Vertue V 183

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Design No. 0764
Built for: Snr. Guiseppe Caprio
Builder: G. Caprio, Mola di Bari, Italy.
Date designed: 1946
Class – Hull Number Vertue Class No. 183
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 cutter

In his letter to the Partners of October 1977 Guiseppe Caprio selected the masthead sloop, five berth layout, long doghouse on the raised topside hull. Later he requested the bermudan cutter rig as an alternative for consideration. The yacht was to be constructed of carvel planking on steamed timbers and grown frames for which the construction plan was marked up in red ink by designer Barry van Geffen’s hand. The keel would be cast iron and Guiseppe would build this yacht himself with construction guidance from the design firm.
To accompany the new bermudan cutter rig the Partners also offered the associated deck fittings plan for consideration because although the standard deck plan 1366 was appropriate for the doghouse arrangement and general layout of deck hardware it was not suitable for the standing and running rigging of the cutter rig. Unusually a non-standard body plan and table of offsets was issued for this yacht – that of Vertue V66 Araok (design number 0240).


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Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for Vertue 183, 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.
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 V 183