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Design No. 0030

Built for: Captain D. Milnen Deighton.
Builder: Berthon Boat co. Lymington, England
Date designed: 1937

Class – Hull Number          Vertue Class No. 3

Principal Design Data

L.O.A:                                    25’ 3″   ( 7.70 m)
Datum:                                  21’ 6″   ( 6.55 m)
Beam Max:                             7’ 2″   ( 2.18 m)
Draft:                                       4′ 3″   ( 1.29 m)
Displacement tons:                        4.21
T.M.:                                       4.94 tons
Ballast ratio:                                    48.3%
Sail Area:                              386 sq. ft
Rig:                                         Burmudan slutter

According to yachting journalist Adrian Morgan one time owner of Sally II (Vertue number V2) apocryphally, a sign on Durban’s seafront forbids any yacht to put to sea in winds over Force 7, without the harbour master’s permission, unless she’s a Vertue.

Monie is listed as the third of the Vertue class, built in Lymington for Captain Deighton and like her older sisters she didn’t have the higher freeboard of the post war Vertues, but her deckhouse was a little longer than that of Andrillot and Sally II. She continues to thrive and can still be seen well cared for and afloat in the southwest of England

The masthead rig features two head stays but she is not a cutter; the rig which was first suggested by Giles was intended as a means of setting either a small head-sail on the lower or fore stay, or a larger genoa or jib on the masthead stay, but never the two together. In fact it was not until much later in 1973 that a cutter rig was stepped on a Vertue  (number V159 design number 0643).

Monie gained publicity after Humphrey Barton’s maiden voyage delivery from her builder at Lymington to her new owner in Wales.  He picked her up from the Berthon boatyard and set sail down the Lymington River and, at the mouth, instead of turning right to go Wales, he turned left and sailed ‘the long way round’ the UK, through the Straits of Dover, the North Sea, through the Caledonian Canal, and on south to Wales: a round trip of some 1,050 miles. It took 25 days, weathering two gales off the North East coast and two off the West coast of Scotland.


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Additional Information

Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for Monie, 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 Andrillot and the various Vertue types. Construction scantlings of the carvel, strip plank & steel versions are outlined as are the variant deck arrangements, accommodation layouts and rigs.
Included are generic drawing lists for each of the alternative designs and information for clients considering building a new Vertue.

Model Plans

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

Full set of Stock Building Plans

Drg No 151 low res

A replica of Monie can be constructed from the original 1936 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