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Design No. 0049

Built for:  L. Learmont
Builder: Woodnut & Co, St. Helens, Isle of Wight, England
Date designed: 1937

Class – Hull Number Vertue Class No. 10

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 1939 when Woodnuts were already building Whooper for Mr Gregory and had delivered Verity A the previous year, Giles commissioned Vertue number 7 also based on the hull lines of Andrillot with the same overall dimensions and the frame spacing and arrangements as Monie.

Kawan voyaged to the United States and our records show her to be re-named Kawan Ti cruising Tahiti between 1970/72 but while returning to the Mediterranean she sadly was lost on a reef in the Gulf of Suez in 1975


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Additional Information

Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for Kawan, 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 Kawan 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 Kawan