Vertue V 187

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Design No. 0779
Built for: P. Ouborg
Builder: P. Ouborg, Bulaweyo, Rhodesia. (Zimbabwe)
Date designed: 1946
Class – Hull Number Vertue Class No. 187
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 sloop

Second Lieutenant P. Ouborg purchased his set of Vertue plans in January 1978 and at the time was considering building in the U.S.A “where wood was not so readily available”. He asked the Partners if there were plans for either ferro-cement or steel and although Dutch builders Hitters Proost had built two steel Vertues (Penthe Sileia V 61 and Sofong V64) more than a decade before, the Partners answer was unequivocally in the negative.
Rigged with as a masthead sloop this Vertue was lofted with the original sheer line and she features the extended ocean cruising deckhouse that had been developed for V159.
We know very little of this yachts early life, nor her current home port so any news would be most welcome.


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Additional Information

Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for V 187, 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 V 187