Vertue V 168
$25.00 – $2,250.00
Design No. 0696
Built for: Richard E. Waterhouse III
Builder: R. E. Waterhouse, Maine, United States of America.
Date designed: 1946
Class – Hull Number Vertue Class No. 168
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 slutter
Richard Waterhouse considered building a sail boat to be a new direction in a lifelong interest in boating. He had two years experience as a boat builder and it was for this reason that he selected the extended ocean version with a short cockpit. He required just two berths, the cutter rig and a lead ballast keel. Richard asked for strip plank construction. A State Instructor of celestial navigation and experience skipper on a 37’ cutter he had never built his own boat.
The Partners recommended using American White Oak for the laminated back-bone and agreed Richards suggestion of Philippine Mahogany strip planks.
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Individual Drawing Copies
Please download and print the drawings list for V 168, 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.