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Design No. 0123
Built for: H. C. Shead
Builder: R. & W. Clarke, Cowes, England.
Date designed: 1950
Class – Hull Number Vertue Class No. 32
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 fractional sloop
Donita was the only Vertue built by Clarke of Cowes. She was the second of the Standard 1950 Vertues which had been created the year before, but there was something else that was and remains unique about this special wooden Vertue.
After her name had been changed to Venture in 1953 modifications were made and she was given a counter stern. Later these modifications were also specified for Mr Kestel’s Vertue but the boat was never built. See design number 0302)
Once owned by Mr Ides van de Gracht, our records show that the last owner (in 1976) was His Excellency Robert McClintock who was the U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia, Argentina, Lebanon & most recently Venezuela.
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Individual Drawing Copies
Please download and print the drawings list for Donita. 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
34 page A4 format colour booklet containing many small scale drawings and photographs as well as technical data and an abridged specifications of Andrillot and the various Vertue types. Construction scantlings of the carvel, strip plank & steel versions are outlined as are the variant deck arrangements, accommodation layouts and rigs.
Included are generic drawing lists for each of the alternative designs and information for clients considering building a new Vertue.
Full set of Stock Building Plans
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.