Vertue 164

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Design No. 0684
Built for: L. E. Abbott
Builder: L. E, Abbott, California, United States of America
Date designed: 1946
Class – Hull Number Vertue Class No. 164
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: Masthead sloop

Like so many owners of Laurent Giles Vertues Mr Abbott of Pacific California built his yacht himself. Following six months of discussions the designers recommended which drawings would best suit his needs and ultimately the sloop rig was selected – coach house stepped with a wooden mast. The drawing package included the increasingly popular coach roof style of the extended ocean cruising version, lead ballast beneath the traditional carvel hull.
Mr Abbott studied the drawings for some months before commencing the project in May 1977 and there was much correspondence between him and LG & P Partner Bill Matthew who at the time was managing all of the Vertue new construction projects working with Barry van Geffen in the drawing office.
Mr Abbott had originally requested the cutter rig that had been designed two years earlier for design number 0643; Vertue V159 which had been built in Spain, however during the initial lofting stage he made the change to the original masthead sloop as per Bill Matthew’s suggestion.


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Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for V164. 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 the Vertue class.

Model Plans

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

Full set of Stock Building Plans

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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 164