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Design No. 0669
Built for: N. C. Sommers
Builder: N. C. Sommers, South Lismore, Australia.
Date designed: 1946
Class – Hull Number Vertue Class No. 162
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

When N. C. Sommers approached the partners in April 1974 his principal question was in regard to the likely building cost should he commission a Vertue 25’ yacht built in the UK. At that time it was estimated that it might be possible to find a small builder who could take on one of these boats. The price would be somewhere in the region of £8,000 to £10,000. A month later the Partners received his order for a set of plans which he would take to various builders in Australia.
His selection included the masthead rig, long doghouse deck arrangement, carvel planking on steamed timbers with a lead keel. Initially he was to fit an alloy mast but later in the construction process this was changed to wooden spars which, along with the mast ironwork were built from the plans supplied.


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Individual Drawing Copies

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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

1363 Construction Plan low res

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.
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