Launched 1974
Owner Victor Astakhov
Purchased 2008
Configuration Short rig with mark 1 keel
and rudder, English deck moulding
Berthed Riga, Latvia
Sail Number
Australian Registration
State Registration
Call Sign
Builder Aquafibre, UK
Hull Number 364110
Fit Out Unknown, was stripped bare internally when
purchased by Victor in 2008
Previous Owners Bill Parry, Bristol, UK
Previous Names Originally named
“Black and Blue”, then “Maningi Mali”, then “Matra”

The Yacht’s Story

Victor purchased the yacht “Matra” as a bare shell and deck from the UK in 2008 and has undertaken a total refit. He says that the yacht was totally bare inside upon purchase (see photos), so he really started from scratch, including fabricating a new deck, coach house and interior from timber. Victor is keen to hear from other owners (email above) and will welcome any ideas/comments and correspondence.


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