Vertue V 169
$25.00 – $2,250.00
Design No. 0698
Built for: Roger C. Thompson
Builder: R. C. Thompson, New York, United States of America.
Date designed: 1946
Class – Hull Number Vertue Class No. 169
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 masthead sloop
Roger had been in correspondence with Laurent Giles M.D. Bill Matthew for some time prior to ordering the plans in June 1975 for his sloop rigged wooden Vertue. He selected the long doghouse and short cockpit and the three berth arrangement.
Roger had been concerned that as a novice builder he would need a great deal of technical support and back up from the design firm and in Bill’s acknowledgement to the order he wrote ‘Having paid your royalty, you may certainly approach us with technical queries on particular problems within reasonable limits, and we will always do our best to answer them’. Today the Laurent Giles Archive offers the same attitude towards customer service – pre and after sales.
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Individual Drawing Copies
Please download and print the drawings list for V 169, 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.