Thanks for the response, I was wondering if anyone out there had heard of this boat. The sites you mention came up in a google search that I did a while ago, but as I don't speak Dutch I was really unable to benefit from them. Do you know of any Victoire 28 owners who would be willing to give me some information? I can be contacted by e-mail off the forum if you prefer at email@example.com
My doubts are about the build quality, known problems with this model and a little assurance that it's a boat worth the effort and expense of fixing up. I'd hate to throw good money after the bad! As I mentioned in the original post, it seems to have just what I'm looking for in a 28ft boat. I'll be using it for weekending and cruising on the coast of Brazil (and perhaps doing the REFENO Recife to Fernando de Noronha regatta). I know that one of them went around the world (named "windbreker", as I recall). Again, any info is very welcome.