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Design No. 0040

Built for: C. D. Dawney
Builder: Elkins Boatyard, Christchurch, England
Date designed: 1937

Class – Hull Number Vertue Class No. 4

Principal Design Data

L.O.A: 25’ 3½”   (7.70 m)
Datum: 21’ 6”    (6.55 m)
Beam Max: 7’ 2″ (2.18 m)
Draft: 4′ 6”  (1.37 m)
Displacement tons: 4.2
T.M.: 4.97 tons
Ballast ratio: 47.1%
Sail Area: 384 sq. ft
Rig: Bermudan Sloop


In 1938, Mr Dawney commissioned Elkins of Christchurch to construct for him the fourth Vertue based on the construction arrangements, rig and interior layout that was to become the ‘standard’ Elkins version.

She too was based on the hull lines of Andrillot with the same overall dimensions and the frame spacing and arrangements as Monie.

Up until 1978 there are ten owners listed including Lord Russell of Liverpool who had at the time of Charis’ construction commissioned Triune of Troy the third of the Laurent Giles 38 foot Channel class (design number 0028).

Charis spent many years cruising the coastal waters of the United States of America


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Additional Information

Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for Vertue XXXV, Individual plan copies cost $85.00 which includes standard airmail. Please contact us using the link for information on how to order.

Download Drawing List

Study Notes

34 page A4 format colour booklet containing many small scale drawings and photographs as well as technical data and an abridged specifications of the Vertue class.

Model Plans

G:Laurent Giles Naval Architects (NZ) LtdProjects�950 – 0999

Full set of Stock Building Plans

306 Sail, Spar & Rigging Plan Low Res

A replica of Charis can be constructed from the original 1937 drawings, or if preferred using strip plank construction for which full construction, rigging and outfit drawings will be provided.

Poster & Art Prints

1981 Lines Plan low res