Sally II

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Design No. 0021a

Built for: P. G. Sharp.
Builder: E.F. Elkins, Christchurch, England
Date designed: 1937

Class – Hull Number          Vertue Class No. 2

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.:                                       4.84 tons
Ballast ratio:                          47.9%
Sail Area:                              386 sq. ft
Rig:                                         Bermudan slutter

In 1934, Philip Sharp of Poole of Dorset bought Dr Shears Lymington L-Class Yacht Lotus and renamed her Sally. Two years later he asked Laurent Giles to draw him his ‘Proposal No 24’, a slightly larger 5 tonner for his personal use in Poole harbour and the Solent. The resulting six design drawings that he produced in 1937 for this 25’ cutter were to become the starting point for the phenomenal Vertue class and included two sail plan versions – with and without a bowsprit.

She was based on the hull lines of Andrillot with the same overall dimensions but with changes to the frame spacing and ballast keel; Giles drew the 4490 lbs of lead 60 lbs lighter than that of Andrillot’s larger iron casting


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Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for Sally 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 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 Sally II 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