Vertue V 170

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Design No. 0703
Built for: C. S. Wade
Builder: C. S. Wade, Bombay (Mumbai), India
Date designed: 1946
Class – Hull Number Vertue Class No. 170
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

Mr. Wade a Lloyds surveyor based in Bombay required drawings to build a Vertue at the time that he would return to the UK in 1976. In his June 1975 letter he suggested that he might ship back the necessary teak as it was readily available in India. He also discussed the possibility of building in G.R.P and asked if any progress had been made in this respect.
In 1976 the royalty fee of £135 was required in advance but on this occasion because of Mr Wade’s position within Lloyds the Partners accepted an initial payment of £100 for release of the drawings and the balance on release of the table of offsets at commencement of construction. We have checked the financial tables and it seems that the 1975 royalty fee of £135 equates to £1,050 in today’s money!
Obviously experienced Mr Wade required the short cockpit/long doghouse arrangement, carvel planking on steamed timbers with a lead keel, three sleeping berths and the slutter rig.


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Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for V 170, 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

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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Poster & Art Prints

1981 Lines Plan low res Vertue V 170