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Design No. 0067 a

Built for: Mr. F. C. Mc Dermott
Builder: Primmer & Snook, Bursledon, England
Date designed: 1937

Class – Hull Number Vertue Class No. 13

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


Delivered by Primmer & Snook in 1948 Frea was the last of the post-war low coach roof Vertues but the second of three Vertues to be built by this yard between 1948/9. They had previously built Lt. Col. Fernie's 26 foot Cleomene and Mr Irwin's 31 foot Laurent Giles racers Motihari III ten years earlier.

In 1967 the yard was taken over by adjoining Deacons Boatyard who had previously undertaken the refit of the paddle steamer Lymington into a luxury houseboat.

Frea has also borne the name Corran and later Vertue Celia she is now named Jessica


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Additional Information

Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for Frea, 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

1244 Vertue XXXV low res

A replica of Frea 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 Frea