Sailing yachts

Laurent Giles Vertue V22

(REF: 19085)


  • Designer: Giles, Laurent
  • Builder: Newmans of Poole
  • Year: 1949
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 25'3"
  • Beam: 7'6"
  • Draft: 4'6"
  • Tonnage: 5TM

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Wooden Ships Comments

Vertue no. V22 built by Newmans of Poole in 1949 to the evolved Vertue design from Laurent Giles with the short doghouse.

She suffered fresh water rot in the top sides and deck area, mainly amidships and was bought as a project several years ago.  Unfortunately the energy and time for the project has dwindled so she must find a new home.

Work has been done to repair or replace the galvanised strap floors across the centreline and some new oak frames have been laminated in.  There are more frames to do, several shifts of planking, a replacement beamshelf and possibly a new deck.

The merits of the Vertue design are well known and this could be a superb yacht once again in the right hands.

Being offered as a complete rebuild project.

Length on Deck                 25’3″

Beam                                    7’6″

Draft                                      4’6″

Thames Tonnage             5TM




Carvel planked in mahogany, copper rivet fastened to steam bent oak timbers.

Area of soft planking starboard side amidships with associated frames and beamshelf also being affected and needing replacement.

Galvanised strap floors, all of which have been re- galvanised or made new, fastened with galvanise bolts.

External lead ballast keel with bronze keel bolts.

T&G laid pine deck and sheathed externally.  Areas of decking are rotten which will involve either local or total deck replacement.

Varnished mahogany coachroof coamings.

Cockpit well has been removed leaving only the thwarts.




Usual Vertue Slutter rig on a deck stepped varnished wooden mast with slab reefing wooden boom.

Stainless steel standing rigging in good order, all carefully labelled and stored.

Mainsail and genoa from 2008.

Profurl headsail reefing system.

Harken self tailing cockpit sheet winches.




No engine with the boat, although she used to be fitted with a Yanmar 1GM10 and has the engine beds, stern gear and propeller to suit this engine.





All joinery has been carefully removed and labelled in order to access the inside of the hull.

Originally a 4 berth design with 2 saloon settee berths and V-berths in the forecabin.

Jabsco manual sea toilet in the fore cabin.

Galley with a 2 burner meths stove.





Full details available upon request





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