Sailing yachts

Laurent Giles Vertue V1

(REF: 19185)


  • Designer: Giles, Laurent
  • Builder: Moodys
  • Year: 1936
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 25'3"
  • Beam: 7'2"
  • Draft: 4'6"
  • Tonnage: 5TM

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Laurent Giles Vertue V1

The first Vertue, V1 Andrillot, fresh from a thorough 2 year professional refit.

V1, the first of the Vertue design to have been built,  is an important part of our maritime heritage.  The Vertue has become an iconic design, renowned for reliability and sea keeping, adapted and changed over the years but with the fundamental design unchanging.  Vertues have voyaged right across the globe and have become legends in their own right.

V1 was built by Moodys and launched in 1936.

Originally fitted with a gaff rig, she was the only Vertue to have been rigged like this which sets her apart from the rest of the fleet, as well as carrying V1 on her sail.  Converted to a bermudan cutter with a bowsprit in 1948, this is the rig she still carries with her new mast.

Andrillot has been owned by the same family since 1981 and went through a major refit in the early years and again between 2017 and today.  In the recent patch of work she has had a complete refit of the hull with all new caulking, a new mast and complete replacement of the mast support structure below decks.  She is now in lovely condition with a good 2018 survey.

Length on Deck               25’3″

Beam                                 7’2″

Draft                                  4’6″

Thames Tonnage             5TM




Carvel planked in pitch pine fastened with copper rivets to steam bent oak timbers.

Complete refit of the hull from 2017-2019 with new caulking.

Galvanised strap floors across the centreline.

External iron ballast keel with galvanised steel keel bolts.

Epoxy sheathed plywood deck on pine deck beams.

Varnished mahogany coachoof coamings with epoxy sheathed plywood coachroof deck.

Cockpit with a bench thwart either side and lockers below, all new cockpit joinery.

Tiller steering to a transom hung rudder.




Bermudan cutter rig on a deck stepped built Douglas Fir mast.

Mast new in 2019.

Varnished wooden slab reefing boom and bowsprit.  Bowsprit new 2019.

Stainless steel standing rigging to external bronze chain plates.  New chain plate bolts.

Running back stays on levers.  Single standing backstay.

Pair of bronze cockpit sheet winches.  Pair of bronze mast winches.

Wyckham  Martin furling on staysail and jib.

Mainsail, jib and staysail all in good condition, 1999 from Sanders Sails.




Beta Marine 14hp twin cylinder diesel fitted new in 2004.

Stainless shaft to centreline fixed 3 blade bronze propeller.  5 knots cruising speed

Stainless steel fuel tank.

2 x 12 volt batteries for domestics and engine starting charged from engine alternator.

1 manual and 1 electric bilge pump.




2 saloon settee berths.

Steps down from the bridge deck with galley to port and chart desk to starboard.

Galley completely rebuilt in 2019 with an Origo single burner stove set below the varnished mahogany worktop.  Lockers and storage areas around the galley with very smart all new varnished mahogany fronts.

Chart desk with storage space beneath.

Half height bulkheads separate off the saloon.

Full length settee berths either side with trotter box at forward end.

Centreline door going forward with lockers in the passageway either side.

Baby Blake sea toilet to starboard.  All new mahogany locker with space for a 3rd berth if required.



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