Vertue Voyager

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Design No. 0718

Built for:  Lymington Seaboat Co. Lymington, England
Builder:   Seaglass/Rossiter Yachts, Christchurch, England
Date designed: 1977

Class – Hull Number  Vertue Mk II Class No. 1

Principal Design Data

L.O.A:  25’ 8”  ( 7,81 m)
Datum:  21’ 6”  ( 6.53 m)
Beam Max:  7’ 10″  ( 2.38 m)
Draft:  4′  5”  ( 1.37 m)
Displacement tons:  4.16
T.M.: 5.77 tons
Ballast ratio: 48.2%
Sail Area:  357 sq. ft
Rig:  Bermudan Sloop

The idea of a glass Vertue evolved in 1976 when production boat building was accelerating in Europe and the UK.  The philosophy was to produce a production yacht which was in every way similar to Jack Giles’ original Cheoy Lee Vertues. The design was actually only slightly modified, about 10cms longer and 20cms wider.

The long doghouse, short cockpit arrangement was chosen as it provided greater headroom. This combined with the greater space freed up with the use of “top hat” stringer construction in the hull and lower sole, gave Vertue II far more accommodation space and improved headroom below.

The temptation to make major changes to the design was wisely and cautiously overcome. Beam was increased by necessity amidships at the rail, to facilitate easy removal from the fiberglass mould tools.  The raised sheer line of Icebird was incorporated, but the keel form, transom tumblehome and flare and the keel tuck was not tampered with.  The designers even included their trademark knighthead and raised strake in the mould tools!  Vertue Voyager hull no. 1 was proudly exhibited at the 1978 Boat Show – price £22,000 – class Lloyds 100A1.

See also the Bossoms built Vertue II Mk II (design number 0953)


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Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for Vertue Voyager 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 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


A replica of Vertue Voyager can be constructed from the original 1977 drawings, or if preferred using strip plank construction (design number 1198) for which full construction, rigging and outfit drawings will be provided.

Poster & Art Prints