as “EDWIN AND MAUD” being named for the two children of her first
Captain, Robert E. Riggen, is the only surviving example of the Chesapeake Ram type schooner
in existence today. She was optimized in her design for use on the mid Atlantic and Great
Lakes where it was necessary for a schooner to fit through the shallow navigational canals
which linked ports in larger and deeper bodies of water. Her original cargo consisted of sawn
lumber, grain, soft coal and fertilizer, which she carried in and out of Chesapeake Bay until 1945
when she was converted to carrying passengers. She worked the Bay until she was purchased
by a syndicate who brought her to Maine in 1954 and re-named VICTORY CHIMES.
VICTORY CHIMES operated as a successful charter business on the coast of Maine until 1984
when she was sold to a Minnesota banker who brought her to the Great Lakes. Shortly after,
she was purchased by the owner of Domino’s Pizza, Mr. Thomas Monaghan, and re-named
“DOMINO EFFECT”. Used by the company for employee incentive cruises, Mr. Monaghan
invested large amounts of money repairing and restoring the schooner and can arguably be
credited for saving her life.
In 1989 she returned to the coast of Maine and subsequently in 1990, was purchased by her
current owners, Capt. Kip Files and Capt. Paul DeGaeta who named her “VICTORY CHIMES”
once again and returned her to the passenger trade. Honored by the State of Maine as “The
premier schooner of the Maine sailing fleet” in 1991, by the United States National Parks Service
as a “National Historic Landmark” in 1997 and minted on the State of Maine Quarter in 2003,
she remains a successful and well kept “working” vessel steeped with important U.S. maritime
history.
VICTORY CHIMES presently holds a USCG Certificate of Inspection for 50 passengers and is
diligently kept to, and above, the standards the USCG requires with annual inspections, etc…
Detailed restorative data, as well as business data, is available upon request to well qualified
prospects. Interested parties may wish to consult the vessels website: http://www.victorychimes.com
or the National Park Service’s National Historic Landmark Study for the vessel:
http://www.nps.gov/history/maritime/nhl/victory.htm

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  1. chapmanyachts

    chapmanyachts on April 13, 2010

    Offered for sale by Central Agent: Jonathan Chapman with Northrop and Johnson. Asking Price $1,500,000 jchapman@nandj.com or +1 401 474 4793

  2. chapmanyachts

    chapmanyachts on May 9, 2010

    Price reduction, now asking $1,200,000 USD

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