Halcyon II

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Design No. 0623
Built for: Harry W. Stretton
Builder: Glen McGuffie, Sydney, Australia,
Date designed: 1946
Class – Hull Number Vertue Class No. 155
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 slutter

Halcyon II is of cold moulded construction; three layers of Oregon pine sheathed with Dynel G.R.P mat and when launched was the better part of a ton light much to the puzzlement of Bill Matthew who had calculated the difference in construction weight to be minimal and offset by a larger engine.
Launched in September 1974 the basic design was similar to Ice bird (design number 0191) however recent photographs show a sheer line that is somewhat higher and less swept than Giles intended, and with less topside flare and a little more beam aft. She was built by the owner with ‘a little help’ from two professional boat builders. From early correspondence it is evident that there was some discussion about the type of timber to be used in the hull planking and the choices that were offered varied in weight from 32 lbs/cu ft to 58 lb/cu ft. Vertue V155 was renamed Thomasina and remains in Australia


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Individual Drawing Copies

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

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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

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Full construction drawings are available for the Vertue. There are many options available: a new Vertue can be constructed from the original pre 1938 or post 1945 drawings, or if preferred using strip plank construction or for steel construction. In all cases full lofting (with full size templates for the strip plank version), hull and deck works construction, rigging and outfit drawings will be provided.
Just email us (using contact us on our home page) with the title ‘Vertue new construction’ and we will reply to discus which options are required for each version of the famous and extremely highly regarded ocean cruising yacht.

Poster & Art Prints

1981 Lines Plan low res Halcyon II