Vertue 158

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Design No. 0632
Built for: P. A. Day
Builder: P. A. Day, Auckland, New Zealand.
Date designed: 1946
Class – Hull Number Vertue Class No. 158
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 slutter

A dentist practicing from Mairangi Bay on Auckland’s North Shore Mr Day knew exactly how his Vertue should be: “I shall probably settle for the two berth, short cockpit, masthead sloop version”. Being of six foot stature he did have some concerns about the berth lengths and headroom but was satisfied that the long doghouse version would provide him with the interior space that he desired.
Little is known of this particular yacht – she was to be called Pretty Girl, because Mr Day considered her to be small and pretty. At that time New Zealand boat builders were very busy and it was anticipated that construction would not commence until 1973/4; three years after the plans were purchased.
We would like to learn more of this particular Vertue: who were the eventual builders and whether indeed she is called Pretty Girl?


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Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for Vertue V 158, 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

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.
Just email us (using contact us on our home page) with the title ‘Vertue new construction’ and we will reply to discus which options are required for each version of the famous and extremely highly regarded ocean cruising yacht.

Poster & Art Prints

1981 Lines Plan low res Vertue 158