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Design No. 0057

Built for: Captain Beamish
Builder: Lymington Slipway Co, Lymington,  England
Date designed: 1946

Class – Hull Number Vertue Class No. 12

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


Kishti which was the first of the revamped Vertues, was launched in 1947. Still with the unaltered sheer line but the deckhouse and cockpit arrangement changed to give greater headroom in the saloon and forward cabin, full standing in the galley and generally make the design more appealing at a time when Giles wished to augment sales.

The interior layout was developed with galley aft and two fixed settee berths in the saloon with one folding cot forward to starboard. The original slutter sail plan was modified slightly retaining the hollow spar design, with the hollow mast stepped on the coachroof.


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Additional Information

Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for Kishti, 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

571 Construction Plan landscape.tif

A replica of Kishti can be constructed from the original 1950 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 Kishti