Vertue V 166
$25.00 – $2,250.00
Design No. 0691
Built for: L. E. Schmidt
Builder: L. E. Schmidt, Oregon. United States of America.
Date designed: 1946
Class – Hull Number Vertue Class No. 166
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 sloop
Oregon resident Mr Schmidt had plans to build a new 28’ – 33’ bermudan ketch to cruise the Pacific Ocean. His son Scott had recently completed his smaller Laurent Giles designed Trekka design and was trialing her in Puget Sound when Mr Schmidt contacted Bill Matthew.
After considering half a dozen designs which included the 29’ Peter Duck class ketch, Kalliste and the Wanderer class Mr Schmidt eventually selected the Vertue.
The construction project would be undertaken over a four or five year period and from time to time Mr Schmidt contacted the Partners with questions and updates on progress of the construction of this long doghouse masthead sloop.
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Individual Drawing Copies
Please download and print the drawings list for V166, 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 the Vertue class.
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.