Vertue 175

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Design No. 0719
Built for: Richard Mayhew
Builder: R. Mayhew, Geraldton, Australia.
Date designed: 1946
Class – Hull Number Vertue Class No. 175
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
Sail Area: 384 sq. ft
Rig: Bermudan slutter

By the time that Richard Mayew’s letter was received in December 1975, the Giles team were already considering the detailed designed drawings for a fiberglass hulled Vertue – but this was not for series production; the C-flex construction drawings were to be offered but only provided that enough enquiries were received, or alternatively on payment of a small extra fee.
So when Richard asked for the design package to include a GRP hull which would be professionally built and then finished by him in Western Australia these revised drawings were offered with those conditions.
After some lengthy consideration Richard selected the carvel planked steamed timber construction, the lead keel, slutter rig with alloy spars and the ocean cruising deck works and cabin layout.


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Additional Information

Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for Vertue V175, 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 click on contact us on our home page, send a short message with the title ‘Vertue stock plans’ and we will reply to discus which options are required with each version of the famous and extremely highly regarded ocean cruising yacht.

Poster & Art Prints

1981 Lines Plan low res Vertue 175