Wooden Ships Comments on this Laurent Giles Vertue
Vertue No. 188, built by the first owner and launched in 1993. She has spent much of her life laid up ashore with only three owners, the first two of which hardly used her. The Laurent Giles Vertue gained a huge reputation as a seaworthy, pretty and comfortable yacht, with many examples having sailed to all corners of the globe. This particular boat is based on the Ocean model with a slightly different doghouse giving good space below decks but able to take significant weather.
Her rig is based in the Vertue No.1, Andrillot, a gaff cutter with a pole deck stepped mast.
The present owner has made many changes to the rig and interior which have improved the boat enormously, however her main structure is original and in very good order.
She has been a very successful family boat and has been lavished with attention and investment in the present ownership which is why she is now such a smart, crisp and well set up yacht. An expanding family has forced thoughts of a bigger yacht, hence the sale.
Length Overall 27′
Length on Deck 25’6″
Hull is built using strip plank Iroko all epoxy glued
External lead ballast keel of 2 tons with stainless keel bolts.
Mix of stainless steel and wooden floors.
Sheathed plywood deck finished in cream deck paint
Varnished Iroko coamings with sheathed plywood coachroof deck.
Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit, stanchions and guard wires all new in 2014.
Gaff cutter rig on a deck stepped built wooden mast mounted in a wooden tabernacle.
Varnished wooden boom, gaff and bowsprit.
Stainless steel Staylock standing rigging new in 2014
Hanked on staysail. Jib on a Sailspar single line furler, new in 2014.
Sails in excellent condition.
Yanmar 1GM10 installed new in 2010. 200hrs running.
Single lever controls with stainless shaft to a centreline fixed 3 blade bronze propeller. 5 knots cruising speed at 0.5l per hour, 6 knots max.
New deep sea seal fitted.
2 x 12 volt batteries charged from engine alternator. 110ah domestic and 75ah engine start battery.
Solar panel with regulator.
25 litre plastic fuel tank in aft cockpit locker.
90 litres of fresh water.
4 berths including a double up forward.
Steps down from cockpit with galley to port and chart desk to starboard.
Smev 2 burner gas stove with oven and grill. Single stainless sink with manually pumped fresh water. Ample storage around the galley. New Corian worktops in 2014.
Half size chart desk with storage under.
Saloon has a removeable centreline table with a settee berth either side with lee cloths and storage under. Upholstery new in 2012.
Saloon floor is Teak with Holly inlay plywood.
Centreline door into the forepeak with a heads to starboard and large double berth.
Lavac sea toilet discharges directly overboard.
Full specification and details available upon request
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