Vertue V 225

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Design No. 1244f
Built for: Kenneth A. Spenceley
Builder: K. A. Spenceley, Victoria, Canada.
Date designed: 1946/1977
Class – Hull Number Vertue Class No. 225
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

The fourth of five Vertues which started construction in 1996, Ken wanted to build using strip plank construction for which there were already comprehensive construction plans. The 1946 carvel construction drawing which had been prepared for Kishti V.12 was also supplied for information on some of the contemporary shipwrights details.
Not the Vertue Mk II lofting: Ken preferred the 1946 lines plan with the standard more swept lower sheer line. To accompany the short doghouse deck arrangement he also selected the interior arrangement of Vertue XXV from among the dozen or so different interior layouts which are available.
Probably the most popular rig until the Vertue II single spreader masthead sloop, the masthead slutter offered Ken the versatility of a choice of head sails he required for ocean passage making. Unusually rather than buy a proprietary vane self steering gear Ken chose to manufacture a custom model from the Laurent Giles standard fittings plan number F961


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Individual Drawing Copies

Please download and print the drawings list for V225, 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

114.006 WEST 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 225